Multiple award-winning box office actress Funke Akindele has reacted as her junior colleague, Alesh Sanni, petitions the organizers of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2023 for her movie, Battle on Buka Street.
It was surprising to many when Funke Akindele did not clinch an award at the 2023 AMVCA despite her movie being the highest grossing Nollywood of all time.
On Instagram, Alesh Sanni claimed the low ratings of Funke Akindele’s movie was as a result of many not being able to afford it at the cinema.
The actor noted that the availability of the movie on Prime Video got many testifying about the accolades awarded to the movie from reviews.
Alesh Sanni acknowledged Funke Akindele and Mercy Johnson for beautifully interpreting their roles in the movie.
He wrote on Instagram, “AMVCA ORGANIZERS CAN DO BETTER PLS
Now that #BattleOnBukaStreet is now on Prime Video, I hope those that didn’t see it in the cinema can now bear witness that Funke Akindele is a legend*
Mercy Johnson brought all the onions to that movie. This movie made me laugh and cry.
Well done @funkejenifaakindele #mercyjohnson”
Funke Akindele reacted to Alesh Sanni’s petition with appreciation. She wrote, “Ose dear”
Alesh Sanni’s petition to the organizers of AMVCA is not the first one. Kemi Filani recalls that controversies trailed the 2023 award show as many called out the organizers for reportedly robbing certain celebrities of their awards.