Liberian actor, others named African festival ambassadors

Africa Cinematography Festival Ambassadors Dahnsaw (left) and Nouah

Esau Owusu Dahnsaw, a Liberian movie actor, has been unveiled as Liberia’s Brand Ambassador to the Africa Cinematography Festival (ACF).

The Liberian actor whose stage name is ‘Major Dahnsaw’ was signed as a brand ambassador in Lagos, Nigeria last week at an official press conference and unveiling ceremony at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites on Victoria Island.

The ACF is a training, production enhancement, networking, technology & film expo that unites Africa through the arts of cinematography. Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, one of the richest black women in the world, is the Grand Matron of the ACF.

Slated for six days, the festival will hold in Lagos at six different venues from the 5th to the 11th of November, 2017. The phenomenal knowledge transfer platform is thereafter expected to be held annually, with rotational venues across the African continent.

The mouth-watering deal which saw Dahnsaw flown to Lagos over the weekend to attend the ceremony on Monday consummated a deal that stands till infinity.

Popular Nigerian film actor and actress Ramsey Nouah and Liz Benson as well as upcoming movie-star Oghenekaro Itene were also unveiled as the ACF’s Brand Ambassadors for Nigeria.

Brand ambassadors from South Africa, Ghana, The Gambia, Benin, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon were also unveiled.

Presenting the brand ambassadors from the seven African countries, Sunnie Odafe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ACF, intimated that “a new platform to showcase African Cinema to the world and empower creative youths for their genius will be achieved through the annual festival.”

According to Mr. Odafe, the festival, although in its inaugural edition, will be held in Lagos, Nigeria, and seeks to travel across African countries desirous of hosting it every year as a means of bringing African Cinema closer to its audience than ever.

Meanwhile, ‘Major Dahnsaw’ stands to gain surplus of career leverages as brand ambassador for the ACF that is expected to pave the way for Liberian filmmakers to register and submit their works to the annual festival.

“This, in turn, will pave the way for the showcasing of Liberian cinema to major film festivals and awards ceremonies worldwide through the platform of the ACF”, Dahnsaw stated.

Since his emergence from the Next Movie Star, a reality television show in Lagos in which he finished 2nd runner-up in 2015, Dahnsaw has since remained unfazed and on a forward march with his career as a professional actor.

Nat Bayjay