Forest Whitaker steps out in Jo’burg for Godfather of Harlem


The Oscar-winner took to the mean streets of Jozi for an exclusive fan screening of the gritty crime series.

It was an evening of celebration filled with South African acting greats and, of course, the man of the moment, Forest Whitaker.

The Godfather of Harlem screening was an exclusive preview of Episodes 5 and 6 of the series, hosted at the iconic Market Theatre in the heart of Newtown, Johannesburg.

It was a star-studded event that saw the likes of Jeffrey Mofokeng, Pamela Nomvete, Sophie Ndaba and Celeste Ntuli grace the red carpet alongside Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, who is currently in South Africa for the Godfather of Harlem press tour.

Caption: The man himself, Forest Whitaker looked like anything but a crime boss as he stepped out in Newton, Johannesburg to meet his South African fans.

Caption: Radio personality and host of Celebrity Game Night, Anele Mdoda, was the MC for the Godfather of Harlem fan screening.

Caption: Comedian and actress Celeste Ntuli looked bright-eyed at the Godfather of Harlem screening in Newtown.

Caption: Actor Jeffrey Mofokeng and his wife Claudine were dressed in Harlem style for the big event.

Caption: Actress Pamela Nomvete brought a pinch of African style to downtown Jozi.

Caption: Never one to dress conservatively, Real Housewives of Johannesburg S2 star Tarina Patel brought her A-game to the red carpet.

Caption: Sophie Ndaba, who will be starring in the next season of Lockdown, looked incredible.

What is Godfather of Harlem about?

The Godfather of Harlem is about infamous 1960s crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) who returns from Alcatraz to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in a shambles. With the streets now ruled by the Italian mob, Bumpy forms an unlikely alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X to regain his position as the Godfather of Harlem.


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