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TINFF Awards 2021: Rotimi Adelola, ‘The New Patriots’ get 4 nominations

By Opeyemi Samuel

The goldfish apparently has no hiding place, as recognitions upon recognitions have not ceased trailing award-winning movie ‘The New Patriots’. The movie and its producer, Dr Rotimi Adelola, have just clinched four nominations in different categories at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) Awards 2021.

The movie which premièred on June 11, a day to Nigeria’s Democracy Day, and has also won several international awards like the Five Continents International Film Festival, where it secured the Best ‘Action Feature Film’ award, got three nominations under three different categories at the TINFF Awards 2021.

It has been nominated under the ‘Best Drama – Nollywood’, ‘Best Film – African’ and ‘Best Movie Trailer’ categories. Under the ‘Best Drama – Nollywood’ category, it will be competing with other Nollywood movies like Emi Eri, Christmas with the King, Battle Within, Intent and Hope Spring Eternal.

In the ‘Best Film – African’ category, Nigeria’s ‘The New Patriots’ will be competing with seven other movies from other African countries like Ghana, Morocco, UK/Cameroon and Namibia.

The movie ‘The New Patriots’ will also compete in a very tight category like the ‘Best Movie Trailer’ where it will drag it with movies from four continents – Africa, North America, Europe and South America.

Rotimi Adelola, producer of ‘The New Patriots’ also got a nomination as the ‘Best Movie Producer’ – Africa, where he would compete with four other producers across the continent of Africa.

In his reaction to this new feat, Rotimi Adelola said: “we give glory to God for this amazing reality.” The movie, The New Patriots, is a strong and socially relevant story that can catalyse subtle social change in any developing nation. 

The film parades top-notch actors like Akin Lewis, Bimbo Oshin, Lateef Adedimeji,  Dele Odule, Taiwo Ibikunle,  Bimpe Oyebade, Damipe Adekoya, Bimbo Sunday and other talented thespians.  Shot in Osogbo and Ile-Ife. The New Patriots was directed by Adebayo Tijani and Terry Ayebo and edited by Sanjo Adegoke.

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