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Kehinde Bankole clinches best female lead at AMVCA for “Adire” role


In a triumphant moment at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Kehinde Bankole emerged victorious as the Best Female Lead for her stellar performance in the movie “Adire.”

Competing against a pool of talented actresses, including industry stalwarts like Funke Akindele and Ireti Doyle, Bankole’s portrayal of the character Adire captivated audiences and judges alike.

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The list of nominees for Best Lead Actress includes:

1. Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)
2. Adaobi Dibor (Blood Vessel)
3. Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
4. Evelyne IIy (Mami Wata)
5. Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)
6. Segilola Ogidan (Over The Bridge)
7. Lucie Debay (Omen)

“Adire” tells the story of a retired prostitute who finds empowerment and courage in starting a lingerie-making business using the iconic Nigerian fabric, adire.

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Bankole’s portrayal of Adire, a sex worker turned designer, showcased her versatility and depth as an actress.

Bankole’s win at the AMVCA adds another feather to her cap, as she has consistently received accolades for her performances in various films. Notably, her role in “Sista” earned her praise for her nuanced portrayal of a heartbroken mother, highlighting her range and talent as an actress.

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