Soyinka Hosts Private Screening Of Onyeka Nwelue’s Igbo Language Film, ‘Agwaetiti Obiụtọ’

Soyinka Hosts Private Screening Of Onyeka Nwelue’s Igbo Language Film, ‘Agwaetiti Obiụtọ’

By Ekamma Jacobs | Staff Writer on September 5, 2018
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Onyeka Nwelue received Wole Soyinka as the Nobel laurent arrives at the venue of the film screening
Onyeka Nwelue welcomes Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel laureate to the private screening of his Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA nominated Igbo language film, Agwaetiti Obiụtọ.

Wole Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel laureate, hosted Nigerian filmmaker, Onyeka Nwelue in private screening of his Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA nominated Igbo language film, Agwaetiti Obiụtọ.

Following congratulations, Professor Soyinka invited Mr. Nwelue and his film crew to his Lagos office where the film was screen to the literature icon.

Nwelue, who is an author and cultural entrepreneur, is nominated for Best First Feature Film by a Director for his work in Agwaetiti Obiụtọ. He was also nominated for the Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African Language. After the screening, Soyinka described the film adaptation of Nwelue’s Island of Happiness as ‘a magnificent work of art.’

Present at the screening, are the executive producers of the film, Aboyeji Iyinoluwa of Flutterwave, Azafi Omoluabi of Paressia Publishers, Ayodele Arigbabu of DADA Books, Odinaka Jeff Nwelue of Blues & Hills Pictures, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and many others, including the Chief Priestess of Oguta Lake Goddess, Akuzzor Anozia, who travelled from Imo State for the event.

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