Ghanaian actor Van Vicker was in Ireland last month for the 2013 Carlow African Film Festival which took place from May 3rd to 5th at the Talbot Hotel in Carlow (Ireland), Nigeria Movie Network have gathered. Van was a guest speaker at the film festival. In this post, we share with you photos Van took while at the Ireland event.
Ghanaian star actor, Joseph van Vicker, who is popular for his lover boy roles in Nollywood movies is back from a 3 weeks vacation he enjoyed with his family (wife Adjoa, 2 daughters, and a son) in Paris, Dubai, among other tourist attractions.
Come September 16 2012, one of Africa's most popular actor Van Vicker will be hosting this year's Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (NAFCA) alongside Nollywood's fast-rising actress, Angela Okorie. Learn more about NAFCA 2012.
Van Vicker and Angela Okorie to host NAFCA 2012 Awards
The Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (NAFCA) honors films of African origins and performance of African movie stars. This year’s edition marks the second annual success of the awards, which is always held in the USA.
According to Nafcawards.com, the Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards, also known as NFCA, is an accolade bestowed by the Nollywood Film Critics USA the official review organization for Nollywood and African movies to recognize excellence of professionals in the African film industry, including directors, actors, writers and humanitarians. The formal ceremony is held annually during the second weekend in September in North Carolina, USA.
Venue of the NAFCA 2012 Awards is Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA. Date of the event has been scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2012.
It is important to note that a day before the NAFCA awards, Van Vicker will be premiering his fifth film titled 'Joni Waka' on September 15 at the North Carolina Museum of Art @ 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh , North Carolina , zip code 27607. In other words, there would be a movie premiere and celebrity after party for Van Vicker's new movie 'Joni Waka', a comedy production by Van Vicker's own Sky + Orange Productions label.
So if you'll be attending the NAFCA Awards, make sure to catch up with Van Vicker as he premieres his new movie on Saturday 15 2012, where you'll also have the opportunity to take photos with the star actor himself.
See more details about the awards and premiere below: NOLLYWOOD SUMMIT & FILM WORKSHOP 2012
September 15 2012 NAFCA 2012 PRE-AWARDS PARTY
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607-6494 USA Tel: 919-664-6808 NOLLYWOOD SUMMIT 2012
5:00 PM -7:00PM MOVIE PREMIER - 'Joni Waka' by Van Vicker 7:00PM-9:00PM
NOLLYWOOD & AFRICAN FILM CRITICS’ AWARDS (NAFCA 2012)
September 16TH 2012
The Carolina Theater
309 West Morgan Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701 USA Tel: 919-560-3030
Ghana's superstar actor cum director, Van Vicker is set to premiere his new movie, The Hands of Time, from the stables of his Sky + Orange Productions company. The Hands of Time is pretty much a Ghallywood movie and features Ghanaian actors.
The movie Hands of Time stars Van Vicker, Nadia Buari, Kofi Adjorlolo, among others. The movie was written and directed by Van Vicker - it is the fourth movie Van is solely directing. The premiere of The Hands of Time will take place today August 3 in Accra, at Silverbird Cinema.
Synopsis of The Hands of Time Two sisters got separated from childhood. The elder, a sorceress and the younger, a multi millionaire get the opportunity to meet after 25 years, but one gets killed before the meeting. Revenge is the game but timing is everything.
With every disappointment comes a blessing. Van Vicker was arrested for gun possession last weekend in Nigeria. He was billed to attend the just concluded Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos on Sunday but missed the event due to unforeseen circumstances. The actor had flown into Nigeria, with several fake guns, which he had intended to use in his upcoming movie, until officials at the airport ruined his day.
Van Vicker in an action movie
Van was reported to have been arrested by some men of the State Security
Services (SSS) at the airport in Nigeria when some guns were found in
his luggage during inspection. He told the SSS that they were props guns brought in for a movie, but that did not convinced the SSS enough, and took him down to their office in Ikoyi, Lagos for further investigation, where he spent the night.
Fortunately for Van Vicker, he tried nearby
family members and a close colleague, Uche Jombo, who was already at the AMAA awards to intervene his arrest as soon as possible.
We learnt that Mr. Vicker sent a message using his BlackBerry Messager (BBM) to Uche Jombo,
which she didn’t receive due too low battery, but was later received the next day.
Reportedly, Uche arrived at the SSS office and helped with the release of the fair skinned actor,
when contacted. She
informed the public it was Prop guns from which the actor had acquired from the
States and was for use in his upcoming movie titled ‘Forest’. Van Vicker
runs Sky+ Orange Production which is producing the movie with cast
members including Stella Damasus , Nana Ama from Ghana, Mc Brown from
Ghana and a host of others.
Van Vicker took a safe trip back to Ghana, but without the prop guns, which the security officials asked him to call for later.
Question: What is your opinion about the unnecessary intimidation with Van Vicker by Nigeria's State Security
Services? Were they right to have confiscated his fake guns intended to shoot a movie?
The Nigerian airport security authorities have been likely to harass and interrogate Nollywood celebs ever since the Baba Suwe cocaine saga, which he was falsely accused by Nigerian authorities.
Are they right to have confiscated Van Vicker's fake guns? This same guns were cleared to be safe by the Ghana airport security officials, but why does that of Nigeria has to be different? Read more »
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