AMAA 2022 nominees unveiled

By Content Nigeria reporter
September 23, 2022


The organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have revealed the nominees for its awards ceremony, to be held next month.

The categories range from best short film to best documentary, best film in an African language, best director and best Nigerian film.

The nominees for the Jubril Malafia AMAA 2022 award for best animation include On the Surface (Iceland), Opal (Martinique), Kenda (Ivory Coast), No Way Out (Uganda), Skin Like Mine (US) and Prepared to Die (Nigeria).

“This comes as a surprise considering the many experiments that went into Prepared to Die. [We are] grateful to God as well as each team member that believed,” said the Nigerian show’s creator, Esther Kemi Gbadamosi

The best actress in a supporting role award has nominees including Lydia Forson (Borga), Samke Makhoba (Surviving Gaza), Ijeoma Grace Agu (Swallow), Siti Amina (Tug of War), Maryam S Wazari (Ba Ni, Mud Clan), Dorcas Shola Fapson (Man of God) and Nse Ikpe Etim (A Song From The Dark).

Nominees for best actor in a leading role are Patrick Nkakalukanyi (Tembele), Daniel Etim Effiong (Jolly Roger), Gudrun Colombus Mwanyika (Tug of War), Botlhale Mahlangu (Surviving Gaza), Eugene Boateng (Borga), Deyemi Okanlanwo (Swallow), Akah Nnani (Man of God) and Aaron Adatsi (Road to My Father’s Compound).

The AMAA 2022 award for best film includes Ayaanle (Somalia), Jolly Roger (Nigeria), Borga (Ghana), Angeliena (South Africa), Tug of War (Tanzania), Man of God (Nigeria), Surviving Gaza (South Africa) and Tembele (Uganda).

Nominees in the category for AMAA 2022 Michael Anyiam Osigwe award for best film by an African-born director living abroad include Tope Oshin (Here Love Lies), Obi Emelonye (Money Miss Road), York Fabian Raabe (Borga) and Ogo Okpue (A Song From the Dark).

This year’s AMAAs are the 18th edition of the awards and are due to take place between October 26 and 30 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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