storm Nigeria for the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2012 in style.
The award which aims to recognize and honor African movie practitioners who
have distinguished themselves in their respective movie industries will
hold in Nigeria.
The actress has been nominated for the Best Actress in a leading role
alongside movie heavyweights like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Uche Jombo,
Yvonne Okoro, Rita Dominic, Millicent Makheido and Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai.
Ama has been widely tipped to land this category as her recent works
vividly speak for her perhaps, one of the reasons why she features only in
high budget movies.
Ama K. was in Nigeria last year among the Ghanaian contingent that went
for AMAA; she won the award for the best actress in a leading role. Will
she win it again this year? Time will tell.
She began her career at YCTV (Youth Culture Television) a charity training
facility in West London as a youth where the highlights of her time there
was when she interviewed Hollywood veteran, Harrison Ford and 'Star
Wars' director George Lucas. As if that was not enough, the alumnus of St.
Mary's University College, Surrey moved on to co-host the youth
entertainment programme 'Pass da Mic', a show in collaboration with BBC2,
where guests interviewed included the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair,
rocker Mick Jagger, and football legend Kevin Keegan, whom she interviewed.
The screen idol according to her management team will be very active and
more visible in Nollywood as she has seen the industry as a very viable and
big platform for professionals to hit it big, an ambition the darling of
Ghollywood is not taking with a pinch of salt.
This year's AMAA is been powered by telecoms giant, Airtel and will feature
musical performances from Tuface Idibia, Asa and Senegalese singer, Vivian
with one of Hollywood's finest actors, Jimmy Jean-Louis as the event's host
on the night. Morris Chestnut of The Brothers fame will lead other
Hollywood acts to the event.
Speaking on this year's AMAA, Ama K. Abebrese speaks of her expectations at
the awards ''I expect it to be a very classy event with a lot of style and
finesse, coming to Nigeria for awards like this is always special and I
really look forward to enjoying myself, I hope to take the award home''.