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Yoruba Movie Academy Awards 2013 unveils nominee list




The list of nominees for this year’s Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA) ceremony has been unveiled.

The awards which has been described as the Oscars of the Yoruba movie industry will hold its second edition in the ancient town of Ibadan, Oyo State on a soon to be announced date.


2013 Yoruba Movie Academy Awards Nominees

Best Actor in leading role

Muyiwa Ademola (Tangiri)

Yomi Fashlanso (Eja Tutu)

Femi Adebayo (Aiyekoto)

Odunlade Adekola (Mufu Olosa Oko)

Ibrahim Chatta (Onidajo)

Muka Eyiwinmi (Asiru Ejire)


Best Actress in leading role

Lizzy Anjorin (Kofo Tinubu)

Ayo Adesanya (Amope Alasela)

Funke Akindele (Ife Gbona)

Bimbo Oshin (Faderera)

Iyabo Ojo (Arinzo)

Fathia Balogun (Opo)


Best Actor in Supporting Role

Akin Lewis (Obayeje)

Antar Laniyan (Ibinu Oba)

Taiwo Hassan (Eni Jogun)

Olaiya Igwe (Ile Alayo)

Aina Gold (Ika kan)

Dele Odule (Feranmi)


Best Actress in Supporting Role

Joke Muyiwa (Ayitale)

Ayo Mogaji (Mama Insurance)

Dupe Jaiyesimi (Oloja Ere)

Rose Odika (Tori Ogun)

Aishat Abimbola (Mulika Nkako)

Iyabo Ojo (Ile Alayo)


Best Cross-Over Actor

Mercy Aigbe (Osas Omoge Benin)

Kelvin Ikeduba (Adanikan Rin)

Doris Simeon (Gucci Girls)

Ricardo Agbor (Iyo Aye)

Toyin Aimakhu (Jejeloye)


Best Musician in an Acting Role

Wasiu Alabi Pasuma (Irawo Meji)

Saheed Osupa (Labake Omo Oko)

Ajoke Cinderella (Shakyra)

Sule Alao Malaika (Aminatu Papa)

Salawa Abeni (Asiru Ejire)


Best Comedy Film

Ile Alayo



Iyawo Gbajumo

Alani Baba Labake


Best Comedy Actor

Afonja Olaniyi Sanyeri (Amisu)

Wale Akorede Okunnu (Ile Alayo)

Adekola Tijani Kamilu (Jonathan)

Tayo Amokade  (Kofo Tinubu)

Ronke Ojo (Awa Meje)

Hafiz Oyetoro Saka (Asiru Ejire)


Most Promising Actor

Gabriel Afolayan (Aba Meta)

Tunde Owokoniran (Penkelemesi)

Damola Olatunji (Adetutu)

Bigval Jokotoye (Ika Kan)

Austine Emmauel (Agbara)

Korede Wealth (Arole Are)


Most Promising Actress

Memunat Yinusa (Mimiano)

Titi Oludipe (Aran)

Misola Iyun (Adetutu)

Tayo Sobola (Arewa Onijogbon)

Olaitan Ogunbile (Ona Wura)


Best Cultural Movie



Adayeba Ote

Igba Oro

Abeni Alagbo Oru


Best Marketer

Toymax Holding

Olasco Films

Corporate Pictures


Zainab Ventures

Lawlah His Grace


Achievement in Directing

Saidi Balogun (Alami Ayemi)

Adebayo Tijani (Aiyekoto)

Abiodun Olanrenwaju (Arinzo)

Niji Akanni (Aramotu)

Kunle Afod (Ika Kan)

Muyideen Ayinde (Amope Alasela)


Best Picture



Alami Ayemi

Ika Kan

Amope Alasela


Achievement in Cinematography


Gucci Girls


Arole Are

Ona Abayo

Richie Richie


Achievement in Editing

Iyo Aye by Taiwo Olajire

Eja Tutu by Shola Ayorinde

Arire Oko Deola by Hakeem Lawal

Owu by Biodun Adeoye

Ile Alayo by Riliwan Adebayo

Adetutu by Adebayo Aranisola


Honorary Award

Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola

Late Duro Ladipo

Late Kola Ogunmola

Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero)

Adebayo Faleti

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#EndSARS: “People Make The Country” – Cardi B Reacts To Protest Against Police Brutality In Nigeria



#EndSARS: “People Make The Country” - Cardi B Reacts To Protest Against Police Brutality In Nigeria
”What’s going on?” – Cardi B shows concern for Nigerians amid #ENDSARS protest

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International rapper, Cardi B addressed the critical situation in Nigeria during her latest Instagram live session.

It was learnt that security agents had opened fire at unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday, leaving many injured and others dead.

In a couple of videos sighted on social media, the American singer lent her voice to #EndSARS campaign as she stated that Nigerians are hardworking people and they are not lazy.

The mother of one also said that the people make up the country and she urged the government to put an end to police brutality in Nigeria since the citizens have been clamoring for it.

Cardi B said she had a nice time during her visit in 2019 and it makes her so sad to see the current state of the country.

Read Also: #EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” – Beyoncé

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Nigeria Police Shooting Live Rounds At Yaba, Lagos



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Popular Nigeria Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni just tweeted an ongoing shooting at Adekunle, Yaba in Lagos.

In the tweet, the twitter said the Nigeria Police are the ones shooting.

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More Than 120,000 People Signed Petition For The UK Government To Sanction Buhari’s Government Over Human Right Abuse



More Than 120,000 People Signed Petition For The UK Government To Sanction Buhari’s Government Over Human Right Abuse

It has been reported that the petition asking the United Kingdom to sanction the federal government and public officials for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS protest has received over 120,000 signatures.

Over 120,000 people sign petition for the UK government to sanction the Nigerian Government over alleged human right abuses

As at 8:31 a.m on Wednesday October 21, 123, 222 people had signed the petition. The petition titled “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials”.

It reads;

The Government should explore using the new sanctions regime that allows individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted, to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government and police force involved in any human rights abuses by the Nigerian police.

There have been deeply concerning reports of a Nigerian police force unit (SARS) engaging in illegal activities and human rights abuses, and there have also been reports of police firing at protestors calling for SARS to be disbanded.

Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights.

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