‘Nyasaland’ gets 2 nominations in 2019 African Film Awards
A film – Nyasaland by award-winning filmmaker Joyce Mhango-Chavula has received two nominations in this year’s African Film Awards to be held in London, United Kingdom next month.
The movie has also received other nominations in international film festivals but has failed to win any award.
Mhango-Chavula’s film has received nominations in the categories of Best Producer and Best Feature.
In the Best Producer category, Mhango-Chavula is battling it out with Sunny Okonkwo’s Inbred (Nigeria), Said Gougaz Nadira (Morocco), Moses Olufemi’s Last Request (Nigeria), Judith Audu’s The Family (Nigeria) and Buky Cambell’s Unbreakable (Nigeria).
In the Best Feature Film category, Nyasaland is shrugging it off with The Family by Judith Audu (Nigeria), Twisted Minds by Zziwa Aaron Alone (Uganda), Sometimes in Yesterday by Emeka Akpara (Ghana), Nadira by Kamal Kamal (Morocco) and Unbreakable by Ben Chiadika (Nigeria).
This is the 23rd African Film Awards spearheaded by African Voice newspaper in United Kingdom and is dubbed as the biggest gathering of Africa’s A-list stars in UK and best of Black film.
According to www. africanonline.co.uk, the awards seek to celebrate the fast growing film industry in Africa, Nollywood, Best of African Cinema, Black British Film and TV Stars.
Africanvoiceonline.co.uk, said over 500 entries from filmmakers across the continent and the diaspora made the last call for submission to the awards.
Veteran actress, Golda John, who is the event director, told Africanvoiceonline.co.uk that the awards have this year witnessed more filmmakers from across the continent of Africa.
Prince Abiola, founder and chairperson of the awards said:
“The most prestigious and pioneering African Film Awards since its inception in 1996 has continued to grow in leaps and bounds thereby creating new windows of opportunity for filmmakers”.
Mhango-Chavula said yesterday that she was happy to have received the nominations.
“We are progressing as an industry. And as long as we keep registering our films on the international arena, we will soon be good enough to be an industry to reckon with. Individually, I am excited that Nyasaland is still making festival rounds,” Mhango-Chavula said.