Africa Movie Academy Awards Screening College Begins Selection of Movies for 26 Categories

Africa Movie Academy Awards Screening College Begins Selection of Movies for 26 Categories

  • Lagos state will be hosting the 2023 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) despite the death of the founder
  • The chairman of AMAA screening college Shaibu Husseini noted that AMAA is a legacy of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.
  • Husseini noted that the screening exercise is in three stages, and only movies that scaled through will bid for the 26 trophies

Unlock the best of on Pinterest! Subscribe now and get your daily inspiration!

In its dedication to ensuring the continuity of the famous Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), a legacy left behind by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, after her death in January, the board of the global award organisation has approved the kickoff of preparation for film selection for the 2023 award event.

The AMAA screening college, led by its chairman, Shaibu Husseini, and following the board’s approval, has opened to screen 389 entries received from over 45 countries.

Read also

President Tinubu announces 12m households will get N8,000 for 6 months, Nigerians react

The famous film critic and academic Husseini explained that the screening will be in three stages before a film makes it to the next stage, which is the board of the international jury of the award. After which, they deliberate on the films making it into the final 26 categories of the award.

AMAA starts screening
Africa Movie Academy Awards starts screening for the 2023 awards ceremony despite the founder's death. Photo AMAA, Shaibu Husseini
Source: Instagram

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through!

The chairman of the screening college in a statement made available to stated:

"We have got the approval of the board to commence the process for this year's AMAA award after the tragedy of the demise of the founder. AMAA is a legacy of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe that we will preserve and continue to nurture in her honour. The screening is in three phases, films selected from stages of selection will qualify for nomination as will be decided by the board of AMAA international jury."

Read also

2023 Headies: Fans react to the award's Next Rated nomination list, say Asake is bigger than the category

AMAA announced the entry call on December 1, 2022, with a late call fixed for June 30, 2023.

Prior to her untimely death in January, Anyiam-Osigwe announced that the 2023 AMAA award ceremony would be held in Lagos on October 29.

“Peace Anyiam-Osigwe was one of my greatest motivators”: Rita Dominic speaks about late AMAA founder

Nollywood actress Rita Dominic shared who one of her most significant role models and motivation within the Nigerian movie industry is.

The actress revealed that the late Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the founder of the AMAA Awards, pushed her to become a better actress.

She noted that the year she won the Best Actress award in Africa only happened because of what Peace Anyiam-Osigwe said and her advice.

During's conversation with Dominic at the Night of Tributes for the late AMAA founder, she revealed what Peace said that helped her win the best actress in Nollywood (2012) and the AMVCA (2017).


Online view pixel