Some prominent Nigerian actors and movie producers including actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, film writer, Shola Dada and others have expressed delight over their invitations to Oscar Academy.
The Nigerian creatives were listed among the 398 distinguished artists and executives expected in different fields to join the organization in 2023.
Reacting to the news of his invitation, RMD said he was caught unawares and didn’t know how to react to the news until someone in his team sent him the link, adding that the invitation served as best birthday present to him.
“Best birthday present come early. July my birth month comes not only with perfection but plenty gifts. I don’t know my sponsor this year but when I do, I will say thank you again,,” he said.
The Oscars extended invitations to Kunle Afolayan, RMD, Shola Dada, CJ Obasi, and producer and writer Jadesola Osiberu.
According to the organisation, membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity.
Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang said,:“The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership.
“They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines, and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide.”