Joseph Benjamin, Van Vicker Battle For Afro Hollywood Awards

Organizers of the African Film Awards aka the Afro Hollywood Awards have announced the nominees for the 17th edition of the awards.

The likes of Nigerian actors Nonso Diobi, Yemi Blaq, Tonto Dike, Chika Ike and Omoni Oboli have been placed in the ‘Best Actor and Actress’ categories.

The coveted prize is however the ‘African Actor of the Year’ which fields Nigerian actor Joseph Benjamin, Ghana’s Van Vicker and South African Jafta Mamabolo as nominees.

‘The awards ceremony will attract British African stars from film & television, British producers seeking collaboration with Nollywood practitioners and high net worth British Africans seeking to invest in Africa’s leading film industry’, Prince Mike Abiola, Chairman of the awards committee said.

The awards ceremony will hold on Saturday, November 3 at Stratford Town Hall, 29 Broadway, Stratford, London. However, winners in each award category, who will be attending the prestigious annual awards in London, will be announced at a special ceremony on Wednesday 10th October in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Full list of nominees below

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 Nwakobi

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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