Winners Announced: British Independent Film Awards

The nominations are below, with the winner in red.

Best British Independent Film   

Best Director 

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) 

Best Screenplay 

Best Actress 

Best Actor 

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Most Promising Newcomer

Best Achievement In Production

Best Technical Achievement

Best Documentary

Best British Short

Best International Independent Film

The Raindance Award



  • The Richard Harris Award
    (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)
  • – Julie Walters
  • The Variety Award
  • – Paul Greengrass
  • The Special Jury Prize 
  • Sixteen Films and friends AKA Team Loach

The Jury:

Jury Chair – Penny Woolcock (Director), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Actress), Art Malik (Actor), Ate de Jong (Director), Bart Layton (Director), James Floyd (Actor),  Jill McCullough (Dialect Coach), Julien Temple (Director), Liza Marshall (Producer), MyAnna Buring (Actress), Natascha McElhone (Actress), Pippa Harris (Producer), Roland Gift (Musician), Sally El Hosaini (Director), Sandy Powell (Costume Designer), Steve Hamilton Shaw (Producer).



The annual Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF), Nigeria’s leading international film festival is honoring Nollywood divas with the launch of the annual Nollywood Divas Awards to be unveiled at the 3rd Eko International Film Festival which opens on November 5, 2012, in the coastal mega city of Lagos in south western Nigeria.

The Nollywood Divas Awards is a celebration of the accomplished actresses in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry,” said Mr. Hope Obioma Opara, the President of Eko International Film Festival and CEO of Nollywood Divas Awards as he released the maiden NOLLYWOOD DIVAS AWARDS MAGAZINE ® with the announcement of the 20 nominees for the inaugural Nollywood Divas Awards in Lagos.

The top nominees include the most popular Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, multiple awards winning actresses Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Stephanie Okereke-Idahosa, Omoni Oboli, Monilisa Chinda, Funke Akindele, Stella Damasus, Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Bimbo Akkintola, Nse Etim Ekpe, Uche Jumbo, Tonto Dike, Lillian Bach, Fathia Balogun, Ngozi Ezeonu, Joke Silva-Jacobs and Clarion Chukwurah who is the most accomplished Nigerian Nollywood diva to date.

You will soon receive the alert to vote on your mobile phones from September 1.

Tracy Obonna is the Sexiest Black Woman Alive ®

Tracy Obonna is the Sexiest Black Woman Alive

Supple magazine is proud to name Tracy Obonna as the Sexiest Black Woman Alive after a comprehensive survey of all the celebrated past and present living beautiful and voluptuous black women on earth, including winners of the global beauty pageants and supermodels in the annual Sports Illustrated Calendars.

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The celebrated selection of Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive has been based on the skewed statistics of narrow-minded American tabloid journalists and deliberately skewed towards the American world view.
Tracy Obonna is hotter, prettier and sexier than Rihanna, Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive and will humble Tulisa Contostavlos of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2012:. The American born Nigerian sex symbol is the epitome of beauty with brains whose amazing voluptuous body makes Rihanna and every other Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive look ordinary from head to toe, because Tracy Obonna, aka the Nigerian Bombshell is actually sexier than them all. And it is also necessary to correct the erroneous notion of the narrow-minded selection of Esquire over the years, because it is generally wrong to name any woman sexiest woman alive without any consideration for the most eligible women outside America, which is what American tabloids have been doing in discrimination and disregard of other exotic beautiful and voluptuous women who are not recognized by the narrow-minded American news media. The American news media wants to dictate trends to the rest of us, but this is unacceptable, because the rest of the world is different from America and not inferior to America. What is hot or not in America is different from what is hot or not in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Europe.

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In fact we know from the records of all the winners of the Miss World, Miss Universe and other global beauty pageants that there are prettier and sexier women in other countries than America. Therefore, the Esquire cannot make an American selection of sexy women and name them sexiest women alive without the consideration and inclusion of sexy women outside their purview. There is more to the beauty and sexuality of femininity than what is seen through the rosé tinted spectacles of Hollywood. The beauty of any woman being the sexiest woman alive is more than meets the eye of the Esquire of America and their Hollywood. We have made our own inquiries online and offline and have stumbled upon our own epitome of the sexiest woman alive who is black, bold and beautiful enough to be named the Sexiest Black Woman Alive in the world Tracy Obonna and you are welcome to compare her to every woman Esquire has named Sexiest Woman Alive and see if she is not sexier than them all. Enjoy!

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Omo Sandra Rocks the World of Stardom

Standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall Omo Sandra makes heads turn in her direction wherever she appears. This UK based Nigerian born supermodel and actress is one of the most accomplished upcoming black models in the world with modelling contracts in the UK, Holland, Germany and South Africa under the management of acclaimed agencies like Topco International models & Shine Models, where she walked internationally. And she has also done some of the biggest commercials in Africa.

Omo on the runway of London Fashion Week
Omo at the London Fashion Week.

• In July 2007, Omo became the first black model to win the prestigious Face of Brighton modelling competition in UK, being the only black girl among twelve contestants that same year.
• In early 2008, Omo made headlines in England when she did a two day shoot for a small role in the Bond 22 movie (Quantum of Solace). Although all the parts shot in London were not in the final cut of the movie, the fact that she was part of such a movie was a huge achievement.
• In 2008 Omo became the first Nigerian in Diaspora to win the MBGN Model/ Nigerian Model of the Year 2008, winning the right to represent Nigeria at an international modelling competition.

Omo wins MBN Model of the Year Pageant
Omo is also a writer, the author of the highly rated column, Model City published in the Latest 7 Magazine UK; a glossy magazine read by over 100,000 people weekly. Model City has received numerous high ratings including being featured on Gossip TV UK, and enjoyed a speculated appearance in the Oprah Winfrey show in early 2009.

She is also the official campaign face of Mode Kendis Bag Label, Netherlands, and has featured in campaigns for Levis.


With her captivating strut on the catwalk, which she is well known for, Omo has walked the runways of the London Fashion Week, Culture 2 Couture, Arise Fashion Week, BBC, Black Beauty & Hair, Adebayo Jones, Jerry Ribbon, Roberto Cavalli, Jaeger, Levis, Black History Month, London Diversity Fashion week, Cape Town Fashion week, The Best of Nigeria Fashion Shows UK, Ovation Red Carpet, International Style Week Nigeria, etc. She has also featured in Gossip TV UK, BBC’s documentary on Black Beauty 2008, Channel 4 UK, SABC 3 South Africa, etc. Magazine appearances include BB&H, Pride, Oh Yes, Every Model, and Ebony, to mention a few.

Omo receives award from Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK
In April 2008, Omo received an achievement award from the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, HE Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida OFR, in recognition of her contributions to the enhancement of the image of Nigerians, and Nigeria in the UK.

Since her return to the UK, she has become a household name with numerous invitations to grace fashion shows and events, and speak to Nigerian youths on issues of life. In April 2008, Omo received an achievement award from the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, HE Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida OFR, in recognition of her contributions to the enhancement of the image of Nigerians, and Nigeria in the UK. Omo has been featured in commercials worldwide, including World Cup adverts for MTN (popularly known as the Ayoba World Cup commercial) in SA, Canal France TV’s World Cup advert for all of Europe, Vodacom advert for all Francophone countries in Africa among others and shooting numerous magazine spreads for European and South African Magazines all in a space of one year! Still in 2010, Omo returned to Nigeria in October to grace the catwalk of the International Style Week where she opened and closed the show of international designer Adebayo Jones to raise Funds for charity. As a result of her works so far, Omo was nominated for two categories; Most Outstanding Model and Most Outstanding Runway Model, at the Nigerian Models Achievers Awards 2010, where she emerged NMAA’s Most Outstanding Model.

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In 2011, Omo followed her passion for acting and attended the New York Film Academy. She has since featured in the Oscar nominated film Secrets of the Dead: Slave Ship Mutiny, which was shot for, and aired on PBS America. She has also starred in several Nollywood movies to be released in 2012.

Kiki Omeili, The Captivating New Nollywood Diva

Kiki Omeili made her film debut in the much talked about movie Married But Living Single directed by Tunde Olaoye and produced by KAP. She played the role of the antagonistic and opportunistic Titi Haastrup alongside Joseph Benjamin, Funke Akindele, Joke silva, Femi Brainard and Tina Mba.


The Nimo, Anambra state born actress graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, did her houseman ship at the prestigious University College Hospital Ibadan, and her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Health Centre, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Govt. Thereafter, she worked as a business manager at Pathcare International, before following her passion and delving into acting and television presenting. She started auditioning for roles and kept snapping them up.

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Kiki has a host of TV series to her credit, including behind the Smile, The Valley Between
, Footprints, Nesrea Watch, and Gidi Culture to name a few. She’s also the host of the popular TV reality show Dance 234 produced by KOGA Entertainment, which aired on Africa Magic world and several local TV stations last year.


This multi talented young lady is also hosting the weekly health segment of the popular breakfast show on Smooth FM 98. 1 every Saturday morning called “Balancing life” and writes articles for various on line blogs.

Nominees and Winners of the 65th Cannes Film Festival

The highly gifted Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke won his second Palme d’Or at the 65th Cannes Film Festival with his romantic thriller Amour (Love). His first Palme d’Or was for his film The White Ribbon in 2009. Thousands of filmmakers, distributors, movie buffs, tourists and others thronged the festival from May 16 to May 27, 2012. The President of the Jury for the main competition was the notable Italian director Nanni Moretti while British actor Tim Roth was the President of the Jury for the Un Certain Regard and the event was hosted by French screen diva Bérénice Bejo.

There were 22 films in the Official Selection and Egypt was the only African country in competition this year, but her entry Yousry Nasrallah’s Baad El Mawkeaa (After The Battle) did not win any prize.
The following are all the selected films and winners, including winners of other awards.

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers.
Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family.
One day, Anne has an attack.
The couple’s bond of love is severely tested.



In Competition :

Feature films

Short Films

Un Certain Regard :

Cinefondation :

Golden Camera :

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Rita Dominic Wins the Best Actress Award at 2012 AMAA

Rita Dominic acknowledges the honour of winning the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for the Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Top Nollywood diva Rita Dominic won the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her awesome role in the Kenyan movie Shattered. It was a Sunday night of glamour at the 8th AMAA at the prestigious Expo Hall of the luxury Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island in Lagos. The top prizes were won by South Africans and Nigerians.

The following is the complete list of the winners.


Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria – Winner
JAMAA – Uganda
Look Again – Kenya
Maffe Tiga – Guinea
Hidden Life – South Africa
Mwansa The Great – Zimbabwe
Chumo – Tanzania
The Young Smoker – Nigeria


African Election – Nigeria / Germany – Winner
Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda
Awa Ogbe An African Adventure – Algeria
Dear Mandella – South Africa
White & Black, Crime And Colour – Tanzania
The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana
There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle – Nigeria
How Much Is Too Much – Kenya


Toussanat Louverture – France – Winner
Ghetta Life – Jamaica
High Chicago – Canada
Elza – Guadelupe
Better Must Come – Jamaica
Kinyanrwanda – USA


The Education of Auma Obama – Germany – Winner
White Wash – USA
Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadeloupe
All Me The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert – USA


White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA-Winner
John Doe – USA
The Lost One – USA

The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya – Winner
Oba – Nigeria
Climate Change Is Real – Kenya
Egu – South Africa
Chomoka – Kenya


Mystery Of Birds – USA / Nigeria – Winner
Housemates – United Kingdom / Nigeria
Ben Kross – Italy / Nigeria
Paparezzi Eye In The Dark – USA / Nigeria / Ghana


Phone Swap – Nigeria- Winner
Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Adesuwa – Nigeria
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa


Adesuwa – Nigeria – Winner
The Captain Of Nakara
Rugged Priest – Kenya
Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
Queens Desire


Shattered – Kenya – Winner
Rugged Priest – Kenya
State Research Bureau – Uganda
Adesuwa – Nigeria
Somewhere in Africa – Ghana


Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria – Winner
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Adesuwa – Nigeria
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
Somewhere In Africa – Ghana


Adesuwa – Nigeria – Winner
Behind The Mask
Somewhere In Africa – Ghana
State Research Bureau – Uganda
Otelo Burning – South Africa

State Of Violence – South Africa – Winner
Otelo Burning – South Africa
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
Man On Ground – South Africa
Algiers Murder – South Africa


Othelo Burning – South Africa – Winner
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
Rugged Priest – Kenya
Masquerades – Ghana
Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria


How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa – Winner
Algiers Murder – South Africa
Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria
Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria


Ties That Bind – Ghana – Winner
Mr & Mrs – Nigeria
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Unwanted Guest – Nigeria
Two Brides And A Baby – Nigeria


Adesuwa – Winner
Unwanted Guest
Family On Fire
Alero’s Symphony
Phone Swap

State Of Violence – South Africa – Winner
Chumo – Tanzania
Family On Fire – Nigeria
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Asoni – Cameroun


Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning – Winner
Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) – Behind The Mask
Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank Job
Benjamin Abemigisha and Racheal Nduhukire (Derick and Margaret) – JAMAA
Ayinla O Abdulaheem – ZR-7


Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony – Winner
Neo Ntatleno (OJ) – State Of Violence
Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa
Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa
Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning


Fano Mokoena – Man On Ground – Winner
Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How To Steal 2 Million
Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone Swap
Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two Brides And A Baby
Godfrey Theobejane – 48
Lwanda Jawar – Rugged Priest


Terry Phetto – How To Steal 2 Million – Winner
Ebbe Bassey – Ties That Bind
Empress Njamah – Bank Job
Ngozi Ezeonu – Adesuwa
Thelma Okoduwa – Mr & Mrs
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties That Bind


Majid Micheal – Somewhere In Africa – Winner
Menzi Ngubane – How To Steal 2 Million
Chet Anekwe – Unwanted Guest
Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning
Karabo Lance – 48
Wale Ojo – Phone Swap
Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man On Ground


Rita Dominic – Shattered – Winner
Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr & Mrs
Yvonne Okoro – Single Six
Ama K. Abebrese – Ties That Bind
Uche Jombo – Damage
Millicent Makheido – 48
Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai – Playing Warriors


How To Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla – Winner
Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun
Ties That Bind – Leila Djansi
Rugged Priest – Bob Nyanja
State Of Violence – Khalo Matabane
Man On Ground – Akin Omotoso
Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher


How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa – Winner
State Of Violence – South Africa
Adesuwa – Nigeria
Otelo Burning – South Africa
Rugged Priest – Kenya
Ties That Bind – Ghana
Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria


divas supple

The maiden edition of the annual NOLLYWOOD DIVAS AWARDS MAGAZINE ® is for the inaugural Nollywood Divas Awards coming up at the 3rd Eko International Film Festival in November 2012. This special edition of the NOLLYWOOD DIVAS AWARDS MAGAZINE ® is for the celebration of the leading ladies of Nollywood, the phenomenal Nigerian film industry in the world. Both the digital and print versions will be circulated and distributed gratis worldwide and exhibited at the forthcoming 65th Cannes International Film Festival as the biggest film festival in the world pays a special memorial tribute to the legendary Hollywood Diva Marilyn Monroe, who has been selected as the “icon” of the festival for its 65th anniversary. We shall use this event to showcase the best of our own Nollywood Divas to the whole world. The NOLLYWOOD DIVAS AWARDS MAGAZINE ® NOT FOR SALE. The voting for the Nollywood Divas Awards will open soon. So, stay tuned to vote for your favourite Nollywood Diva!

AiRis, Enchanting Beauty and a Wonderful Singer

AiRis, Enchanting Beauty and a Wonderful Singer


Olowo Ori Mi, My Lover is the all time love song of AiRis, the young Nigerian singer who has a Nigerian father and Egyptian mother. But you wonder why such a wonderful love song by a very beautiful Nigerian singer has not been given much attention on radio and TV. I have seen her video, but it was played once in a blue moon. Why are they ignoring her?

Does her provocative beauty and enchanting voice provoke jealousy and envy among her own people?


AiRis made her debut in 2009 with songs inspired by the romantic Mediterranean rock, pop and African music. She was born in Cairo but she spent her young adult years between Nigeria, United Kingdom and Egypt. In the fall of 2009, AiRis moved to Nigeria to pursue her singing/songwriting career and in the spring of 2010 she created AiRis Music, her own record label. In creating her music, AiRis tries to convey her feelings, experiences, and those of others in the words and rhythm of her style. Her style of music is alternative pop and soul with various cultural influences, specifically African.

Her work brings a unique mixture of pop and soul to the African music industry. Her sound addition to the music industry opens a new door for the African Entertainment Industry internationally. Media interested in setting up an interview with AiRis about the new release should please contact us at info(at) or telephone: 305.549.3676. For bookings and appearances, contact Kamal Ajiboye: telephone: 011.234. 706.664.2805 or 08137620730, e-mail:
Fans of AiRis can also connect to her via Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube or on her
Website –

Top 10 Nollywood Divas

Genevie Nnaji 1Genevieve Nnaji

The top 10 Nollywood divas have been selected based on their current active engagements both in home videos and cinemas since the revival of the movie theatre culture in Nigeria after many years of dormancy. They have proved to be truly the leading ladies of Nollywood in local and international movies. They all have their aces. They can walk tall on any red carpet in the world if they can improve their public relations and go beyond the African magic of Nollywood.

1. Genevieve Nnaji
2. Rita Dominic
3. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
4. Stephanie Okereke
5. Funke Akindele
6. Omoni Oboli
7. Monalisa Chinda
8. Tonto Dike
9. Ini Edo
10. Uche Jumbo

Rita DominicRita Dominic

Omotola-Jalade 3Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

stephane topStephanie Okereke

funke-akindele 1Funke Akindele

Omoni-Oboli topOmoni Oboli

monalisa topMonalisa Chinda

Tonto DikeTonto Dike

Ini Edo topIni Edo

UCHE-JOMBO topUche Jumbo

~ By Hope Obioma Opara
Publisher, Supple Magazine
Eko International Film Festival