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Chioma Ude, Founder Of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) Will Be Quitting The Festival In 2017

Since its inception in 2010, AFRIFF has grown to become one of the biggest film festivals in Africa, providing spotlight for African movies and free training and talent development opportunities for young people and aspiring filmmakers, but Chioma Ude, the festival’s founder, has said she cannot be a part of it anymore.

In an interview with Accelerate TV, the entertainment entrepreneur disclosed that she was getting left out of major decisions in the festival and had little to no control of what went on anymore, hence her decision to leave.

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Left to right: Ms Chioma Ude, founder and executive director of AFRIFF; Afie Braimoh, operations director and Julian Nwagboniwe, technical director at the unveiling of AFRIFF 2016. image cred: tns

She said,

“What you should look out for in AFRIFF is sad, to me it’s very sad because I’m losing grip of the festival. It’s getting bigger than me and it really showed this year. I had very little say in a lot of things and I would say to them as a joke but I was serious and they didn’t know that. I am going to quit next year because I had no (say in the) decision”

Watch the full interview HERE

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