‘NAFCA Honors Hollywood’ Names Odile Koudou Author of ‘The Blessing Legacy’ as a Literary Arts Award-Winner for 2015

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Odile Koudou, author of “The Blessing Legacy” (http://www.theblessinglegacy.com), has been named an “NAFCA Honors Hollywood” award-winner. She will be featured at an exclusive ceremony at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles; Koudou’s book was recently adapted into a screenplay.

Actor and writer Philip Kroopf, who worked on the script, agrees, noting that, “A true faith story at this point in time is very valuable.”

Although Odile Koudou was born in a small African village, she had big dreams thanks to the seeds of faith lovingly planted in her heart by her father. Those seeds continue to bring forth fruit: The author has been named an “NAFCA Honors Hollywood” award-winner in recognition of her successful and heart-warming book, “The Blessing Legacy” (http://www.theblessinglegacy.com).

MCA (http://myclassifiedads.net) is helping the award-winning author get the word out about her book, which is subtitled “A Memoir of Africa, a Father’s Faith, and a Destiny Fulfilled.” It is a poignant narrative penned by Odile about her dramatic journey from poverty to success.

In addition to the Literary Arts Award from NAFCA (Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards), Odile has garnered honors from the World Music & International Film Festival and the Universal Achievement Award. Support and accolades from the literary and film community were among the reasons Odile had “The Blessing Legacy” adapted into a screenplay.

Here’s what NAFCA has to say:

“Odile Koudou is an African-born author living in the United States and the author of ‘The Blessing Legacy,’ a book about Africa's Ivory Coast. Odile Koudou is daughter to Orega Koudou, a poor farmer, but Orega possesses unequaled Faith in an Almighty power that fills him with joy, and he believes solid education is the key to his daughter’s success. His Faith that he instills in his daughter Odile convinces her that, with it, she can achieve anything.”

The fifth annual NAFCA awards ceremony takes place Sept. 12 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The program will be aired worldwide. According to organizers, more than 500 million are expected to view the event.

Other NAFCA award winners for 2015 include: Dr. Kole Odutola, author and lecturer; Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize winner, playwright; and, Dr. Princess Fumi S. Hancock, author and filmmaker.

On the heels of the NAFCA news, Odile has announced that WJZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, is airing an inspiration commercial about “The Blessing Legacy.” It can be viewed online at http://wjzcreative.com/book.

The video is timely, given the growing interest for turning her book of faith into a family friendly feature film.

“I think it would make a very good feel-good movie,” said her veteran agent William Kerwin.

Actor and writer Philip Kroopf, who worked on the script, agrees, noting that, “A true faith story at this point in time is very valuable.”

The NAFCA award has motivated Odile all the more:

“My vision is to give hope for the hopeless—especially the woman, the African woman,” she said, adding that, “There is hope when you believe in God.”

For more information about “The Blessing Legacy” and Odile’s inspirational story, go to http://theblessinglegacy.com. The book is also available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and at XulonPress.com. (Paperback $16.99; hardback, $26.99.)

ABOUT: In addition to being a successful author, Odile Koudou has worked as a stockbroker, bank manager and mortgage banker. Currently she is a real estate investor. She and her husband are blessed with two wonderful daughters. Odile is a client of MCA (http://myclassifiedads.net), full-service ad agency based in Tampa.

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