Kunle Afolayan’s Citation wins the best film prize at UK film festival
At the 2022 National Film Festival in the UK, filmmaker Kunle Afolayan’s film Citation took home the ‘Best International Film’ trophy.
On Wednesday, he shared an Instagram post announcing the victory.
The actor also admitted that he was surprised by the prize because it wasn’t influenced by any type of campaigning.
“Two days ago in London, Citation won Best International Film. The Director – Kunle Afolayan and the entire production team didn’t see the award coming.”
“We are grateful for the support and recognition of the public and the organisers. In Kunle Afolayan’s words ‘I am glad we got recognised without even lobbying.”
“The National Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent filmmakers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies, and crew who make up the motion picture industry.”
“The National Film Awards holds four events annually in the United Kingdom, USA, South America, Africa, and Australia.
“The nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans. The NFA is produced by the National Film Academy which also produces the new National Film Festival.”
Ibukun Awosika, the chairman of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), as well as Temi Otedola, Joke Silvia, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ini Edo, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Adjetey Anang, Gabriel Afolayan, Bienvenu Neba, and the late Sadiq Daba all appeared in the movie.