It was a glittery affair as Africa’s biggest stars met last night in Lagos, Nigeria for the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites. As AMAA founder Peace Anyiam Osigwe had announced earlier, “Africa Rising” was the theme .
Kenya’s very own Kwame Nyong’o received Best Animation award for his master piece, ‘The Legend of Ngong Hills‘, a film based on a Maasai folktale.
Other big winners were ‘How to steal 2 million’ by Charlie Vundla for Best Film award while Nigeria’s Rita Dominic was named Best Actress for her role in the Kenyan thriller ,”Shattered”.
Ghanaian Majid Michel won Best Actor for his role in “Somewhere in Africa” whereas
Danny Glover’s “Toussaint Louverture” was named Best Diaspora Film.
Also present were some of the biggest names from black Hollywood, including Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Lynn Whitfield , Morris Chestnut , Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break) and Maya Gilbert (General Hospital, Days of Our Lives).