Nigerian actresses Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Wunmi Mosaku and film producers and directors Femi Odugbemi and Ngozi Onwurah, and Kenyan film producer Wanuri Kahiu have become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. The Academy announced a record-breaking 928 new members in an increased push for diversity.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Invited to Become a Member of the Oscars
This is Africa, 4 July 2018
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, one of the leading Nollywood stars has been invited to be a Member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences "THE OSCARS." Omotola has also been… Read more »
Now That Oscars Is So Diverse, Africa's Time Is Now
This Day, 1 July 2018
It was in January 2016 that the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences announced that it was going to make radical changes to its voting requirements, recruiting process and… Read more »
Nigeria Film Producer Becomes Member of Oscars Voting Academy
Leadership, 26 June 2018
Nigerian producer and film maker Femi Odugbemi has been formally invited into the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States of… Read more »
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Joins Oscars Voting Academy
Guardian, 26 June 2018
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekiende, popularly known as Omosexy has just been invited on board to join the membership of the Oscars voting Academy. Read more »
Kenyan Gay Film Director Wanuri Kahiu Admitted to Academy
Nairobi News, 26 June 2018
The director of Kenyan-mad gay film 'Rafiki' Wanuri Kahiu has become the only Kenyan to be named a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Read more »
Oscars 2018 - Four Nigerians Make Academy's 928 Members
Premium Times, 26 June 2018
Four Nigerians have made The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences newly released diverse list of 928 members. Read more »
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