Reports circulating in the media indicate a delegation of Ghanaian actors, producers and filmmakers who attended the ninth edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Nigerian over the weekend was completely ignored, snubbed and left high and dry by the organisers.
Though the Ghanaian delegation was officially invited to the event and the members assured they would be chauffeured from their hotel to the red-carpet opening ceremony on Saturday, no vehicle came for them.
Eventually the Ghanaian delegation made up of Kofi Adjorlolo, Eddie Nartey, Prince David Osei, Yvonne Okoro among others had to rely on Yvonne Okoro to use her Nigerian ‘connections’ to arrange for a vehicle. When they got to the venue, to their surprise no seating arrangements had been made for them.
“I was invited as a special guest and was told that I would be presenting an award but when we got there, the organizers could not get us seats. They packed us together and made us perch behind the bandsmen and their instruments”, News One quoted Prince David Osei as saying.
Previous AMAA editions have not been so as delegations from all the participating countries were treated like stars and their presence acknowledged at the event.