Did you watch last night’s Africa Movie Academy Awards? Very likely you didn’t. The AMAAs used to be Africa’s buzziest, premier movie awards that celebrated the best African films on the continent, but now it could barely keep itself afloat with an online presence. That said, there were huge winners which shouldn’t surprise anyone: Kemi Adetiba’s juggernaut of a political thriller King of Boys won Best Nigerian film, a movie anchored by brilliant performances by Sola Sobowale and Adesua Etomi-Wellington, who both clinched the awards for Best Actress and Best Actress in a Supporting Role respectively. King of Boys bagged three out of its five nominations.
AMAA 2019/National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)Award For Best Nigerian Film
1. The Delivery Boy
2. Lara and the Beats
3. Make Room
4. King of Boys ✅✅✅✅ (Winner) cc @kemiadetiba @IamReminisce
5. Gold Statue
6. Up North
7. Knockout Blessing #TheAMAAs #AMAA2019 pic.twitter.com/T3fVBkRZ27
— AMAA (@AMAAWARDS) October 27, 2019
Check out the full winners’ list here.
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When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.