Actor and singer Segun Arinze has been nominated for two awards at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) 2001.
The 55-year-old said in a message sent to QED that he woke up to the news of his nomination on Wednesday.
His nominations are for Best Actor – Africa and Best Actor – International for his role in the movie Aberrations.
Director of the movie Israel Eziedo is also nominated in the Best Director – Africa category alongside Desmond Elliot and two others.
Others nominated in the Best Actor – Africa category are Gabriel Olaifa (Love in Translation), Hakeem Kae-Kazeem (Marrying a Campbell) and Chimezie Imo (About a Boy).
For Best Actor – International, Segun Arinze is up against Kadeem Wilson (Sweet Rind), Chimezie Imo (About a Boy), Julio Lazaro (Anagnorisis), Yannis Sarakatsanis (With New Eyes) and Rei Sugai (Pay Phone).
TINFF is scheduled to hold on September 18 and 19 in Canada.