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With four laurels, including Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Lead Role, the much anticipated film on the aborted military coup of 1976, directed by Izu Ojukwu, shone at the Africa International Film Festival’s globe Award which held at the convention center of Eko Hotels and Suites on Saturday night.

Anchored by Uti Nwachukwu and Kemi Lala-Akindoju, the glamorous show also thrilled guests to a series of Broadway performances featuring Gideon Okeke who reenacted the life and times of the great Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Adesua Etomi and A’rese, a show which earned great applause and standing ovation from the audience.

Other winners include: Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film – Green White Green by Abba Makama, Best Lead Actress – Bimbo Akintola for 93 Days, Audience Choice Awards – Slow Country by Eric Aghimien.

Top dignitaries and celebrities spotted at the event include: Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State, Wangi Mba -Uzoukwu, Biola Alabi, Commissioner of Information and Culture, Steve Ayorinde, CEO of AMAA,  Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Kunle Afolayan, RMD, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Noah, Ayo Makun, Toni Tones, Hilda Dokubo, Kiki Omeili, Deyemi Okanlawon, Blessing Egbe, Izu Ojukwu, among others.

Detail list of Winners below:

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

SLOW COUNTRY

Director: Eric Aghimien

 

SHORT FILM CATEGORY

Best Student Short Film

KING OF GUANGZHOU

Director: QUESTER HANNAH

 

BEST ANIMATION FILM

AGORKOLI

Director: FRANCIS YUSHAU BROWN

 

BEST SHORT FILM

LODGERS

Director: KENI OGUNLOLA

 

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Documentary

NO WHERE TO RUN

Director: DAN MC CAIN

 

FEATURE FILM CATEGORY

Best Female Lead

BIMBO AKINTOLA

93 Days

 

SPECIAL MENTION

SOMKELE IDHALAMA

93 DAYS

 

BEST MALE LEAD

RAMSEY NOUAH for

76

 

SPECIAL MENTION

IFEANYI DIKE JR.

GREEN WHITE GREEN and All The Beautiful Colours in My Mosaic of Madness.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

EMMANUEL OKOMANYI & IZU OJUKWU for 76

 

BEST DIRECTOR

IZU OJUKWU

 

BEST NIGERIAN FILM

GREEN WHITE GREEN and All The Beautiful Colours in My Mosaic of Madness

Director: ABBA T. MAKAMA

 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

VAYA

Director: AKIN OMOTOSHO

 

BEST FEATURE

76

Director: IZU OJUKWU

 

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