Three Nollywood filmmakers have been invited alongside 394 others to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). They are Funke Akindele (Omo Ghetto: The Saga, Jenifa’s Diary), Blessing Egbe (African Messiah, Iquo’s Journal) and Daniel K. Daniel (The Fugitive, A Soldier’s Story).
While Akindele and Daniel are invited as actors, Egbe’s invitation is based on her directing skills. According to The Hollywood Reporter, if the trio accepts the invitation they will be able to vote for the Oscar nominations and winners.
A big congratulations to all invitees. We look forward to seeing them on the various Oscar committees.