Nollywood actors are again at the fore front of projecting the image of the African continent as no less than six of them grabbed awards at the recent 17th African Film Awards 2012.
Suave and promising actor, Joseph Benjamin has been crowned the African Actor of the Year at the Awards Night popularly known as the Afro Hollywood Awards.
The award night held at Sandhurst in London last Sunday, November 3rd had in attendance representatives from the Nigeria High Commission to United Kingdom.
Kiki Omeile won the Best Actress for a supporting role in an English language film. She made her debut film in the much talked about movie Married But Living Single directed by Tunde Olaoye.
Benjamin who is the regular co-host at the MTN Project Fame West Africa competition was elated about the award and promised to always give his best by being a good ambassador of Africa on the screen. He was the lead actor in the movie, Married But Living Single, which he acted alongside Funke Akindele.
Fast rising comedian, Helen Paul won full of smiles as she won the Best Female Comedy Talent while Etisalat Ambasador, Hafis Oyetoro popularly called Saka in a drama series, won the best Male Comedy talent.
Other Nigerian actors that were honoured at the event are Femi Adebayo who won the Best Actor for a Yoruba Language film, Eyinwumi Muka-Ray for Best actor in a supporting role in Yoruba Language film.