For her role in her debut feature production, Just Not Married, Nollywood actress and producer, Judith Audu has been named Best Actress at the just concluded 13th Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF).
Receiving the award, the excited actress said that she feels blessed getting a recognition like this at a time when so much is happening with the movie.
I’m grateful to the organisers of the Festival for nominating me, for the entire cast and crew that made this happen, the writer Lani Aisida that created the character, the amazing directors Uduak-Obong Patrick and Oluseyi Asurf Amuwa, everyone that has supported and believed in me, I say a very big thank you,” she said.
Since the release of the movie, Just Not Married has fetched the actress accolades from several quarters. It was rated one of best Nollywood movies to hit the cinemas this year, selling out above Hollywood movies, Angry Birds, Captain America and others.
Only recently, it also made the selection of the 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a feat which the actress described as a dream come true.
Just Not Married was among the eight Nollywood movies selected for screening at the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Among the others selected are Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law and Niyi Akinmolayan’s The Arbitration.
The movie has also recently been announced as one of the official selections for the 6th Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Eko International Film Festival 2016, as well as the Australian Festival of African Film 2016. It was screened in India at the 7th Jagran Film Festival 2016 as one of the ‘Stars on the Horizon and at the Abuja International Film Festival.
Just Not Married is written by Lani Aisida, Directed by Uduak-Obong Patrick with Oluseyi Asurf Amuwa as the Assistant Director and has Fayo Segun Festus as Director of Photography. It features Stan Nze, Rotimi Salami, Ijeoma Agu, Obutu Roland, Brutus Richard, Gregory Ojefua, Judith Audu, Perpetua Adefemi among others.
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