Nollywood star Rita Dominic and Hollywood actress Lynn Whitfield have been announced as the ambassadors for the Africa International
Film Festival (AFRIFF).
The announcement was recently made by Chioma Ude, the Executive Director and Founder of the Africa International Film Festival.
Chioma said maintained that Rita’s amazing achievement as a Nollywood actress as well as Lyn’s Hollywood successful career were the motives for choosing the two as the festival’s Goodwill Ambassador.
“Rita Dominic is a consummate actress and indeed an African screen Icon, having won several awards and nominations throughout her career, most recently she became Africa’s Best Actress by winning the 2012 Africa Movies Academy Award (AMAA) for her role in the Kenyan film Shattered. She also has won the Nollywood Movies Award, the Nigeria Entertainment Award and City People’s Face of Nollywood Award. With over one hundred films to her credit, she has played a pivotal role in showcasing Nigerian cinema popularly known as Nollywood.
“Lynn is a natural choice as AFRIFF Goodwill Ambassador not just for her accomplishments in Hollywood, but also because of her passionate support for the AFRIFF project since its inception,” Chioma explained.
Rita Dominic was spotted with the AFRIFF team at the BEAT FM few days ago as the team begin awareness and campaign bill up for the festival.