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Jude Idada’s ‘Kofa’ Wins 3 Major Awards At AFRIFF 2022.



Nigeria Prize for Literature winner and multi-award-winning filmmaker, Jude Idada won the coveted award of Best Film at the Globe Awards of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in 2022.

Out of the six nominations, his feature film ‘Kofa’ won three categories – best film, best screenplay, and best actor for Daniel Etim-Effiong. One of the other nominees was Best Actress award for Zainab Balogun, Best Director for Jude Idada and the Audience Choice award.

The filmmaker talked about the multiple nominations and awards he won, saying, “Kofa is proof that once your heart and mind are in the right place, anything is possible. We made this film with love, belief, and perseverance. It is rewarding to see not only that it has won awards, but that viewers have responded so well to it. People are talking about Kofa, they’re talking about the message at its core and all the potential it revealed in our country. Love is everywhere and we can’t wait for everyone to be able to see Kofa soon.”

‘Kofa’ is a captivating, engaging psychological thriller about a group of eight people in their underwear who wake up to find themselves locked up in a room. The only things they remember are their names. As an armed man comes in to pick them out one by one, they struggle to remember who they are, where they are, and why they are there. in order to work out a plan, evade the armed man, and escape.

The movie Kofa includes the star-studded cast of Daniel Etim Effiong, Kate Henshaw, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Beverly Naya, Zainab Balogun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Shawn Faqua, Charles Etubiebi, Gina Castel, Udoka Oyeka, Bucci Franklin, Lucy Ameh, Carol King, Afeez Oyetoro, Achalugo Chioma Ilozumba, Paul Utomi, Femi Olayiwole, Folu Ogunkeye, Kiki Omeili, Wale Ojo, Eucharia Okoye, and Kola “Aderupoko” Olaiya.

AThinkingMan Media production in association with Creoternity Films and C-Blunt Films, ‘Kofa’ was written, directed, and produced by Jude Idada alongside a producing team of Chibuzo Okoye and Femi Ogunsanwo. It was cinematographed by Kagho Idhebor, edited and coloured by Ola’Kazeem Agboola, with a riveting score composition by Ava Momoh and sound mix and design by George Flores.

The production designer Jim “Fada” Franklyn led a team made of Hair, Make Up and Special Effects Designer Sandra Oyiana and Costume Designer Bunmi Oladipo alongside an award-winning crew.