Awards will expose African Films on a higher scale to the international market

Nominees for the 5th edition of the Zulu African film academy awards Awards (Zafaa) have been announced.

The event is scheduled to hold in London from October 19 – 20, with the most fascinating red carpet.

The nominations were announced August 19 during the unveiling ceremony at O’Jez Restaurant, Surulere, Lagos.

Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs was nominated as Best Actor for his role Adesuwa, while other nominees in the same category include Joseph Benjamin, and John Dumelo. Actresses Funke Akindele, Monalisa Chinda, and Nadia Buari were nominated in the Best Actress category.

Other nominees include Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Martha Ankomah who were both nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award. Lancelot Imasuen, Desmond Elliot, and Ruke Amata were nominated for the Best Director award.

ZAFAA will open with multiple events in collaboration with International Film Makers; a film seminar, which would enlighten more about Hollywood and professional film making; investment forum, cultural displays and film shows at one of the most attractive cinema in Central London.

The awards aims at rewarding hardworking Africans who have been in the acting profession over the years for their time, energy and resources spent in projecting the African film industry to receive international acclaim.
Previous winners include; Ngozi Ezeonu for Best Comedy Actor (Female), Daniel Ademinokan for Best Director Indigenous, Kenneth Okonkwor for Best Lead Actor, Majid Michael for Best Actor, Yemi Blaq for Best Supporting Actor. Genevieve Nnaji took home the Best Lead Actress for her role in Mirror Boy, while Ini Edo won the Best Actress Indigenous.

Other winners include; Emem Isong for Best Producer, Obi Emelonye for Best Film, and Olu Jacobs for Life Time Achievement Award.

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