Kunle Afolayan’s movie “Citation” won Best International Film Award at 2022 National Film Festival in London.
Afolayan announced the win in his Instagram post on Wednesday, 6 July, 2022.
He wrote, “Two days ago in London, Citation won Best International Film. The Director – Kunle Afolayan and the entire production team didn’t see the award coming.
“We are grateful for the support and recognition of the public and the organizers. In Kunle Afolayan’s words ‘I am glad we got recognized without even lobbying’.
“The National Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent filmmakers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies, and crew who make up the motion picture industry.
“The National Film Awards holds 4 events annually in the United Kingdom, USA, South America, Africa, and Australia.
“All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans. The NFA is produced by the National Film Academy which also produces the new National Film Festival.”
Although, Afolayan was not at the ceremony, he was well represented by Temi Otedola and Jean-Loius.
The Netflix original film starred among others Ibukun Awosika,Chaiman of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), Temi Otedola, Joke Silvia, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ini Edo, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Adjetey Anang, Gabriel Afolayan, Bienvenu Neba, and the late Sadiq Daba.