Sunday, February 9, 2014

Kenneth Gyang's "Confusion Na Wa" Now Showing at 2014 Pan African Film Festival

The multiple award winning "Confusion Na Wa" by Kenneth Gyang is already showing at the 2014 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), February 6-17, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Set in a Nigerian city Confusion Na Wa is a dark comedy about a group of strangers whose fates become intertwined over the course of 24 hours. At the heart of everything is a phone found by two opportunist wasters Charles and Chichi who, having read through its contents, decide to blackmail the owner Emeka. Little do they realize that their misdemeanors have set in motion a chain of events that will lead to their own downfall. Best Film and Best Nigerian Film, 2013 African Movie Academy Awards. Stars O.C. Ukeje, Ramsey Nouah and Ali Nuhu.

Showtime(s): Sat, Feb 8@9:00p; Wed, Feb 12@8:40p; Mon, Feb 17@6:35p



Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza(BHCP)
3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Rave Cinemas 15(located within the BHCP)
4020 Marlton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008

I was the first Nigerian film critic to discover his genius way back in summer 2006 when I interviewed him for the influential Black Film Maker magazine published in the UK. So, we saw it coming over 7 years ago.


Gearing up for its 22nd anniversary, the Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), is America’s largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival. Each year, it screens more than 150 films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Canada. PAFF holds the distinction of being the largest Black History Month event in the country.

PAFF was founded in 1992 by award-winning actor Danny Glover (“The Color Purple,” “Lethal Weapon” movie franchise), Emmy Award-winning actress Ja’Net DuBois (best known for her role as Willona in the tv series, “Good Times”) and executive director, Ayuko Babu, an international legal, cultural and political consultant who specializes in African Affairs. PAFF is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and racial respect and tolerance through the exhibit of films, art and creative expression.

The goal of PAFF is to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images, help to destroy negative stereotypes and depict an expanded vision of the Black experience. PAFF believes film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

For more information, please visit or call (310) 337-4737.

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