Nigerian filmmaker Yinka Edward has emerged winner of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for ‘Best British Short Animation.’
Edward won the award based on his nomination as a co-director of photography of ‘A Love Story’, an animated movie which was a graduating project from the National Film and Television School (NFTS) where he bagged a Master degree in Film and Television, focusing on cinematography.
The movie which was directed by Anushka Kishanii Naanayaklara was nominated alongside two films – The Alan Dimension and Tough.
Already, congratulation messages have been flowing for the director who was recently on location in Ikeja, Lagos, as DOP of Kunle Afolayan’s new project, Roti.
Kemi Lala-Akindoju and Gideon Okeke were among the Nollywood actors that congratulated Edward, posting his picture with other BAFTA winners on Instagram.
‘Seeing Yinka Edward here made me smile this morning,’ wrote Akindoju on her Instagram page. ‘Congrats dear Yinka, we are proud of you and Nollywood celebrates you. Honoured to have been shot by you. The lesson here is to be consistent, to trust your journey and to stay on your lane.’