The Nollywood Movies Awards held over the weekend in Lagos and it was indeed a celebration of the Nigerian Movie Industry as the stars came out for a night of fun, glitz, and glamour and of course awards.
The biggest winner of the night ended up being actor, OC Ukeje as he ended up winning the most coveted prize of the night in the male category – Best Lead Actor for his role in the movie ‘Hood Rush’ – and also the raffle draw to determine who went home with the brand new Nissan Almeria salon car.
Other big winners include Rita Dominic who got the Best Lead Actress award for her role in the movie ‘The Meeting’, which she also produced and which also won awards in the best director and best make-up. Funke Akindele’s Maami landed her the Best Indigenous Actress award while also winning that for the Best Indigenous Movie. The movie – Phone Swap also won big, getting the nod for the overall Best Movie, Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay.
See the full list of winners.
Best Movie- Phone Swap
Best Lead Actor- OC Ukeje for Hood Rush
Best Lead Actress- Rita Dominic for The Meeting
Best Actor Indigenous- Imeh Bishop Udoh for Udeme Mmi
Best Actress Indigenous- Funke Akindele for Maami
Best Indigenous Movie- Maami
Best Director- Mildred Okwo for The Meeting
Best Editing- Kunle Adejuyigbe for Journey To Self
Best Sound Design- Obi Emelonye for Last flight to Abuja
Best Cinematography- Yinka Edward for Phone Swap
Best Original Screenplay- Kemi Adesoye for Phone Swap
Best Costume Design- Jaiye Owolabi for The Gods Are Still Not To Blame
Best Make-Up- Jennifer Alegieuno for The Meeting
Best Set Design- Sango B’ Song for Last Flight To Abuja
Best Soundtrack- Patrick Mathias for Hood Rush
Best Diaspora Movie- Man on Ground
Best Short Movie- Unspoken
Best Rising Star Male- Uti Nwachukwu for In The Cupboard
Best Rising Star Female- Belinda Effah for Kokomma
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