The 18th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) ceremony is to take place on October 30, 2022, by 6 pm at the Jewel Aeida hall, Lekki Phase I in Lagos.
According to the organisers, the event will have glamour while retaining its essence of rewarding professionalism and technicalities of filmmaking across the African continent and diaspora.
The Africa Movie Academy Awards, founded by Peace Anyiam Osigwe on the best film tradition, is geared towards research, training, and propagating filmmaking in Africa. It is an annual celebration of the brightest and the best in the African movie industry. It is also the largest gathering of moviemakers across the African continent and the Diaspora, showing the world that “Nollywood” is indeed its third largest producer of motion pictures.
The organisers also announced week-long activities for the 18th edition.
This was made known by the media director for AMAA, Tope Ajayi, in a statement to announce the venue of the 2022 edition officially.
The director for media further rolled out the activities scheduled for the event, saying the 18th edition of the continental awards ceremony will begin with the graduation of trainees by the African Film Academy on 25 October.
The graduation ceremony will be followed by Wellness day on 27 October. On 28 October, they will host dignitaries and fashion buffs to a series of conferences, including diaspora discussion, music and film discussion, and a fashion show.
The Nominee’s party is expected to follow on 29 October, while the AMAA gala will hold at Jewel Aeida Hall on 30 October.
Some dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Culture, Arts and Tourism commissioner, and Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf.
Past winners of the AMAAs include Kelechi Udegbe, Wilmah Muremera – Shaina, Obi Emenloye, Hazel Hinda, Omar Abdi, Joan Agaba, Chuko and Aiye Esiri, Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopster, The Citation, Eyimofe, and Grave Digger amongst many others.