by Seyi Lawal
The just concluded Africa International Film Festival sparkled by Martini, was an extravagant event. It wrapped up with a special Awards Ceremony at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki on Saturday, 3 December.
A few moments at this festival cannot be forgotten in a hurry. Like the night Africa’s finest A-list actors, producers, and directors dazzled the red carpet at the official opening premiere and screening of Leila Djansi’s “Ties that Bind” – a film that unearthed Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
Omotola put the E in sExy, as she glided on the red carpet like the African version of Snow White; the gorgeous Genevieve Nnaji had this Halle Berry suave going as she posed for pictures with dozens of frenzied fans; Omoni Oboli was stunning in her amiable manner; Rita Dominic made eyes dance as she strutted on the red carpet with her entourage of velvety-skinned damsels; but then Lynn Whitfield shone like a galaxy of stars – you needn’t have seen her films to know she was someone very special .
We chose to relive the moments from the red carpet again and we hope you like the pictures.