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Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by zainam: 9:01am On Nov 03, 2019
Nollywood stars Kenneth Okonkwo and Tonto Dikeh flanked by relatives and well-wishers at the 2019 Nollywood New Yam Festival in Abuja.

Veteran Nollywood actors Kenneth Okonkwo and Tonto Dikeh have been honoured with cultural titles at the 2019 Nollywood New Yam Festival, an annual thespians’ fiesta, which showcases Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the duo received the awards at the annual cultural event held at the Heritage Africa Centre on Saturday in Abuja.

Kenneth Okonkwo, a foremost Nollywood actor, was honored with the title ‘Agujiugo of Nollywood’, while Tonto Dikeh was named the ‘International Ambassador of Culture for Nollywood’.

Mr Agility Onwurah, Chief Executive Officer of Agile 247.Com, organiser of the event , commended the awardees, adding that the honour was to “tell them that their contribution to Nollywood is recognised”.

“Nollywood is our own, and anyone who has contributed to its growth and development, in what ever capacity should be celebrated.

“We hope that this honour will spur them to doing more for our dear industry,” he said .

NAN reports that it was a night Nollywood watchers will not forget in a hurry as they enjoyed the company of favourite Nollywood celebrities as artistes and cultural troupes took their turn to entertain guests.

Filmmakers and actors drawn from across Nigeria as well as traditional chiefs were present at the festival, which fans now look forward to every year.

Onwurah said, on the sidelines of the event, that the initiative was to present a platform where artistes as models and opinion leaders can promote Nigerian culture.

He noted that since the movie industry was a veritable instrument in communicating ideas and lifestyle, including cultural heritage, every artiste ought to be a cultural ambassador.

“Culture defines a people and anyone who forgets its culture, forgets its root and identity.

“The festival is simply a platform where celebrities identify with culture and promote it to their fans and followers that no matter the influence of westernisation, we must uphold what defines us.

“Artistes are supposed to be mirrors of society, and that is why we are proudly showcasing our culture to fans, especially young Nigerians who are the future generation,” he said.

He, however, explained that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, New Yam Festival was not a fetish practice, as it was just a medium of “celebrating what we have”.

“As you can see, no fetish practice was observed here, as we simply pray on the yam as meal and we share among to everyone.”

He explained that the festival had evolved over the years into a rallying point for Nollywood stakeholders, fans and culture enthusiasts.

He noted that the festival was already a household name in the FCT, and therefore urged relevant stakeholders to support the organisers for its continuity.

“Each edition of the festival has always come better, and this is a testimony that people are proud of our culture and want to identify with it,” he said.

High point of the event was the unveiling of the roasted yam, spiced with traditional delicacies and the presentation of awards to some industry players and watchers.

Source;
http://www.ogbeta.ng/2019/11/kenneth-okonkwo-tonto-dikeh-honoured-at.html?m=1

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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by GistMore11: 12:28pm On Nov 03, 2019
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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by sainam: 3:13pm On Nov 03, 2019
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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Promismike(m): 12:24am On Nov 04, 2019
Kenneth okonkwo lost his relevance in Igbo land the moment he started spewing trash against Igbo's in support of buhari.

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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by iCauseTrouble: 12:26am On Nov 04, 2019
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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Temptee101(m): 12:39am On Nov 04, 2019
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Hope not the same way our distinguished senator ike Ekweremmadu was duly honoured and adequately commended for being such a traitor, saboteur and for being so shady and unreliable in Nuremberg, Germany?

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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Isinweke(m): 12:40am On Nov 04, 2019
iCauseTrouble:

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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by dairykidd(m): 2:14am On Nov 04, 2019
Nollywood new yam festival

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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by englishmart(m): 2:24am On Nov 04, 2019
Kenneth Okonkwo that's been used and dumped by APC, the guy needs sense now.

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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by naijacentric(m): 2:34am On Nov 04, 2019
Promismike:
Kenneth okonkwo lost his relevance in Igbo land the moment he started spewing trash against Igbo's in support of buhari.

is everything politics don't the ones who support jona not do the same
Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by naijacentric(m): 2:35am On Nov 04, 2019
iCauseTrouble:
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and you are?
Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Chicastle: 3:13am On Nov 04, 2019
New yam again? But hosted in which country? Just asking though
Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Lugianostar(m): 3:25am On Nov 04, 2019
Am not interested!!!
Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Dedetwo(m): 4:57am On Nov 04, 2019
Promismike:
Kenneth okonkwo lost his relevance in Igbo land the moment he started spewing trash against Igbo's in support of buhari.


I wonder why ill-informed trolls should organize New Yam Festival of any sort in order to decorate a jackass such as Kenneth Okonkwo with "Igbo Title". He does not deserve anything Igbo. He could have supported Buhari and APC without his silly lecture of Ndigbo.

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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Duggedised12(f): 5:59am On Nov 04, 2019
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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by nabegibeg: 6:18am On Nov 04, 2019
zainam:


Source;
http://www.ogbeta.ng/2019/11/kenneth-okonkwo-tonto-dikeh-honoured-at.html?m=1
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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by DameB(f): 6:35am On Nov 04, 2019
Hmmm

New yam festival again? grin grin
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Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by iCauseTrouble: 6:51am On Nov 04, 2019
Isinweke:


That's not porn, they use porn to deceive people, if you follow that link, they will trick you in to releasing your any social media password to them.
You will fall for it if you don't know about the trick.
Some use it to draw attentions to their useless website
nairalanduseles:


Its A spyware if u click the link they got control to everything u do on your phone....especially your email and online banking
Waow. Thanks for the info
Re: Tonto Dikeh, Kenneth Okonkwo Honoured At Nollywood New Yam Festival (photo) by Passionate888: 7:27am On Nov 04, 2019
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