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Majid Michel, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Iretiola Doyle, 2Face Idibia, “Weekend Getaway’, P-Square,” Alan Poza” & More Nominated for the 2013 NAFCAs | View the Full List



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Majid Michel

The nominations list for the third annual Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) has been released.

Scheduled to take place at the Warner Theatre, Washington DC, USA on Saturday 14th September 2013, the awards ceremony will see some of the biggest names in the African film industry in attendance.

Check out the full list.

2013 NAFCAs

General Categories
Best Film
Alan Poza
Ninah’s Dowry
Weekend Getaway
One Night in Vegas
Le Silence Pure

Best Indigenous Film
The Blessed Curse
The Hands of Fate
Le Silence Pure
Deceit of the gods

Best Drama
Alan Poza
The Hunters
Le Silence Pure
Weekend Getaway
Ninah’s Dowry

Best Comedy
Alan Poza
Mrs. Somebody
American Mama
Wife for Ozobia

Best Docu-Drama
A Wish – Brest Cancer
The Hand of Fate – HIV
Boys Cry – Bullying
Ninah’s Dowry – Dowry
Le Silence Pure

Best TV/Online Series
Wife for Ozobia
African Connection
Adams Apple

Best Short Film/Trailer
The Fetus
Hungry For You Honey

Best Cinematography
A Wish
Alan Poza
Ninah’s Dowry
Weekend Getaway
One Night in Vegas

Best Screenplay
Letters to My Mother
Boys Cry
Alan Poza
Ninah’s Dowry
One Night in Vegas

Best Editing
Weekend Getaway
Alan Poza
Ninah’s Dowry
One Night in Vegas
Boys Cry

Best Sound
Page 36
Ninah’s Dowry
Turning Point
One Night in Vegas
Boys Cry

Best Original Score
America The True Dream – The Fetus
Crazy World – Somewhere in Baltimore
Zahara Loliwe – Pink Poison
False Engagement – False Engagement
Pariwo – Mind of the Enemy

Best Visual Effects
The Blessed Curse
One Night in Vegas
The Hunters
The Fetus

Best Costume
The Price
Page 36
African Connection
Le Silence Pure

Best Make-up
The Blessed Curse
The Fetus
Ninah’s Dowry
The Price

Best Actor in a leading Role
Majid Michel – The Price
Ramsey Nouah – Weekend Getaway
Adjetey Anang – The Hunters
Jim Iyke – Blood or Wine
Anurin Nwunembom – Ninah’s Diary

Best Actress in a leading role
Beverly Naya – Alan Poza
Jackie Appiah – The Hunters
Iretiola Doyle – Torn
Mbufung Seikeh – Ninah’s Diary
Genevieve Nnaji – Weekend Getaway

Best Actor in a supporting role
Adjetey Annang – Letters to My Mother
Eddie Watson – Letters to My Mother
John Ijie – The Hands of Fate
Kofi Adjorlolo – The Price
Uti Nwachkwu – Weekend Getaway

Best Actress in a supporting role
Kalsume Sinare – The Price
Patience Ozokwor – American Mama
Ini Edo – Weekend Getaway
Beverly Naya – Weekend Getaway
Monalisa Chinda – Weekend Getaway

Best Child Actor in a Film
Oley Saidykhan – The Hands of Fate
Elijah Kondeh – Boys Cry
Boakai Kimbo – Boys Cry
Ceareh Hamiltonc – Boys Cry
Marisha Nayee – Angel & the Mailman

Best Director in a Film
Charles Novia – Alan Poza
Pascal Amanfo – Letters to My Mother
Tom Robson – Mrs. Somebody
Desmond Elliot – Weekend Getaway
Victor Viyuoh – Ninah’s Dowry

Diaspora Categories
Best film in Diaspora
Le Silence Pure
Page 36
One Night in Vegas
Boys Cry

Best Drama Diaspora Film
Turning Point
Page 36
Boys Cry
One Night in Vegas

Best Screenplay Diaspora Film
Turning Point
Page 36
One Night in Vegas
Boys Cry

Best Cinematography Diaspora Film
Turning Point
Page 36
One Night in Vegas
Black Money
Le Silence Pure

Best Actor in a leading role Diaspora Film
Igoni Archibong – Turning Point
Pascal Atuma – Secret Past
Egbi Perez – Page 36
Montel Swaray – Temperamental
John Dumelo – One Night in Vegas

Best Actress in a leading role Diaspora
Yvonne Nelson – One Night in Vegas
Jackie Appiah – Turning Point
Uche Jombo – Unguarded
Marie Solo Peters – Le Silence Pure
Fatima Koroma – Nurses from Hell

Best Actor in a supporting role Diaspora Film
Ernie Hudson – Turning Point
Jimmy Jean Louis – One Night in Vegas
Ash Da Vito – African Connection
Van Vicker – One Night in Vegas
Michael Blackson – One Night in Vegas

Best Actress in a supporting role Diaspora Film
Merlisa Langellier – Page 36
KD Hubert – Turning Point
Sarodj Bertin – One Night in Vegas
Gloria Washington – Nurses From Hell
Chisom Oz Lee – Unguarded

Best Director in a Diaspora Film
Mitchel .A. Jones – Boys Cry
John Uche – One Night In Vegas
Robert Peters – Le Silence Pure
Don Okolo – Page 36
Bethels Aguomoh – Unguarded

Nollywood & African People’s Choice Awards
Favourite Actor
Benedict Johnson
Joseph Benjamin
Majid Michel
Emmanuel Mensah
Chamberlyne Okoro

Favourite Actress
Ify Hollywood
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Fatima Jabbe
Monalisa Chinda
Queen Amina

Favourite Director
Kunle Afolayan
Prinze Whyee
Ibrahim Ceesay
Pascal Amanfo
Kathryn Fasegha

Favourite Screenwriter
Emem Isong
Andrew Campbell
Pascal Amanfo

Favourite Male Artiste Diaspora
Koby Maxwell
Sky J

Favourite Female Artiste Diaspora
Soleil Diva
Uba Unwudiwe

Favourite Artiste of the Year
Yemi Sax
2 Face Idibia

Favourite Song of the Year by
2 Face Idibia
P-Square – Beautiful Onyinye
Flavour – Ashawo

Favourite Video of the Year by
P-Square –  Beautiful Onyinye
Flavour – Ashawo

The NAFCA Special Honours
Lifetime Achievement Awards
President Jonathan E. Goodluck (Federal Republic of Nigeria)
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Republic of Liberia)

Image Awards
HE Hon. First Lady Dr. Patience Goodluck (Federal Republic of Nigeria)
Amobi Okoye – Humanitarian (USA)
Curtis Jackson – Humanitarian (USA)
Hon. Speaker Tambuwal – Humanitarian (Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Special NAFCA Patriot Awards
Engr. Noah Dallaji – Humanitarian (Nigeria)
Kabiru Nuhu Poloma – Humanitarian Nollywood Friendly (Nigeria)
Prince Tom Ateke – Humanitarian/Nollywood Friendly (Nigeria)

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  1. Mabel

    July 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Majid is just too cute abeg

    • aisha

      July 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      my sister he is more than cute..this man de kill me softly woo

  2. Mama Mia!!!

    July 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    You mean the photo. But he’s aite!!!

  3. Ngozi

    July 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    With the amount of nominations it has received, Alan Poza must be a really good movie 🙂 I need to see it

  4. Ngozi

    July 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Ps Why is President Jonathan being nominated for an award? Okies, that’s interesting……

  5. Gee

    July 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Congrats to my friend, B.J Winfrey for all his nominations on his movies FIVE and One Night in Vegas! All the best.

  6. JADE

    July 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Nah not the photo,he cute. meanwhile why are they honoring Jonathan and wife?plus i didnt see the meeting in ANY category and that :s

  7. Naveah

    July 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve always disliked that the organizers of this award often refer to it as the “african oscars” which is very takes away from the AMAAs which have always been referred to by the same term. And if I am not mistaken, the AMAA awards came before NAFCA so why they would want to use the same tag line is beyond me. Don’t try to steal someone else’s thunder, create your own path.

    • pynk

      July 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Because they are telling us they dont think their idea is meritious without being linked to the west. Le DUH!

    • Naveah

      July 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      You hit the nail on the head, Pynk! Everything has to be brought back to the West, it is only better if there is a Western associate. People talking about Genevieve is the Sharon Stone of Nigeria, why can’t she just be plain old Genevieve of Nigeria who is hot, talented and beautiful in her own God-given right?

  8. camair babe..

    July 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Proud Cameroonian!! I can see Ninah’s diary and One night in vegas. Tops up and kip going ahead

  9. temtem

    July 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    sigh! Majid, my love…sigh again!

  10. ILoveGenevieve

    July 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I love Genevieve, she’s my girl anytime ….she is a wonderful actress. However, her role in Weekend Getaway was not the award friendly type. I feel most awards just nominate stars for publicity sake. And that sucks like this one.

    • Hope

      July 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      This is why I love you…lol… Your bias against OmoT aside, I love your reading your post. Meanwhile, OmoT for favourite actress category win!! lol…

    • ILoveGenevieve

      July 3, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Lol ….love you in same way you love me. No bias for Omotola, she’s very pretty, I’ve enjoyed some of her performances. But she simply gives me the Kim K vibes. And it hurts …so bad. Really bad. How she’d win an award she wasn’t nominated for is way beyond my imagination ….but for your sake, Omotola for everything! Hope that works.

  11. darry

    July 3, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Hey check out majid’s kinda style here

  12. Jay

    July 3, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I see my gal Ini Edo go get it gurl Weekend Gateway for life

  13. Anansah

    July 3, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Congrats Uti

  14. Ned

    July 4, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Weekend Getaway was garbage…what is the criteria for nomination pls…confused face

  15. Hope

    July 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    @iloveGenevieve…. Ha Actually, she was nominated for ‘favourite actress’ (which I think is somehow pointless anyway) category.. Check

    • ILoveGenevieve

      July 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Honestly didn’t see that category …and I have no idea what it means but think it is atrocious.

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