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Rita Dominic and Yvonne Okoro Get Six Nominations At This year’s AMAA Awards

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Nominations have been released for the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), with several actors and filmmakers across the continent nominated in several categories. Rita Dominic & Mildred Okon‘s “The Meeting” as well as Yvonne Okoro‘s “The Contract” were nominated in six categories each.

Other actors include late veteran actor Justus Esiri for his movie “Assassins practice”, OC Ukeje in “Alan Poza and singer/actor Kas for his first movie “The Twin Sword”.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to hold on 25th April in Bayelsa state.

Below is the full list of nominees:

  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Short Film:
  1. Dead River – Namibia
  2. Elegy For A Revolutionary- SA
  3. Yellow Fever – Kenya
  4. Kwaku Ananse– Ghana
  5. Nhamo– Zimbabwe
  6. Big Daddy – Nigeria
  7. Release – South Africa
  8. Burnt Forest – Kenya
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Documentary:
  1. Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria
  2. Gun To Tape – South Africa
  3. Swimming The Zambezi – South Africa
  4. Give Me Back My Home – Kenya
  5. The African Cypher Fly On The Wall – South Africa
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Feature:
  1. Against The Grain – USA
  2. Between Friends – Trinidad Tobago
  3. Stones In The Sun – Haiti/USA
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Documentary:
  1. Fan Do Brasil (Brazil/Guatamela)
  2. My Thiero Boys (USA)
  3. Red, White, Black And Blue (US)
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora (Short Film):

AMAA is not considering nominations in this category because the AMAA jury does not feel the entries were representative of the genre.

  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Animation:
  1. Tageni’s Dol – (Namibia)
  2. Adventure Of Zambezia – (South Africa)
  3. Mission Impossible – (Nigeria)
  4. Oba – (Nigeria)
  5. Lion Of Judah – (South Africa)
  • AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Film by an African abroad:
  1. Turning Point – USA/Nigeria
  2. Assasins Practice – UK/Nigeria
  3. Last Flight To Abuja– UK/Nigeria
  4. Bianca – USA/Nigeria
  5. Wolwich Boys – UK/Nigeria
  • AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Production Design:
  1. Virgin Magarida
  2. Elelwani
  3. The Twin Sword
  4. The Contract
  5. Blood And Henna
  6. Okoro The Prince
  • AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Costume Design:
  1. Twin Sword
  2. Elelwani
  3. Virgin Magarida
  4. Blood And Henna
  5. The Meeting
  6. Cobweb
  • AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Make-Up:
  1. The Meeting
  2. Twin Sword
  3. Elelwani
  4. Ninah’s Dowry
  5. Okoro The Prince
  6. Uhlanga, The Mark
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Soundtrack:
  1. Journey To Self
  2. Okoro The Prince
  3. The Last Fishing Boat
  4. Hoodrush
  5. Nairobi Half Life
  6. The Twin Sword
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Visual Effects:
  1. Okoro The Prince
  2. The Twin Sword
  3. Elelwani
  4. Last Flight To Abuja
  5. Uhlanga, The Mark
  6. Awakening
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Sound:
  1. Last Flight To Abuja
  2. Streets Of Calabar
  3. Hereos And Zereos
  4. Zama Zama
  5. Virgin Magarida
  6. Nairobi Half Life
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Cinematography:
  1. Virgin Magarida
  2. Nairobi Half Life
  3. Uhlanga, The Mark
  4. Swirl In Bamako
  5. The Twin Sword
  6. Elelwani
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Editing:
  1. Last Flight To Abuja
  2. The Contract
  3. Elelwani
  4. Nairobi Half Life
  5. Uhlanga The Mark
  6. Hereos And Zereos
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Lightning:
  1. Zama Zama
  2. The Flower Girl
  3. Moi Zaphira
  4. Elelwani
  5. Uhlanga The Mark
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Screenplay:
  1. The Contract
  2. Ninah’s Dowry
  3. Hereos And Zereos
  4. Alan Poza
  5. Blood And Henna
  6. Zama Zama
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Nigerian Film:
  1. Blood And Henna
  2. Hereos And Zereos
  3. The Meeting
  4. Confusion Na Wa
  5. The Twin Sword
  6. Kokomma
  7. Okoro The Prince
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film In An African Language:
  1. Moi Zaphira – Burkina Faso
  2. Elelwani (South Africa)
  3. The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
  4. Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
  5. Blood And Henna – Nigeria
  6. Sherifa – Togo
  7. Kokomma- Nigeria
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Child Actor:

The AMAA admin will provide the names of the specific child actors that have been nominated in this category and that can be looked up on the website. But the films that produced the Best Child Actors are:

  1. Cobweb
  2. The Ugandan
  3. Imbabazi, The Pardon
  4. Ninah’s Dowry
  5. Swirl In Bamako
  6. Salimatu Traore (Moi Zaphira)
  • AMMA 2013 Prize For Best Promising Actor:
  1. Belinda Effah – Kokomma
  2. Sumela Maculuva – Virgin Magarida
  3. Joseph Wairimu – Nairobi Half Life
  4. Shonelo Mbutho – Ulanga The Mark
  5. Karoumwi Olakunle – The Twin Sword
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Supporting Role:
  1. Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush
  2. Ali Nuhu – Blood And Henna
  3. lwenya Maina – Nairobi Half Life
  4. Alfred Atungu – Twin Sword
  5. Ikponmwosa Gold – Confusion Na Wa
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Supporting Role:
  1. Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida
  2. Patience Ozokwo – Turning Point
  3. Linda Ejiofor – The Meeting
  4. Crista Eka – Ninah’s Dowry
  5. Foluke Daramola – Cobweb
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Leading Role
  1. OC Ukeje – Alan Poza
  2. Bimbo Manuel – Hereos And Zereos
  3. Lindani Nkosi – Zama Zama
  4. Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
  5. Hlomla Dandala – The Contract
  6. Femi Jacobs – The Meeting
  7. Amurin Wumnembom – Ninah’s Dowry
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Leading Role:
  1. Yvonne Okoro – The Contract
  2. Florence Masebe – Elelwani
  3. Mariam Ouedraogo – Moi Zaphira
  4. Rita Dominic – The Meeting
  5. Mbutung Seikeh – Ninah’s Diary
  6. Flora Suya – Last Fishing Boat
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Director:
  1. Kenneth Gyang – Confusion Na Wah
  2. Shemu Joyah – Last Fishing Boat
  3. Shirley Frimpong Manso- Contract
  4. Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes
  5. David Kitounga – Nairobi Half Life
  6. Ntshavheni Wa Luruli – Elelwani
  • AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film:
  1. Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
  2. Ninah’s Dowry (Cameroun)
  3. Last Fishing Boat – (Malawi)
  4. Virgin Margarida (Mozambique)
  5. Elelwani (South Africa)
  6. Last Flight To Abuja (Nigeria)
  7. Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)

 

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Comedian Basketmouth Talks About His New Album; Opens Up On Why He Initially Switched From Music To Comedy

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Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth sat down for a chat with Pulse.ng and he talked about why he initially switched from music to comedy.

The comedian, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, recently released an album dubbed ‘Yabasi’ which also serves as a soundtrack to his new comedy series, Papa Benji.

On a new episode of #PulseOneOnOne, the comedian revealed that he started off as a musician before switching to comedy. The comedian noted that ‘music’ has always been his first love. The father of three recounted an experience he had back when he was still in school and he mentioned that he belonged to a clique of six. According to him, they called themselves ‘the psychopaths’ and that they used to do the opening act for the now-defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz. The comedian revealed that he had remixed a song by Fela which his friends loved it.

The comedian noted that he presented the song to a much bigger audience but some of them rubbished it so he began to tackle him. The singer said that two of his friends encouraged him to go into comedy after the incident. Basketmouth also disclosed how his stage name was birthed.

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Davido’s ‘Holy Ground’ Featuring Nicki Minaj Becomes His Highest-Charting Song On Billboard

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‘Holy Ground’, a track on Davido‘s latest album ‘A Better Time’ which features Nicki Minaj has become his highest charting song on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart.

It has peaked at number two after two weeks on the chart. This is not the singer’s first song to peak at the same number on the Billboard chart.

His 2017 hit single ‘Fall’ has also peaked at the same number on the chart.

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Information Nigeria recalls the song got leaked on Twitter before the album was officially released.  This did not deter Davido from promoting the album. Upon its release, Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram page to congratulate him for taking Nigeria to the world through his music.

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Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Others Nominated For The ‘Best African Act’ At The 2020 MOBO Awards

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The nominations list for the 2020 MOBO Awards is out. After going on a brief hiatus in 2017, the awards is back to reward music artists of black origin.

In the category of Best African Act, Nigerian musicians who have been nominated are Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Fireboy DML, Rema, Adekunle Gold, and Wizkid. This has been confirmed from the official Twitter handle of the awards.

They are all up against South Africa’s Master KG, Nigerian boy-band from East London, NSG, Ivorian-born Afro B, and Ghana’s Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.

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Tiwa Savage is the only female Nigerian artist nominated in the category.

See their official post below:

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