The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has announced plans for a week-long activities for the 2022 edition of the continental awards, which holds next week in Lagos, Nigeria.
In a statement announcing activities for the 18th AMAA, the organisers disclosed that this year’s edition will hold at the bespoke Jewel Aeida hall in Lekki Phase I and will have so much glamour while retaining its essence of rewarding professionalism and technicalities of filmmaking across the African continent and diaspora.
Announcing the activities scheduled for the event, a statement from the organisers said the 18th edition of AMAA will begin with the graduation of trainees by the African Film Academy on October 25, 2022.
The graduation ceremony will be followed by the Wellness Day on October 27, 2022, while on October 28, 2022, it will host dignitaries and fashion buffs to a series of conferences that include diaspora discussion, music and film discussion, and round off with a fashion show.
The nominees party is expected to follow on Saturday October 29, 2022, while the AMAA gala will hold at Jewel Aeida Hall on Sunday October 30, 2022.
Some of the dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include the Lagos State governor, H.E. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Commissioner for Culture, Arts & Tourism, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf.
Filmmaker Bolanle Austen-Peters, whose film, ‘Man Of God,’ got over five nominations including best director, best actor, and best actress, described the AMAAs as a rewarding platform needed to encourage burgeoning filmmakers in Africa.
“It’s not just about the awards, it’s about people getting recognition for their work. Making films isn’t easy and we need the AMAA to keep up the good work of encouraging burgeoning filmmakers on the continent.”
TCN had reported that the Best Picture and Best Director prizes will be a straight fight among Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda as the five countries cupped the most nominations.
Source: TheCulture Newspaper