The 17th Edition of The AFRICAN FILM AWARDS (formerly known as The Afro Hollywood Awards) took place this weekend at the Stratford Town Hall in London. Top winners at this years edition incuded Joseph Benjamin, Muka Ray, Olufemi Adebayo and Helen Paul. A special recognition award went to Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon for his outstanding contribution to arts and craft in Nigeria and Africa.
Ace director Tunde Kelani, producer Tunji Bamishigbin and Kene Mkparu were also among special guests in attendance. Event organiser Mr Mike Abiola in his speech paid a glowing tribute to the growing African film industry and urged investors to start to look at the African movie industry as a new platform to partner for growth.