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Did You Know that Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe’s ‘The Delivery Boy’ Got the Highest Nominations At The 2019 AMAA Awards?

The Delivery Boy’ in summary, is a movie that tells the story of a teenage orphan boy, Amir, who runs into a young prostitute girl while trying to escape a mob. With a bomb strapped to him and with a new acquaintance who happens to have an ‘agenda’, they soon realized they must play as a team if they will achieve their aims within the short time left to them.

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Before the night ends, they will have to contend with each other, Amir’s group, the knowledge of the terrible secrets that made them who they are, and the consequences of living in a society that doesn’t care. Their journey takes them through the underbelly of the city exposing the hidden backside of the African Society and its dangerous culture of silence in the presence of evil. Sounds interesting?


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Well, the movie, ‘The Delivery Boy’ got the highest nods at the AMAA Awards of 2019; an astonishing 12 nominations. These nominations included the following:

  • Best Actress
  • Best Achievement in Production Design
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Sound
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Editing
  • Best Achievement in Screenplay
  • Best Nigerian Film
  • Best Young/Promising Actor
  • Best Director-First Feature Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Film.

Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe: Brain behind the Blockbuster

Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe is the Writer, Director and Producer of the critically acclaimed movie, “The Delivery Boy” which has become the classic of modern Nigerian cinema filmmaking. “The Delivery Boy” has screened in 4 continents to brilliant reviews and it won the best Nigerian Film Award at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2018.

Adekunle “Nodash” Adejuyigbe commenced his career in a TV network as Producer, Writer and Director of TV shows and documentaries, he ultimately became the Creative Director and Head of Production of the TV network before leaving to start his film production company – Something Unusual Studios.

As a Nigerian Film Maker, and Producer; He has served as a producer and executive producer for several documentaries and commercials for international organisations and is considered one of the most outstanding directors and one of the most sought after cinematographers of the New Nigerian Cinema.

In 2015, he was shortlisted as one of the 21 Cinematographers from around the world to participate in the exclusive, strictly-by-invitation Cinematography Master Classes organised by The Berlin Film Festival, Germany and has since become a household name and the go-to for technical support for the best films to come out of Nigeria. He is the Team Lead of “The Elite Film Team” – Nigeria’s most internationally compliant film team.

Awards and Accolades

Adejuyigbe has won various awards and with commendations for his directing, writing, producing and cinematography talent-he possesses an uncanny ability to create artistic, emotional pictures, to deeply analyse stories and find a way to creatively and technically express them.

As earlier stated, Nodash, in 2015 was selected as one of the 21 Cinematographers shortlisted from all over the world to partake in the exclusive, strictly-by-invitation Cinematography Master Class organised by the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. Some of his other awards and accolades include:

  • Best Editing 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards for the movie Journey to Self, 2013
  • Best Editor, IN Short International Film festival in Lagos, done in collaboration with Goethe Institute, 2011
  • Best Editing, Nigerian Movie Award for the movie, The Young Smoker, 2011
  • Best Cinematographer and Best Editor, Nigerian Music Video Awards, 2011

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Below is his filmography:

2017: Director of Photography, The Bridge

2017: Director of Photography, The Tribunal

2016: Director, Director of Photography, Gidi Up Season 3

2016: Director of Photography, Editor, Isoken (2017 film)

2015: Second Unit, Cinematographer, Fifty (film)

2015: Director of Photography, The Encounter

2015: Cinematographer, Ireti

2013: Editor, Director of Photography Journey to Self

Nodash also revealed that the nomination is coming barely a week after he got a message from the Nigerian Oscars selection committee saying his film, ‘The Delivery Boy’ was being considered for nomination at the 2020 Oscars. Since its release in 2018, the film has won “The Best Nigerian Film Award” at the African International Film Festival and “Best Supporting Actor” at the Real-Time International Film Festival (RTF).

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