Popular Ghanaian actor and model Prince David Osei have won the award for the Best Actor at the Africa International Film Festival. The actor was awarded after four years of his one cast movie, ‘Last Night’.
The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) which was established in 2010 by a Chioma Ude, is an annual event that takes place in Nigeria. The event regularly spans through a week and it includes award shows and film training classes.
The Ghanaian actor was named the Best Actor (Lead Role) at the African International Film Festival Awards 2019 in Dallas, USA.
The award is the second for the same movie after he had also won Best Actor (Lead Role) at the Abuja international film festival awards in 2017.
It was reported that the movie was the first one cast movie in Africa that cast Prince David Osei in numerous roles as ‘Bright Mensah’ a radio show host listening to callers glorify marijuana.
The movie “Last Night” was produced by PDO Productions and Diamond Pictures and directed by Andy Boyo.
An elated Prince took to his Instagram account to celebrate the award, describing the recognition as “great and fulfilling”.
His post further reads that for the one-cast movie to still be awarded after many years should put the wok in the category of classics.
The actor disclosed that the casket scene which was 80% of the movie was the most gruesome act ever done. He said, “aside nightmares, I was sick for some days because the wooden nature of casket hampered my breathing”.
In several scenes, Prince David also appeared as different characters in the movie that have been dubbed as emotionally engaging.
Prince David Osei is a Ghanaian model, actor, director, producer and a philanthropist, who hails from Accra, Ghana. His journey to stardom began when he played a role in 2006 movie titled “Fortune Island”, “The Dead (2010)”, “Flight by Night (2016)” and “Nana Means King (2015)”.
After he graduated from the University of Ghana where he studied English, Sociology & Theatre Arts, he quits his banking job to venture into acting as a full-time job because of his passion for acting. In 2005, he joined the Ghana Movie Industry (Ghallywood) where he went on to become famous the following year.
He has featured in over 100 Ghallywood & Nollywood movies which include Fortune Island, The Dead, Last Night, etc. He’s known for playing the role of a playboy in movies breaking ladies heart and making them depressed.
Prince, however, praised Babatunde Adewale who did the original screenplay and also commended his director Andy Boyo for inspiring him.