The 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) came off at the Glory Hall Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria on April 21.
The night saw some of Africa’s biggest names – Zack Orji, Kofi Adjorlolo, Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) – in movies in attendance and it witnessed the presentation of awards to several actors, actresses and movie practitioners who have distinguished themselves over the past year.
Ghana’s nominations in this year’s awards were not impressive. The country walked into the awards with only seven nominations.
Yvonne Okoro’s Contract received six of the nominations – Best Actress, Best Director, Best Actor In a Leading Role, Achievement In Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Production Design.
Young Ghanaian film maker, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s short film, Kwaku Ananse gave Ghana its seventh nomination. She received a nomination in the Best Short Film category.
Interestingly, Yvonne Okoro walked out of the venue without a single award while Akosua gave Ghana its only award on the night. She won the Best Short Film award.
Below are excerpts from the event:
Traditional Bayelsa dance performance at the 2013 AMAAs