We love seeing African bloggers expand their horizons by collaborating with other known brands and pushing their reporting skills a bit further. Chris Vincent Agyapong Febiri, founder of Ghanacelebrities.com, on invitation by Ghana Movie Awards organizers, made his first appearance at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival event and red carpet. Here is what Chris had to say about his experience:
“I am sure by now you are aware I am currently at Cannes (courtesy of Ghana Movie Awards) to experience the 66th Cannes Film Festival and report on interested issues-first hand report.
Can I make that big boastful claim as the first African blogger (that is too huge so let me narrow it down to Ghana) to have walked on the all-important Cannes red carpet? Sort of though! I think that is some good bragging right there for me.
During the grand opening of this year’s festival on 15th May, 2013, stars such as Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jury President Steven Spielberg, director-Andy Lee and others took glamorous steps on the red carpet.
Sunday evening, I got the opportunity to join the stars of the Dutch movie-Borgman which was being premiered to walk the all-important Cannes red-carpet with Fred Nuamah. Borgman is the first Dutch film in 38 years to play in competition at Cannes.
And I hope I nailed the red-carpet appearance with that skinny black suit and bow-tie.
So far, I love it out here—the partying has be great! I have met a Chinese blogger and he is incredibly cool…”
For more information about Febiri, visit Ghanacelebrities.com.
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