AFRIFF 2022: Jude Idada’s ‘Kofa’ Wins Three Major Awards

Jude Idada's Kofa AFRIFF

Jude Idada, a multitalented creative and 2016 winner of the Nigeria Prize For Literature has added another feather to his cap. The Nigerian screenwriter-author was at the recently-concluded AFRIFF 2022, where his movie Kofa won three major awards including the Best Film award, Best Screenplay award, and Best Actor award for Daniel Etim-Effiong.

Kofa was nominated in three categories but won the aforementioned three. Jude Idada had this to say about the honour his movie has received so far:

Kofa is proof that once your heart and mind is in the right place, the impossible becomes possible. We made this film with love, grit, perseverance, and belief. It is gratifying to see not only that it has won awards but more that it has been so warmly received by viewers. Everyone is talking about Kofa. Everyone is talking about the message at its core, and the possibilities and potentials it reveals that exist in our country. The love is immense, and we can’t wait for the public to see it soon.”

Kofa is an engaging psychological thriller about a group of eight people in their underwear who wake up to find themselves locked in a room. All they remember are their names. As an armed man comes in to pick them out, one after the other, they struggle to remember who they are, where they are, and why they are there in order to marshal out a plan, evade the armed man, and escape.

It stars Daniel Etim Effiong, Kate Henshaw, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Beverly Naya, Zainab Balogun, Udoka Oyeka, Bucci Franklin, Lucy Ameh, Carol King, Afeez Oyetoro, Achalugo Chioma Ilozumba, Enyinna Nwigwe, Shawn Faqua, Charles Etubiebi, Gina Castel, Paul Utomi, Femi Olayiwole, Folu Ogunkeye, Kiki Omeili, Wale Ojo, Eucharia Okoye, and Kola “Aderupoko” Olaiy, among others.

Watch the trailer for Kofa:

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