Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroun, Malawi Others Win Big At 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)


The 9th edition of the African Movie Academy Awards took place at The Cultural Glory Hall Cultural Centre,  Yenegoa, Bayelsa on Saturday, April 20, 2013.


The  event  was  hosted by Ama K. Abebrese and Ayo Makun (AY).


The event brought together  African Film Makers, Actors, Actresses, Movie Producers, Movie Directors all over Africa for the prestigious Awards.


Governor of Bayelsa State, Honorable Seriake Dickson and his wife were present at the event.

Special guests who were also present at the event are: British Actor, Dudley O’Shaughnessy and Mario Van Peebles and his son.


The Jury for AMAA 2013 gave a special award to Emem Isong,  Kanayo O. Kanayo and  Kenneth Okonkwo to honor them for the good work Nollywood  has achieved so far in  20 years.


Florence Masebe (ELELWANI from South Africa won Best Actress in a  Leading Role Category over Nollywood Actress Rita Dominic (THE MEETING).


Watch out  for the official photos here..


And the winners  for 2013 AMAA  are…

  • Best Short Film – Kwaku Ananse – Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana)
  • Best Documentary – Fuelling Poverty (Nigeria)
  • Best Diaspora Feature – Stones In The Sun (Haiti / United States)
  • Best Diaspora Documentary – Fan Do Brasil (Brazil / Guatamela)
  • Best Animation – Adventure Of Zambezia (South Africa)
  • Best Film By An African Abroad – Last Flight To Abuja (United Kingdom / Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Production Design – Elelwani (South Africa)
  • Achievement In Costume Design – Blood And Henna (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Make-up – The Meeting (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Soundtrack – The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
  • Achievement In Visual Effects – The Twin Sword (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Sound – Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
  • Achievement In Cinematography – Uhlanga, The Mark (South Africa)
  • Achievement In Editing – Hereos And Zeroes (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Lightning – Moi Zaphira (Burkina Faso)
  • Achievement In Screenplay – Hereos And Zeroes (Nigeria)
  • Best Nigerian Film – Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)
  • Best Film In An African Language – Moi Zaphira (Burkina Faso)
  • Best Child Actor – The Ugandan (Uganda)
  • Best Promising Actor – Joseph Wairimu for “Nairobi Half Life” (Kenya)
  • Best Promising Actress – Belinda Effah for “Kokomma” (Nigeria)
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Gabriel Afolayan for “Hoodrush” (Nigeria)
  • Best Actress In A Supporting Role – Hermelinda Cimela for “Virgin Magarida” (Mozambique)
  • Best Actor In A Leading Role – Justus Esiri for “Assasins Practice” (Nigeria)
  • Best Actress In A Leading Role – Florence Masebe for “Elelwani” (South Africa)
  • Best Director – Niji Akanni for “Hereos And Zeroes” (Nigeria)
  • Best Film – Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards – Tunde Kelani,  Chief Eddi Ugboma,  Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason),  Ayuko Badu,  Chief Pete Edochie
  • Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) Special Jury Award – Ninah’s Dairy (Cameorun)
  • Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood at  20 – Emem Isong,  Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo

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