Marrying A Campbell, a drama to be released in 2022, has won nine awards at the just-concluded Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) in Toronto, Canada.
Written and co-executive produced by Yvonne Jegede, the movie is a family drama about a social-climbing housewife who will stop at nothing to protect her family’s social status. It follows the story of Rachel Campbell, a wealthy socialite from Asaba, Nigeria. She takes pride in the successes of her family. When she learns that her youngest daughter, Deinabo, accepted the proposal of Efosa, the son of a farmer, she sets out with the help of her daughters to stop the engagement at all costs. Deinabo, aware of her mother’s opposition calls for her grandmother to help her. Ensues are hilarious antics by the Campbell family.
Marrying A Campbell is produced by Caeszero Oruade and directed by Ayana Saunders. It stars Hakeem Kae-kazim, Yvonne Jegede, Barbara Soky, Chelsea Eze, Barbara Ossai, Emmanuel Ikubese, and Bridget John.
Founded in 2016, TINFF works to celebrate diversity through film. The festival’s focus is to excel in creative, independent film direction through innovation, multiculturalism, and uniqueness that captures the series of movements and experiences in a single film.
Marrying A Campbell was nominated in ten categories and bagged nine out of the ten nominations. The nine categories won are:
TINFF Jury Award Best Movie Producer – Africa -Caesar Oruade
Best Comedy Drama – Nollywood
Best First Feature (Africa)
Best Comedy Feature
Best Movie Director – Africa – Ayana Saunders
Best Director – Ayana Saunders
Best Actor – Hakeem Kae- Kazim
Best Actor – African Film – Hakeem Kae- Kazim
Best Actress – African Film – Bridget John
Marrying A Campbell was also selected for screening at the 2021 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). We celebrate with the movie’s cast and crew and we look forward to seeing it in cinemas in 2022.