Buhari Confers National Honours On Kunle Afolayan, Charles Opaleke, A.Y
The filmmakers are among the Nigerians who have earned National Awards as Buhari leaves Aso Rock.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
President Muhammadu Buhari has presented national honors to 339 deserving Nigerians as he leaves the building.
Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known as A.Y., Charles Opaleke, and Kunle Afolayan, are three Nigerian filmmakers on the list.
Afolayan, Opaleke, and AY have each received the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) for their services to the nation’s development, while AY has received the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) designation.
One of the most well-known Nollywood directors is Afolayan, who has produced several films that have received awards, including Figurine, October 1, and Anikulapo, which most recently took home the Best Overall Movie prize at the ninth edition of the 023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, a movie produced by Okpaleke that won seven AMVCAs, is among his notable accomplishments. Play Network Africa is another organization he founded.
In the comedy and filmmaking, A.Y stands out as one of the most well-known names. He has produced some of Nollywood’s highest-grossing movies.
Before May 31, 2023, the ministry requested that each award winner give a digital copy of their citation or CV.
When the honorees are expected to pick up their medals and diplomas on June 1, 2023, the ministry reportedly wants them to be there in person.
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