Monday, 8 October 2012

Afro-Hollywood Awards...Make your picks

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)
-Funke Adesiyan
-Ayo Adesanya
-Laide Bakare

Best Supporting Actress (Yoruba language film)
-Mosun Filani
-Toyin Aimaku
-Toyosi Adesanya
Best Actor (Yoruba language film)
-Odunlade Adekola
-Adefemi Salami
-Gabriel Afolayan
Best Supporting Actor (Yoruba language film)
-Muka Ray
-Femi Fadeyi
-Don Richards
Best Actor (Hausa language film)
-Aminu Sherif Momoh
-Ibrahim Maishunku
-Babelle Hayatu
Best Actress (Hausa language film)
-Sadiya Mohammed
-Mayam Booth
-Jamila Umar Nagudu
Veteran Actor
-Tafa Oloyede
-Kayode Olasehinde
-Gbolagade Akinpelu
Veteran Actress
-Abeni Balogun
-Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero)
-Iyabo Ogunsola
Best Director (English film)
-Mahmud Ali Balogun
-Bond Emeruwa
-Chidi Nwakobia
Best Director (Yoruba film)
-Ayinde Sansaliu
-Yemi Amodu
-Bayo Tijani
Best Marketer (Yoruba film)
-Alhaji Toyin Uthman (Toymax Film Holdings)
-Biodun Ibitola (Remdel Ultimal)
-Ishola Saheed (Isolak Films)
Best Marketer (English film)
-Andy Best
-Cosmos Ndulue
-Bayo Tijani
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!!!

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