For her performance in the Peter Sedufia’s  “Keteke”, Ghana’s Lydia Forson has been named Best Actress at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

Acknowledging the prize via Instagram Sunday morning, the actress was full of praise to Sedufia,  and co-star Adjetey Annang for their immense help in bringing out her character.

On Peter Sedufia’s “Keteke”

 A week-long annual festival held in Nigeria, it also consists workshops for industry people. It was founded in 2010 by Chioma Ude, and this year, came off from October 29 to November 4,  with the AFRIFF Globe Awards crowning proceedings at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

A truly glamorous ceremony, it was graced by respected names as Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Kunle Idowu and Olu Jacobs,  Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ini Dima Okojie, Linda Ejiofor, Omoye Uzamere, Nonso Bassey and Fred Amata.

Some 150 feature length, short, documentaries and student films were screened this year.



Best Actor

Ibrahim Koma,  Wulu (Mali)

 Best Actress

 Lydia Forson, Keteke (Ghana)

 Special Jury Mention

 Alter Ego (Nigeria)

 Oronto Douglas Award for Best Nigerian Film

 Hakkunde (Nigeria)

 Best Screenplay

 Wulu (Mali)

 Best Director

 Alain Gomis, Felicite (Senegal)

 Audience Choice Award

 The Lost Café (Nigeria)

 Best Student Short

 The Fall (South Africa)

 Best Short Film

 1745 (UK)

 Best Animation

 Huse Met Lang Ore (South Africa)

 Best Documentary

 We Have Never Been Kids (Egypt)

 Best Feature Film

 I Am Not a Witch (Zambia/UK)

Image Credit: Adeolu Adeniyi photography

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