Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel – REDTV alongside Fuji Maestro, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Nollywood celebrities like Jumoke Odetola, Lateef Adedimeji, Etinosa Idemudia and Ayoola Ayoola were nominated for the 5th edition of the prestigious Hollywood and African Awards ( HAPAwards). The star-studded Sunday show will take place on October 24 at the famous Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California.
The HAPAwards are a 3-day event, from Friday October 22 to Sunday October 24, with a combination of activities: Fashion and Music Night, HAPA International business Roundtable (HIBR) and Sunday Awards Night. The awards are designed to bridge the cultural gap between Africa and the global community.
While REDTV is a fast paced lifestyle channel that puts Africa on the global stage. Proudly associated with the United Bank for Africa, REDTV has continued to entertain and educate viewers with content in the areas of entertainment, fashion, news, design, music, sports, films and entertainment. trips.
The Men’s Club (TMC) – a REDTV production also received five nominations this year in different categories ranging from Best Actor in a TV Series (Ayoola Ayolola) to Best Actress in a TV Series (Sharon Ooja), Best Actor in a Supporting Actress in a Television Series (Daniel Etim Effiong) and Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series (Jasmine Mwangi).
Addressing Adeola Odunowo, African producer and representative of HAPAwards, he praised the support of corporate organizations in building the entertainment industry. âOur 5th edition saw an increase in the number of nominations from Africa and this just underlines the continent’s growing influence across the world,â noted Odunowo.
Other nominated celebrities include Jumoke Odetola, an award-winning actress with more than a decade of contribution to the film industry; Lateef Adedimeji was nominated for his lead role in the hit film – AYINLA and African singer Fuji, Pasuma was nominated for Best International Music Video and he will also perform LIVE on the Sunday Show.
The theme of the HAPAwards 2021 is labeled âCollaboration for Global Development, Peace and Prosperityâ and some of the laureates vying for recognition include Marla Gibbs, Dr Arikana Chihombori Quao, Melba Moore and Dr Michael K. Obeng for n ‘to name a few. .
Since 2017, the HAPAwards have also honored royalty such as Her Imperial Majesty, The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi – Ojaja II; the King of Eswatini, His Majesty, King Ngwenyama Mswati II; the Alara of the Kingdom of Ilara, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo; Former WBA heavyweight champion the Honorable Gerrie Coetzee; Reverend Mother Abimbola Ajayi along with other politicians, dignitaries, Hollywood and African celebrities, musicians, comedians and activists.