As the date of to AMAA 2016 draws near, over 420 films from filmmakers across 25 African countries of which 25 feature films and eight short films have been nominated by the jury for the awards. Joining them are Soldier’s Story and Osimiri. South African highly rated flick, ‘Ayanda’ and Ghanaian flick, ‘The Cursed One’ are also among.
Nigeria’s OC Ukeje and Daniel K Daniel will be slugging it out in the Best male in a lead role category alongside their contemporaries from other parts of Africa. While Iretiola Doyle, Omoni Oboli, Dakore Akande and Nse Ikpe-Etim have been jointly nominated for the Best Female Lead Act joining Zina Ojei, Adesua Etomi and Fulu Mogoveni to contest for one of the most coveted category of the awards ceremony.
The award head of jury, Husseini disclosed that AMAA received nominations from Cape Verde, Gambia, Morocco, Uganda, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cameroun, Mali, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Algeria and Egypt, including Nigeria and expressed satisfaction about the quality of the films.
“We are very happy about the quality of works that came into the competition this year and it gladdens our heart that every year the objectives of the awards are being achieved with film makers in Africa and beyond upping their game,” said Husseini.