On Saturday, September 26, Nigerian film-makers who were nominated at the just concluded Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which took place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, turned out to be the biggest winners of the night.
Popular Nollywood actor and film-maker, Kunle Afolayan with his other colleagues win big at the 11 edition of the Award ceremony. Other Nollywood stars who made Nigeria proud are Hilda Dokubo and Kemi Lala Akindoju.
See full list of winners below:
Best costume design: October 1 – Nigeria
Best Nigerian Film: October 1
Best actor in a leading role: Sadiq Daba – October 1
Best comedy film: 30 Days in Atlanta
Best Actress in supporting role: Hilda Dokubo -Nigeria
Best young promising actor (Joint winners): Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage
Best Child Actor: Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu Hassan Spike Insingoma – Boda Boda Thieves
Best actor in a supporting role: Samson Tadesa – Triangle Going to America
Best actress in a supporting role: Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail
Best actress in a leading role: Lesliana Pereira – Njinga: Queen of Angola
Best first feature film by a director: Destiny Ekeragha – Gone Too Far
Best Director: Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu
Best Film: Timbuktu – Mauritania.
Best Short Film: Twaaga – Burkina Faso
Best Animation: The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria
Best Documentary: Egypt Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt Best Film in an African Language: Timbuktu – Mauritania
Best film by an African living abroad: Fevers – France/Morocco
Best diaspora short film: Sound of Tears – Canada
Best diaspora documentary: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA
Best diaspora feature: Supremacy – USA
Best Production design: iNumber Number – South Africa
Best Make-Up Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola
Best soundtrack: Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia
Best visual effects: iNumber Number – South Africa
Best Sound: Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Best Cinematography: Lobraz Khan – Mauritius
Best Editing: Timbuktu
Best Screen Play: Le President
In addition, Africa Magic and Kingsley Ogoro were both awarded Special Recognition by AMAA organisers, Lifetime Achievement Award was taken by Tony Vander Heyden and Subsequent Award was given on late Oronto Douglas, a top aide of former Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan.
It could be recalled that earlier this year, Kunle Afolayan’s movie October 1 bagged several awards at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), held in Lagos.