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Monday, August 6, 2012

KUNLE AFOLAYAN GETS AFRICA'S RECOGNITION

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.

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