“The Delivery Boy” wins Best Nigerian Film at The African International Film Festival
The Delivery Boy, a feature-length from Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe, has won the Best Nigerian Film award at The African International Film Festival (AFRIFF).
The multiple award-winning film is about Amir, runaway teenage suicide bomber and his newfound ally, a young prostitute, who must rely on each other to survive the night while searching for answers to unravel the terrible secrets that made them who they are. Their journey takes them through the underbelly of the city exposing the hidden backside of the African society and its dangerous culture of silence in the presence of evil.
Since its release in 2018, the film has been shown at the African Film Festival in New York; Nollywood Week Paris; Lake International Pan African Film Festival; Real Time International Film Festival, where it also won the Best Supporting Actor award; Lights Camera Africa Film Festival, among others.
Representing the new wave of Nollywood filmmakers, Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe is at the forefront of a movement of young and globally-respected filmmakers telling rich and relatable African stories through “Nigerian Cinema” – staying true to world-class cinematic storytelling and technical standards.
In 2015, Adekunle Adejuyigbe was shortlisted as one of the 21 emerging cinematographers from all over the world by the Berlin film festival. He has shot several TV commercials, a few music videos, a number of documentaries and a handful of films and TV series.
He has won a number of awards for his work, including Best Directing for a Musical (In short international Film Festival); Best Cinematography (Nollywood Travel Festival); Best Editor (In-short international Film Festival); Best Cinematography (Nigerian Music Video Awards) and Best Editor (Nigerian Movie Awards).