South African filmmakers shine at the African Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria

By Qhama Dayile
14 June 2016

South African stars were on the list of nominees on the night of 11 June 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria, and they walked off with four AMAAs.

The Africa Movie Academy was formed in 2005 Nigeria to assist in promoting African culture, encourage professionalism in the movie industry and offer professional development and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers.

The founders of The Africa Movie Academy created an award ceremony to give recognition to filmmakers and actors from across the continent and that is when The African Movie Academy Awards were born.

South African stars were on the list of nominees on the night of 11 June 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria, and they walked off with four AMAAs.

Fulu Mugovhani scooped an award for best actress in the leading role in the film Ayanda; Akin Omotoso’s Tell Me Sweet Something received two awards for best screenplay by Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane and best supporting actress played was given to Thishiwe Ziqubu who could not attend the event. Mzansi’s Hear Me Move scooped the award for achievement in editing.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Image: Maps Maponyane/Instagram; Nomzamo Mbatha/Instagram;AMAA/Facebook; Wandile Molebatsi;Facebook

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