THE NAFCA HONORS
The NAFCA Honors was established in 2011 by the Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards to grace the lives and achievements of African luminaries. These honorary awards are awarded to recognize contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to single contributions of an individual. The NAFCA Special Honors also recognize outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments.
The awards, was first presented in 2011 at the RTP Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham North Carolina, are overseen by the Nollywood Film Critics USA. The NAFCA Special Honors were presented for the first time in 2011 to President Nelson Mandela. Recipients of this award in subsequent years include President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, His Imperial Majesty Kabiyesi Alaiyeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II The Ooni of Ife, Honorable Ama Muna Tutu the Cameroon minister of Arts and Culture, Dr. Folorunsho Alakija, Oscars’ award winner Louis Gossett Jr., Hollywood actors Glynn Thurman and Keith David among other dignitaries. Presentations of the African NAFCA and The NAFCA Honors hold yearly during the second weekend in September. The African NAFCA is designed to globally promote African Cinema and culture. The prestigious Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards (African NAFCA) are awards of merit and are considered the highest internationally recognized African awards in Hollywood.
The 4th African Oscars - NAFCA Awards was held at the prestigious Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on the 13th of September, 2014.