Idris Bello, a leading multimedia executive, has praised Femi Adebayo, Toyin Abraham, and Funke Akindele for their nominations at the ninth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). He commended the trio for their creative investments, stating that it is an indication of more successes to come. According to Bello, “the nominations, to a greater extent, further position Nollywood in a better position in global ratings. Notably, the nominated movies being original contents from our sociocultural realities imply that Nollywood continues to impact creatives in ways that project strengths of filmmakers.”
Adebayo’s “Ageshinkole (King of Thieves)” earned eight nominations, while Toyin Abraham’s “Ijakumo” received three nominations and Akindele’s “Battle On Buka Street” received 10 nominations. Bello urged existing and aspiring filmmakers in Nigeria to conduct more research and show commitment in their productions, as it is the only proper way to grow and excel in the industry.