Ayo Edebiri, an American-Nigerian actress, and CJ “Fiery” Obasi’s epic film about Nigeria have been nominated for a 2024 National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Award.
Mami Wata will compete in the Outstanding International Motion Picture category against Rye Lane, Brother, Anatomy of a Fall, and Society of the Snow, according per the announcement issued on Thursday, January 25, 2024.
The black and white film, which was written and directed by Obasi, has been chosen for several international film festivals and is still riding high in the global scene.
Obasi thanked the entire crowd and said that this nomination was really meaningful. He wrote on Twitter, saying, “This one is really unique. I am so appreciative of the @naacpimageaward for this incredible honour. I am grateful to my friends, family, team, and fans. This is ours.
The category is closed to public vote, though, and the winners will be revealed on BET and CBS on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
However, Edebiri’s nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress came from her performances in Abbott Elementary and The Bear.