Sola Sobowale Wins African Best Actress at AMAA 2019
The 15th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) recently crowned renowned Nollywood actress, Sola Sobowale as Africa’s best actress.
The actress’ role as ‘Alhaja Eniola Salami’ in Kemi Adetiba’s blockbuster movie, ‘King Of Boys’, earned her the win.
The producer of the movie, Ms. Adetiba, was also rewarded with an award when the film was adjudged the best Nigerian film at the festival.
The keenly-contested category, which was endowed by the Nigerian Films and Videos Censors Board, had other big movies like ‘The Delivery Boy’, ‘Lara and the Beats,’ ‘Makeroom,’ ‘Gold Statute,’ ‘Up North,’ and ‘Knockout Blessing’ also in contention.
Adesua Etomi-Wellington also emerged the best actress in a Supporting Role category.
‘King of Boys’ became the Nigerian film with the highest number of awards at 2019 AMAA.
The film got nine nominations and won three, which are NFVCB Best Nigerian Film, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role.
It was indeed a night full of wins for stakeholders in the movie industry with non-Nigerian films and actors carting the biggest awards.
The event was hosted by the trio of multi-talented actress Lala Akindoju, comedian Funnybone, and Lorenzo Menakaya.
The glamourous ceremony, which ended in the early hours of Monday, was held at the Landmark event centre in Lagos.
See the full list of winners below:
Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award for Best Film by an African-Born Director Living Abroad.
Julius Amedume – Rattlesnakes (WINNER)
Best Diaspora Short Film
Bail (UK) (WINNER)
Best Diaspora Documentary
-My Friend Fela (Brazil) (WINNER)
Best Diaspora Narrative Feature
-Hero (Trinidad and Tobago/Canada) (WINNER)
Best Achievement in Production Design
Redemption (Mozambique) (WINNER)
Best Achievement in Costume Design
-Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda) (WINNER)
Best Achievement in Make-Up
Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda) (WINNER)
Best Achievement in Soundtrack
-Mabata Bata (Mozambique) (WINNER)
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Knockout Blessing (Nigeria) (WINNER)
NFVCB Award For Best Nigerian Film
King of Boys (WINNER)
-Khartoum Offside (Sudan) (WINNER)
Ousmane Sembene Award For Best Film in an African Language