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Cross River Entertainers Honour Black Oscar Award Winning Son, Igoni Archibong with Surprise Party Spree

By Obaji Akpet

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Entertainers in Cross River, in what could be described as a spill-over of celebration from the Black Oscar awards at Warner Center, Washington DC, recently took the Cross River born world’s most celebrated actor, Igoni Archibong by a surprise party spree to celebrate his award as Best Actor of the year in the black race, the world over.

The award winning Igoni was full of surprises when what initially was an invitation by entertainers in the state to discuss the way forward for the film industry turned out to be a surprise bumper party organized to celebrate his history making awards.

The celebration event held at the H20 event center, Calabar, and organized by Dreamline Entertainment.

The epoch making event comes up to celebrate the Nigerian born actor after he broke records by clinching the most coveted Best Actor of the Year in Diaspora at the Black Oscar, which held in Washington DC a few weeks ago in his very first outing in the sphere the role he plays in block buster flicker titled ‘Turning Point’ as directed by Niyi Towolawi and currently blazing the cinemas.

Expressing his surprise at the event, Igoni who was full of smiles all through the event said he neither expected the award being his first time acting; and While thanking the organizers of the event for honoring him averred that the event has done more to spur him up to take his acting career seriously. Igoni assured his teaming fans never to let their expectations down in investing more skilfulness in his role movies.

Speaking earlier at the opening of the event the CEO of DreamLine Entertainment, the organizers of the event, Emem Udominyang said the event was put together ensemble with his friends who share similar childhood experience with Igoni baring in mind the event’s importance to encourage him in the more active representation of the Nigerian Film Industry in the diaspora.

Highpoints of the event featured interviews on the red carpet, free speeches, song rendition, and group photograph section.

The event was graced by attendance from highly placed personalities and businessmen in the state including Cross River House of Assembly member, Hon. Joseph Bassey; Chairman, Calabar South Local Government Council, Hon Ekeng Henshaw; CEO, H20 and Olmoni Richgang Production, Slim Samphill; and founder of Calabar Boy Association, Koko Henshaw.

The crème de la crème of entertainers who graced the occasion include Cross River chapter P-MAN, Effiom Trombone; music crooner, Jave Chem; outgoing Actors Guild Chairman, Eric Anderson, Joe Omini, Magnus Edet, Immaobong Maurice, Lucy Inyang; alongside on-air personality, Ukpai Ukpai Uti; ace film director, Joe Esse; popular comedian MC Mbakara; while comic emcee Professor Abokianchored the event.

Meanwhile Igoni who is also aspiring model has since returned back to his oil rig work with a multi-national oil firm based in Port Harcourt and expected to turn out for more awards including the City People and Best of Nollywood awards as Most Promising Actor of the Year. Also unconfirmed rumors have it that the Cross River State government may be making arrangement to host to host him too.

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