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AMAA 2019 – Sola Sobowale Wins African Best Actress at
Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)

Sola Sobowale, veteran Nollywood actress
was crowned Africa’s best actress at the 15th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

The actress’ role as ‘Alhaja Eniola Salami’ in Kemi Adetiba’s blockbuster, King Of Boys, earned her the win.

The producer, Ms. Adetiba, was also rewarded with an award when the film was adjudged the best Nigerian film.

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)

Best Documentary

-Khartoum Offside (Sudan) (WINNER)

Ousmane Sembene Award For Best Film in an African Language

  • Rafiki (Kenya) (WINNER)

Efere Ozako Award For Best Short Film

A Tune of Kora (SENEGAL) (WINNER)

Best Achievement in Sound

. Mabata Bata (Mozambique) (WINNER)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa) (WINNER)

-Best Achievement in Editing

Rafiki (Kenya) (WINNER)

Best Achievement in Screenplay

. Diamond in the Sky (Nigeria)

Best Animation

Choices – Nigeria (WINNER)

Best Young/Promising Actor

  • Cynthia Dankwa (Esi) BURIAL OF KOJO (WINNER)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jarrid Geduld 9 (Abie) Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story (WINNER)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

-Adesua Etomi (Kemi) The King of Boys (WINNER)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

-Marc Zinga ( Mercy of the Jungle) (WINNER)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

-Sola Sobowale (Eniola) King of Boys (WINNER)

Best Director-First Feature Film

  • Blitz Bazawule – The Burial of Kojo (Ghana) (WINNER)

Best Director

Jahmil X. Qubeka – Sew the Winter to My Skin (S. Africa) (WINNER)

Best Film

-Mercy of the Jungle (Rwanda) (WINNER)

Source & Original article: Premium Times.

LABAF2019 – SEMINAR @Kongi’s Harvest

The keys to the knowledge economy are not available to everyone and for a long time, only the discerning have had true access. But that is changing. At LABAF2019 participants can have a glimpse of the keys at a session with the theme: Keys To The Knowledge Economy – Emerging into What?

Readings and discussions will be around: Not Quite an Insider by Keith Richards

Date: Sunday, Nov 10, 2019

Time: 4 pm

Venue: Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos

Don’t miss #Labaf2019

Booker Prize winner, Bernadine Evaristo set to build ties between Africa & Britian.

It is no news that Bernadine Evaristo has become the first black woman to win the Booker Prize.

Coming on the heels of her success, Author and Booker Prize winner, Bernardine Evaristo, who was recently in Nigeria at the Ake Book and Art Festival has said that she hopes her award-winning novel will help challenge perceptions of black British people among African and British readers.

In an interview with Reuters on Saturday (October 26), the 60-year-old author said she wanted to give readers a chance to see the various experiences that “we have in the UK.”

“For people on the continent who don’t necessarily have access to British society I would think a book like Girl, Woman, Other would give them insights into the multiplicity of experiences that we have in the UK,” she said in an interview with Reuters on Saturday October 26th.

Girl, Woman, Other tells the stories of 12 characters living in Britain who are mainly black women between 19-93.

Evaristo became the first black woman to win the prize, which she shared with author Margaret Atwood.

The author, who lives in Britain and is of Nigerian and British heritage attended the Ake literary festival in Lagos and discussed the importance of diversity in literature.

“We need to see ourselves reflected in the society we’re living in. The fact that I have to draw attention to the fact that we are pretty absent from literature is a real problem because I think a lot of people don’t notice that,” she said.

Evaristo also revealed that she is in talks over the rights for film and theatre adaptations of Girl, Woman, Other.

“I think this would be great in the theatre. Twelve women on stage would be amazing.

“I wouldn’t want to run it or write it. The company who took it would take care of the writing. I might work with the writer but not writing it myself,” she added.

Source: Reuters

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