Kehinde Bankole eyes Oscar award

Nigerian star actress, Kehinde Bankole, has expressed her desire to get an Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars.

Bankole, who recently clinched the Best Lead Actress Award at the 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the movie, ‘Adire’, disclosed that African actors are hardworking.

She said, “I will like an Oscar nomination. Every actor should actually want to get international exposure and opportunities. In Africa, obviously, we are really working hard. If we can get more international recognition, why not? We are gradually getting there on our own though.”

On why she appreciated her colleagues, such as Yvonne Jegede, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, who also starred in the movie, the actress said, “I appreciated my other colleagues, such as Yvonne Jegede, Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi and Ifeanyi Kalu, who starred in the movie, because it was a team work, and without the story, everyone cannot perform.”