The 21st African Film Awards Is Almost Here, Check Out The Full List of Nominees!


The 2017 African Film Awards is set to take place at the historic Stratford Town Hall on Saturday 4th November 2017. UK based Nollywood filmmakers nominated includes; Roseline Sanni Ajose, Tolulope Yesufu, Danny Erskine, Ken Smart, Malcom A Benson, Ngozi Thompson, Mac Adebesin among others.

Prince Mike Abiola, Founder & Chairman of the African Film Awards said, “The annual awards, organized by African Voice Newspaper UK is aimed at celebrating excellence in the growing film industry and building global icons. Congratulations to all the African Film Awards 2017 nominees”.


The nominees for the Best Actress in Lead Role

Tolulope Yesufu – HELP

Funmilayo Awolo – Unpredictable Romance

Roseline Sanni Ajose – IN A STRANGE LAND

Jenneh Amadu Kamanda – 2nd Wife

Euphemia Chukwu – Gold Dust Ikeng

The nominees for the Best Actor in Lead Role

Danny Erskine – Unpredictable Romance

Olukunle Samuel Fafowora – 2nd Wife

William Kemeh – IN A STRANGE LAND

 Best Actor in Supporting Role

Tudor Leaf – Unpredictable Romance

Kunle Oladeji – Talking Dolls

Ken Smart – 2nd Wife

Malcom A Benson – Gold Dust Ikenga

Max Cavenham – Desecration

The nominees for the Best Actress in Supporting Role

Helen Gold Osabutey –  HELP


Ngozi Thompson IN A STRANGE LAND

Marie Gomez Sarkis Talking Dolls

Sibongile Radebe Unpredictable Romance

The nominees for ScreenPlay are:

Desecration by Bode Odetoye

Help by Tolulope Yesufu

Talking Dolls by Franklin Ubi

2nd Wife by Hadiza Mohammed

The nominees for Best Feature Films are:

DESECRATION by Bode Odetoye

Help by Tolulope Yesufu

IN A STRANGE LAND by Roseline Sanni Ajose

Talking Dolls by Sukie Oduwole

Unpredictable Romance by Francis Uwadi

Who Am I by Stella Maris Okafor

The nominees for Best indigenous movie are:

Who Am I by Stella Maris Okafor

Broken Bride By George Kelly

The nominees for Best UK Producer are:

IN A STRANGE LAND by Roseline Sanni Ajose

Who Am I by Stella Maris Okafor

Talking Dolls by Marc Adebesin

Gold Dust Ikenga by Malcom Benson]

The nominees for (Special Category) Best Executive Producer are:

LABO – Dr. Sunday Popoola

PRISCA’S PRODUCTIONS – Rev. Dr Prisca Richards

18 Carat Mama – Mr. Godwin Osabutey

The nominees for Short Films are:

Lodgers by Keni Ogunlola

Sambisa by Uche Aguh

Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa by Nosa Igbinedion

The nominees for Best Director are:

Unpredictable Romance – Francis Uwadi

DESECRATION  – Niyi Towolawi

Talking Dolls  – Sukie Oduwole

IN A STRANGE LAND – Teru Ekuerhare

The nominees for Best Actress (TV Series) are:

Funmi Ogidan Bello – Housewives & Girlfriends

Moji Bamtefa – Meet The Adebanjos

Nayo Jobson-  Conceale

The nominees for Best Actress in Supporting Role (TV Series) are:

Helen Gold Osabutey – Housewives & Girlfriends

Moji Bamtefa – Meet The Adebanjos

Tayo Anthonio – Concealed

The nominees for Best African Actor of The Year are:

Daniel K Daniel – Talking Doll

Chiwentalu Agu –  Who Am I

Joseph Benjamin – DESECRATION

Daniel Lloyd – HELP

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

The nominees for Best African Actress of The Year are:

Belinda Effah – Talking Doll

Rita Dominic – DESECRATION

Finalist from African Film in (Hausa Language category) are:

Nafisat Abdullahi – (Outstanding Actress)

Idris Hafsat Ahmed  -(Best Actress)

Kamal Sani Alkali – (Best Director)

Ramadan Booth – (Best Actor)

Hamisu Lamido Iyantama –  (Best Producer)

Ibrahim Halima Yusuf – (Best Actress in Supporting Role)

Sani Ahmed Yaro – (Best Actor in Supporting Role)

Finalist from African Film in Yoruba Language category) are:

Abiola Adebayo – (Best supporting Actress)

Yomi Fabiyi – (Best Actor in Supporting Role)

Laide Bakare – (Best Actress)

The nominees for Best Actor (UK – TV Series) are:

Zackary Momoh –  BBC Series Doctor

Van Vicker – Housewives & Girlfriends

Arinze Kene  – Shave The Cat

The nominees for Best Actor in Supporting Role (UK – TV Series) are:

Damson Idris – BBC series Casualty

Ken Smart  – Housewives & Girlfriends

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