Every event has its ups and sometimes downs, but starting from the word go, the commencement of this year’s Screen Nation awards night went steadily smooth.
The timely arrival of the teeming press and media to capture the sights and sounds of the event was one of its kind.
The Champagne reception alone was mind blowing, given the speed at which it was coming and flowing to the thirsts of all who were sipping.
Simply put, attention to detail was the focus of the night, so kudus to the creative director.
It probably goes to show the inputs of the creative director, who was no other than Mr Obi Emelonye : the Nigerian Spike lee.
The numerous awards recipients could not hide their individual joy and pride for the fact that, Screen Nation has raised and keep raising the image and direction of ‘black’ film, Television and Arts personalities while giving platforms for the creative enthusiasts to shine above the usual stumbling blocks.
Ali Baba the Nigerian comedian who is also known as the ‘Godfather’ of comedies, co-hosted the main event with the actress Caroline Chikezie, who was wearing a black and beautiful dress.
Well suited and decently booted, with his traffic stopping and influential jokes, Ali Baba lifted the roofs of the Park Plaza Hotel to the amazement of the laughing and smiling audience.
As the co-host, he was able to insert through his delivery, jokes upon jokes of all kinds in-between the whole program.
He effortlessly made the art of modern comedy looked flawless and timeless.
In a related interview, when queried as to how far African creativity has reached, Dj Abass also a famous Nigerian Dj said: “the westerners have told our stories for far too long, so this is the time for us to tell our very own stories”.
“We are carving a niche for ourselves and I am proud to be at this event, there is nobody to push us except ourselves, and without our fans we are all nothing”. Yetunde of ‘Meet The Adebanjos’ said.
Pauline Long, the television presenter who was wearing a red evening dress came to support the event as well, likewise Lala of Lalarepot who was looking ever glowing in a pink dress..
Moving the after-party a notch higher, MC Clarke Pentoa who was dressed in the symbolical Ghanaian Kente shirt, pumped up the entertainment pressure when he joined the best Dj of the night, Dj Rudy Ranks.
All in all, everything went as supposed and programmed, with the exception of the ‘Red Carpet’ which was non-existent.
Due to this, the press and media could not capture the usual hits and misses that come with fashion on red carpet moments.
As to the reason I could not find the creative director to interrogate him.
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