Legendary Actress Joke Silva Drops Bombshells reveal that Kehinde Bankole will win best actress award for Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Actress Joke Silva predicts that her junior colleague Kehinde Bankole will win the Best Actress award for her performance in the Bolanle Austen-Peters-directed film Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti....READ FULL ARTICLE

Joke Silva mentioned this in a recent Instagram post, congratulating Kehinde on winning the best actress in a lead role category at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).

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When Kehinde shared a picture of herself with her award, Joke wrote: “She’s on a role..love you babes…you will get for Funmilayo too …you wait.”

The film recounts the life of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, mother of the late Fela Kuti, and includes appearances from her grandchildren, Femi Kuti, Yeni Kuti, and others.

Kehinde plays the younger Funmilayo, while Joke Silva plays the older version.

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After receiving three nominations, including Best Costume and Best Movie, the movie won the Best Screenwriting award at the just-concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Funmilayo was an educator and women’s rights activist. She died on April 13 1978 at age 77.

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