Funke Akindele-Bello named face of ZAFAA Reloaded 2018
2016 Results Released: Ini Edo, Leonard, Daniel K. Daniel, Okujaiye, Iwang, Audu Wins
Organisers of the Zulu Africa Film Academy Awards also known as ZAFAA Global Awards, an annual ceremony that rewards Africa films in the diaspora have released the year 2016 results.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, the President of the awards academy, Prince Sam Anwuzia described the awards as the biggest African film award outside of the Africa continent.
According to him, the essence of the awards by it promoters, Nollywood Entertainment Limited is to promote Africa’s arts and culture in the international market and grow the Nigerian Gross Domestic Product worldwide.
He noted that most big industries today are riding on that to grow their market and the company is happy, adding that only those who knows where they are coming from knows where they are going to.
“As the CEO of ZAFAA I can assure you that your effort and energy has no compromise as devoted Film makers no amount of recognition is too much to give you in appreciation to your hard work and devotion,” he said.
Anwuzia also stated that this year event will take place on November 17, 2018, at Grace Point, Essex Road, London, with the red carpet starting at 5.00 p.m. he added that over one hundred entries have been received for 2018 award and still counting.
He further explained that #Reloaded 2018 is bound to be the best in its sales of awards, stressing the parade one of the best of Africa female actor as the face of ZAFAA Reloaded 2018.
“With all pride and dignity we present to you Funke Akindele-Bello, the one the whole entertainment world knows and addressed as Jenifa, as the face of ZAFAA Reloaded 2018,” he added.
Anwuzia called for supports the awards in order to add value to its quality and famous training. ‘Many will always ask why is ZAFAA so thick, and loud. The pride lies on the quality, respect and trust emphasis bestowed on the award process,” he stated.
The awards in 2006 held its inaugural edition in London, United Kingdom. The 2017 edition could not hold due to some reasons.
Meanwhile, the results for the 2016 entries were announced, and the winners include, Sassy actress Ini Edo, who was nominated and voted as the Best Actress, Lead Role for her role in the film, While You Slept. Fredrick Leonard was voted as the Best Actor Lead Role for his role in the film, Woeman.
Other names on the winners list are Daniel K. Daniel, Best Supporting Actor (Soldier’s Story), Ivie Okujaiye-Egboh, Best Supporting Actress for the film Valerie. The Best Director is Moses Iwang (Number One Fan), while the Best Producer is Judith Audu for the film, Not Just Married.
Femi Adebayo clinched the Best Actor Indigenous Male for his role in the film, Games Master, even as Adebukola Salawu won the Best Actress Indigenous Female with the film Oko mi laye, Oko mi l’orun. Antar Laniyan clinched the Best Supporting Actor Indigenous Male, while Lizzy Anjorin won the Best Actress Indigenous Female for her role in the film, Dara.
A minute silence was observed for the late rumba dum master and aruba stylee crooner, Ras Kimono.