Praise from honored director: ‘She broke the anti-gay wall’

A film about lesbian love in Nigeria wins a prestigious award!

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Elizabeth Funke Obisanya poses with her BEFFTA award and (on left) Sabrina Chiemeka, who played Magda, and Louisa Warren, who played the role of racist homophobe and bully Laura. Elizabeth Funke Obisanya poses with her BEFFTA award and with Sabrina Chiemeka (left), who played Magda, and Louisa Warren (right), who played the role of racist homophobe and bully Laura. “She is lovely in real life, though,” Obisanya adds. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Funke Obisanya)

The movie “Magda’s Lesbian Lover” by Nigerian director Elizabeth Funke Obisanya won the prize for best short film at the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA) awards ceremony in London on Oct. 30.

A scene from A scene from “Magda’s Lesbian Lover.” Click the image to watch a trailer for the film. (Photo courtesy of British Council)

Obisanya praised BEFFTA founder Pauline Long for opening the awards to all.

“She broke the anti-gay wall that was placed on LGBTI creatives, even in the UK,” Obisanya said. “I can tell you. I have been around the black film festival block — even UK Nollywood — and they have…

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