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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

Mahalia Jackson, Steadfast, and This, Your Lagos to Headline Festival

Special appearances by director Wale Ojo and the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine

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 TORONTO – The Lavazza IncluCity Festival, organized by ICFF, is thrilled to feature an extensive international line-up to showcase this year at The Distillery Historic District. Beginning on June 27 to July 16, the Lavazza IncluCity will play host to some of the most prestigious stars, special guests and VIPs. Thanks to the partnership with The Distillery Historic District and the collaboration with CHIN Radio, the festival will present an entertainment experience like no other in Toronto, with countless in-person initiatives for everyone and many guest stars in attendance.        

ICFF is very excited to announce the presence of director Wale Ojo to present his film This, Your Lagos. Ojo’s film follows the story of William Ashbee and his return to the city of Lagos, Nigeria two years after he has left. In a documentary of exploration, boundary-breaking and self-reflection, William learns about the interconnectedness of the social classes that make up the city. On July 10, Wale Ojo will join ICFF in the Distillery to present his first ever documentary film. In-conversation with Wale Ojo will precede the screening ft. Isioro T. Jaboro, Sonia Aimy, Toka Mcbaror, Isoken Ibie, Akeem Ogunmilade and entertainment by JBWAI.



The Lavazza IncluCity Festival is proud to celebrate and promote films from Black creatives about their stories and featuring their perspectives, highlighting their talents, and astounding contributions to the filmmaking world. As part of our multicultural mandates, the Lavazza IncluCity is proud to partner with African Women Acting AWA to include the American, Canadian and Nigerian communities in our film festival. We cannot wait to welcome our esteemed guests to Toronto this summer.


ICFF is proud to partner with Rogers Communications, ICFF Official Communication Partner, and Christie® for the 2022 edition of the Lavazza IncluCity Festival.


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Sonia Aimy, ICFF Black/African Program Coordinator







Pride makes us artificial, and humility makes us real. According to Thomas Merton.

For those who have met the chubby, handsome Nigerian Canadian Oderinde Qasim Abiola you will agree he is an epitome of humility.

He is a serial entrepreneur who has masterminded a lot of catalysts in the Nigerian entertainment industry and in the diaspora.

Hunter as he is popularly called started show business far back in the late 90’s as one of Nigeria's youngest film marketers in the early stage of Nollywood.


He is a one of the pioneer members of the unique movie producers and marketers’ association of Nigeria.

Hunter, as a promoter, has successfully managed lots of international events in different countries.

He has done lots of successful events in Canada before covid era. They include; Kizz Daniel in Montreal,  boat cruise and  host of Nigeria's ‘A’-list celebrities.

His streak in 2022 has been a huge success. Back-to-back, one would say: the socialite who went on tour during his last vacation to the United Kingdom

, UAR, USA promised Nigerians resident in Canada the summer will

4jpg be fun. True to his words, Hunter TV has changed the narratives in event management and promotions.

He started with the tour that had award winning Nigerian comedians, Kenny black and MC Funny bones around different provinces and cities in Canada. Immediately after that he had a boat cruise tagged club on the sea, and within a month brought Wasiu Alabi Pasuma to Canada.

One amazing trend with this series of events was the support he got from the community and all the events got sold out.


 No doubt Hunter and his team deserved the awards category.

Oderinde Qasim Abiola, the CEO of Hunter TV Africa has proven he is an exceptional promoter and has established himself as a force to reckon with.

The astute Muslim devotee is happily married with kids.

Xphrame Media wishes Hunter and his team the best of years ahead