By Dipo Olowookere
After winning Best Short Film/Online Video at the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) in Lagos, director of Penance, Mr Michael Akinrogunde, paid a visit to the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Mr Herbert Wigwe, at the bank’s head office in Lagos for a presentation of the much celebrated award.
Mr Akinrogunde embarked on the visit, which took place on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in company of the film’s producers, Accelerate TV.
He took home a much coveted AMVCA for Penance, his first film after successfully taking part in Accelerate TV’s Filmmaker Project 2017.
Penance, the story of a priest and his confessions, beat four other nominees; The Housewife by Jay Franklin Jituboh, Tolu by Nadine Ibrahim, Lodgers by Ken Ogunlola and Tanwa and The Child We Wanted by Adenike Adebayo, to take home the prize.
His film was also one of the 5 films produced by Accelerate TV for the Top 5 winners of the maiden edition of Accelerate Film Maker Project.
The Accelerate Film Maker Project started in 2017 with the mission to educate and empower a generation of young people in the art of film-making. The platform provides intense training for creatives in the areas of directing, production, script writing and more, taught by elite Nollywood professionals and industry veterans.
On hand to receive Mr Akinrogunde, apart from Mr Wigwe, were the Head Digital Marketing at Access Bank Plc, Ms Toyin Henry Ajayi; Group Head Corporate Communications of Access Bank Plc, Mr Amaechi Okobi; Group Head of Accelerate TV, Ms Colette Otusheso and Team Lead Digital Marketing Access Bank, Mr Segun Adekoye.
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