The prestigious ZAFAA Global Film awards just took place in London attended by a host of celebrities from the UK and Africa. The event which honours personalities in films was hosted by media mogul and philanthropist Dr Pauline Long and co-hosted by Lanre Balogun.
As well as Dr Pauline Long being invited to host ZAFAA Awards, she was honoured with a special recognition award for her outstanding contribution to the film industry. The award was presented to her on stage by the founder of BEN TV, Europe’s first ethnic TV station, Dr Alistair Soyode. On receiving the award, Dr Long said, “I’m forever grateful for being presented with flowers when I’m still alive. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
As an awards body founder and CEO of BEFFTA awards, I know first-hand the hard work and challenges that go into organising awards let alone organising them under these present tough times. Well done to Prince Sam and the entire ZAFAA team. May your efforts pay off even more. To parents in the room and out there, I urge you to support your children and encourage them to join the film industry, either in front or behind the camera, this is the time. I’m here to offer support through my film studios”
Among the winners on the night was Nigerian Veteran Nollywood actress Chiege Alisigwe who won Best female act in indigenous films 2021, while Nollywood legend Chinyere Wilfred was honoured with a special recognition award for her phenomenal contribution to the film industry.