Sunday, March 5


2017AMVCA: '76 wins best overall movie

The accolade for best overall African movie at the 2017 AMVCA awards went to '76.

'76 is a Nigerian historical drama produced by Adonaijah Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu and directed by Izu Ojukwu.

It stars Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Rita Dominic and Ibinabo Fiberesima.

Handsomely shot on Super 16mm film, '76 is a cut above most straight-to-DVD Nollywood productions, which are typically cheap and amateurish.

Though there are still some minor technical and stylistic issues like the sluggish pacing and poor sound mixing, director Izu Ojukwu ultimately hits the target more than he misses.

Actors Ramsey Nouah and Rita Dominic also gave rock-solid lead performances.

In a review, The Hollywood Reporter called '76 "a Nollywood thriller with Hollywood aspirations."


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