- The organisers of the popular award show, the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), recently released the official nomination list of all the possible awardees for the 2022 edition
- Legit.ng was at the event to cover it, where the founder and CEO of the AMAA awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, addressed the media
- Anyiam-Osigwe unveiled during nominations that South African, Ugandans and Tanzanian movie practitioners had stepped up their game as they featured heavily on the nominee's list
The Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) show is back again, as the African film festival is set to hold in Lagos, Nigeria, on October 30, 2022.
It is a celebration of the African arts and a cultural display of visual storytelling.
Legit.ng's Sola Bodunrin, Head of the Entertainment desk, was at the official release of the nomination list of the events awardees.
During the event, the founder and CEO of AMAA Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, explained that the event is not a popularity contest but a celebration and recognition of professionalism, creativity and hard work in the African movie industry.
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Anyiam-Osigwe was quoted to have said:
"AMAA is not about popularity contest, it's about professionalism"
The award show is famous for its unique recognition of amiable feats in the movie industry across the African continent. It was also revealed during the official announcement of the nomination list that 362 films were submitted and were screened down to 100. When asked about the award not having a category for the Nigerian indigenous languages, Anyiam-Osigwe said:
"The award is not just a Nigerian award, but for the whole of Africa."
Talking about Nigerian films submitted, Shaibu Husseini, a juror of the award, said:
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"Nigeria accounted for 47% of the total feature films submitted, 50% of short films, less than 5% in documentary and less than 2 % of animation films submitted."
You can rest assured that Legit.ng will be at the award show itself come October 30 to cover it and bring to our esteemed readers an exclusive coverage of it.
AMAA 2022: Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa lead as organiser unveils nominees list
Meanwhile, we recently reported that the much-anticipated nomination list of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) had been released to the delight of many lovers of the movie industry and its stakeholders.
Some top Nigerian thespians among their African peers were on the nomination list, like Nse Ikpe-Etim, Daniel Etim, Deyemi Okanlawon, Osas Ighodaro, Akah Nnani, and Dorcas Shola-Fapson, among others, got nominations in several categories.