Winners from the 21st African Film Awards 2017

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All the winners from the 21st African Film Awards

  • Talking Dolls wins Best Feature – few minutes after winning Best Director
  • The night in pictures
  • Keynote Speech by AFA Founder, Prince Mike Abiola

The Producer & Director of Talking Dolls celebrate with Linda James an award-winning Independent Producer/Executive Producer of 20 drama series and Governor of the British Film Institute (BFI)

Best Actress in Lead Role

  • Tolulope Yesufu (HELP)
  • Funmilayo Awolo (Unpredictable Romance)
  • WINNER: Roseline Sanni Ajose (IN A STRANGE LAND)
  • Jenneh Amadu Kamanda (2nd Wife)
  • Euphemia Chukwu (Gold Dust Ikenga)

Roseline Sanni Ajose wins Best Actress in Lead Role for IN A STRANGE LAND. Award presented by Princess Aderonke Adelowo and Mr Anjorin. Photos: Isaac Adegbite

Best Actor in Lead Role

  • Danny Erskine (Unpredictable Romance)
  • WINNER: Olukunle Samuel Fafowora (2nd Wife)
  • William Kemeh (IN A STRANGE LAND)

 

Best Actor in Supporting Role

  • Tudor Leaf (Unpredictable Romance)
  • Kunle Oladeji (Talking Dolls)
  • Ken Smart (2nd Wife)
  • Malcolm A Benson (Gold Dust Ikenga)
  • WINNER: Max Cavenham (Desecration)

Max Cavenham wins Best Actor in Supporting Role for Desecration. Award presented by Dr. Dayo Olomu. Photograph: Isaac Adegbite

Best Actress in Supporting Role

  • Helen Gold Osabutey (HELP)
  • WINNER: Nicola Alexis (DESECRATION)
  • Ngozi Thompson (IN A STRANGE LAND)
  • Marie Gomez Sarkis (TALKING DOLLS)
  • Sibongile Radebe (UNPREDICTABLE ROMANCE)

Best Screen Play

  • WINNERDesecration by Bode Odetoye
  • Help by Tolulope Yesufu
  • Talking Dolls by Franklin Ubi
  • 2nd Wife by Hadiza Mohammed


Desecration wins Best Screen Play. Award presented to Bode Odetoye by Dr. Henry Okosun and wife Cordelia. Photograph: Isaac Adegbite

Best Feature Film

  • DESECRATION by Bode Odetoye
  • Help by Tolulope Yesufu
  • IN A STRANGE LAND by Roseline Sanni Ajose
  • WINNER: Talking Dolls by Marc Adebesin
  • Unpredictable Romance by Francis Uwadi
  • Who Am I by Stella Maris Okafor

 

Best indigenous movie

  • WINNER: (Who Am I) by Stella Maris Okafor
  • (Broken Bride) by George Kelly

Best UK Producer

  • IN A STRANGE LAND by Roseline Sanni Ajose
  • Who Am I by Stella Maris Okafor
  • Talking Dolls by Marc Adebesin
  • WINNER: Gold Dust Ikenga by Malcolm Benson

Malcolm Benson wins Best UK Producer for Gold Dust Ikenga and his numerous work in UK Nollywood. Award presented by Alhaji Ahmed. Photograph: Isaac Adegbite
  • Best Executive Producer African Voice UK (Special Category)
  • WINNERLABO – Dr. Sunday Popoola
  • WINNERPRISCA’S PRODUCTIONS – Rev. Dr Prisca Richards
  • WINNER18 Carat Mama – Mr. Godwin Osabutey

Rotimi Salami wins Best African Actor of the Year for Just Not Married. Award presented by members of Make Our Leaders Foundation to Mrs Bola Salami

Best Short Films

  • WINNERLodgers by Keni Ogunlola
  • Sambisa by Uche Aguh
  • Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa by Nosa Igbinedion

Best Director

  • UNPREDICTABLE ROMANCE  Francis Uwadi 
  • DESECRATION Niyi Towolawi
  • WINNER: TALKING DOLLS Sukie Oduwole
  • IN A STRANGE LAND Teru Ekuerhare

 

Best Actress (TV Series)

  • WINNER: Funmi Ogidan Bello Housewives & Girlfriends
  • Moji Bamtefa Meet The Adebanjos
  • Nayo Jobson Concealed

Best Actress in Supporting Role (TV Series)

  • WINNER: Helen Gold Osabutey (Housewives & Girlfriends)
  • Moji Bamtefa – Meet The Adebanjos
  • Tayo Anthonio – Concealed

Best African Actor of the Year

  • Daniel K Daniel (Talking Doll)
  • Chiwentalu Agu (Who Am I)
  • Joseph Benjamin (DESECRATION)
  • Daniel Lloyd (HELP)
  • WINNER: Rotimi Salami (Just Not Married)
  • WINNER: Rita Dominic DESECRATION

Nafisat Abdullahi wins Outstanding Actress in African Film in (Hausa Language category). Award presented by Dr Alistair Soyode.

African Film in (Hausa Language category)

  • Nafisat Abdullahi (Outstanding Actress)
  • Ramadan Booth (Best Actor)

Ramadan Booth wins Best Actor) win Best Actor African Film in (Hausa Language category). Award presented by Dr. Alistair Soyode. Photograph: Isaac Adegbite

African Film in Yoruba Language category

  • Yomi Fabiyi Best Supporting Actor in Supporting Role)   
  • Laide Bakare (Best Actress)

Laide Bakare wins Best Actress African Film in Yoruba Language category. Award presented by Mrs Martha Okpi. Photo: Isaac Adegbite

 Best Actor (UK – TV Series)

  • Zackary Momoh (BBC Series Doctor)
  • WINNER: Van Vicker (Housewives & Girlfriends)
  • Arinze Kene (Shave The Cat)

 

Best Actor in Supporting Role (UK – TV Series)

  • Damson Idris (BBC series Casualty)
  • WINNER: Ken Smart (Housewives & Girlfriends)
  • Joshua Okusanya (Sambisa)

Ken Smart wins Best Actor in Supporting Role (UK – TV Series) Housewives & Girlfriends. Award presented by Mr. Peter Badejo OBE.

Award Founder urges African leaders to use film to rebrand the continent.


Prince Mike Abiola Founder and wife veteran actress Golda John Abiola African Film Awards Event Director

In his keynote speech, Prince Mike Abiola, founder of the African Film Awards congratulates both nominees and winners saying that they all deserve commendation. He said, “You are doing a great and noticeable work of telling our stories like no one else would”.

Prince Abiola said, “Films are important tools to document, influence and entertain. Awards are not only essential for the growth of the industry it also helps investors in determining where to put their money while helping to grow the audience for filmmakers”.

The founder and Publisher of African Voice Newspaper UK, the organisers of the annual African Film Awards urge governments in the continent of Africa to use film to change the narratives and rebrand the image of the continent.

He said, “Today Nollywood is the second largest film industry in the world and according to available statistics, It is worth $3.3b.

Without a doubt, African Voice Newspaper UK, the organisers of the annual African Film Awards have played a pivotal role. It is encouraging that successive government in Nigeria are beginning to appreciate the contributions of Nollywood to the economy but there is the need for conscious effort on the part of the government to support the expansion of Nollywood into Europe and America”.

Prince Mike said the awards has enjoyed the support of UK based African Businesses such as Regency International Clinic, Anne Gift Foundation, Obaseki Solicitors, Gab Associates, Kato Enterprise’s distributors of Ultimalt, Travel Centre Clapham agents of flyafricadirect.com, Esther Ajayi Foundation and Love of Christ Generation Church (C & S) London.

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