Nollywood actress and producer, Genevieve Nnaji, has been named an ambassador for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.
The ‘Lionheart‘ producer, who has made Nigeria and Africa proud through her achievements, is among other selected movie stars worldwide.
The TIFF invites 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors as ambassadors every year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TIFF 2020 will be opting for digital screenings and virtual red carpets this year.
The festival, slated for September 10 to 19, also announced film stars like David Oyelowo, Priyanka Chopra, Nicole Kidman, Ava DuVernay amongst many others.
According to the festival, many of the ambassadors will engage with audiences through interactive digital experiences and events.
For instance, filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Cianfrance will lead a Dialogues session and actor-producer Oyelowo will be a guest speaker as part of the TIFF Rising Stars program.