A 2020 Nigerian film ‘Citation’ directed by Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has won the ‘Best International Film’ award at the 2022 National Film Festival (NFF) in the United Kingdom.
The filmmaker made the announcement to his fans and well-wishers on his Instagram page.
He wrote, “Two days ago in London, Citation won Best International Film. The Director and the entire production team did not see the award coming.
“We are grateful for the support and recognition of the public and the organisers.
“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 Academy which also produces the new National Film Festival. We were well represented by the main stars of the film @jimmyjeanlouis @temiotedola.
“Congratulations to all the cast and crew.”
The movie featured some Nollywood stars such as Ibukun Awosika, the chairman of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN); Temi Otedola; Joke Silvia; Jimmy Jean-Louis; Ini Edo; Yomi Fash-Lanso; Adjetey Anang; Gabriel Afolayan; Bienvenu Neba, among others.