Malawi hosts African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2013 nomination event0 Comments

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Posted on 13 Mar 2013 at 9:01am
Bayelsa regains hosting right

Bayelsa regains hosting right

From March 15, Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, will host filmmakers and celebrities from different parts of Africa during the African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, nomination event in Malawi, just as the Bayelsa State Government will host the ninth edition of the awards.

Designed to celebrate and honour filmmakers and other professionals in the industry across Africa and in the Diaspora, AMAA, which has come to be known as Africa’s most prestigious motion picture award, will hold a nomination weekend from March 14 to 17.

During the period, the business and political community in Malawi, as well as celebrities from across Africa and their counterparts in the Southern African country will be hosted to a pre-nomination concert, the nomination event proper and post-nomination party.

Bayelsa State, which has hosted the seven previous editions of AMAA, will come alive again in April when statesmen, celebrities, local and international media executives and captains of industry converge on Yenagoa, the state capital for the awards.

In a joint statement signed by the Director General, Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency, Mrs. Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown and the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Film Academy, organisers of the awards, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the state government is determined to partner with the awards promoters to deliver a new and exciting experience to Nigerian and international visitors that will attend the awards.

“We are happy in Bayelsa to have AMAA return to its home. The story of AMAA and Bayelsa has been a story of partnership for socio-economic development of our state and people. We want to continue in this way. The Governor of this state, His Excellency Seriake Dickson, is poised to ensure that all visitors to Bayelsa for AMAA see a new Bayelsa, where he is leading a team of committed public servants to revamp the economy of the state through massive investment in infrastructure and other social amenities”, the statement said.

The Director of Administration of the organisation, Mr. Tony Anih said the government and people of Malawi are very excited with the prospect of having movie icons and other players in the motion picture industry coming to the country for the nominations.

AMAA nomination is an event where films that make it into the 25 categories of the awards are announced ahead of the main award ceremony. In the last six years, AMAA has deliberately moved the nomination events from one country to the other within the continent