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Joke Silva, Saint Obi, Stephanie Linus, Kunle Afolayan & More Movie Stars at the Launch of MTN Afrinolly Short Film Competition – View Photos & Details of the Contest



Budding and innovative filmmakers in Africa have received a boost as MTN Afrinolly, the premier Nigerian mobile phone app that enables users watch African movie trailers, launched a short film competition on Thursday November 1st 2012.

Chike Maduegbuna, Stephanie Linus & Kunle Afolayan

Nollywood Stars who graced the launch at the Southern Sun Hotel Ikoyi, Lagos include Joke Silva, Saint Obi, Stephanie Linus, Kunle Afolayan, Grace Edwin-Okon and more.  Other notable stakeholders at the event were Marc-André Schmachtel, Director Goethe-Institut;  Emeka Mba, immediate past Director-General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB); Peace Anyiam Osigwe, CEO African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA); Tex Benibo, Executive Director (Operations) Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC); Femi Odugbemi with Makin Soyinka, Founders and Directors of iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival (iREP); Victor Okhai, CEO International Film and Broadcast Academy; Chris Aniagolu, CEO Spirit Creations UK.

Meanwhile, Idy Enang, Kolawole Oyeyemi, General Manager (Consumer Marketing) of MTN Nigeria, Affiong Bassey, Country Marketing Manager Google, were among Corporate Executives at the event.


Joke Silva

Saint Obi & Stephanie Linus

Andre Blaze

Kunle Afolayan

Joke Silva & Femi Odugbemi

Kola Oyeyemi

Lanre Aina

Enuma Chigbo

Chike Maduegbuna, Makin Soyinka & Emeka Mba

Chike Maduegbuna, Charles Aniagolu, Makin Soyinka & Femi Odugbemi

Kunle Afolayan & Okundola Bamgboye

Cynthia Obioha, Saint Obi, Stephanie Linus, Chike Maduegbuna, Affiong Bassey & Ugonwa Nwoye

Chike Maduegbuna & Marc-Andre Schmachtel

Ojoma Ochai & Chike Maduegbuna

Chike Maduegbuna, Kola Oyeyemi & Idy Enang

Victor Okhai, Jane, Joke Silva & Tex Benibo

Competition Details
Tagged – ‘Afrinolly Short Film Competition’, the initiative is a video-based competition targeted at budding film-makers and documentary/animation content creators. Candidates are expected to submit a sub-15minutes film that can be easily assessed on mobile devices. The competition will run for three months and submissions will be made online on the website –

The competition will target over 1,000 film makers across Africa and ultimately provide the right push to some of the most talented creators in the continent. Winners will be rewarded with prizes worth $100,000 in cash and prizes across two categories; Short Movie and Documentary.

Members of the panel of judges include renowned experts in the film and entertainment industry globally. Among them are award winning Nollywood movie producers – Tunde Kelani, Emem Isong, Obi Emelonye and Femi Odugbemi. Others include Mahen Bonetti (USA), Franklin Leonard (USA), Bongiwe Selane (South Africa), Juliet Yaa Asante (Ghana), Carol Kathurima (Kenya), Tolu Ogunlesi and Nmachi Jidenma (Nigeria).

Entry opens on Thursday 1st November, 2012 and closes on Thursday 31st January, 2013.

Submission website

Updates can be found on Google+:
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  1. Jessica Lin

    November 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Saint Obi looking all fly.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      That’s what I was thinking looking at him…. and his body’s looking tight, or is it just the way that shirt pulls across his chest in the photo he’s in with Steph? Don’t judge me for looking, just makes me want to head to the gym right now…

  2. Onyinye

    November 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    am joining

  3. Baba Olowo

    November 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Fly indeed……..Sunglasses at an indoor event. LOL!!!

    • simi

      November 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      It seems to be the new trend!!!!! LOL

    • ha ha ha

      November 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      the glasses sef be like windshield… lol but the suit is nice… lookin better than Andre’s tailor-loron…

  4. rew

    November 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    oooh, Saint Obi has cleaned up nicely.

  5. Aisha

    November 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Saint Obi is it! He knows what fits him.

  6. elfreda

    November 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Saint obi all clean,his wife is vry rich.

  7. Anisere Akinade

    November 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    What has saint done wrong hm aproko ppl? anyway, its a new development in Africa nd i may also join.

  8. Gods own

    November 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Graceful Joke silver

  9. partyrider

    November 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Joke Silva..sigh
    seeing her always warms my heart 🙂

  10. gem ma

    November 6, 2012 at 2:33 am

    pls if i may ask,y d presence of stephanie,joke silva and saint obi?as in to give speech abi just show for pictures?i don get.pls someone explain t o me

  11. praise

    November 6, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Joke Silva just turned 50 but wants to be acting like she’s in her 70s… Just awful. She’s way younger than Tina Knowles sha…

    • partyrider

      November 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      awful? what concerns you with how she behaves for God’s sake..
      u nigerians just like to run your mouth and run people down with every opportunity.
      abeg fall back joor..mstchew

    • praise

      November 7, 2012 at 4:43 am

      it’s best u shut it considering that she not only acts 70, she LOOKS 70 too. I’m guessing she’s your neighbor’s cousin’s pastor’s aunty’s sister-in-law. Schew.

  12. onnari

    November 6, 2012 at 5:34 am

    good initiative….is joke Silva cold?

  13. pynk

    November 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Joke Silva always makes me wanna get older. Grace!

  14. oma

    November 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

    why on earth do nigerian celebrities wear sunglasses in an indoor event?

    • Hayzey

      November 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

      1. Not only “nigerian celebrities” do it.
      2. It’s an accessory. Not everything is about utility. You wear a watch to tell the time but that doesn’t mean you won’t wear it at an event where there are clocks everywhere.

    • buchi

      November 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Hayzey we should be friends! Educate them pls! ppl should learn to leave others in peace abeg. LOL. if person wan wear glasses, fall down break teeth, leave am!

  15. Chum chum

    November 6, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Saint Obi long time no see o!

  16. Priscy

    November 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

    saint obi…yummy. Steph also looks good

  17. Chynadollng

    November 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

    See analyzing!
    Good one Hayzey… i get it for the paparazzi abroad, but here in Naija, who dey chase Saint Obi?*not interested*
    But yes, u proved ur point..Lol….

  18. versence

    November 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Hi, when they say present a short-film, do they mean just the ‘SCREENPLAY’ Pls someone help!

  19. Violette

    November 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Joke Silva looks sooo tired. Hope shes ok.
    Saint Obi, yummy yummy

  20. Mana

    November 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Love Stephanie’s outfit!

  21. Sunshine

    November 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    St. Obi, I miss you so much!!!! I so miss the Naija movie stars I started watching about 8 to 10 years ago.

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