The best Nollywood actresses will be recognised in Germany at an event, billed to be the biggest gathering of Nollywood stars in Europe.
Its main objective is to celebrate and strengthen the influence of African women in motion pictures and to ensure that the rich and diverse experiences of their everyday lives are reflected on screen.
The Queen of Nollywood Awards was established in Lagos, Nigeria in 2003 by Urbanmingles Magazine Africa.
A total of 100 actresses have been nominated for the 28 awards in five categories of Queen of Nollywood Awards 2016.
They include Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Onyeka Onwenu, Patience Ozokwor, Princess Abiye Tobin-Spiff, Queen Akuruka, Queen Nwokoye, Rachael Okonkwo, Rachael Oniga, Rakia Attah, Regina Askia Williams and Regina Daniels.
Other prominent Nollywood actresses who have been nominated are Rita Dominic, Bukky Wright, Yvonne Okoro, Rita Nzelu, Shan George, Sharon Ooja, Sola Sobowale, Stella Damasus, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Steph-Nora Okere, Susan Peters, Theodora Ibekwe, Tonto Dikeh, Tricia Eseigbe, Uche Elendu, Uche Iwuji, Uche Jombo, Uche Ogbodo, Ufuoma McDermott, Victoria Inyama, Yvonne Jegede and Yvonne Nelson.
All the nominated actresses are expected to attend the awards giving ceremony.
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One of the 28 winners representing the Diaspora will be crowned Queen of Nollywood International. The lucky winner will fly to Nigeria by first quarter of 2017 to play a lead role in a high profile Nollywood glamour movie, featuring top actors and actress.
During the ceremony 20 people will receive Leadership and Excellence Awards. They include Me-Razor, German based Nigerian musician, Nyemba, German based Zambian musician, Patrice Maloko, ShowBiz Promoter, Isaac Izoya, President of Ehizoya Golden Entertainment, Jacqueline Wabara, Founder of UK based Miss Nubian Pageant, Dr Emeka Ani, Consultant Psychotherapist, Femi Awoniyi, publisher of The African Courier magazine, Ambassador John Ejinnaka, Consul General of Nigeria in Frankfurt and other personalities from the worlds of government, business and public service.
Ten prominent guest speakers will deliver short talks on key issues ranging from piracy, film distribution, film grants, African cinemas, branding, New Media, censorship, Film Festivals, awards and co-productions.
Click here for further information about Queen of Nollywood Awards 2016. You can also contact the organisers by dialling: +491726262526.