The Man of the moment – Kunle Afolayan
Kunle Afolayan is the number-1 filmmaker in Africa right now as his most recent movie ‘October 1’ dominated the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) winning nine prizes!
‘October 1’ which had a total of 13 nominations won the awards for ‘Best movie’, ‘Best Director (Kunle Afolayan), ‘Best Actress in a Drama’ (Kehinde Bankole), ‘Best Costume Designer’ (Deola Sagoe), ‘Best Lighting Designer’ (Lanre Omofaye), ‘Best Make-Up Artist’ (Lola Maja), ‘Best Sound Editing’ (Kulanen Ikyo), ‘Best Art Director’ (Pat Nebo) and ‘Best Drama Writer’ (Tunde Babalola).
The action thriller (released in 2014) beat the likes of Lancelot Imasuen’s ‘Invasion 1897’, Zeb Ejiro’s ‘Yellow Cassava’ and two other movies to win the biggest prize of the day ‘Best Movie’.
“I want to thank the cast and crew for putting so much effort into this. I want to thank the Lagos State Government and Raji Babatunde Fashola also”, Afolayan said as he collected his award.