From Omotola Jalade Ekeinde to Omowunmi Dada, check out Charles Novia's top 5 actresses of 2017.
The filmmaker used his annual templates of characterisation, internalisation, visualisation and articulation as score points.
He revealed his list on his Instagram account on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
From Kate Henshaw to Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, check out Charles Novia's top five actresses of 2017.
"I must confess I had no clue who Omowunmi Dada was at the beginning of the year. I kid you not. But seeing her in 'Omugwo' startled me and I began asking questions and got pleasant answers.
I backtracked to a few other movies she featured in over the years and also watched her much on 'Jemeji'. This is an actress on the rise and one who will blow..or has blown? It doesn't matter.
There is a pristine naturalism in Ms Dada's acting and she is a delight to watch. Two thumbs up. She's my pick for The Best Actress in 2017."
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"A return to the big screen after some years in hiatus, saw Omotola sizzle in the movie 'Alter Ego' where she plays a mentally challenged lady with deep conflicts.
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"In the Africa Magic popular series, 'Battleground', Shaffy is a delight to watch as she interprets her role with great panache and precision.
She's got one of the best articulation I have ever heard in the industry and though, she's much too overexposed in other TV series too, she is quite an actress. Well done, Shaffy!"
"I later found out that Zynnell is a Ghanaian after I watched her in 'Hire a Man'. Doesn't matter. She was quite good in the movie and I had to search her out in a couple of other movies in the preceding year too.
There's an intensity in her acting and this lady knows her onions (or would one say her jollof since she's from Ghana!). One to watch, this Zynell."
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"After a hiatus of sorts, perhaps 'building up' somewhere (if the pun is noticed), Kate returned and showed her prowess in two movies in 2017; 'Roti' and 'The Women'.
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"Showing her trademark ability to interpret roles in genres, Kate had a point to prove with her return to the big screen. I was impressed."
In October 2017, Charles Novia announced he is set to launch his TV station Teen Africa Television in April 2018.