SOMKELE IYAMA IDHALAMA
Below is a quote from her acceptance speech for the Trailblazer Award:
I’d like to thank the greatest scriptwriter that I know. When I first met him, I thought, ‘You can’t be real.’ He was just so…he already knows the story. He knows where he wants the character to go but he allows the character to influence his writing, still…even though he knows what is to come in that character. That person is God.
Of all the ways I’ve heard people describe God, of all the things I’ve read and heard people say about Him, I thought this was such a beautiful and apt picture to paint of Him. And then she said it while looking like this?
Ms. Idhalama certainly knew what she came to that event for—she came to slay and resurrect people’s futures, I tell you! She didn’t come to play. She looked absolutely gorrrrrgeous and when she uttered those words? I instantly became a believer in her ministry. Oh yes, indeed!
He produced the movie, 76, and the following is a quote from his acceptance speech for winning the award for Best Overall Movie:
The swift do not always win the race; the most intelligent, the smartest, the ever so creative do not always come off victorious. Victory, most often is reserved for those that persevere, those that refuse to quit in the face of overwhelming reasons…to just give up. In the words of Julie Andrews, “Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.”
Let me not lie, when he started saying “The swift do not always win the race”, I said “Huh?” and nearly rolled my eyes, but by the time he was done, I was nodding slowly, encouraged by his words.
It was timely for me and I believe they are words we should all hold on to when we feel like giving up.
So, those were my favourite quotes from the awards this year, but you know what? Out of all the movies that were nominated and won, I’ve not seen any. No jokes. I’m not really a movie/cinema girl. I prefer reading; you can’t catch me not reading (bookaholics where y’all at?! *I said that in Igwe Tupac’s voice*). I’m really keen, though, to watch 76, Oloibiri, Ghana Must Go and I desperately want to see 93 Days.
Which ones have you seen? Do you think the winners were worthy of their awards? Also, were there any remarkable moments for you while watching the awards? I await your comments.
Enjoy the rest of your week!