As Britain celebrates the Black Histry Month, All lovers of arts, film and culture are encouraged to join the celebration of excellence in Nollywood, Black British Film & TV Stars on SATURDAY 5/NOV/ 2016 at STRATFORD TOWN HALL 29 The Broadway Stratford, London E15 4BQ. Red Carpet & Drinks cocktail from 6.00pm. Awards ceremony, comedy, music, dinner and dance thereafter.
Meanwhile, the list of UK Nominees for the 20th African Film Awards 2016 is out.
Among the British Black Film & TV stars and UK Nollywood, it is an extremely tight contest among some experienced and new entrants. The jury has described it as the most competitive ever.
Also, in the UK TV series, you have the competition among producers of the established programmes and the new ones. A new drama series “Concealed”isshortlisted alongsideHousewives and Girlfriends and Meet The Adebanjos.
Here is the list of UK Nominees for the 20th African Film Awards 2016
1. Best Black British Actor
Damson Idris Snowfall
Chucky Charles Venn EastEnders BBC1 Soap
Tobi Bakare Kingsman: The secret Service
2. Best Black British Actress (TV Series)
Helen Adenike Osabutey Housewives and Girlfriends
Yetunde Oduwole Meet The Adebanjos
Christa King Concealed
3. Best Producer (TV Series)
Concealed Sandra Koree
Housewives and Girlfriends Rhoda Wilson
Meet The Adebanjos Debra Odutuyo
4. Best Actress Nollywood UK
Toyin Moore 69
Ngozi Igwebike Oxford Gardens
Sarah Okereke The Return Of The Don
5. Best Actress (Supporting Role) Nollywood UK
Tiya Busola Odebode 2nd Wife
Tolulope Yesufu Murderer In Law
Cordelia Imeh 69
6. Best Actor Nollywood UK
Danny Erskine Oga Detective
Olukunle Fafowora 2nd Wife
Malcom A Benson Return of The Don
7. Best Actor (Supporting Role) Nollywood UK
Collins Archie-Pearce Oxford Gardens
Ferguson Jack Housewives and Girlfriends
Oladapo Opayinka 69
8. Best Film Nollywood UK
2nd Wife by JOT Organisation
Oxford Gardens by Obi Emenlonye
Return of The Don by Benalex Media Production
9. Best Director Nollywood UK
Nelson Spyk 2nd Wife
Obi Emenloye Oxford Gardens
Malcom A Benson Return of The Don
10. Best Promoter (African Films UK)
Gladys Ndonyi Tantoh G CLASS Entertainment Ltd
Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade Nollywood UK
Euphemia Chukwu Fame Star Media
11. African Film Awards 2016 Rising Star
Vivi Amie Chris Oxford Gardens
Ene Oloye Housewives and Girlfriends
Jenneh Amadu Kamanda 2nd Wife
London will host the prestigious annual African Film Awards which promote and honour excellence in Nollywood, Best of African Cinema and Black British Stars in Film & Television on Saturday, 5th November, 2016 at the Old Stratford Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford London E15 4BQ Time: 6.00pm till late.
The African Voice Newspaper UK, organisers of the awards said, the special 20th anniversary edition of the African Film Awards looks to promote British Nigerian Film Collaboration. The awards is expected to be a glamourous evening with high net-worth individuals, film investors and experts in the film industry.
To further add value and build capacity in the industry, the Organising Committee has included a Master Class/Training Workshop in partnership with an award-winning Independent Producer/Executive Producer of 20 drama series, 6 TV movies and 16 feature films. Co-founder of Red Rooster Film and Television Entertainment Company.
The training workshop is designed to chart a partway to success for new entrants into the film industry in the areas of acting, film funding, distribution, producing, directing, short film, script writing and highlights on the essentials required to get films noticed by independent distributors.
Closing date: Interested participants should register by 31st October 2016.
Mike Abiola, founder of the African Film Awards said, “The 20th Special Awards Ceremony will be honouring deserving recipients who have contributed immensely to the growth of the film industry. Lovers of the fast growing film industry in Africa, Nollywood will have the opportunity to celebrate with their favourite stars at the glamourous film awards ceremony, evening of comedy, dinner, music and dance.”
The 20th Anniversary edition of the African Film Awards will be attended by top UK government officials, diplomats, head of multi-national organisations, delegations from Hollywood, Bollywood, BAFTA, BFI, practitioners from different African countries and film enthusiasts.
African Film Awards otherwise known as Afro Hollywood Awards has honoured over 300 recipients since its inception in 1996. The awards have served the purposes of promoting and advancing the dynamic growth of Africa’s Film and Arts in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom uniting the Africans and Caribbean communities.
Tickets to attend the glamourous film awards ceremony are currently on sale on