09th Aug2019

7th Annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards – The Winners

by Phil Wheat

On Sunday, August 4th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) had their film awards ceremony at the historic Miracle Theater at 226 S Market St in Inglewood. Multi-talented and acclaimed filmmaker, King Bassey, is the founder of this international film festival.

Celebrities honorees were Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), Jasper Cole (The Rookie, Westworld), Laura T. Sharpe (Founder and President of Artists for Trauma), Fashion Designer Lilian Raven, Saul Mejia (President and Founder of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, noted actor Kim Sonderholm, media mavens Phil Wheat, Maurice Dwayne Smith, Phil Rodgers; as well as awardees such as filmmakers Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), Michael S. Rodriguez (Lake of Shadows), Emil Minasyan (The Heist); Actor/Filmmakers Harley Wallen (Betrayed), Kaiti Wallen (Bennett’s Song); actors Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Tino Zamora (Last American Horror Show: Volume II) ; actresses Maria Olsen (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Debra Lamb (Point Break), Geovonna Casanova (Night Mistress) and Alana Evans (Moon of the Blood Beast).

Sponsors for this event were: LANFA, Celebrity H20, TTT Veterans Wellness Center, TopLine, DAMA Tequila, the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and Magic Image Hollywood Magazine. More info on the event and the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association can be found at: https://www.lanfaa.com/

Photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Honoree Jasper Cole

Honoree Jasper Cole

Honoree Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Honoree Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Awardee Vida Ghaffari

Awardee Vida Ghaffari

Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

Honoree Kate Linder

Honoree Kate Linder

Awardee Dustin Ferguson

Awardee Dustin Ferguson

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