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AMAA 2017: Lagos flops, Nkem Owoh shines in poor outing

AMAA 2017: Lagos flops, Nkem Owoh shines in poor outing

The 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards staged at the Eko Hotel and Suites has come and gone without the usual spark and buzz that the movie awards is known for with close watchers describing this years event as the most poorly publicised edition yet.

The awards ceremony which was initially scheduled to be staged at the National Theatre Complex, Iganmu, in Lagos couldn’t be staged there, because the host city could not put the venue in order for the event forcing the organisers to move the event venue.

More worrying is the fact that Lagos did not do justice to project the event especially with the fact that the city could have shown thousands of moviemakers around Africa who came for the awards ceremony, places with potential for shooting movies and other tourist attractions.

However, the event ceremony went ahead as scheduled at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos last night beginning with a moment of silence as the fallen heroes of African Cinema were remembered.

The 13th edition of the awards celebrated a range of movies with its choice of nominees and winners, led by Senegal on a night which unexpectedly saw none of the major winners from this years edition walk away with a statuette.

Among the many Nigerian award recipients on the night, Nkem Owoh stood tall after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the movie industry.

Moments after he was announced as the recipient of the award by a member of the AMAA jury, Shaibu Husseini, Nkem dedicated it to all peacemakers around the world.

See full list below:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1. Bout – Nigeria

2. On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA

3. A Place for Myself – Rwanda – winner

4. Silence – Nigeria

5. Kieza – Angola

6. Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK

7. Marabout – Senegal

8. A Place in the Plane – Senegal – joint winner

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1. Black Barbie – Ghana

2. Got Flowers – Nigeria – winner

3. Gyrow – Nigeria

4. Pull – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1. Legacy Of The Hills – Mali

2. Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria

3. House in the Field – Morocco

4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire

5. House of Nwapa – Nigeria

6. Mama Colonel – DRC – winner

7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon

8. La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Logun Ofe – Nigeria

2. Call Me Thief – South Africa

3. Félicité – Senegal – winner

4. Vaya – South Africa

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

1. Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada

2. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden – winner

3. Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA

A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada

5. Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Kbela – Brazil – winner

2. Ca$h Out – USA

3. The Tale of Four – Curacao

4. 90 Days – USA – winner

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AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France

2. 13th – USA

3. Les heritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)

4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe – winner

2. Fences – USA

3. Birth of a Nation – USA

4. Double play – Curacao

5. Moonlight – USA

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. Call Me Thief – South Africa

2. Félicité- Senegal

3. 76 – Nigeria – winner

4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda

5. The Last of Us- Tunisia

AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1. Queen of Katwe- Uganda – winner

2. Ayamma- Nigeria

3. Keteke – Ghana

4. The Last Of Us – Tunisia

5. Logun Ofe – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1. Dora’s Peace – South Africa

2. Oloibiri – Nigeria – winner

3. Ayamma- Nigeria

4. The Last of Us – Tunisia

5. Slow Country- Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1. Vaya – South Africa

2. 93 Days- Nigeria

3. A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco

4. 76 – Nigeria

5. Félicité – Senegal – winner

6. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1. Wulu – Mali

2. Oloibiri- Nigeria

3. Whale Caller – South Africa

4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda

5. Slow Country – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1. 93 Days – Nigeria

2. Félicité – Senegal

3. Vaya – South Africa – winner

4. Wulu- Mali

5. Dora’s Peace – South Africa

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. The Last of Us – Tunisia – winner

2. The Whale Caller – South Africa

3. Félicité- Senegal

4. Vaya- South Africa

5. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1. Call Me Thief- South Africa

2. Vaya – South Africa

3. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden

4. CEO – Nigeria

5. Félicité- Senegal – winner

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

1. Oloibiri – Nigeria

2. Dora’s Peace- South Africa

3. Félicité – Senegal

4. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden

5. Vaya – South Africa – winner

AMAA 2017- LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

1. Green White Green

2. 93 Days

3. CEO

4. 76 – winner

5. Ayamma

6. Oloibiri

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

1. Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace

2. Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe

3. Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya

4. Austin Rose – Call Me Thief

5. Adam Kanyama– While We Live

TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

1. Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa

2. Three Wise Men – Nigeria – winner

3. Keteke – Ghana

4. A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Adonijah Owiriwa – 76

2. Warren Matsimola – Vaya

3. Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

4. Papi Mpaka – Félicité – winner

5. Richard Seruwazi – While We Live

6. Majid Michel – Slow Country

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1. Inna Moja – Wulu

2. Theresa Edem – Ayamma

3. Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri

4. Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya

5. Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days

6. Angelique Kidjo – CEO – winner

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country

2. Ibrahim Koma – Wulu

3. Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri

4. Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes

5. David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe

6. Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief

7. Ramsey Noah – 76

8. Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us – winner

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1. Vero Tshanda – Félicité – winner

2. Lydia Forson – Keteke

3. Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe

4. Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days

5. Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live

6. Rita Dominic – 76

7. Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace

8. Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

1. Happiness is a Four Letter Word –Thabang Molaya- South Africa

2. Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria

3. Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali – winner

4. Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda

5. The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia

6. Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

1. Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu

2. Steve Gukas – 93 Days

3. Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe

4. Izu Ojukwu – 76

5. Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief

6. Akin Omotosho – Vaya – winner

7. Alain Gomis – Félicité

8. Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us

9. Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

1. The Last Of Us – Tunisia

2. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco

3. 76 – Nigeria

4. Vaya- South Africa

5. 93 Days – Nigeria

6. Queen of Katwe – Uganda

7. Félicité – Senegal – winner

8. Wulu – Mali

9. Call Me Thief – South Africa

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Nkem Owoh aka Osuofia

AMAA 2017 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

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Ahmed Boulor

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  • JOHNSON PETER

    Congrats my Nkem Owoh. You will get more awards in Biafra. You are a gem

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      Lmao! This guy, you like to deceive yourself. Where’s Biafra? Nonsense!

    • yanju omotodun

      Even Nkem Owoh, Mr Osofia knows what Nigeria has contributed to his life positively so he will never advise youths or Biafra agitators to go on agitating for Biafra.

  • Abeni Adebisi

    Nigerian award organisers don’t give awards by merit anymore, what they do now is the to sell and make money, which I should against the ethics of awards

    • Anita Kingsley

      This isn’t Nigeria where merit doesn’t work the normal way. The people with more money have the highest merit, not individual effort, intelligence or work. Money isbthe new merit

  • seyi jelili

    I thought 93 days movie will win award but I am surprised it didn’t. Senegal is now competing with Nigeria in the movie industry