Germany-based Nollywood actress and gospel singer, Queen Floxy Nwaka, has called for more collaborations between home-based and Nigerian artistes in the Diaspora to develop the country’s entertainment industry.
Nwaka, who was nominated for the 14th Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Academy, NELAS, Awards holding in Abuja in October, said such collaborations would help promote unity among Nigerians in Diaspora.
“Creating an environment that will synchronize both local and international artistes will help improve the quality of production and increase the Gross Domestic Product of Nigeria,” she told Journalists
Nwaka, who is also the President, Igbo Woman Organiser in Nurnberg, Germany, said that she had used her position to positively influence Nigerians in Diaspora, mostly through her gospel songs.
“I have always used my position to influence the younger ones through the kind of music I produce, mostly gospel, which preaches peace, tolerance and hard work.
“My gospel songs has been influential in the promotion of oneness among Nigerians in the whole of Germany and other European countries.
“This is why I was appointed “Women Organiser” at the just concluded second Ndigbo New Yam Cultural Festival 2019 which held at Nurnberg, Germany,” she said.
Nwaka said that her love and contributions to the African culture in Europe had made her one of the busiest black entertainers in Germany.
Speaking on her nomination for the NELAS Awards, Nwaka said she felt honoured to be listed in the NELAS Top 100 Influential Personalities.
“I believe that with the upcoming NELAS award, my social and professional status will be celebrated not only in Nigeria and Germany, but around the world,” she said.
Nwaka started her musical career in 1986 as a backup singer and dancer with Agalacha Band of Onitsha and had released several albums in Germany and featured in a couple of Nollywood movies.
NELAS is a Pan-African academic, socio-cultural, leadership and entrepreneurship award dedicated to the top 100 personalities that have distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavour.