Movies of Monday, 18 June 2012

Source: Adeyemi Adebayo Victor

Nollywood’s finest actress, Oge Okoye, promotes Peace in Ghana via concert

All fans of one of Nollywood’s finest and United Nations Peace Ambassador, Oge Okoye, will have another chance to celebrate tranquility as their idol storms Ghana this month for the Africa Peace Festival, taking place from June 30 to July 7, 2012, in Accra.

Okoye, one of Nigeria and Africa’s most respected film professionals, also an amazing actress with an unmatched in-depth knowledge of her craft will lead series of activities including an International Peace Conference with a Peace Concert, Business and NGO Executives Conference, Peace Education Workshop, Youth Leadership Workshop, Exhibitions, Peace Durbar and an Africa Peace Award/Banquet, to highlight the importance of peace in the sub-region, and the need to safeguard the relatively stable environment the continent enjoys.

The week-long festival is being put together by the African Centre for Peace Building (AFCOPB) and brings together over one thousand participants spread across civil society, the business community, academia, media and diplomats from across the globe.

The June 30 to July 7 events will be held at the Mensvic Hotel, East Legon, under the theme, “Promoting Global Peace through Culture of Diplomacy”.

The festival is being organized in partnership with Global Educators for All Initiatives-Nigeria, Metissia Arts-Germany, Uniting for Peace-UK, Climax Travel and Tours-Nigeria, Compassionate Journeys-USA; with support from over 30 organizations across the globe including the Ministry of Tourism-Ghana, Music for Peace-Switzerland, Peace for People-Nepal among other corporate bodies.

Born in London, United Kingdom, Okoye is a Theatre Arts graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University. With numerous film titles to her credit, an affectionate and sociable lady who has great respect for her peers. Her exploits earned her a United Nations Ambassadorial role this year. As a UN Ambassador, she joins hands with other domestic and international Ambassadors to propagate national and world peace through her actions and words.

Okoye’s ability to interpret her roles with so much deftness and poise has placed her among the best rated actresses in Africa.**