Majid Michel, Van Vicker, Kafui Danku Nominated For 4th African NAFCA – Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards.

Beverly HillsThe nominations for the 4th African NAFCA – Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards has been announced with a few nominations for Ghana. Majid Michel, Van Vicker, and Kafui Danku all received nods for Ghana.
The fourth annual African-NAFCA also known as Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards will be on the 13th of September 2014 at the legendary Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills USA and will air worldwide. Over 500 Million viewers worldwide will read about the glitz and glamour of NAFC Awards Night and now It will be hosted by Stella Damasus & Michael Adegoke .
Scooping major awards are Omoni Oboli and her movie Being Mrs Elliot as well Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Ramsey Nouah, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Last Flight to Abuja, Half of a Yellow Sun, Joseph Benjamin and Chika Ike.
AFRICAN NAFCA 2014 NOMINATION LIST – General Categories :
Best Film

  1. Last Flight to Abuja
  2. Being Mrs. Elliot
  3. Stripped
  4. Half of a Yellow Sun
  5. Moi Zaphira

Best Indigenous Film

  1. Moi Zaphira
  2. Sarata
  3. Ekei
  4. Obaapa Nuiso
  5. Spirit of a Hero


  1. Moi Zaphira
  2. Being Mrs. Elliot
  3. Last Flight to Abuja
  4. Stripped
  5. Spirit of a Hero

Best Comedy

  1. The Storm
  2. Koming from Afrika
  3. African Time
  4. Being Mrs. Elliot
  5. Go Fish

Best Docudrama
1. Sarata
2. Captive
3. Silent No More
4. Scarlet
5. Last Slave


  1. Princess of Suburbia
  2. Clinic Matters
  3. Go Fish
  4. African Oral History Archives Interviews
  5. Tino Show

Best Short Film / Trailer

  1. Songs from the Black Queen
  2. La Joie de Lire
  3. The Successor of Katunga
  4. Five
  5. Clutch
  6. When is it Enough?
    Best Cinematography
  7. Last Flight to Abuja
  8. When One Door Closes
  9. Adora
  10. Five
  11. The Fall Guy

Best Screenplay

  1. Last Flight to Abuja
  2. Half of a Yellow Sun
  3. Moi Zaphira
  4. No 1 Fan
  5. Being Mrs. Elliot

Best Editing

  1. Faces of Love
  2. Half of a Yellow Sun
  3. Being Mrs. Elliot
  4. Moi Zaphira
  5. Stripped

Best Sound

  1. Gem of the Rainforest
  2. Last Flight to Abuja
  3. Half of a Yellow Sun
  4. When One Door Closes
  5. Stripped

Best Original Score

  1. Ekei
  2. Faces of Love
  3. Nikki
  4. African Time
  5. Obaapa Luiso

Best Visual Effects

  1. Last Flight to Abuja
  2. Obaapa Luiso
  3. Zonda
  4. Half of a Yellow Sun
  5. Spirit of A Hero

Best Costume

  1. African Time
  2. Gem of the Rainforest
  3. The Successor of Katanga
  4. Spirit of a Hero
  5. Being Mrs. Elliot

Best Makeup

  1. Obaapa Luiso
  2. Karina
  3. Of Sentimental Value
  4. Hotel Babylon
  5. Spirit of a Hero

Best Actor in leading Role
1. Majid Michel-Being Mrs. Elliot
2. Benjamin Joseph-Stripped
3. Chiwetel Ejiofor-Half of a Yellow Sun
4. Jibola Dabo- Spirit of a Hero
5. Artus Frank –Drive
Best Actress in leading role

  1. Kafui Danku-Devil in a Dress
  2. Mariama Ouedraogo –Moi Zaphira
  3. Chika Ike–Spirit of a Hero
  4. Omoni Oboli-Being Mrs. Elliot
  5. Omotola Ekehinde-Last Last Flight to Abuja

Best Actor in Supporting Role

  1. Ramsey Nouah-Stripped
  2. Shiekh Omar Sawaneh -Serata
  3. Emmanuel Emoabino- Mafian Lady
  4. Abraham Nwodo-Spirit of A Hero
  5. Ayo Makun (AY) Being Mrs. Elliot

Best Actress in supporting role

  1. Ilami Whyte -Stripped
  2. Sonia Ibrahim-No 1 Fan
  3. Oge Okoye-Spirit of a Hero
  4. Angela Okorie – Mafian Lady
  5. Lepacious Bose-Being Mrs. Elliot

Best Child Actor in a Film

  1. Ethan Bortnick – Anything is Possible
  2. Cheezy Mansour – Stripped
  3. Kevin Saintil – La Joie de Lire
  4. Christina Okonkwo – Scarlet
  5. Fatima Ptacek- Anything is Possible

Best Director in a Film

  1. Appoline Traoré –Moi Zaphira
  2. Afe Olumowe-Stripped
  3. Obi Emelonye–Last Flight to Abuja
  4. Biyi Bandele- Half of a Yellow Sun
  5. Omoni Oboli- Being Mrs. Elliot



Best Foreign film

  1. 12 Years A Slave
  2. Woman Thou Art Loosed
  3. Silent No More
  4. The DSK Story
  5. Anything is Possible


Best Director in a Foreign Film

  1. Steve McQueen-12 Years A Slave
  2. Neema Barnette–Woman Thou Art Loosed
  3. Demetrius Navarro–Silent No More
  4. Damian Chapa –The DSK Story
  5. Biyi Bandele-Half of a Yellow Sun
    Best Actor in a Foreign Film

  6. Blair Underwood- Woman Thou Art Loosed

  7. Gilbert Azafrani Beliti –DSK Story
  8. Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
  9. Ethan Bortnick–Anything is Possible
  10. Malik Yoba- Of Sentimental Value

Best Actress in a Foreign Film

  1. KD Aubert- Silent No More
  2. Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave
  3. Nancy Torto Agyapong –DSK Story
  4. Sharon Leal –Woman Thou Art Loosed
  5. Adepero Oduye-12 Years A Slave

Best Supporting Actor/Actress in a Foreign Film

  1. Kym Whitley – Anything is Possible
  2. Tommy Tiny Lister–Silent No More
  3. Clyde R Jones–Woman Thou Art Loosed
  4. Adepero Oduye-12 Years A Slave
  5. Nicoye Banks- Woman Thou Art Loosed

Best film – Diaspora

  1. Busted Life
  2. Adora
  3. Ortega and His Enemies
  4. Gem of the Rainforest
  5. Go Fish

Best Drama Diaspora Film

  1. Busted Life
  2. Of Sentimental Value
  3. Ortega and His Enemies
  4. Faces of Love
  5. Fall Guy

Best Actor in leading role Diaspora Film

  1. Darrel Quevas –Ortega and His Enemies
  2. Van Vicker– When One Door Closes
  3. Raz Adoti–Faces of Love
  4. Best Davis–The Storm
  5. Mohamed Bah- The Fall Guy

Best Actress in leading role Diaspora Film

  1. Adi Alfa –Ortega & His Enemies
  2. Bridget John-Adora
  3. Syr Law- Red Rose
  4. Ghazal Al-Nahas -Go Fish
  5. Winstina Taylor-Scarlet
    Best Actor in Supporting role Diaspora Film

  6. LaDarian Raymond- Adora

  7. Dean Ekperigin – Ortega & His Enemies
  8. Ike Eziefule -African Time
  9. Chet Anekwe– When One Door Closes
  10. Ken Ngamne Shally Monnette – The Storm

Best Actress in supporting role Diaspora Film

  1. Merlisa Determined -Nikki
  2. Soliel Diva-Ekei
  3. Uma Jama – Go Fish
  4. Nikita Turk-Mea Culpa
  5. Sana Kanu-Scarlet

Best Director in Diaspora Film

  1. Robert Peters–Faces of Love
  2. Austeen Eboka – Adora
  3. Don Okolo-Gem of the Rainforest
  4. John Uche-Captive
  5. Bayo Akinfemi

Best Promising Actor

  1. Stephanie Maa- Ekei
  2. Bessy Ikem-The Storm
  3. Jennifer Oguzie-Last Flight to Abuja
  4. Kayode Akinbayo-Punch Rolla
  5. Ashley D. Merritt-Punch Rolla

Song of the Year

  1. Aye-Davido
  2. Techno Walewa-Warenson
  3. Black is Beautiful-Flavour
  4. Ife Wa Gbona – Tiwa Savage
  5. Never Give Up-Top-One Frisson

Artist of the Year
1. Davido
2. Werranson
3. Flavour
4. Tiwa Savage
5. Top-One Frisson

Favorite Actor

Ken Smart (UK)
Favorite Actress
Falia Justima (Haiti)
Best Promising Actor
Clara Folashade Fernaldo (Congo)
Favorite Director
Obed Joe (Nigeria)
Favorite Screenwriter
Dr. Princess Fumi S. Hancock (Nigeria)
Favorite Short Film/Trailer

J12 (Haiti)
Favorite Original Scores

The Storm (Cameroon)


THE Special NAFCA Honors-Beverly Hills 2014

The Special NAFCA Honors are awarded to recognize outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments. Winners are awarded the NAFCA Trophies, officially the Award of Merit that is much better known by its nickname NAFCA.

The awards, first presented in 2011 at the RTP Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham North Carolina, are overseen by the Nollywood Film Critics USA. The NAFCA Special Honors were presented for the first time in 2011 to President Nelson Mandela. Recipients of this award in subsequent years include President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, President Jonathan E.

Goodluck and President Ellen J. Sirleaf. Presentations of The Special NAFCA Honors are made yearly during the second weekend in September. The Special NAFCA are prestigious honorary awards of merit and are considered the highest African honorary awards in Hollywood.

The Special NAFCA Honors 2014 awards are going to hold at the Legendary Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills California on the 13th of September.

Legend Awards

• His Imperial Majesty Kabiyesi Alaiyeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II The Ooni of Ife (Nigeria)

Lifetime Achievement Awards

• HE Hon. President Paul Biya (Republic of Cameroon)
• HE Hon. President Michel Joseph Martelly (Haiti)

Lifetime Achievement Awards in Cinema

• Sir Sidney Poitier (Hollywood USA)

• Mr. Louise Gossett Jr. (Hollywood USA)

• Dr. Chika Onu (Nollywood Nigeria)
• Patience Ozokwor (Nollywood Nigeria)

Image Awards

• Ben Bruce ( CEO Silverbird Group-Nigeria)
• Hon. Governor Idris Ichalla Wada (Kogi State)

Image & Humanitarian Awards

• Hon. Dr Folorunsho Alakija (Rose of Sharon-Nigeria)
• HE Hon. First Lady Chantal Biya (Chantal Biya Foundation-Cameroon)

• Mr. Michael Adegoke (Michael Adegoke Foundation Hollywood USA)
• Isaiah Washington – The Gondobay Manga Foundation
Humanitarian Awards

• Bishop Noel Jones (City of Refuge-Los Angeles USA)

• Dr. Michael K. Obeng (Restore Worldwide-Beverly Hills USA)
• Mr. Ivor Ichikowitz (Ichikowitz Family Foundation – South Africa)

• Thomas Miles (Miles of Giving Foundation-Hollywood USA)

• Hon. Ambassador Gabriel Oyibode (Gabriel Oyibode Foundation-Nigeria)
• Ethan Bortnick (Ethan Bortnick Foundation- Hollywood USA)
• Dr. Maxine Anderson

Special NAFCA Patriot Awards

• HE Dr. John W. Ashe (President United Nations General Assembly)

• HE. Professor Ibrahim Ayoola Gambari (Nigeria)

• HE. Hon Ambassador Prof Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye (Embassy of Nigeria Washington DC)

• HE. Hon Ambassador Joseph B.C. Foe Atangana (Embassy of Cameroon Washington DC)
• Ms. Ibinabo Fiberesima

• Ms. Ifeey Ify Ike (Beverly Hills USA)
• John Tallichet (Chairman & CEO- Specialty Restaurant Corp)
• Honorable Hadiza Umar (Nigeria)
• Honorable Yvon Alteon (Haiti)

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