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#BNxAirFranceinHollywood: All You Missed From the Screening of Up North at the Nollywood in Hollywood Showcase in Los Angeles



Hello everyone! It’s Mercy Akamo here in Los Angeles for the Nollywood in Hollywood event courtesy our partners Air France. Today, the showcase officially kicked off. The opening day was amazing. We witnessed the screening of Up North which is a movie directed by Tope Oshin, starring Banky W.

Here is how the day started.

Breakfast with you some of our favs!

Let’s go to the event!

Mercy Akamo

Banky W, Kemi Adetiba and Tope Oshin

Elma Godwin

Korra Obidi


After the movie screening, Banky W and Tope Oshin had a Q and A segment. Here are some snippets.

Tope Oshin talks about the casting process of the movie.

#BankyW shares what made him accept to be part of the cast and crew for #UpNorth.

#TopeOshin talks about how the storyline of #UpNorth mirrors real life and society.

Talking about choosing her cinematography team for #UpNorth#TopeOshin shares how she nailed it.

#BankyW and #TopeOshin tell us about the first edit of #UpNorth movie.

#TopeOshin shares why it was important to represent the characters in #UpNorth the exact way the community sees them.

#BankyW shares how working with his wife #AdesuaEtomi made his acting in the movie #UpNorth better. Aww, So sweet!

I chatted with the founder of #NollywoodinHollywoodOse who gave some background about why he created this platform. 

Everyone loved Up North! Here’s what some guests had to say.

More reviews.

Tunde from Phat Girlz shared this.

Banky W and Tope Oshin pretty much summed up their current feelings about their movie showing in Hollywood.

That’s all for now. See you later with more amazing updates from Day 2. Follow #BNxAirFranceinHollywood on @bellanaijaonline for all-day updates.

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