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  • Updated: May 12, 2022

Pan African Film Festival: 'Ayinla' Wins Best Narrative Feature, Netflix Premiere Date Revealed

Tunde Kelani's film Ayinla has won the Best Narrative Feature award at the 2022 Pan African Film Festival.

The good news was announced by the filmmaker himself on his official Instagram page on Thursday, where he also revealed that it would be arriving on Netflix soon.

"AYÌǸLÁ wins Programmer's Best African Narrative Award PAFF Los Angeles 2022. Congratulations to our talented crew, executive producers, producers, and our rep. team in Los Angeles and Pakistan.

"Thanks and God’s blessings. TK. ÀYÌǸLÁ coming soon on NETFLIX", the excited filmmaker shared.


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Filmmaker Tunde Kelani

Also posting the achievement on his Instagram page, fellow director Kunle Afolayan went further by disclosing that Ayinla will arrive on the aforementioned streaming platform on May 20, 2022.


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Starring Nollywood ace Adedimeji Lateef as the eponymous character, Ayinla is an account of late singer Ayinla Omowura who enthralled fans with his music and ended up a victim of his hot-headedness and rash nature.

The movie was released in cinemas on June 18, 2021, and garnered positive reviews from fans and critics.



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