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Sanwo-Olu hosts African movie stars and other celebrities at AMAA


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Morning, On Sunday, October 30, Lagos will stop by as the organizers of the African Film Academy Awards (AMAA) celebrate talented African filmmakers. However, as AMAA returns for its 18th edition at Jewel Aeida Hall, Lekki, Lagos, it will not be business as usual. The organizers have presented an exciting list of activities that herald the prizes.

According to AMAA founder Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, this year’s edition of the awards will be impressive. “This is a deliberate move to modify the awards and make it a niche event,” he said. AMAA week activities started with prayer sessions at Agege Central Mosque and St. Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos. This was followed by the African Film Academy trainees’ graduation ceremony on October 25. Wellness Day came two days later, on October 27, while on October 28, the organizers played host to dignitaries and fashionistas in a series of conferences that included discussions on the diaspora. , music and film summit, and completed it with a fashion show. But then the fun continues as the nominee’s party is billed today.

However, the highlight of this year’s AMAA Gala is the presence of the main host and Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who will lead other dignitaries including the Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, to the event. As icing on the cake, the gala will feature performances from top artists including juju legend King Sunny Ade, P-Square, Kate Henshaw, Young Jon, Zadok and Yinka Davies. Other musicians performing include Ayo Bankole, Matty, the Veentage Band, DJ Kenchello and Gerald Eze, after which guests would unwind at two different after parties.

Meanwhile, popular comedian/MC Funnybone, TV host Kachi Offia and comedian/actress Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah have been confirmed as the hosts of the awards. In the same vein, the awards’ official media partner, StarTimes Nigeria, will broadcast the ceremony live on its ST Nollywood channel 131 and ST Nollywood Plus channel 102.

Kingsley James, Chief Content Officer/Shows Producer, beaming with excitement, enthused, “All I can say is that this year’s AMAA will blow your mind. It will be a combination of glitz, glamour, and reward for true professionalism and excellence.”


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