Chichi Nworah, Producer Of ‘Shanty Town,’ Reacts To 11 AMVCA Nominations
The film received a significant amount of nominations.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
The candidates for the ninth edition of the renowned Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) have been revealed.
Anikulapo, a Netflix original by Kunle Afolayan, received the most nominations (16), followed by Brotherhood, an action thriller by Jade Osiberu, with 11 nominations.
Chinenye (Chichi) Nworah’s Shanty Town was also nominated for 11 awards. They are; Dimeji Ajibola for Best Director; Walter Odhiambo for Best Lighting Designer, Jonathan Kovel for Best Cinematographer; Olalekan Isiaka for Best Art Director; Chidi Mokeme for Best Actor; Nse Ikpe -Etim for Best Actress; Ini Edo for Best Actress; Jaysynths & Hotkid for Best Sound Track; Maryam Ndukwe & Hakeem Effects Onilogbo for Best make up; Kolade Morakinyo for Best sound Editor; Bunmi Fashina, Tiannah Empire and Secrets of April for Best Costume Designer.
Reacting to the multiple nominations, Nworah said, “Recognition for one’s creative work comes with a great feeling. It feels good that Shanty Town bagged ten nominations. This shows the depth of work, sleepless nights, talents, creativity, and other resources put together to produce the masterpiece. Shanty Town is part of my journey to tell a local story with global artistry. With Shanty Town, I tried to create a departure from the norm. And we are happy with the results coming out. Creating a project like Shanty Town took a lot of money, and it stretched my co-executives and me, but seeing the positive global acceptance turned that stretch into joy.”
The successful series premiered on Netflix in January 2023 to widespread praise. The six-part series, produced by Nworah and directed by Dimeji Ajibola, follows the story of three Lagos-based hustlers who band together to fight the state’s biggest and most ruthless crime ring.
Richard Mofe-Damijo, Chidi Mokeme, Ini Edo, Nse ikpe-Etim, Sola Sobowale, Shaffy Bello, Ali Nuhu, Uche Jombo, Mercy Eke, Nancy Isime, Zubby Michael, and Peter Okoye are among the cast members (Psquare).
Shanty Town is currently available on Netflix in 190 countries.
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