By Rick Nwanso & Ejiro Onobrakpo
As the lights went out and the screen lit, silence fell on the full screening room, which was filled to capacity.
In collaboration with of Theatre Arts & Media Studies University of Calabar, Africa International Film Festival and The British Council the festival was brought to the Conference Centre, University of Calabar.
Many agreed that it was O.C Ukeje’s best performance yet. The structure and delivery of the film was exceptional. Written by Bola Agbaje and directed by Destiny Ekaragha. The film shot in the UK with a budget of a little below $1m, justified it budget with its directing style and cinematography. Center around a day in the life of a Nigerian that just joined his family in the UK, it address the issue of Identity crisis facing many Africans abroad. From the writing to the directing, Gone too far will leave you feeling good about your heritage.
According to Lancelot Imasuen, it is the best film ever done by a Nigerian in diaspora.
Delegates were in for a treat as the designers La Shakara, House of Baldadash, LeYuish Stylish, Chidinma Couture, Channel, Afifima Couture, Kaka showcased their pieces, and the reception was outstanding.
Designers offered us layers of patterned sheer fabrics, sequins; Ankara wears coated glitter skirts, tapered short dresses, rich cottons and dense mesh.
The event had some of the best in fashion showcasing their stellar collections live on the runway.