Tonto Dikeh, Chika Ike, Oge Okoye, Others Nominated For Afro Hollywood Awards 2012 In London

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 The African Voice Newspaper UK has now released nominees for the 17th African Film Awards 2012 better known as Hollywood Awards. Winners of each category will be announced at a special ceremony in Akure, Ondo State on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Each of the winners would have the opportunity to attend the prestigious annual awards in London. 

Top actresses like Tonto Dikeh, Chika Ike and Omoni Oboli will slug it out in the best actress category while South Africa’s leading actor, Jafta Mamabolo (famed for his role in Otelo Burning) will have Nigeria’s Joseph Benjamin (Tango With Me) and Ghana’s Van Vicker to fight in order to win in the best African actor category. 

The award has helped to make Nollywood popular and opened an array of opportunities for past recipients. Commenting on this year’s edition, Prince Mike Abiola, publisher of African Voice Newspaper UK and Chairman of the awards committee said “the awards ceremony will attract British African stars from film and television, British producers seeking collaboration with Nollywood practitioners and high net worth British Africans seeking to invest in Africa’s leading film industry.

“Akure in Ondo State has been chosen to announce the finalists from Nollywood this year to promote peaceful electioneering in the forth coming Governorship elections in the state. It is hoped that the popularity of Nollywood and wide acceptance of the award brand will drive international media attention to the variety of tourist attractions in the state such as the historic Idanre Hills.”

A distinguished and independent panel of film critics, respected for their expertise in the film industry, will decide the eventual winners of each award category.

The awards, celebrating excellence in African Film and tourism, will also be an opportunity to highlight the tourism development plans of African states, as the event coincides with the World Tourism Market, the leading global event for the tourism industry.

 

Below are the nominees; 

 

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 Nwakobia

 

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)

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