14 June 2016

Nigeria takes the lead at the 2016 AMAA

The best in African film gathered in Nigeria for the 2016 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) over the weekend.
Nigeria came out as the biggest winner of the night clutching 10 awards out of the 24 nominations beating SA, which won four awards and Burkina Faso which also collected four. Ghana followed behind taking home three awards.
The most coveted award of the night: Best Movie of the Year went to Burkina Faso for the film Eye of the Storm, while the Best Director gong went to Ghana for the film The Cursed One. Three South African films, ‘Hear Me Move’, ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ and ‘Ayanda’ received 23 nominations combined but only walked off with four awards.
Fulu Mugovhani won Best Actress in a Leading Role for role in Ayanda. The young actress took to Insta to share the amazing news.

Hardly anything to do with the race, or the competition. This is about Love, struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, EVER giving up! What a compliment 😊. May God bless this Venda Girl! #amaa2016 #bestleadactress #lovewhatyoudofirst

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The AMAA’s also honoured veteran actor, Olu Jacobs and his wife, Joke Silva, Richard Mofe Damijo and Tony Akposhore a.k.a Zakky, with AMAA Lifetime Achievement Awards for their immense contributions to the growth of the African film industry.
Thulile Gama