Friday, 7 September 2012


It is another awards year and Ghana has bagged a number of nominations in this year’s Zulu African Film Awards (ZAFAA).
Ghanaian actors Prince David Osei and John Dumelo have been nominated for ZAFAA Best Actor for their roles in ‘Government Babes’ and ‘For Better For War’ respectively.
They are competing with top Nigerian actors Olu Jacobs and Joseph Benjamin in that category.
Nadia Buari, Roselyn Ngissah, James Gardner, Martha Ankomah, Rose Mensah, popularly known as Kyeiwaa, and Rahim Banda, among others,  all had nominations.   
Nollywood’s Funke Akindele, Ini Edo, Nse Ikpe Etim, Monalisa Chinda, Lancelot Imasuen, Ruke Amata and Desmond Elliot are all competing with their Ghanaian counterparts in some of the categories.
ZAFAA is aimed at rewarding exceptional talents in the African film industry and promoting African values through the films they reward.
This year’s edition is the fifth and it will be held in London on Friday, October 19, 2012 and Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Below is the full list of nominees:

1. BEST LEAD ACTOR
      OLU JACOBS.              ADESUWA                                    NGR
       JOHN DUMELO.         FOR BETTER FOR WAR.            GHA
      BENJAMIN JOSEPH.  KISS AND TELL               NGR
      PRINCE DAVID OSEI. GOVERNMENT BABES            GHA/NGR 

2. BEST LEAD ACTRESS
      MICHELLE IKEGULU.       GOVERNMENT BABES       NGR/GHA
      FUNKE AKINDELE.                   MARRIED BUT LIVING SINGLE.    NGR
      MONALISA CHINDA.       SILVER LINNING.                            NGR
      FATIMA JABBE.               SHATTERED HEART.                         GAM
      NADIA BUARI.                 DIE WITH ME.                                      GHA

3. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
      MUNA OBIEKWE.           SAMANTHA.          NGR
      JAMES GARDINER.                     DIE WITH ME.       GHA
      TEJAN GABAR BARRIE    PERFECT PLAN             SIERRA LEONNE
      BOB MANUEL UDOKWU.                     ADESUWA.            NGR

4. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
      ROSELINE NGISSAAH      FOR BETTER FOR WAR            GHA
      NSE IKPE ETIM.                KISS AND TELL.                          NGR
      MARTHA ANKOMAH                  GOVERNMENT BABES           GHA
      PENELOPE BOUCHOT-HUMBERT THE PAST CAME CALLING      UK             

5. BEST INDIGENOUS ACTOR
      EMMA ETUKUDOH.                 IYIP OWO.                      NGR
      NDIANGANG EMMANUEL.      SHEMBEH.                   CAM 
      FEMI ADEBAYO.                      JELILI.                 NGR
      BABATUNDE OMIDINA.        OHUN OWO SE TI         NGR
      ALEX KOFI ADU.                     EMMANUEL.      GHA

6. BEST INDIGENOUS ACTRESS
      INI EDO.                                IDOMO                                 NGR
      GLORIA HANDSON.          IYIP OWO                            NGR
      SENDE BENDE.                   SHEMBEH                             CAM
      ROSE MENSAH.                  FATHIA FATA NKRUMAH.          GHA

7. BEST DIRECTOR
      LANCELOT ODUWA IMASUEN.             ADESUWA .              NGR
      DESMOND ELLIOT                         KISS AND TELL.    NGR
      TANWIE ELVIS (De dadies).                       THE DECISION.      CAM 
      RUKE AMATA.                 THE PAST CAME CALLING UK
      UBONG BASSEY NYA       GOVERNMENT BABES.  GHA/NGR

8. BEST PRODUCER
      KALEJAIYE ADEBOYE PAUL.         MARRIED BUT LIVING SINGLE.                                                                                          NGR
      COLLINS ARCHIE - PEARCE.            PERFECT PLAN.            SIERRA LEONE
      LILIAN EMEFIELE ALIEMEKE.    NIGHT SHIFT         USA
      UCHENNA MBUNABO/JOE I.
      GYAMFI                                      GOV. BABES      GHA

BEST INDIGENOUS DIRECTOR
      TAIWO ODUALA.               OHUN OWO SE TI. NGR
      NFOR LAWRENCE NFOR.            SHEMBEH.                CAM
       FRANK FIFI GHARBIN     EMMANUEL                         GHA
      DESMOND ELLIOT             IDOMO                      NIG

10. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
      FRANCIS AND ADEYEMI LARDNER.        PERFECT PLAN.                                                                                              SIERRA LEONE
      FRIDAY ESSIET.                 IYIP OWO.                            NIG
      MUTSA MAWOKO.                         CHOICE.                                ZIM
                                                                                     
      LANRE OLUWOLE/EJIM FORTUNE KEZI.        ADESUWA    NGR 

11. BEST UPCOMING ACTOR
      OROK ETIM.             IYIP OWO.                            NGR
      ANTHONY MONJARO.      SHATTERED HEARTS.                   UK 
      EDOSA IMASUEN.              OKORO THE PRINCE.                    NGR 

12. BEST UPCOMING ACTRESS

      IYOBOSA OLAYE               ADESUWA.                           NIG
      ANNABELLA ZWYNDILA.           SAMANTHA                         NIG
      LISA ASOR AWUKU          WANNA BE                          GHA

13. BEST AFRICAN FILM OF THE YEAR

      ADESUWA                                        NIG 
      PERFECT PLAN.                                          SIERRA LEONE 
      SILVER LINNING.                                      NIG
      ON THE BRIM.                                             CAMEROON 
      GOVERNMENT BABES                             NGR/GHA

14. BEST MALE CHILD ACTOR
      OBIORA OLIFE SAMUEL. SILVER LINNING.  NIG                                                    
      RAHIM BANDA.                              DIE WITH ME.          GHA  


15. BEST FEMALE CHILD ACTRESS
      ENIOLA OGUNMEFUN   MARRIED BUT LIVING SINGLE.  NIG 
      LISA ASOR AWUKU.         WANNA BE.                                     GHA
      NADIA KHALFAN.                         THE PAST CAME CALLING.         UK 

16. BEST SOUND EDITOR
      WOLE AKINGBUWA.        DIE WITH ME.                                  GHA
      TIBELROS TARPONWEH.             NIGHT SHIFT.                                  USA
      OGHENEKOME                   OKORO THE PRINCE                  NGR

17. BEST SHORT MOVIE
      UDUAK ISONG OGUAMANAM      TO LIVE AGAIN        NGR
      WAA MUSI                             LOST EGO.                            CAM 
      TIKUM TITUS AKURO         THE CHEQUE BOOKLET   CAM
      EMEM ISONG                        SILVER LINNING.                 NGR
      TEKONG DELVIS NJODZIKA                     SUPPLICATION                    CAM

18. BEST SCREENPLAY
      FOLAKE AMANFO               FOR BETTER FOR WAR.     GHA
      FELIX ODION.                      IDOMO                                   NGR
      ADEYEMI LARDNER            PERFECT PLAN                              S/LON
      UDUAK ISONG OGUAMANAM.     TO LIVE AGAIN.       NGR
      GILDA AMATA.                     THE PAST CAME CALLING.           UK

19. LIGHTING
      JACOB DAVID.                    ADESUWA.               NGR
      REX PERBI.                          DIE WITH ME.                      GHA 
      ROBERT PETERS.                NIGHT SHIFT.                      USA

20. BEST FILM EDITOR
      VICTOR EHI - AMEDU.      ADESUWA.                           NGR
      LARRY MUTASA.               CHOICE.                                ZIM 
      RUKE AMATA .                   THE PAST CAME CALLING.         UK
      AFRA MARLEY/PETER MENSAH WANNA BE                        GHA

21. LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
      CHIEF DEJUMO LUISE (Village Headmaster)





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