OMOTOLA BEATS'EM ALL
For Omotola, it has been a roller coaster year, from rubbing shoulders with Kimberley Elis on location in Ghana to playing alongside Will Johnson in the UK. The mother of four's international profile has been on the rise all year.
The actress, who recently completed a tour of four countries on a project she is still keeping under wraps, was last Sunday announced as favourite West African Actress of the Year at the reputable Screen Nation Film and Television Award, which held at Indigo O2 Arena in the UK.
The award ceremony was hosted by Angelica Bell and Michael Underwood. In winning this year's award, Omotola beat other nominees that include Jackie Appiah, Mercy Johnson, Genevieve Nnaji, Ama K. Abebrese, among others. The award further confirms the international brand following of the actress, who is also an ambassador of the United Nations and Amnesty International. Omotola, who had been adjudged West African actress with the highest number of following on the Internet, has been doing so much on the international scene of late.
Her international expedition has taken her to countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone on charity ventures. Her efforts earned her the United Nations and Amnesty International ambassador and an honorary citizen of Liberia; she took to the runway to help draw attention to hunger in some African countries.
The Screen Nation Film and TV Awards is a televised event that takes place in October during Black History Month, and combines the glamour of international movie stars alongside British talent. The awards ceremony, dubbed by the media as 'Black BAFTAs', brings together actors, actresses, directors and filmmakers from the UK international film and TV industry.
Check out the winners…
Male Performance in Film - Clint Dyer
Female Performance in Film - Thandie Newton
Favourite West African Actress - Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde
Male Performance in TV - Nonso Anozie
Female Performance in TV - Wunmi Mosaku
Favourite Male TV Star - Arinze Kene
Favourite Female TV Star - Tameka Empson
Emerging Talent - La Charne Jolly
Young Shooting Star - Daniel Kaluuya
Comedy Performer - Andy Osho
Diversity in Factual Production - Saving Africa's Witch Children
Diversity in Drama Production - Luther
Favourite Urban Movie - Anuvahood
Favourite Music Video Performance - Tinie Tempah
Independent Spirit Film Production - Obi Emelonye
Achievement in Cinematic Direction - Thomas Ikimi
International Film - Why Did I Get Married Too
U.S. Screen Personality Male - Tyler Perry
U.S. Screen Personality Female - Monique
Best West African Film - The Mirror Boy
Favourite West African Action - Miajid Michel