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Africa Film Academy Announces Date For The 17th AMAAwards

By Modupeoluwa Adekanye
04 October 2021   |   9:31 am
The Africa Film Academy (AFA), organizers of the premier and the most prestigious movie award in Africa has announced that the 17th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards will hold on the 28th of November 2021 in Lagos Nigeria, with nominations announcement set to hold on the 21st of October also in Lagos Nigeria.…

Africa Film Academy Announces Date For The 17th AMAAwards

The Africa Film Academy (AFA), organizers of the premier and the most prestigious movie award in Africa has announced that the 17th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards will hold on the 28th of November 2021 in Lagos Nigeria, with nominations announcement set to hold on the 21st of October also in Lagos Nigeria.

This was made known during a press conference and media lunch in Lagos on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, which had in attendance entertainment journalists and other professionals in the industry.

The Africa Film Academy also announced that it is set to launch a new initiative, “100 Film Project” which is aimed at training and supporting African creatives.

While fielding questions from journalists, the founder, AFA, Ms. Peace Anyiam Osigwe announced Hon. Steve Oluseyi Ayorinde as the President of the Jury for the 2nd consecutive year. Hon. Steve Oluseyi Ayorinde served as a Commissioner for Tourism under His Excellency the Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode.

He is also the Chairman of the Governing Council of AMAA, a position he has held for over ten years. He is a pioneering member of the 17-year-old Africa Movie Academy Awards with a rich background in the film and festival circuit internationally.

“All this and more make him best suited to navigate our Jury process during this fast-changing season in the film industry,” said Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.

The organizers also noted that for safety reasons and travel restrictions, from the ongoing Covid -19 wave, many will not be able to attend physically, the ceremonies this year will be a hybrid of both physical and virtual participation.

While announcing the 100 Film Project, a flagship project of AFA, Abiola Durodola, the Project Lead noted that AFA will be training new talent for the film industry which is all-encompassing of the wider creative community and skilled labor like carpenters, tailors, and hairdressers.