Story & pix by Niyi Tabiti
Preparations for the annual African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) are in top gear. The AMAA is unarguably the biggest movie award ceremony taking place in Nigeria. Just like the two previous editions, this year’s own will also take place in oil rich Bayelsa State.
Mrs. Peace Fiberesima-Osigwe, the President of AMAA told http://www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com/ that all everything is being put in place so that this year’s own will even be bigger and far better from the previous ones. Unlike last year’s own, which took place in February, the 2008 edition will be in April. “The 2007 edition was in February because of the elections that was due to take place in April. The 2008 edition comes up in April as usual”
Apart from attracting visitors from within and outside the continent of Africa, it promotes goodwill and friendship amongst practitioners and friends of the movie industry through a week long activities. Several persons also get short term employment opportunities. Journalists from different parts of the world also converge to take pictures of stars in their irresistible outfits. Last year, winners included Chief Olu Jacobs, Chioma Chukwuka (Best Actress) and Sitanda, a film sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc.
American star actress,Monique of Phat Girls fame was one of the star attractions at last year's edition
These pictures are from the 2007 edition
Pix 1-Peace Fiberesima Anyiam-Osigwe-President of AMAA
pix 2-actors-Aki and Paw paw with Olu Jacobs
pix 3-Ebube Nwangbo and Friends
pix 4-Star actress, Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Pix 5-Olu Jacob,Monique and others