Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan to Screen ‘Phone Swap’ & ‘The Figurine’ at Tokyo’s African Film Festival

Kunle Afolayan, one of Nollywood’s film directors garnering international recognition for his work, gains even more inroads with his upcoming movie screenings at the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan. The festival which will be held on May 18th to the 23rd, 2013 at the Auditorium Shibuya is produced by the non-profit group Cinema Africa with the support of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

More about Cinema Africa

“CINEMA AFRICA is a nonprofit organization in Tokyo, Japan, established in 2006. Our mission is to develop
understanding and appreciation of Africa in Japan through African films made by African filmmakers or
producers. For this purpose, we have organized Cinema Africa in Tokyo, the only one African film festival in
Asia and the Pacific region. We also recently started distribution of the films to non-profit organizations,
non-governmental organizations, and municipalities.” -Cinema Africa

A little about Kunle Afolayan
“Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian actor and director. He is the son of the famous theater and film director and producer Ade Love. He is of Yoruba descent.[1][2] Afolayan majored in economics. Since 2005 he has been active in Nigerian film industry. He has made several extremely popular titles including: ‘Araromire’ (The Figurine) which was spoken in the Yoruba language and Phone Swap which featured Nse Ikpe Etim and the legendary Chika Okpala. Araromire won five major awards in the African Film Academy and experienced tremendous success in the Nigerian movie theaters.[1] Among many other activities, Kunle Afolayan appeared at Subversive Film Festival in 2011 where he represented the second largest film industry in the world- The Nigerian film industry with his colleague Zeb Ejiro.” – Wikipedia


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