Wednesday, May 03, 2006


History was made at the Second annual AMAA Awards Ceremony which took place at Bayelsa state in Yenogoa, With notable dignitaries in attendance, They include the Governor of Bayelsa state, Dr Good Luck Jonathan, Mr. Ben Bruce, the minister for information and national orientation, Mr. Frank Nweke jnr.

African American Hollywood super star actress, Vivica A Fox, and Liugasi the kunta kinte star in the movieROOTS, a film based on slave trade.

Musical artiste, the Mamuzee Twins, performed at the events, bringing upstage 3 of Nigerians notable actors, namely Chinedu Ikedieze, and Osita Iheme, popularly known as aki and paw paw, along side desmond Elliot to dance with them to the trill of all in attendance.
Multitalented actor, singer, voiceover artiste and master compere, Segun Arinze also performed one of his new singles in his forth coming album, due to be released very soon on OJEZ record label.

Ace comedian, Gandoki, klint the drunk, talkative and pepper rest trilled the audience the their rib cracking jokes.

Dare art Alade also performed at the event and to crown it all was mama Africa, Miriam Makeeba herself, who perform to the delight of all in attendance. And rounding up the show was Aladdin, also a brilliant performance.

Listed Below are the awards

The Awards is as follows.
Best upcoming actor, won by Sam Ayiamele, (Richards)
Best upcoming actress, won by Tanda Musoni
Best actress support role, won by Onyeka Onwenu
Best actor support role, won by justice Esiri, for the movie rising moon.
Best actress role, won by joke Silva.
Best male actor, won by Kanayo.O.Kanayo
Best director, won by Andy Nwakalu
Best movie picture, won by movie rising moon
Best make up movie, won by my mother’s heart, Ghana.
Best original film effect, won by day of Atonement
Best editing, won by rising moon
Best cinematography, won by Tayaraza, Zimbabwe.
Best documentary awards won by Tazuma, Senegal.
Best Distribution Company, won by a-z.
Best screen pay won by eagle’s bride
Visual effect awards, won by rising moon
Sound track effects, won by the movie Sofia from Burkina Faso
Lifetime achievement awards, won by Mr. peter igho.

The oldest film maker in Africa from Sudan, 86 years old and blind was led unto the stage
By Nollywood actors led by Ejike Asiegwu to receive his award. Mr Cubara at the end of his speech prayed that the Nigerian movie industry continues to grow from strength to strength; he was seen dancing as he was been led off the stage to the music from the background.

Vivica A. Fox, first took pictures on stage before stating how happy she was being at the event. Commenting on her career as an actor, she said she has been acting since age 17,
She started off modeling, but didn’t go too far, cos everywhere she went to, they always have one excuse or the other to say like we already have someone who look like you. A day came when a man walked up to her and introduced her into acting, the rest is history, She now owns her own magazine called jolly and also a co-producer.

Frank Nweke Jnr, minister of information and national orientation in Nigeria, in his speech, he said he was going to work and help the movie industry in Nigeria, and pledge that he will give any movie that best portray the Nigerian culture the sum of 1 million Naira.

Governor of bayelsa state, Dr goodluck Jonathan said he beliefs that movies is the portrait of Nigeria in a more positive light. Forum for interaction and merging of ideas. The state has many historical areas, good environmental advantage. The idea of establishing a film village is billed on.

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