Notable Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has received a continental nod for his award-winning works of art in Africa.
The recognition is coming from the African Leadership Network, AFL. The agency
is ranking the young film director cum actor as a "2012 New Generation
Leader for Africa". Through a process which is described as
thorough, thousands of suitably qualified young African candidates were
presented to AFL's selection committee.
The honour which was relayed to Afolayan by a statement signed by Fred
Swaniker, co-founder, African Leadership Network, also confers him with
automatic membership of the network.
Each year, AFL scours the continent in search of a new generation of leaders
for Africa leaders who despite their relatively young age, have
tremendous influence, and so are uniquely positioned to play a role in taking Africa to
a new era of prosperity.
Afolayan whose latest film 'Phone Swap' won the award for Best Achievement in
Art Direction at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA), has by this honour
assumed a global identity with the capacity to intervene in relevant issues
which relate to the continent.
Other prominent personalities who also got special recognition this year include:
Biola Alabi(MD MNET Africa), Wale Tinubu( Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc),
Asa(musician) amongst others.