Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2013. Check out the winners.

African-Movie-Academy-AwardsThe 9th edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) or “Africa’s Oscars” for film and cinema took place on Saturday 20th April, 2013 in the Nigerian town of Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State.

This year’s edition of the prestigious award was tagged ‘Africa One’. The event was hosted by Comedian Ayo Makun and British/Ghanaian television presenter and actress, Ama K. Abebrese. Winners were determined by a diverse jury panel comprised of seasoned film journalists, veterans in cinematography, experts in acting and production from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria. The award covered over 40 African countries, and nations like the US, Trinidad & Tobacco, the United Kingdom, Canada and Jamaica.

Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has seen a wide acceptance of the brand across the globe. This was testified during this year’s awards ceremony which saw an unprecedented number of over 671 entries (in competition)…one of the highest, if not the highest number of entries for the event since it started. Out of the 671 entries, the highest number of entries interestingly were made by Francophone countries.

Some of the artists that performed at the event include: P-Square, Flavour Nabania, Waje and Timi Dakolo.

Below is a list of the winners of the AMAA 2013 Prizes in different categories.africdating ad

Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana

Best 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

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


For Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani from South Africa

For Achievement In Costume Design: Blood And Henna (Nigeria)Lovers Empire advert

For Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting

For Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat

For Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword

For Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life

For Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark

For Achievement In Editing: Hereos And Zereos

For Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira

For Achievement In Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos


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)

African Celebrities Magazine (ACM) wishes all 2013 AMA Award winners a big congratulation.