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Popular Cameroonian actor and comedian, Alenne Menget on Saturday December 8, 2018 won the Best Actor of the Year Male (UK) category at the Nollywood Entertainment and Leadership Awards, NELAS 2018. He won the award with the movie “Compatible” written by him and co-produced in London with Bridget Benjamin and director Nelson Spyk.
Bridget Benjamin, the producer who took the award on behalf of Alenne, announcedthe news on Facebook.“Our Ni has represented us again…Alenne Menget is [the] best actor of the year of Nollywood, Entertainment and Leadership Award”, she said.
Alenne who has been on a shooting tour with Hollywood’s Trae Ireland in Puerto Rico has received many awards this year. He wrote on Facebook:
“I am so Emotional. It looks like the sign of God’s good will in my life come’s after a gun on my head. Nollywood now too say [I] am the best actor in Africa from the Nollywood Entertainment And Leadership Award (NELAS) last night in London… GOD IS SAYING SOMETHING.”
It all started about six months ago when he beat Mike Ezuruonye, Majid Michel and Ramsey Nouah to get the Golden Actor (Drama) in the Golden Movie Awards 2018 in the movie “A Good Time to Divorce”. It should be remembered the movie won in almost all categories as the Golden Director, Golden Story Drama (Movie) and Golden Writer Drama won by Nkanya Nkwai and Golden Art Director won by Anurin Nwunembom.
Alenne Menget won the award ahead of two other nominees, Mofe Duncan and Kunle Oladeji both of them in the movie “3 Kings”. The award ceremony took place on Saturday, December 8 2018 at the Best Western Plus Hotel, London United Kingdom.
The multi-talented award winning Cameroonian comedian and actor also produces and directs short documentaries. He is a journalist, a radio talk show host and an emcee. He also sings and plays many musical instruments.
The Nollywood Entertainment and Leadership Awards is out to recognize the film, TV, Music, Media and Radio personalities. They celebrate and reward achievements of hardworking and talented individualsin the entertainment industry.
By Derick Sullivan Lobga for Iyunade Blog