The Nigerian movie ecosystem known informally as Nollywood has come of age and today is a multi billion Naira industry. It is no more in doubt that the Nigerian entertainment stakeholders has come to be known following their strides in the international entertainment industry has been a thing if repute for the country. In this light, Omotola Jalade known as “Omosexy” is one of the biggest industry exports and is slated to speak at the world stage in Cannes.
The elated actress took to social media to inform her millions of fans of this development. In her words “Whose Home?
So I’ll be speaking at the 66th Edition of @cannes_lions on the 20th of June 2019.
I’ll be speaking on “The Authentic African Story” .
“Also speaking at the Largest gathering of creative thought leaders are , writer/ Autor Shonda Rhimes, Director Alphonso cuaron, Netflix’s Kenya Barris, Endeavor’s Bozoma St. John and Many others… If you’re in France about this time, see ya! #Canneslion #Speaker #wearetheacademy #Godisdoingit”she concluded
This singular movement has giving credence to the industry and also to the actress as an international one. The time for Nigerians to start telling their story is here and as Omotola goes to Cannes, France to showcase the rich culture of Africa and Nigeria in particular.
“The Cannes Festival, until 2002 called the International Film Festival and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world”, Wikipedia.
Anthony Emeka Nwosu