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'76' wins top awards at AFRIFF

21 November 2016, 17:45

Lagos - 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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