Organizers of the African Film Awards aka the Afro Hollywood Awards have announced the nominees for the 17th edition of the awards.
The likes of Nigerian actors Nonso Diobi, Yemi Blaq, Tonto Dike, Chika Ike and Omoni Oboli have been placed in the ‘Best Actor and Actress’ categories.
The coveted prize is however the ‘African Actor of the Year’ which fields Nigerian actor Joseph Benjamin, Ghana’s Van Vicker and South African Jafta Mamabolo as nominees.
‘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’, Prince Mike Abiola, Chairman of the awards committee said.
The awards ceremony will hold on Saturday, November 3 at Stratford Town Hall, 29 Broadway, Stratford, London. However, winners in each award category, who will be attending the prestigious annual awards in London, will be announced at a special ceremony on Wednesday 10th October in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Full list of nominees below
AFRICAN ACTOR OF THE YEAR (AFRICAN FILM CATEGORY)
Joseph Benjamin (Nigeria)
Van Vicker (Ghana)
BEST ACTOR (ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM)
BEST ACTRESS (ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM)
BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING ROLE IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM)
Nse Ikpe Etim
BEST ACTRESS (YORUBA LANGUAGE FILM)
BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING ROLE IN A YORUBA LANGUAGE FILM)
BEST ACTOR (YORUBA LANGUAGE FILM)
BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING ROLE IN A YORUBA LANGUAGE FILM)
BEST ACTOR (HAUSA LANGUAGE FILM)
Aminu Sherif Momoh
BEST ACTRESS (HAUSA LANGUAGE FILM)
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)
BEST MARKETER (ENGLISH FILM)
BEST COMEDY TALENT
Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin)
Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka)