By Beltha Mokube – Saturday February 9, 2019.
The Los Angeles City Council in California, USA has dished out a special recognition to superstar Nigerian actress, Stephanie Okereke during a special event at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, National Telegraph has gathered.
“Good Morning Lovelies, I got a Special Recognition for DRY at the Los Angeles City Council ahead of Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) Screening” Stephanie posted on her official Facebook page, Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
National Telegraph gathered that Stephanie was recognized for the movie Dry, which according to her, it’s still making rounds till date. Dry, in 2019 is still making a
The movie has been selected to screen for the second time at the highly coveted Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, USA this February, the actress said.
Stephanie went on stating that as a prelude to the festival she has been recognized at the first-ever Blacks In Cinema presentation, parts of the Facebook post suggest.
Herb J. Wesson, Los Angeles City Council President is said to have handed the prize to Stephanie before kicking off the Black History Month by honoring the actors and filmmakers who paved the way for people of all walks of life to be represented in the film.
“With the help of some legendary African-American actors and filmmakers, the day was officially proclaimed #BlacksInCinema in Los Angeles”, Stephanie remarked.
In 2016, Dry won Best Narrative Feature at the PAFF. It screens again on Feb 9, Feb 13 and Feb 18 with an interactive session after the opening night, National Telegraph has been told.
The movie has made immense positive impact across the world in changing the narrative concerning child marriage and other forms of social injustices, Stephanie noted.
It was recalled to the festival this year due to its world-class production quality and continuous importance in global human rights advocacy, she added.
Stephanie thanked Council President, Herb Wesson’s for the presentation in council chambers and organizing the AAHM exhibit Blacks In Cinema.