Nigerian filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan, has expressed disappointment with what he considers a lack of creative, important things to say when most Nigerians accept awards.
He reacted to the fact that most of the winners at the recently concluded AMVCA 2017 event, referenced God as they accepted the honour.
He said that “Giving God The glory” is actually not the most important thing one can say at award ceremonies, describing most of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awardees as obsessed.
He wrote, “Nigerians and their obsession with “thanking God” at award ceremonies. That’s a great platform to reach a lot of people and say really important stuff. Why do you think thanking and giving glory to god is the most important thing you can say at an award show determined by votes and human judges. Sigh! Which one is “it can only be God”. It’s a company recognizing great talent and largely protecting their interests too. It’s not god!!!”
As noted by Niyi Akinmolayan, several actors including Somkele Idhalama, Rotimi Salami, Rita Dominic, Izu Ojukwu among others acknowledged God during their acceptance speech at the AMVCA 2017.
“After almost two decades in this industry, I’m still here, I’m still doing this. It can only be you, God,” Rita Dominic said while receiving her best actress in a drama award.
The filmmaker is popular for “The Arbitration,” “Falling,” “Out of Luck” among other movies.
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