Nigerian movie, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai has been nominated by the National Films Awards in the United Kingdom in the Best International Film category.
The movie which was produced by EbonyLife Films in collaboration with other Film production outfits in Nigeria is considered as one of the best films of the year 2017.
According to the organisers of the awards, winners will be decided by the public and fans are encouraged to vote by registering at the awards organisers’ website.
This prestigious nomination is another indication of the international appeal of the film and also an indication on the improvement in movies production in Nigeria.
The National Film Awards UK is an annual event organized by the National Film Academy to laud the accomplishments of established and independent filmmakers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry.
Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Films, is ecstatic about the nomination and the global recognition.
“It is humbling and exciting that The Wedding Party 2 has not only been embraced by viewers the world over, but has earned such international acclaim from a prestigious institute like the National Film Academy. The nomination is further proof that original content, made in Africa for the world, is viable and good enough for international commendation,” she said.
Moses Babatope, COO of FilmOne Distribution echoes Abudu’s sentiments and hopes the film bags the award.
“Being nominated by the National Film Academy in the UK is satisfying enough. However, it would be mind-blowing and incredibly meaningful to win the award for ‘Best International Film’. We encourage viewers who enjoyed it to vote online and help us bring this award home,” he said.
Another movie of Nigerian origin with International recognition is Ayo Makun’s produced ’30 Days in Atlanta’ which received a Guineas World Record as the Nigerian film that accrued the highest ever sales revenue.