Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan’s movie, ‘Citation’, has won the ‘Best International Film’ award at the 2022 National Film Festival (NFF) sponsored by Rosa Faizzad in the United Kingdom.
The Netflix original film won the award over other movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home, No Time to Die, I Care A Lot, The Harder They Fall, Don’t Look Up, Spencer, King Richard, and People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan.
In the video shared, TFC can confirm that the award was received by two main stars of the movie, Jimmy Jean Louis and Temi Otedola.
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The ace filmmaker Kunle Afolayan disclosed the new feat to his fans and well-wishers on his Instagram page.
According to the director of the movie, the movie got the award without ‘lobbying’.
“Two days ago in London, Citation won Best International Film. The Director – Kunle Afolayan and the entire production team didn’t see the award coming and are grateful for the support and recognition of the public and the organizers.
“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,” he wrote.
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Kunle Afolayan added that nominations and voting for the film award are done by the movie fans.
‘Citation’ tells the story of a 21-year-old female student on campus, who took the case of a trendy university don to the institution’s senate body, on account of the latter’s treatment of her.
The events eventually pit her world against that of the respected academic, revealing the realities that frequently play out in many male-dominated educational environments.
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.