Femi Adebayo’s movie, ‘Jagun Jagun’ earns 5 nominations at Toronto Film Festival

By Nafiu Toyin Abdulqadri

The Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) has announced its nominations for the 2024 edition, and Femi Adebayo’s film, ‘Jagun Jagun’, has received an impressive five nominations. The categories include Best Producer, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Nollywood Film, Best International Drama, and Best Director. The awards ceremony will take place in Canada, recognizing excellence in Nollywood filmmaking.

‘Jagun Jagun’ (The Warrior) is a 2023 Netflix original film, an epic Yoruba-language production helmed by producer Femi Adebayo. The film’s direction was a collaborative effort between veteran director Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo, Femi’s younger brother. This powerful collaboration brought the thrilling story to life, captivating audiences worldwide.

Femi Adebayo took to his X handle to share the exciting news, expressing his immense joy and pride as he announced that his film, ‘Jagun Jagun’, has been nominated in five categories at the prestigious 2024 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival.

“Thrilled to announce JAGUN JAGUN, bagged 5 nominations at the 2024 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL NOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL.
Best Producer
Best Film (Foreign Language)
Best Film (Nollywood)
Best Drama (International)
Best Director.
I appreciate everyone that made this happen.”

The organizers of the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) describe the event as an annual celebration of excellence, showcasing a multicultural film festival that embraces diversity and inclusion through the medium of film. The platform provides a creative space for both Canadian and international films to shine, fostering a unique and inclusive cinematic experience.

Since its debut on Netflix in August 2023, ‘Jagun Jagun’ has achieved remarkable success. The film has garnered prestigious awards, including the Best Indigenous Language Movie (West Africa) and Best Costume Design at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, solidifying its impact and excellence in the film industry.

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