Actor Kunle Afolayan’s 2022 film, Anikulapo, has won the Overall Best Movie at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, AMVCA.
The award was presented to the Anikulapo producer, Kunle Afolayan and his crew at the ninth edition of the AMVCA on Saturday night.
Speaking at the event, Afolayan thanked his mentor, Tunde Kelani, better called Mainframe.
He said: “I want to say a big thank to the cast and crew Kunle Remi and co, to MNET, and the AMVCA, we promise to come back next year”
twiscoloaded recalls that the Nigeria Oscars selection committee had in 2022 October disqualified ‘Anikulapo’ from the nomination list of the 2023 Academy Awards, known as the Oscars.
The Committee noted that the movie is not eligible to fully represent Nigeria and compete in the International Feature Film category of the Oscar Awards.
Expressing his disappointment in a post on social media, Kunle Afolayan said, “I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tag ANIKULAPO movie a masterpiece even though the Oscar selection committee thinks it’s not worth submitting for the Award. I will keep doing my own thing.”