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Entertainment of Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Source: Tony Nenebi, Hi Newspaper

‘About to Wed’ nominated for Terracotta Awards in Nigeria

Ghanaian actors Beverly Afaglo and John Dumelo have been nominated in the Best Actress and Best Actor awards categories of the Terracotta Awards which comes off on Saturday, 19th of July at Lagos, Nigeria. The duo was nominated for their roles in the popular TV series, “About to Wed”.Prince David Osei and Yvonne Okorie also got nominations in Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories respectively for their roles in the same series. The series itself was nominated for the Best Comedy, Best Writing and Best Ensemble Cast awards bringing to 7, the number of nominations for the series.

Terracotta Awards which prides itself as the first Film and Television award in Nigeria is an award scheme that seeks to award excellence, creativity and potential on Nigerian television scene. Though the award scheme has over the years been limited to entries from Nigeria, the Ghanaians got their nomination thanks to the highly popular status of the series in Nigeria. It shows on three TV station as well as on African Magic (DS TV). The series was produced by a Nigerian firm, Hot Shot Production.

Both John and Beverly have expressed their elation at the nomination. For Beverly, it is a wonderful feeling for her to get her first taste of nomination since she came into the movie industry some four years ago. “I thank God for the nomination though I’m not surprised at it. I hardly walk in Nigeria without 1 out of 4 people recognizing me. Yet in Ghana, people hardly recognize me, and so, I’m not surprised my first nomination is in Nigeria”. She said “Though, I don’t know who I’m competing with, I am hopeful to win”. She went ahead to narrate how she jumped with joy when she first received the call from Nigeria telling her about the nomination. She could not contain the joy so quickly went on the internet to confirm it and called John immediately to tell him.

John decided to take a religious turn by saying, “I thank God for this nomination and I leave it in his hands to decide whether I win or not.” John is the current reigning Joy FM Best Actor and an AMAA nominee. Both John and Beverly have told Hi they would be in Lagos, Nigeria for the awards.