The African Voice Newspaper UK has now released nominees for the 17th African Film Awards 2012 better known as Hollywood Awards. Winners of each category will be announced at a special ceremony in Akure, Ondo State on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Each of the winners would have the opportunity to attend the prestigious annual awards in London.
Top actresses like Tonto Dikeh, Chika Ike and Omoni Oboli will slug it out in the best actress category while South Africa’s leading actor, Jafta Mamabolo (famed for his role in Otelo Burning) will have Nigeria's Joseph Benjamin (Tango With Me) and Ghana's Van Vicker to fight in order to win in the best African actor category.
The award has helped to make Nollywood popular and opened an array of opportunities for past recipients. Commenting on this year’s edition, Prince Mike Abiola, publisher of African Voice Newspaper UK and Chairman of the awards committee said "the awards ceremony will attract British African stars from film and television, British producers seeking collaboration with Nollywood practitioners and high net worth British Africans seeking to invest in Africa’s leading film industry.
"Akure in Ondo State has been chosen to announce the finalists from Nollywood this year to promote peaceful electioneering in the forth coming Governorship elections in the state. It is hoped that the popularity of Nollywood and wide acceptance of the award brand will drive international media attention to the variety of tourist attractions in the state such as the historic Idanre Hills."
A distinguished and independent panel of film critics, respected for their expertise in the film industry, will decide the eventual winners of each award category.
The awards, celebrating excellence in African Film and tourism, will also be an opportunity to highlight the tourism development plans of African states, as the event coincides with the World Tourism Market, the leading global event for the tourism industry.
Below are the nominees; African Actor of the Year (African Film category)
Joseph Benjamin (Nigeria)
Van Vicker (Ghana)
Jafta Mamabolo (South Africa)Nollywood Film categoryBest Actor (English language film)
Yemi BlaqBest Actress (English language film)
Omoni OboliBest Actress (Supporting Role in an English language film)
Nse Ikpe Etim
Oge OkoyeBest Actress (Yoruba language film)
Laide BakareBest Actress (Supporting Role in a Yoruba language film)
Toyosi AdesanyaBest Actor (Yoruba language film)
Gabriel AfolayanBest Actor (Supporting Role in a Yoruba language film)
Don RichardsBest Actor (Hausa language film)
Aminu Sherif Momoh
Babelle HayatuBest Actress (Hausa language film)
Jamila Umar NaguduVeteran Actor
Gbolagade AkinpeluVeteran Actress
Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero)
Iyabo OgunsolaBest Director (English film)
Mahmud Ali Balogun
Chidi NwakobiaBest Director (Yoruba film)
Bayo TijaniBest Marketer (Yoruba film)
Alhaji Toyin Uthman (Toymax Film Holdings)
Biodun Ibitola (Remdel Ultimal)
Ishola Saheed (Isolak Films)Best Marketer (English film)
Bayo TijaniBest Comedy Talent
Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin)
Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka)
Helen Paul (Tatafo)
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Charisma | 10/5/2012 6:08:29 AM
Eh yahhh dem don remember oge okoye lol! Thx God let dem help get u out of ya small box lol! Reply this thread
ANNA | 10/5/2012 6:14:10 AM |
All these IRRELEVANT AWARDS used to appreciate BAD ACTING! dat is why dey do it in small halls on the street of peckham in London.Just look at d nominess who will take d award serious soso STRUGGLE ACTRESSES
FIRSTLADY | 10/5/2012 6:22:00 AM |
ALL THESE AFRICANS THAT TRAVELED TO LONDON BY BOATS THAT CREATING THESE NONSENSE AWARDS!! WHAT THE PHUCK IS AFRO HOLLYWOOD AWARD, YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT THEY LEFT BLACK AMERICANS MOVIES(SPIKE LEE ETC)AND BROUGHT UPPER IWEKA ROAD TO LONDON!!! NONSENSE!! PEOPLE JUST LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO GET THEIR LESBIAN A$$ OUT OF NIGERIA!! TONTO"BREATH SMELLS LIKE v****a" I STILL HATE YOU BI!TCH!!!
Charisma | 10/5/2012 6:27:42 AM |
Madam Wedding-planner we don see u ooo so now u ve xcused!
Charisma | 10/5/2012 7:02:33 AM |
U ve been xcused! i meant
Someone Somewhere | 10/5/2012 7:49:06 AM |
Lala,lolo the failed actress,they didnt nominate you in the award?shamless B.itch filled with hate,that is why producers stopped featuring you in their movies,u are failed for life,get another job to do,these correct talents have taken over the ..see where Tonto and others are,shame to you lala,no wonder you always sound frustrated here
Nneoma | 10/5/2012 8:18:17 AM |
Hmmmmmmm.........award award all the time, nawa ooo! Its high time they stage award for wakapass actresses like SheitLady. By the way, which village is ur wedding taking place, maybe we NFC hommies can come spice it up for u.
bat_woman | 10/5/2012 2:20:00 PM |
Laff wan finish me...wat kinda steeeewpid award is this...it looks like a child's play.Total waste of time and resources...Yemi blaq is too cool for this cheap award.
This cheap award is for cheap pple like Tonto, Oge, Chika etc
lolo | 10/5/2012 4:37:50 PM |
hahahaha lik charisma said they don remember oge ugly at last even when common halima, susan peters don win this award finish...even chika klegs ike is on best actress catagory while she is on supporting role wonders shall never end..how many pple oge ugly don fcuk, cry to for her name to appear on d list? i guess that is where her name will end..on d list..
Nky | 10/5/2012 8:03:17 AM |
Whteva dnt care jare...Charis my babe hw u dey jare
Charisma | 10/5/2012 8:16:54 AM |
Babes i dey jare, hows ur pretty self doin' hope gud .. xoxox!
Nky | 10/5/2012 9:24:22 AM |
Same here!tkcr dear xxx
lolo | 10/5/2012 4:38:59 PM |
hehehe when did this one start kwanu? hehehe nky wants to belong too
Someone Somewhere | 10/5/2012 7:53:15 AM |
First lady whats up ,how was ur wedding i guess u are done? Easy on ur hate o,i know Tonto hurt u wella,learn to forgive okay,the girl has a good heart o,she was my Brother,s EX girl...she is a nice person,people misunderstand her,shey u are fine? Take care
lolo | 10/6/2012 12:28:56 AM |
two faced b***h..i can remember so well when u started coming here newly how u were lashing n cursing on tonto for being unfaithful and behaving lik someone with spiritual problems while she was dating ur brother..how nobody shld trust or rely on these actresses...that was even the reason why lala n i started taking tonto's side a little bit bcos of d hate u had for her...now all of a sudden this...even uche jumbo u used to curse her lik u know her real well and come here to stab them on their backs...what kind of an animal are u? 2FACED ..of course we know that u are not only an actress but also n insider too
Someone Somewhere | 10/6/2012 1:10:30 AM |
Hehehehehehehehehe se this fooool filled with so much pain that i exposed her here,am now convinced u are an albino that doesnt know that i love Tonto so much ,Uche Jombo so much ,Genny so much and i have never ever said anything bad about them,Albino am sure u dont see well,eyahhh i exposed u,its painful right,foooolish B.itch ,mother of fake ids
Someone Somewhere | 10/6/2012 1:15:00 AM |
Hahahahahhahahahahahahaha kai this is so funny, i exposed you B.itch it hurts right,kai you are a very big ffoool if you say i have ever spoken Bad of Tonto and Uche because i have their backs ESZ,i dont need to tell u how close we are,cos u arent worth it,u are a failed Actress sorry B.itch,ur mates made it,but because u are filled with hate ,u failed u couldnt get to the top,Tonto is a star,Uche Jombo is a star,u a failure hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
lolo | 10/6/2012 1:50:24 AM |
chei how as can one show frustration? oh pls cry me a bloody river with all these we still know that u are two face b***h...now are back licking dem arse to feel cool..who is decieving who? Do we care to know who u are?NO! but u , u do very well wants to know who lala/lolo is..keep reserching..do we giv u a clue? hehehehe
one day u will still deny that u didn't say lala/lolo are one person that is how a compulsive liar u are mtchewww
Azimo wilson | 2/8/2013 2:28:14 PM |
Nigeria movie does not make any sense to me u can't compare their movie to that of north korea take for example (IRIS) The movie is one of the best movie i have ever watch nigerians are just wasting their time nigerian movie are also costly
dereckd | 10/5/2012 6:12:19 AM
why wlud Oge okoye listed at suportin actress instead of leead actress,there is a mistak smowhere ad smehw. Reply this thread
Charisma | 10/5/2012 6:19:03 AM |
Maybe Oge's lead actress role is equivalent to her colleagues supporting role i blv lol!
ANNA | 10/5/2012 6:22:30 AM |
Thst becos the movie nominated she was a supporting role.What's there in supporting, Angelina jolie eddie murphy even meryl streep have all been supporting.Atleast all dese struggle actresses are being recognized o
Someone Somewhere | 10/5/2012 8:07:29 AM |
Dereck D yes ooo, same supporting role that Omotura Oueen of flopped movies was nominated for in AMAA award,it was more shameful that she didnt even win,they can never try that when it comes to Genny,she is always in the lead Best actress category,not supporting for lower class actresses,Queen Genny rules anyday anytime,if i na me be Omotura for the rest of my life i wont come out,best supporting actress in a whole AMAA award kai,low class
john | 10/5/2012 9:14:16 AM |
someone somewhere u are foool 4 sayin dat oo...wat do u mean they can never try it wit genny? 4 ur info, genny was nominated at d AMAAs last year and she didnt win either, Ama K 4rm ghana won. abi u no remember dat 1 nii? Genny also did supportin role 4 doctor bello and also waka pass 4 half of a yellow sun...
Someone Somewhere | 10/5/2012 9:42:04 AM |
John fake id aka Anus weldone,B.itch reply me with ur id,i knew u were going to do just this,B.itch hahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaha foooolish thing am too smart and dont forget that
genny'sLookAlike | 10/5/2012 5:14:35 PM |
Hahahahahaha when I saw John replying ya thread, d first name dat came to ma mind was anna, u got it dude..=))
lolo | 10/6/2012 3:03:34 AM |
hahaha hehehe oh what a life...from calling lolo/lala/anna same person back to calling lala/lolo same person..now it is anna/john same person...gosh how else can we explain that ur brain cell has finally gotton rotten beyond repair
lolo | 10/6/2012 3:47:06 AM |
since anna is john according to u bcos john did not comment as u wanted...therefore genny's lookAlike id is u too, bcos it takes a witch to know a witch...you are always accusing pple of forming ids which nobody caresless about only u bcos that is what u do..so try to be replying urself since noone cares about these sheits that u are copying n pasting about.....
WOW | 10/5/2012 9:51:09 AM
I too like dis chika ike her toto go sweet die.i wish i can have the mess of sucking it Reply this thread
sugar | 10/5/2012 11:10:09 AM
Congrats in advance chika u are the winner Reply this thread
ada | 10/5/2012 11:20:38 AM
Oooo this is long over due all chikas recent movies hve been d bomb I bow Reply this thread
sarafina | 10/5/2012 11:25:24 AM
Ooo chika is my winner and our winner for life****** Reply this thread
na Chika I knw | 10/5/2012 11:26:21 AM
Just saw fashion parade chika nailed it wow kudosss Reply this thread
Tunaldo | 10/5/2012 12:10:58 PM
No contest here, chika ike is def. D winner. Kudos chika n congrats in advance gba be!! Reply this thread
Emmy | 10/5/2012 12:19:27 PM
tunaldo u r ryt,but thrz a lil contest here,chika z d best tho n shez def goina win d award. We luv u chika #Teamchikaike Reply this thread
Mike | 10/5/2012 2:16:31 PM
no wonder a sycophant like u cant say the truth for one, dr bello wat was genifhukinve's role? amina, wat was omot"s role? anyway genefhukinve is the quin over her ignorant funs.omot is an internationally acclaimed actress, take it or leave it. Reply this thread
Nfc | 10/5/2012 2:18:13 PM
NFC i beg comot dis ugly pix of charity tonto from here, her rubber thich lips luks extremely ugly and extra huge. Reply this thread
Chuku | 10/5/2012 2:21:51 PM
i personally fnds it unelieveable to see Tonto the artificial actress nominated alongside some of the heavy wigs noliwood, Ton's acting is nowhere near Chika, Omoli or Oge, her acting is realy porou and needs much much improvement Reply this thread
Ike | 10/5/2012 3:07:51 PM
Tonto's lips in the above picha istoo ugly and disastrous for my liking Reply this thread
Molly | 10/5/2012 3:08:50 PM
See Oge's face, always ready to fight. Reply this thread
lolo | 10/6/2012 1:55:35 AM |
this junky can't even fight but she is just good at fighting herself..i can't wait to see the rag that junky oge ugly will wear to that award..
dereckd | 10/6/2012 4:08:55 PM
oge na u go win na otherwise iwill rather kill myself dan 2 commite sucide. Reply this thread
Sexy | 10/10/2012 12:52:01 PM
Pls let's try to appreciate wat we hv, wit dat we can make more progress. If u dnt appreciate a person 4 wat he or she does, u can neva be appreciated by anyone even if u give all ur best. Is a simple as dat! Pls let's emulate d western way of encouragin celebrities. Reply this thread
MagKadie | 10/14/2012 8:25:46 AM
My vote goes to Chika Ike. She's just fabulous and brings each character she portrays to life in. Beautiful way. She acts superbly and very convincing. Keep it up Chika Ike! Reply this thread
chichi | 10/21/2012 9:51:21 AM
Chika is d winner and i wish her the best Reply this thread
Tomasz | 10/23/2012 4:10:42 AM
Wow!Does China still do not agree with the practice of the United States which is to rrieafn thier friends from trading with and otherwise supporting aggressive regimes, (Evil of Axes), such as Iarn?North Korea has decided to stop all the nuclear weapon testing as I was told.So doees China still comply with this stated belief by the US?Please update that on your blog? ThanksColin Reply this thread
Nna | 10/25/2012 9:00:04 AM
Chika ike is d best. She has all it takes 2 win. She is extremely beautiful. Natural beauty frm God almighty etc. I watch 1 of her movies titled ( the assasin) she is 2 much dia. Even her new movie( fashion parade) she is a gr8 lady. Chika keep it up. U r d winner. Reply this thread
Nna | 10/25/2012 9:04:08 AM
Chika ike is d best. She is 2 much. Tonto nd oge are also doing gud. I wis u ladies d best of luck. Reply this thread
Ali Nadin | 11/4/2012 8:44:09 AM
Non of these actresses r likable Niway congrats in advance Reply this thread
Ali Baba | 11/4/2012 8:44:18 AM
Non of these actresses r likable Niway congrats in advance Reply this thread
Evazera | 12/23/2012 9:56:17 AM
Thear's nothing good 4 this two guys, u guys wear suspended frm firm industry becouse of ur jealousy, heatred and gossip, f**l go and die. Reply this thread