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Friday, 22 June 2012

Another International Award Nomination For Funmi Iyanda and Chris Dada

Funmi Iyanda with Common
It’s another international nod for production duo Funmi Iyanda and Chris Dada as Chopcassava.com, their innovative web series documenting the recent fuel subsidy protests was nominated as best web series in the non-fiction category at the BANFF World Media Festival, which took place last week in Alberta, Canada...
  
Dubbed the "the Olympics of television" by pundits, the Banff World Media Festival –also known as the Rockies --is an annual international media event dedicated to celebrating the best in world television and digital media production. The event which has honoured the likes of Jim Carrey, this year paid tribute to legendary CNN talk show host Larry King.
Seminars were also given by a host of Industry heavyweights including Chuck Lorre – the creator of Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half men and Roseanne. The 2012 Rockies ended on a dramatic note with a fantastic themed party in the mountains hosted by the distributors of Mad Men and Breaking Bad. Stars of their new hit show – ‘Hell on Wheels’ were present including hip hop star – Common
Chopcassava,com which was independently produced by Iyanda & Dada was up against five other nominees in the non fiction web series category.

Speaking on the nomination, Funmi Iyanda and Chris Dada said: “It was a great honour to be invited to Banff and a fantastic experience meeting the luminaries behind some of the biggest shows in television in the world”

“As the only African representatives it felt good to fly Nigeria’s flag at such a prestigious event.” 

In 2011, My Country Nigeria, a documentary also produced by Funmi Iyanda and Chris Dada was nominated for a Monte Carlo Television Festival Award.
Watch the entire series on http://chopcassava.com

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funmi and Common should hook up na....

Lilspicer said...

Nigerians doin great things thankgod but dis ur link funni die chopcassava.com(omo-iwo)says so..via blackberrybold.5

Anonymous said...

Funmi Iyanda is a great lady, i m happy for her. - KC

Anonymous said...

na cele she b now ?. shes changed alot abi na d Kilimanjaro trek wrek u

Anonymous said...

Congrats to her...(Omo-Iwo)...Via N450,000 Bold 5 Blackberry, Via N300,000 Ipad 5 tablet. One laptop at home

Sister Linda, no be so? atleast I need to make people know all the property wey I get for house thru your blog

Janded said...

This happened in my province. Congrats fummi

joy ojay said...

Congratulations! Who says hardwork does not pay?
Thanks for keeping the Nigerian flag flying.

A NEW DAWN will surely come.

Anonymous said...

ride on guys keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

thks iyanda for making us proud.....keep it up.....we are capable....

naijababe said...

Aunty Funmi can do no wrong in my eyes. She's an inspiration.

MAXIMUS™ said...

Congrats aunty funmi! Well deserved

*emailing this LIB link to botox face Mo Abudu*

Galore dey Vex said...

Bcos is @fumi iyanda,,I will coment......I promise my self not to post a coment again,,@Linda,,sinc Ur Laptop is used to swallowing my coment...*sad face*.......i will just be readin pplec coment thats all.......*Eating rice and stew right now*

Blunt Queen said...

Linda I think your blog grows everyday and you should find a way of uploading comments much more faster. Just like the bella naija website

Anonymous said...

na wa ..i thot that was the rapper common...resemblance is plenty

Pinc_Viros said...

Looks like Common. Cute!

sly said...

Na wah oo
People r more interested in seeing their comments posted.
Even asking u to employ someone to upload posts...u r grown linda

Anonymous said...

@pinc $ anon. 6:39 didn't see what was written under d pics. D guy is common.

Anonymous said...

Um, just me or do Common and Funmi look beautiful together???!

Anonymous said...

He looks like "Common"!!
Billie Jean

Bianca said...

Common dated a naija girl, I think his babymother. Funmi looks beautiful next to him. Couple Alert? Just kidding. Thank you, Funmi for making us proud in the midst of the negative drama especially recently.

Anonymous said...

9jadeltapikin... Funmi congrats God bless U̶̲̥̅̊

Ulom said...

Funmi iyanda congrats gal, you are making us proud!

Anonymous said...

Shut up already! Common is mine! Hands off!...Congrats FI...TC

Anonymous said...

I luv u aunty Funmi

Anonymous said...

next!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahaha. I live this. Mo abudu just can never like.

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