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Yvonne Jegede’s “Marrying a Campbell” bags 9 Awards at Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival



The Nollywood industry recently marked another feat for a yet-to-be-released film, co-produced by Nollywood star, Yvonne Jegede. “Marrying A Campbell“, set to reach our screens by 2022, dominated the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival 2021 in Canada.

It got screened at the 2021 Cannes International Pan African Film Festival, the 2021 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, and the 2021 Africa International Film Festival. It won Best Actress at the 2021 Cannes International Pan African Film Festival.

Before now, one of the lead actresses, Bridget John, won the Best Actress award at Pan African International Film Festival in Cannes, France. Yet again, it proves to be a must-watch having won nine out of 10 nominations at TNFF Awards. 

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  • Caesar Oruade, who is the producer of the film, won the TINFF Jury Award for Best Movie Producer – Africa
  • Ayana Saunders won the Best Movie Director for Africa and Best Director awards.
  • Bridget John dazzled again by winning the Best Actress – African Film award
  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim won the Best Actor and Best Actor – African Film awards
  • Best Comedy Drama – Nollywood
  • Best First Feature (Africa)
  • Best Comedy Feature.

Co-produced and directed by Ayana Saunders, the movie stars Bridget John as Rachael Campbel, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Charles Campbell, Chelsea Eze as Deinabo Campbell alongside Emmanuel Ikubese, Yvonne Jegede, Barbra Soky, Barbara Ossai, Jite Fiona, Harry B and Dave Ogbeni.

Based on a story by Yvonne Jegede, “Marrying A Campbell” is produced by Caesar Oruade, with Bridget John, Yvonne Jegede and Barbara Ossai as associate producers, written by PatrickKoinageNnamani, Janet Odogwu-Butters and Ayana Saunders.

It tells the story of Rachel Campbell, a wealthy socialite in Nigeria who is mother of four daughters and prides herself in the success of her family. Rachel learns that her youngest daughter, Deinabo, accepted the proposal of Efosa. She objects to this because Efosa is the son of a farmer. The drama revolves around the plot to stop the engagement and the ensuing problems that arise.

Watch the trailer below:

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