Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Nigerian Born British Actress Wunmi Mosaku and Director Ngozi Onwurah Invited To Join Voting Members of the Oscars


Nigerian Born British Actress Wunmi Mosaku and Director Ngozi Onwurah Invited To Join Voting Members of the Oscars

Ngozi Onwurah.
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Nigerian born British actress Wunmi Mosaku and director Ngozi Onwurah. haves been invited to become Voting Members of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scinces (AMPAS) of the United States of America.
Membership in the Academy is strictly
by invitation only. Invitation comes from the Board of Governors.

Top filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi and Queen of Nollywood, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde also made the list of the new voting members.

Wunmi Mosaku is a Nigerian-born British actress, known for her roles as Joy in the BBC Two miniseries "Moses Jones" (2009) and Holly Lawson in the ITV series Vera (2011–12). She won the 2017 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gloria Taylor in the TV film "Damilola, Our Loved Boy" (2016).

Ngozi Onwurah is the most accomplished Nigerian born female filmmaker.
Onwurah made "Welcome II the Terrordome", the first independent Black British feature film to be released in movie theatres in the UK.

Awards
Coffee Colored Children:
1st Prize- Short Feature Category, BBC, UK.
Prized Pieces Award- National Black Programming Consortium, US.
Golden Gate Award- San Francisco Film Festival, US.
Films de Femmes- Creteil, France.
The Body Beautiful:
Best Short Film- Melbourne Film Festival, Australia.
Best Documentary- Montreal Film Festival, Canada.
Shoot The Messenger:
Prix Italia 2007.
See more about Ngozi Onwurah on Wikipedia.

~By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.





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