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Accolades as Enyinna Nwigwe clinches ‘Overall Best Actor’ at CAMIFF

Enyinna Nwigwe

By Orji Onyekwere

It has been a horde of congratulatory messages from fans, colleagues and friends for Nollywood superstar actor, Enyinna Nwigwe, who was named the Overall Best Actor by the Jury of the 2024 edition of the Cameroon International Festival, CAMIFF.

The honour was announced during the closing ceremony of the event which held from April 20 to April 25 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Nwigwe, one of Nollywood’s leading actors got the recognition for his superlative performance in the movie, ‘Choke Hold’, a Caribbean action drama which had him in a leading role alongside top Jamaican actress, Sherando Ferril.

Enyinna Nwigwe, who is celebrated for his depth and convincing character interpretation in films said, “Yours truly was presented with an ‘Overall Best Actor’ award at the just concluded Cameroon International Film Festival for my role in the Caribbean movie, Choke Hold.

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Choke Hold also took home the ‘Best Screenplay’ award on the night. Shout out to the entire Choke Hold team! Special shout out to Gilbert Ebot for the relentless effort at keeping the film culture alive and thriving in Cameroon. And congratulations to all other recipients.”

Choke Hold, the film that got him the award is a domestic violence drama which had earlier premiered in December 2023 to rapturous applause from an audience of government officials and film industry insiders drawn from countries in the Caribbean region of the world.

Nwigwe is not new to such cross-continental film productions as he has in the past featured in films like ‘All About Love’ (South Africa) and ‘Black November’, where he starred alongside global acts like Vivica Fox, Kim Basinger, Akon and Wyclef Jean.

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