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“CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN NOLLYWOOD”

Nollywood Movies Awards will celebrate both English speaking and Indigenous talents with a Nominees’ Party set to take place on Saturday 5th May 2012 at the Oriental hotel in Lagos, Nigeria with the Main Awards Ceremony on Saturday 2nd June 2012 at the Civic Centre also in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Main Awards Ceremony will be hosted by: Julius D Genius Agwu and Kate Henshaw

The primary aim of the Nollywood Movies Awards (NMAs) is to honor and recognize excellence in the Industry.

The Awards will also focus on the highest achievements of films produced for the industry each year in order to motivate and encourage those who make them and inspire new entrants into the industry.

The Press Conference was held on Friday 27th April 2012 at the Lagos Ikeja Hotel (Best Western) where the full list of categories and nominees were revealed. The highlights of the ceremony will be screened later on Nollywood Movies (SKY Channel 329) and on other notable platforms.

NMA Press Conference 2 – (Kola Munis, Ifueko Gbinigie, Alfred Soroh, Chelsea Eze)

NMA 2012 NOMINEES

Best Movie

MIRROR BOY
ANCHOR BABY
PRIVATE STORM
MEMORIES OF THE HEART
TANGO WITH ME
KISS AND TELL

Best Actor in a Leading Role

VAN VICKER (AGAINST THE LAW)
RAMSEY NOUAH (PRIVATE STORM)
TRYBSON DUDUKOKO (GHETTO DREAMZ)

JOSEPH BENJAMIN (TANGO WITH ME)
JOSEPH BENJAMIN (KISS AND TELL)
CHARLES OKAFOR (FAKE PROPHET)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

JUNIOR POPE ODUMODOH (NKWOCHA)
JOHN DUMELO (PRIVATE STORM)
YUL EDOCHIE (AGAINST THE LAW)
GABRIEL AFOLAYAN (GHETTO DREAMZ)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

GENEVIEVE NNAJI (TANGO WITH ME)
OMONI OBOLI (ANCHOR BABY)
MERCY JOHNSON (WEEPING SOUL)
UCHE JUMBO (DAMAGE)
OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE (PRIVATE STORM)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

TINA MBA (TANGO WITH ME)
RACHEL ONIGA (GHETTO DREAMZ)
STELLA DAMASUS (BENT ARROWS)
NSE IKPE-ETIM (KISS AND TELL)

Best Actor in an Indigenous Movie (non-English speaking language)

CHIWETALU AGU (NKWOCHA)
YINKA QADRI (AYE DUDU)
SAIDI BALOGUN (ETI KETA)
BROWN IGBOEGWU (APPARITION)
FEMI ADEBAYO (EMI ABATA)
ODUNLADE ADEKOLA (IKUFORIJI)

Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie (non-English speaking language)

PRESS RELEASE – 27TH APRIL 2012

FUNKE AKINDELE (EMI ABATA)
FUNKE AKINDELE (THE RETURN OF JENIFA)
QUEEN NWOKOYE (NKWOCHA)
MERCY AIGBE (OLADUNJOYE)
DUPE ADEJARE (ALANTAKU)

Best Indigenous Language Movie (non-English speaking language)

ETI KETA
IKUFORIJI
NKWOCHA
APPARITION
AYE DUDU
OLADUNJOYE

Best Directing

MAHMOOD ALI-BALOGUN (TANGO WITH ME)
OBI EMELONYE (MIRROR BOY)
LANCELOT ODUWA-IMASUEN (PRIVATE STORM)
DANIEL ADEMINOKAN (GHETTO DREAMZ)
DESMOND ELLIOT (KISS AND TELL)

Best Cinematography

MIRROR BOY
PRIVATE STORM
CHANGING FACES
ANCHOR BABY
TANGO WITH ME
KISS AND TELL

Best Movie Editing

MIRROR BOY
ANCHOR BABY
GHETTO DREAMZ
RETURN OF JENIFA
CHANGING FACES
MEMORIES OF THE HEART

Best Movie Soundtrack

BENT ARROWS
MIRROR BOY
GHETTO DREAMZ
CHANGING FACES
MEMORIES OF THE HEART
TANGO WITH ME

Best Sound Editing

PRESS RELEASE – 27TH APRIL 2012

TANGO WITH ME
PRIVATE STORM
APPARITION
ANCHOR BABY
MIRROR BOY
GHETTO DREAMZ

Best Original Screenplay/Scriptwriting

OBI EMELONYE (MIRROR BOY)
UGEZU J UGEZU (AGAINST THE LAW)
DANIEL ADEMINOKAN & OPE BANWO (GHETTO DREAMZ)
UDUAK ISONG OGUAMANAM (KISS AND TELL)
LONZO NZEKWE (ANCHOR BABY)
CHINWE SELE (SOUL AFTER SOUL)

Best Costume Design

MIRROR BOY
GHETTO DREAMZ
TANGO WITH ME
APPARITION
ENTRAPPED* (CHIEMELA NWAGBAOSO)

Best Make-up

GHETTO DREAMZ
TANGO WITH ME
APPARITION
MIRROR BOY* (GABRIEL OKORIE)
DAMAGE* (TEMISAN ISIOMA ETSEDE)

Rising Star Award

HALIMA ABUBAKAR (ENTRAPPED)
HELEN PAUL (THE RETURN OF JENIFA)
NUELLA NJUBIGBO (APPARITION)
SYLVIA OLUCHI (BENT ARROWS)
GABRIEL AFOLAYAN (GHETTO DREAMZ)
CHINYERE MADUBUIKE KOSI (APPARITION)

PRESS RELEASE – 27TH APRIL 2012

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NMA NOMINEES’ PARTY
Date: Saturday 5th May 2012
Venue: Oriental Hotel, Lagos. Nigeria
Time: 5PM (RED-CARPET)
NB: STRICTLY INVITATION ONLY

NMA MAIN AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Saturday 2nd June 2012
Venue: Civic Centre, Lagos. Nigeria
Time: 5PM (RED-CARPET)

TICKETS FOR MAIN AWARDS CEREMONY ONLY*
REGULAR: N10, 000
VIP: N30, 000

PRESS RELEASE – 27TH APRIL 2012

TABLE (VIP): N300, 000

ENQUIRIES & TABLE BOOKINGS – CALL:
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Tickets available at:
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