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Access Bank MD/CEO Hosts AMVCA Winner Michael Akinrogunde

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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