Queen Latifah Gets Honorary Title At 2017 ABFF
By Rashidat Akashat With Agency Reports
Hollywood’s multi-talented actress, singer, rapper and television personality, Queen latifah, has been named the ‘Entertainment Icon’ award receiver at the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF)
The famous actress will be treated as royalty at the ‘ABFF Honours’ ceremony which holds on Friday, February 22, in Los Angeles, California.
NAN gathered that the ABFF honour, is an annual award grand opening event in the festival.
The ABFF pays tribute to individuals who have made history in promoting diversity, contributing to American culture, as they infuse them into Hollywood, through film and television.
Queen Latifah Thirty Years In Entertainment
Latifah born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, started as a rapper almost thirty years ago.
Her debut album “All Hail the Queen” was launched in 1989, featuring the hit single “Ladies First”.
Her third album “Reign”, released in 1993, spawned the single “U.N.I.T.Y.”, which won a Grammy Award and was successful on the billboard, Hot 100.
She has also gotten an Oscar nod for “Chicago”, and was nominated twice in Emmy acting categories and won an Emmy for producing the HBO movie “Bessie.”
She created the globally acclaimed daytime talk show “The Queen Latifah Show”, which ran from late 2013 to early 2015 on CBS.
‘The Queen of Entertainment’ also has a Golden Globe, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards in her kitty.
The American Black Film Festival is an independent film festival that focuses primarily on works by black members of the American film industry.
The festival, known as “the nation’s most prominent film festival, the annual fiesta features full-length narratives, short films, mobile entertainment and documentaries all by and/or featuring black writers, directors, actors, and actresses.
According to the organizers, the black film fiesta, will be hosted by actress Regina Hall, and following personalities will be honoured accordingly:
Terrence Howard and Gary Grey with the Excellence in the Arts Award.
Versatile actor Denzel Washington for Hollywood Legace Award.
Issa Rae listed for the Rising Star Award.
Latifah, a multi-dimensional entertainer is the only one listed for the ‘ Entertainment Icon Honour”.