Award-less Day For Nigerian Actors At AMAA 2017

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The 13th edition of AMAA Award held at EKO Hotel and Suites, Lagos, on Saturday Unfortunately no Nigerian actor won an individual category at the 2017 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which held on Saturday.

The comfort for Nigeria in the major categories was CEO, a Kunle Afolayan flick, which won best actress in a supporting role, a category earned by Beninese singer/actress, Angelique Kidjo.

Akin Omotoso, a Nigerian filmmaker, won best director for his South African movie Vaya.

Félicité a 2017 Senegalese drama film directed by Alain Gomis was the biggest winner of the night as the movie scooped a total of six awards

Vaya is a 2016 South African drama film directed by Akin Omotoso, the movie won three awards

 ’76, the best performing Nigerian film, won best production design, achievement in production and Lagos state award for best Nigerian film.

Oloibiri was awarded achievement in makeup.

Three Wise Men took home the Tony Elumelu award for best comedy.

It was a shock for celebrities and fans of Nollywood in attendance as Felicite, a Senegalese movie, won awards for best film, best actress in a leading role and best actor in a supporting role.

Here are winners of the six major categories.

Best actress in a supporting role

Inna Moja – Wulu
Theresa Edem – Ayamma
Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
Angelique Kidjo (CEO: Nigeria) WINNER

Best actor in a supporting role

Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
Warren Matsimola – Vaya
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
Majid Michel – Slow Country
Papi Mpaka (Felicitè: Senegal) WINNER

Best actress in a leading role

Lydia Forson – Keteke
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
Rita Dominic – 76
Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya
Vero Tshanda (Felicitè: Senegal) WINNER

Best actor in a leading role

Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
Ramsey Noah – 76
Jahwar Soudani (The Last of Us: Tunisia) WINNER

Best director

Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
Steve Gukas – 93 Days
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
Alain Gomis – Félicité
Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes
Akin Omotosho (Vaya: South Africa) WINNER

Best film

The Last Of Us – Tunisia
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Vaya- South Africa
93 Days – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Wulu – Mali
Call Me Thief – South Africa
Felicitè – (Senegal) WINNER

Credit: GberaTV

Written by Michael Onyemah

Michael Onyemah is the CEO and founder of Eventnews Africa. He is a young Entrepreneur, a web developer, system engineer and IT Solutions provider.

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