The African Voice Newspaper, UK, has released its nominees for the 17th African Film Awards 2012 a.k.a Afro Hollywood Awards.
The winners in each award category, who will be attending the prestigious annual awards in London, will be announced at a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 10, in Akure, Ondo State.
View the nominees for the different award categories below -
African Actor of the year:
-Jafta Mamabolo from South Africa
-Joseph Benjamin from Nigeria
-Van Vicker from Ghana
Best Actress (English Language Film)
-Chika Ike from Nigeria
-Tonto Dike from Nigeria
-Omoni Oboli from Nigeria
Best Supporting Actress (English Language Film)
-Kiki Omeili from Nigeria
-Nse Ikpe Etim from Nigeria
-Oge Okoye from Nigeria
Best Actress (Yoruba Language Film)
Best Supporting Actress (Yoruba language film)
Best Actor (Yoruba language film)
Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba language film)
Best Actor (Hausa language film)
-Aminu Sherif Momoh
Best Actress (Hausa language film)
-Jamila Umar Nagudu
-Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero)
Best Director (English film)
-Mahmud Ali Balogun
Best Director (Yoruba film)
Best Marketer (Yoruba film)
-Alhaji Toyin Uthman (Toymax Film Holdings)
-Biodun Ibitola (Remdel Ultimal)
-Ishola Saheed (Isolak Films)
Best Marketer (English film)
Best Comedy Talent
-Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin)
-Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka)
-Helen Paul (Tatafo)
According to Prince Mike Abiola, the publisher of African Voice Newspaper UK and Chairman of the awards committee, “the awards ceremony will attract British African stars from film & television, British producers seeking collaboration with Nollywood practitioners and high net worth British Africans seeking to invest in Africa’s leading film industry.
“Akure in Ondo State has been chosen to announce the finalists from Nollywood this year to promote peaceful electioneering in the forth coming Governorship elections in the state. It is hoped that the popularity of Nollywood and wide acceptance of the award brand will drive international media attention to the variety of tourist attractions in the state such as the historic Idanre Hills”.
Meanwhile, I think we can all agree that Nollywood is a great force to reckon-with in the African film industry. I think I am going to be a little biased in my pick for the Best Comedy Talent... anyway, #sealedlips, hehehehehehehehe. Feel free to let us know your favourite in each of the different categories above...We also say a big 'CONGRATS' to all the nominees, more feathers to your caps. Cheers!!!