It is tears of joy for beloved screen goddess and filmmaker, Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi as she bags 3 nominations at 2023 AMVCA.
The African Magic Viewers Choice Award released its nomination list on Sunday and Toyin Abraham has been nominated in 3 categories.
Toyin Abraham revealed that this is the first time a movie produced by her, will be nominated for the award.
Her movie, Ijakumo has been nominated in the Best Cinematography category, Best Picture Editor and Best Sound Editor.
Sharing the good news on her Instagram page minutes ago, Toyin expressed gratitude to God as she noted how one’s hard work always pays off in the end.
“This is the first time a movie produced by me, my movie, will be nominated for the AMVCA award and we got 3 nominations!? I just want to say that whatever you do just keep working hard. It will surely pay off”.
This big win for the movie star is coming two years after she was ignored.
It was reported that Toyin Abraham was ignored by the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards despite being crowned the highest-grossing actress at that time.
Toyin Abraham produced her movie, The Ghost and The Tout Too in 2021 which did so well at the box movie and became the highest-grossing movie.
Unfortunately, the movie didn’t make it to the 2021 AMVCA edition.
Why I didn’t make the nomination list – Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham however, didn’t feel bothered as she had been a past awardee.
The actress addressed being snubbed while answering a fan’s query on why she was ignored by the academy.
The fan wrote: “Ma pls I’m saying respectfully and I’m sorry for saying this @toyin_abraham I don’t seems to get why you are not getting any nominations for the amicable award we all need an explanation as a fan pls”.
Surprisingly, Toyin Abraham responded by setting the records straight.
She revealed that she didn’t submit her movie The Ghost and The Tout Too to the academy and as such her movie was disqualified.
Toyin Abraham took time out in explaining that only movies submitted to the academy had an opportunity to contest for nominations.
She reminded the fan that she won an award last year which was enough for her.
Toyin Abraham further urged the fan to focus on this year’s nominees and to give them their utmost support.
Toyin Abraham wrote, “Films submitted are nominated and if you don’t submit they won’t nominate you. I hope that answers your questions last year I got nominated and win donuts not all the time so let’s focus on this year’s nominee cos they all deserve it. Much love”.