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Omotola Says She Is Not Happy That No African Movie Was Nominated For 2019 Oscars
Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has said that she is not so happy that no African movie made it to the 2019 Oscars nomination list.
The Nollywood star, who was enlisted into the voting membership of the Oscar Awards in 2018, made the disclosure in an Instagram post alongside a comment on the nominated movies.
Expressing her fascination on the fact that a great deal of the movies she voted were picked, the actor was concerned that no African movie made it to the list.
“So glad most of the movies I nominated made it,” she said.
“Wasn’t so excited no African movie made it.
“Someday soon we will be doing this for Africans,” she added.
Jalade-Ekeinde isn’t the only Nigerian who was invited to join the Oscar awards voters in 2018. Femi Odugbemi, a filmmaker, was also invited.
‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ were the most nominated movies, receiving 10 each, while ‘Black Panther’ earned seven nominations.