NOLLYWOOD WINS AGAIN AS OMOTOLA AND OTHERS ARE LISTED AS OSCARS MEMBERS
This happens to be another win for Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Femi Odugbemi, Wunmi Mosaku and Ngozi Onwurah, as they have all been listed as members in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, popularly known as OSCARS.
Omotola is among the record-breaking 928 members who comprise of Actors, Writers, to be admitted this year. They also added two new categories Members-At-Large and Associates (comprising of individuals who have no defined branches in motion picture).
Omotola before now has featured in over 300 Nigerian movies, as well as films in other parts of Africa. She also made her US debut in a VHS scripted series Hit The Floor in 2013. She was honoured as TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World alongside Beyonce, Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama. While Femi Ogungbemi is the brain behind long running Nigerian soap opera Tinsel and Battleground
Africans especially those in the entertainment industry have commended the Academy popularly known as the Oscars, for making improved racial and gender considerations in the 2018 list. This list, has about 49 percent of female invitees and 38 percent being people of colour, the list tops 2017 list of 774 people, 2016 list of 683 and 2015’s 322, according to Variety Magazine.