Movie nabs NAFCA nomination following cinema debut

Shortly after its debut in the cinemas, "Breathless" nabs another nomination at the fifth annual Nollywood and African Films Critics' Awards (NAFCA).

Mike Ezuruonye plays the character of Ben Okpodu in 'Breathless'

The movie, "Breathless", which debuted at the cinemas on 1 July, has received nomination for another movie award.

Breathless has bagged a nomination at the fifth  annual Nollywood and African Films Critics' Awards (NAFCA) also known as the African Oscars, with Mike Ezuruonye being nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the classic movie.

The awards ceremony is set to take place on September, 17, 2016, at the Orpheus Theatre, Los Angeles, USA.

The movie, starring Ezuruonye and Uti Nwachukwu, had already earned nominations at two prestigious African movie awards so far.

Breathless, through Mike Ezuruonye’s role, got a nomination for Best Actor Drama (TV/Series) at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), while Nwachukwu, was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

"Breathless", directed by Charles Uwagbai, is a suspense-filled movie, offers a gripping narrative of unspeakable secrets of an unsolved mystery murder, heightened by bitter sibling rivalry.

Executive producer of the movie, Jenkins Alumona, said: “We were concerned about producing a film that is world class. From the cast, crew, storyline, directing, equipment, locations and lots more, we ensured we throw in only the best. Our films are our representations and we are trying to tell the world Nigerians have some of the best story tellers."

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