The Pan African Film Festival, the most prestigious international film festival in the US, will honor award-winning African movie actor Van Vicker with the Africa Channel’s Creative Achievement Award. The aforementioned award will be presented during the Night of Tribute on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM in Los Angeles, California.
The Night of Tribute honors world-renowned actors, filmmakers, community leaders, and artists for their contributions in the film and entertainment industry. This star-studded event is highly attended by the who’s who in Black Hollywood and is by far the biggest extravaganza during the film festival. The award ceremony kicks off with red-carpet festivities and is followed by a reception. The ceremony is recorded and televised by the Africa Channel and its affiliates, and is aired internationally throughout the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Traditionally, the Night of Tribute honorees have been Hollywood stars, a few South Africans, Kenyans, etc. This is the first time that a Nollywood/Ghallywood actor will receive this prestigious honor. We are elated that Van Vicker, a young man who has made tremendous contributions to the African Movie Industry, has been selected to receive this award alongside Hollywood greats such as Loretta Divine, Meagan Good, and the like.
Actor, Director, and Producer, Van Vicker is a maverick in the world of African Movies. He is, by far, the hottest actor in Nollywood and Ghallywood. Born to a Liberian-Ghanian mother and a Dutch father, this dashingly handsome young actor uses his charm and adoring smile to connect with his audience.
Having worked as a radio personality and a soap opera star, Van is no stranger to the limelight. His acting is uplifting and his personality is infectious. To date, Van has starred in over 100 plus movies including DIVINE LOVE, KEEPING THE PROMISE, LOSING YOU, RAJ, MINDGAMES, PAPARAZZI EYE IN THE DARK, just to name a few.
To his credit, he has received numerous nominations and awards for his sensational acting in both Nollywood and Ghallywood movies. He is also the UNCHR Goodwill Ambassador to Ghana, a Globalcom Ambassador, and an icon for Belaqua in Ghana. This young, intelligent, and daringly handsome prince is an asset to the African movie industry and has contributed tremendously to African films.
His fan base spreads across cultures, continents, and countries such as the US, UK, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, just to name a few. He has directed and produced two of his own films and is looking forward to getting into the Hollywood Movie Industry.
For more information about Van Vicker, our dynamic recipient, please visit his excellent website at www.vanvickerworld.com or for information about the Pan African Film Festival, Paparazzi Eye in the Dark screening, the Night of Tribute, and other honorees, please visit www.paff.org.
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