As part of the experience Bayelsa with Africa Movie Academy Awards, the organizers are working with the state government to host an international book and craft fair in Yenagoa, the capital of the oil-rich state.
The book and craft fair according to the Director, Mr. Onyeka Nwelue will hold between 17th -19th April 2013 with popular Indian writer and supermodel, Shobhaa De and Portuguese actor, Jose Fildago as fair headliners.
The main AMAA event which is the awards night where filmmakers across Africa and in the Diaspora will be honoured with the awards crest will come up on Saturday 20th April at the Glory Land cultural centre, Yenagoa.
The Fair director, Onyeka Nwelue said, established Nigerian authors and their international counterparts will be part of the second edition of the book fair designed by the Bayelsa Tourism Development Board as part of the Experience Bayelsa project within the AMAA week.
“Authors that will participate this year include Shobhaa De from India, a former model and very controversial columnist; Brian Bwesigye from Uganda and Javier Lozano from Mexico. Portuguese actor, Jose Fildago will be in a conversation with former Big Brother Africa housemate and currently Rhythm FM presenter, Melvina Longpet.
‘’ Uti Nwachukwu, model, actor and TV presenter will moderate sessions and also talk about the invasion of the privacy of the lives of celebrities. Nollywood director, Charles Novia will launch his memoir, Nollywood Till November and also speak about the joy of documentation.