The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for this year unfolded on the 29th of October, 2023, a Sunday to remember, right within the grand Balmoral Convention Centre in Ikeja, Lagos.
The event saw celebrities such as Bimbo Adedmoye, Nancy Isime, Odunlade Adekola, Kunle Afolayan, Tobi Bakre, and a host of others strutting their stuff in their finest attire, making a striking fashion statement.
Bimbo who was nominated in the best actress category for her role in Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo rocked a spaghetti green coloured gown, showing off her cleavage.
Nancy Isime on the other hand wore a traditional attire with beads to match, while Rahama who hosted the award alongside Nancy and Richard Ato wore a shiny green gown and later a fulani outfit.
Among the winners this year is “Anikulapo,” which won the Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African Language.
The film is a historical epic directed by Kunle Afolayan and starring Kunle Remi, Sola Sobowale, and Bimbo Ademoye.
Jude Idada, the director of “KOFA,” won the Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award for Best Film by an African-Born Director Living Abroad. “Jabari,” a captivating animated film produced by the Ghana-based animation studio, won the Jubril Malaifia Award for Best Animation.
Efere Ozaka Award For Best Short Film
Lions (Ethiopia) – Winner
Jubril Malaifia Award For Best Animation
Jabari (Ghana) – Winner
Le Spectre de Boko Haram (Cameroon) – Winner
Ousmane Sembene Award For Best Film In An African Language
Anikulapo (Nigeria) – Winner
Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award For Best Film By An African-Born Director Living Abroad
KOFA (Nigeria/Canada) – Jude Idada – Winner
Best Diaspora Short Film
Raw Materials (Jamaica) – Directed by Sosiessia Nixon – Winner
Best Diaspora Documentary
Sound of the Police (United States) – Directed by Stanley Nelson – Winner
Best Diaspora Narrative Feature
Our Father, The Devil (United States) – Directed by Ellie Foumbi – Winner
Best Achievement in Production Design
Pat Nebo – Anikulapo – Nigeria – Winner
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Djibril Drame – Xalé – Senegal – Winner
Best Achievement in Make-Up
Campell Precious Arebamen – Mami Wata – Nigeria – Winner
Best Achievement in Soundtrack
Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda – Winner
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Emmanuel Bassey – Gangs of Lagos – Nigeria – Winner
Best Achievement in Sound
Vianney Aube – Sira – Burkina Faso – Winner
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Lilis Soares – Mami Wata – Nigeria – Winner
Best Achievement in Editing
Bertrand Conard – Omen – DRC – Winner
Best Achievement in Screenplay
Ben Diogay Beye – Xalé – Senegal – Winner
National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVB) Award for Best Nigerian Film
Mami Wata – Winner
Best Young/Promising Actor
Maleek Sanni – Gangs of Lagos – Winner
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jimmy-Jean Louis – Rise – Winner
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rokhaya Niang – Xalé – Senegal – Winner
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Tobi Bakre – Brotherhood – Nigeria – Winner
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nse Ikpe Etim – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) – Nigeria – Winner
First Debut Feature by a Director
Baloji – Omen – DRC – Winner
Apolline Traore – Sira – Winner
Xalé- Senegal – Winner