After a week of screening over 150 movies and documentaries, including several workshop classes, the sixth African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) came to an end with a star-studded globe award night which held at the Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotel and Suits, Victoria Island Lagos.
The well-organised and coordinated award night was hosted by the talented Nollywood actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju and TV presenter, Uti Nwachukwu.
The event, which had was attended by celebrities and dignitaries from Africa and beyond, showcased the versatility of actors and actresses as it saw them leave their comfort zones.
There were duets and a mind-blowing tribute to the late Afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, by Gideon Okeke, which left the audience in complete awe and appreciation of the performance arts.
Big wins were also recorded. The closing movie, ’76, a movie about events that heralded and succeeded the Military coup d’état which led to the demise of General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, and directed by Izu Ojukwu, won four awards including – Best Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Director.
Renowned Nollywood actress, Bimbo Akintola, won Best Lead Actress for her role in the movie, 93 Days. Green White Green won the Oronto Douglas Award for best Nigerian film, while Ghanaian film maker and animator, Agorkoli Francis Brown, won best animation with a price tag of N200,000.
Other awards included cash awards to beneficiaries of the scholarship skills at University of Montana.