KWADWO NKANSAH aka Lilwin on Sunday, December 28, made history when he took home the Best Actor Supporting Role Award at the Kumawood Akoben Film Festival Awards (KAFF) held at the Round Pavilion of the Golden Tulip Hotel Kumasi.
This august awards ceremony, which was put together by Adom TV and Kumawood Multimedia, attracted a large number of personalities and stakeholders in the music industry including some members of the traditional council in the Ashanti Region who represented the Asantehene.
The ceremony, which had exciting performances from several acts including Jack Alolome, Guru and Lilwin among others, was hosted by Captain Smart of Adom FM and Nana Yaa Brefo of Adom TV.
According to the channel manager of Adom TV, Abena Yiadom, the awards scheme is an annual event to recognise and reward deserving movie icons such as actors and actresses, writers, directors, producers, technicians and other personalities in the local film-making industry of Ghana for their hard work, dedication and contribution to the movie industry.
‘The awards ceremony was a way of honouring outstanding personalities in the movie industry and other creative persons who have contributed towards the growth of the movie industry in Ghana,’ she said.
She told BEATWAVES that the awards were also designed to challenge and bring out the best in movie icons, adding that thousands of patrons who attended the event were very satisfied and thanked the organisers for organising such an event.
At the ceremony, over 24 movie personalities who have contributed immensely to the progress of Ghanaian music were honoured.
Below is the list of award winners:
1. Best Make Up Artist – Felicia Boateng Ndinyah (Obaapa nisuo)
2. Best Costume – Peace& Love Collection (Boys Abre)
3. Best Lighting – Kwadwo Brefah Dankroah (Enye me saa, Boys Abre)
4. Best Sound – Kofi Sefah (Obaapa nisuo)
5. Best Visual Effects – Ninja (13-30 Kaba Church)
6. Best Director of Photography – Leonard A. Kubaloe (Tomorrow)
7. Best Original Song – Broni Hiani
8. Best Screenplay/ Script – Theophilus Amoabeng (Enye me saa)
9. Best Film Editor – Mind Studio (Obour) Individual Awards
10. Discovery of the Year – Vivian Zoroaster (Obaapa Nisuo)
11. Best Collaboration (Twi & English) – Obroni Hiani
12. Best Actor Supporting Role – Kwadwo Nkansah/Lil Win (Had I known)
13. Best Actress Supporting Role – Christiana Awuni
14. Best Actor Lead Dagbani – Ahmed Adam (Sal Tuma)
15. Best Actress Lead Role Dagbani – Imoro Anda States (Biegni ‘Tomorrow’)
16. Best Actor Lead Role Frafra – Atinga Amoah (Nobigre Kaine ne Songa)
17. Best Actress Lead Role Frafra – Lareba Dansor (Poka)
18. Best Actor Lead Hausa – Yusif Saseed (Zabin Zuci)
19. Best Actress Lead Hausa – Hakima Hashim Larny (Al-Kalami)
20. Best Actor Lead Role Twi – Akwasi Boadi (Akrobeto)
21. Best Actress Lead Role Twi -Nana Ama McBrown
Actor Lead Role Ewe – Hoddor Richard (Agbetsi ‘Water of Live’)
Actress Lead Role Ewe – Madam Amenuveve (Agbetsi ‘Water of Live’)
24. Best Juvenile – Rahim Banda
Honorary Awards – 2015 Kumawood Award Ambassadors
Honorary Veteran Awards
Veteran Actor and Producer Award – Mr Samuel Twumasi
Veteran Film Producer and Pioneer – Samuel Nyamekye (Miracle Films)
Most Favourite Actress –
Best Film Director – Leonard
A. Kubaloe (Biegni ‘Tomorrow’)
Best Film – Biegni (Tomorrow)
Somehow controversial Bill Asamoah beat Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win to the Most Favourite Actor Award.
BY George Clifford Owusu
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