Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2013 Winners

Apr. 23, 2013

The 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards 10th edition, was all the pomp, last Saturday at Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The glamor and elegance filled award is clearly “Africa’s Oscars.”

Invited guests included: Professor Femi Osofisan; NLNG Prize for Literature winner, Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and former Minister of Federal Capital, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, whith a reading from his latest book, The Accidental Public Servant and popular Indian writer and supermodel, Shobhaa De and Portuguese actor, Jose Fildago.

The Nigerian film ‘Confusion na wa’ emerged champion, winning the prize for best film while ‘the Niji Akanni directed ‘Heroes and zeroes’ won best screenplay,  Best Director and more.

Late Justus Esiri was awarded the post-humous trophy for Best Actor in a leading role while Gabriel Afolayan received the Supporting Actor nod.

Last years 9th edition of AMAA with the theme: ‘Africa One’, got a record 671 films in competition with Francophone countries leading with entries. by Terh Agbedeh. It was held in Malawi with the country’s President Joyce Banda as chief host.

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Here is the full list of the winners of the 2013 10th edition AMA Awards:

Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana

amaa2Best Documentary: Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria

Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun – Haiti/USA

Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil – (Brazil/Guatamela)

Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia – (South Africa)

Best Film By An Africans Abroad: Last Flight To Abuja – UK/Nigeria

Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani

Achievement In Costume Design: Blood And Henna/Nigeria

Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting

Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat

Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword

Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life

Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark

Achievement In Editing: Hereos And Zereos

Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira

Achievement In Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos

Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria

Best Film In An African Language: Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso

Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma

Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush

Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida

Best Actor In A Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice

Best Actress In A Leading Role: Florence Masebe – Elelwani

Best Director: Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes/Nigeria

Best Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria

Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddi Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie

Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20: Emem Isong, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)

Special Jury Award: Ninah’s Dairy (Cameroon)