- Genevieve Nnaja has been made an ambassador for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020
- Already announced ambassadors include David Oyelowo, Nicole Kidman and Priyanka Chopra
- The TIFF invites 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors as ambassadors every year
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Nollywood actress and producer, Genevieve Nnaji, has made Nigeria and Africa proud through her achievements, has added another feather to her cap.
Just recently, she was named an ambassador for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020 among other selected movie stars worldwide.
The TIFF invites 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors as ambassadors every year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TIFF 2020 will be opting for digital screenings and virtual red carpets this year.
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The festival, slated to be held from September 10 to 19, also announced film stars like David Oyelowo, Priyanka Chopra, Nicole Kidman, Ava DuVernay amongst many others.
According to the festival, many of the ambassadors will engage with audiences through interactive digital experiences and events.
For instance, filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Cianfrance will lead a Dialogues session and actor-producer Oyelowo will be a guest speaker as part of the TIFF Rising Stars program.
Talking about the festival, Geoff Macnaughton, senior director of Industry & Theatrical, TIFF, said:
"In a time of disruption, professionals from around the world still look for occasions to come together, share innovative ideas, buy and sell content, and find creative ways to collectively forge ahead towards a safer, healthier, and inclusive future. This year, delegates can expect to find community, connection, inspiration, and talent the foundation that will serve as the way forward."
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Genevieve is no doubt carving a niche for herself.
Only a month ago, the prolific actress was invited to join the Oscars voting body. The Oscars had been trying to diversify their Academy members after they came under backlash for being ‘so white’.
Only a while ago, Genevieve recently caused a buzz on social media following her statement about feminism.
In a quote shared by The Guardian, the actress said feminism is human rights to her. According to the award-winning actress, she has the right to do whatever she wants to do - the same way a man exercises his rights.
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