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) Jafta Mamabolo (South Africa)(Nollywood Film category)
BEST ACTOR (ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM) Nonso Diobi Femi Branch Yemi Blaq
BEST ACTRESS (ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM) Chika Ike Tonto Dike Omoni Oboli
BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING ROLE IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM) Kiki Omeili Nse Ikpe Etim Oge Okoye
BEST ACTRESS (YORUBA LANGUAGE FILM) Funke Adesiyan Ayo Adesanya Laide Bakare
BEST ACTRESS (SUPPORTING ROLE IN A YORUBA LANGUAGE FILM) Mosun Filani Toyin Aimaku Toyosi Adesanya
BEST ACTOR (YORUBA LANGUAGE FILM) Odunlade Adekola Adefemi Salami Gabriel Afolayan
BEST ACTOR (SUPPORTING ROLE IN A 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 Nwakobi
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)