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?!?
ONE, Transparency International, Okayafrica, and the United Nations Millennium Challenge present an interactive conversation on the emerging people-powered, technology-facilitated activism that is making a real difference in peoples’ lives in the developing world.
Liberated People's own Gbenga Akinnagbe hosting the Urbanworld Film Festival Awards brunch
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