Nollywood Dominates AMAA Award Night, Wins 14 Out Of The Available 27 Categories.

Nigeria Movie industry popularly known as Nollywood starred in the 14th edition of the Africa Movies Academy Awards which held on October 20, in Rwanda capital, Kigali.

Nigerian actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, veteran actress Joke Silva and others emerged winners at the Awards.

Delta State born RMD emerged the overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, for the his role in "Cross Road."
Legendary actress and wife of Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, picked up the Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her character in Potato Potahto.

Here is a list of winners in all the categories.

‪‪Best actor in a supporting role:

Gideon Okeke – Cross roads

‪Tony Elumelu Award for Best Comedy:

‪Banana Island Ghost

Best Young/ Promising Actor:

‪Amine Lansari – The Blessed Vost (Les Bienheureux)

Award For Achievement In Editing:

‪Hotel Called Memory

Award For Achievement In Cinematography:

‪Five Fingers For Marseille

Award For Achievement In Sound:

‪Hotel Called Memory

Award For Achievement In Editing:

‪Lucky Specials

‪Award For Achievement In Costume Design:


Award For Best Diaspora Narrative Feature:

‪Angelica (Puerto Rico)

‪Award For Best Diaspora Documentary:

‪Barrows: Freedom Fighter (Barbados) ‪

Award For Best Diaspora Short:

‪Torments Of Love (Guadeloupe)

Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award For Best Film By An African Living Abroad:

‪Alexandra – Nigeria/US

Ousmane Sembene Award For Best Film In An African Language:

Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa

Award For Best Documentary:

Uncertain Future – Burundi

Efere Ozako Award For Best Short Film:

Tikitat Soulima – Morocco

Jubril Mailafia Award For Best Animation:

Belly Flop – South Africa

Award For Best First Feature Film By A Director:

‪Michael Matthews- South Africa (Five Fingers For Marseille

Award For Best Director:

‪Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country

Award For Best Film:

‪Five Fingers For Marseilles_ South Africa.

The event lasted till the early hours of Sunday, October 21 and saw musical performance by former member of the pop band Psquare, Rude Boy.

By: Onwordi Ngozi Fortune.

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