Okayafrica family and friends are hitting the road Monday, October 14th, for the Yale World Fellows‘ Rethink Africa panel and party. The night, which highlights revolutions in art and culture across the continent, will feature OKA’s very own seated alongsideBoima Tucker (aka Chief Boima) and Gbenga Akinnagbe for a panel on “upending assumptions about the ‘African continent.’” A post-discussion celebration will continue with music courtesy of Chief Boima.
The Washington Post - Gbenga Akinnagbe, Maryland-bred star, steps behind the scenes for 'Newlyweeds'
Gbenga Akinnagbe has, shall we say, a quality. As a gang enforcer in “The Wire,” the actor irradiated the screen with a glowering menace; as a charming nursing-home aide who changes a family’s life in “The Savages,” he lit it up with a beatific glow. Is it the eyes? The cheekbones? Whatever: Gbenga — why hide your light behind the camera?!?
Produced by Liberated People founder/actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, along with Shaka King, Jim Warrick, and Michael Matthews, featuring actor Hassan Johnson, Newlyweeds, opens to a sold-out crowd, Wednesday, Sept. 18th at the Film Forum on West Houston in New York City