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“Sinking Sands”, Nadia Buari, Genevieve Nnaji & John Dumelo win at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards



While some stars got their Christmas gifts wrapped underneath their Christmas trees, others got theirs on stage at the Ghana Movie Awards which took place on the 25th of December 2010 at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.

The event was a celebration of Ghollywood and Nollywood with stars from both the Nigerian and Ghanaian movie industries being recognized on stage.

Ghanaian thriller “Sinking Sands” won the Best Picture prize while filmmaker Shirley Frimpong-Manso picked up two awards, one in the Writing/Screenplay category and the other in the Best Directing category. Nadia Buari won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English Language) for her role in Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Checkmate.

Nigerian stars were also on the winners list as Genevieve Nnaji won the Best Actress/West Africa Collaboration award for her role in “Silent Scandals” and Uti Nwachukwu was a surprise winner in the Best Actor/West Africa Collaboration category for his role in Emem Isong’s “Bursting Out“.

Check out the full list of winners and photos below.

Ghana Movie Awards 2010 – Winners
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Local Language)
Kofi Adu a.k.a Agya koo – Ama Ghana

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Local Language)
Rose Mensah aka Kyeiwaa – Akurasi Burgers

Best Actor in a Leading Role (English Language)
Majid Michel – The Beast

Best Actress in a Leading Role (English Language)
Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Yvonne Okoro, Roselyn Ngissah – 4 Play

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English Language)
John Dumelo – The Game

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English Language)
Nadia Buari – Checkmate

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Local Language)

Clement Bonney – Ama Ghana

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Local Language)
Nana Mc Brown – Madam Moke

Best Writing-Adapted or Original Screenplay
Shirley Frimpong-Manso – A Sting in a Tale

Best Visual Effect
Barry Isa Quaye – Flash Fever

Best Wardrobe
Mabel Germain – Sinking Sands

Best Music Score
A Sting in a Tale

Best Original Song
A Sting in a Tale – 4X4

Best Directing (English Language)
Shirley Frimpong-Manso – A Sting in a Tale

Best Directing (Local Language)
Frank Gharbin – Ama Ghana

Best Editing
Afra Marley – The Game

Best Cinematography
Bob J – A Sting in a Tale

Discovery of the Year
Emoimogen Hogen – Trinity

Best Make-Up
Jane A. Williams – Checkmate

Best Picture
Sinking Sands

Best Story
Who Loves Me

Best Art Direction
Sinking Sands

Best Actor / West Africa Collaboration
Uti Nwachukwu – Bursting Out

Best Actress / West African Collaboration

Genevieve Nnaji – Silent Scandal

Best Movie / West African Collaboration

Sinking Sands

Favorite Actor
Kofi Adjorlolo

Favorite Actress
Yvonne Nelson

Jackie Appiah with Ama K Abebrese and Guests

Majid Michel & John Dumelo with Guests

Nadia Buari with Guests

Jackie Appiah with Guests

Vicky Zugah

Yvonne Okoro with Guest

Ama K Abebrese with Leija Djansi

Genevieve Nnaji on stage with Segun Arinze

Genevieve Nnaji poses with her award

Gene admires her award

John Dumelo

Uti Nwachukwu

Nikki Samonas (in green) and a cross-section of guests

Nadia Buari with her GMA


Photo Credit: | MultitvGhana


  1. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    January 11, 2011 at 12:44 am

    • Jordyn Johnson

      November 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

      Yea he is a good actor.


    January 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Nice occassion. Genevieve, Nadia are my favourites.

  3. Shadders

    January 11, 2011 at 12:59 am

    nadia buari looks stunning

  4. Eloho

    January 11, 2011 at 1:05 am

    D awards has a long way 2 go but it was a gud effort! D lady in purple ankara by Ama is Leija Djansi, d writer & director of Sinking Sands. Still can’t stop laughing abt Uti’s win; like, really?

    • mbabazi

      January 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      why did he win>????????????seriously


      April 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm


  5. Friend of Zara

    January 11, 2011 at 1:07 am

    wait ooooo?!?!!? Uti won ‘best actor’ when he was only in a supporting role?!?!!??!!??!?! REALLY>!

  6. miss moe

    January 11, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Really nice and Congrats to all the winners! They have worked hard and deserve it!!
    On another note…the picture with Chris Attohs girlfriend, should have been looked at again, i can see her butt!!…

    • Ready

      January 11, 2011 at 1:24 am

      I concur…boo, when you wear such a short dress, legs shouldn’t be crossed. Again, the decor could be better but A for effort. Concerning Uti….really?

    • nuella

      January 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

      where did u see chris [email protected] gf abeg???

  7. a mon avis

    January 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Chris Attoh has a girlfriend?? damn I’m heartbroken

  8. me

    January 11, 2011 at 1:39 am

    seriously…uti best actor .. this ppl have got jokes..warrahell

    • Miss Face

      January 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      Warrahell? haahaa heeehee hoohooo haahaa, now that’s a first! cant stop laughing. warrahell(aka what the hell)! how did u come up with that?

  9. Nma

    January 11, 2011 at 2:16 am

    J’adore Genevieve and Nadia <3


    January 11, 2011 at 2:21 am

    1st off, these lace fronts need to go!!!
    yeah Uti won best actor…hahahahahaha!!!!
    these Ghanaians are simply using the likes of genevieve and uti to bring popularity to their awards, its pretty obvious.
    they know big names like genny (and possibly Uti for winning BBA) will attract attention, and thats their main goal.
    because Uti winning “best actor” LOL!!!


    January 11, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Oh yes….lets not forget.

  12. hetty

    January 11, 2011 at 2:30 am

    i love John Dumelo…sooo hottt..too bad he is taken…..i hear he is dating some half nigerian/ghanaian girl….my friend met her at an exhibition in Lagos

  13. Jenifa

    January 11, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Genny looks fierce

  14. deebaby

    January 11, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Chris Attoh’s gf’s butt cheeks are showing…smh!. Gosh!

  15. kizzle

    January 11, 2011 at 3:28 am

    oh lawd….that Andrea chics butt is out…as in OUT! eh ya…poor girl….n Uti forreal???dont see why he should be in this award.

  16. jess

    January 11, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Hoollyy Bellanaija please do the girl in the last picture a favor and remove the picture, way too graphic.

    I really like Genevieve’s dress though.

  17. Sophie

    January 11, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Mmm, Bella don’t hear hey, they run….so now now they have yanked off Chris Attoh’s GF graphic picture
    As for Uti winning the awards its just as hilarious as 4play earning any actor an award.

  18. venisha

    January 11, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Genevieve neva fails! I so love her ☺

  19. e-Bukun

    January 11, 2011 at 8:31 am

    o wow..see how Gen snatched all those babes weaves and took ’em to the barber’s…babe looks too good and i’m not even a Genevieve fan.

  20. wunmi

    January 11, 2011 at 9:23 am

    uti??? cerioussly…

  21. Zizi

    January 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

    OOOOOOOhhhh why did you yank off Chris Attoh’s girlfriend’s pic? I’m missing out on the action nowwwwwww!

  22. Gbagaun!

    January 11, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Really happy for them, the show did not look tacky at all but as for the awards and the red carpet, like really though?? Uti won for Best Actor, isn’t that a funny joke!
    Also, how’re 4 women supposed to share one award, and their acting was not even that good to begin with.
    Plus what’s with all these pictures with guests

    Gene, as usual, looks hot. Love Nadia’s dress and Jackie Appiah looks cute.

    It was a very good attempt, me likey!

  23. NFATA

    January 11, 2011 at 11:21 am

    the picture with ‘nadia and guests’ is actually her with her family. mum, sister, and i think those two are her brothers.

  24. valentyn blacksmith

    January 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    when will genie ever hit the style rock or make the wat wa u thinkn list again?shes shines every moment she has too n leaves her look memorable n too die4. the metallic gown rocks the casbar n she looks effortlessly she naijaz carrie bradshaw?

  25. chichi

    January 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    uti ke? why r this people disgracing their fathers….? awards have been taken out of context……….
    genevieve ,God bless u,can i have ur dress?

    • French Paris aaliyah

      January 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      thats true Awards have been taken out of context even red carpet events tooo this was an auxblood carpet event though hahahaha
      Gen looks goood
      But the event looks like it wasnt dat great.

  26. Miss A.T.L.

    January 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Genevieve looked very good!

  27. Aminu Adamu

    January 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Dumelo u rock

  28. say it as it is

    January 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    If the pictures are an indication of how the show went,then these guys seriously have a long way to go!smh

  29. aunty tawa

    January 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    naidia looks beautiful as usual. so does genevieve

  30. engymarc

    January 12, 2011 at 12:09 am

    why did kalsum sinare pump up herself?in d pix jackie appiah with guests,i don’t like her present looks

  31. Me

    January 12, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I think Genevieve looks that hair :s Anyways i await all you STANS’attack *rme*

  32. Moigal

    January 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Genevieve’s make up is way toooo much! she looks hotter when her make up is barely there! Ghanaians and their dressing tire me, seriously!

  33. Timma

    January 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I love John Dumelo and Jackie Appiah, they are very talented.Nadia and Genevive have very lovely dress sense,as for Uti winning, i have not seen the film, but he did quite interprete his role, however brief in Tinsel very well.

  34. Minxx

    January 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Gene’s dress and make up and all is on point. She is class personified.

  35. nando

    January 14, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Genny always delivers… Nadia luks good too… In general des Ghanians re poor dressers goush…


    January 14, 2011 at 8:21 am


  37. Ify

    January 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    vicky zugah and yvonne okoro; they look nice. 🙂 For real.

  38. Russel

    January 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    The guests in the pix with Nadia Buari are her mom and siblings. BN, Pls ensure pictures posted are rightly identified for readers.

  39. sss

    January 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I can’t beleive Van vicker is not in the winners list

  40. chancelle

    January 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    nadia you are amazing

  41. aloha

    January 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

    uti??????? seriously???? OMG!! i cant even summon enough laughter in me at the ridiculosness of it.
    Genny forver, i tell u. the guy has perfected glam in every way. as for Nadia, i woild have liked to see her face……. she needs some style tips from our very own babes here……..naija for life… haha ha

  42. bibiche

    January 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    i love john dumelo

  43. natasha vinima

    February 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Genevieve,ur a real woman.More grace to ur gud work and may d almighty God protect u and ur family. Pls accept his request,cause I see my beyonce and jazy in u guys and d Lord will direct u. But still follow ur heart 4get fame and wat people will say. Happiness and comfort counts in a successful relationship.

  44. Rania

    February 5, 2011 at 1:01 am

    this Ghana movie awards, na wa o- I don’t understand how 4 actresses can share one award. Neither do I understand why they nominated so many people for the same categories- for example, 7 actors were nominated for best actor in a leading role! Anyway, well done Ghana!

  45. Akeh Mameh

    February 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Africa is blessed with all these beautiful queens….Genevives looks like a goddess. thumps up for your gud work

  46. hadiza

    March 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    genevieve rocks,nadia is also an ok person

  47. hadiza

    March 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    john dumelo is ma man any time,i rily love ur acting

  48. ediale maria annabel

    April 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    hi,really luv u all,but i appreciate jackie apprah she is too pretty.

  49. noble

    May 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

    hi,i really love all but especially JOHN DUMELO,he ma man i wish in entire life to act wit him and also look very much like.hope to see u ‘vis a vis’ JOHN DUMELO

  50. noble

    May 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    i really like u JOHN…..hoping next time to see u.thank GOD i really look much like u.i am so happy we really look alike.hope to see u one day.less not forget…..nadia buari u are blessed with beauty….men,u are u too

  51. damilola

    June 29, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Once again its ama k. Abebrese, please what is she wearing? Gene looked great as always, didn’t like the eyeshadow color she used though. Yvonne Okoro looked smashng!!

  52. peace chidera

    July 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Gene,u nerver seize to carry the first and for what God has began in ur life, shall never be queach, and bcos of that i wish u more firsties in life.Amen.And for all ye winners carry on and never ye slummber or be over surroundeed with proud and pompus remember proud goes before a fall.BUT surprise! something is missing where is Van Vicker? he’s a great actor, thank u all.

  53. Béatrice

    July 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Nadia Buari est belle femme mais elle n’est pas physiquement belle c’est a dire qu’elle a des gros bras et des jambes pas feminines. Elle a juste l’avantage d’avoir la peau metisée, sinon elle a un beau visage et un beau sourire..

  54. AMA

    August 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    hey charley nadia johnny jackie nikki vicky u guys r just smthin else. CCHHAAOOSS

  55. omowunmi

    February 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    i lov jackie ,john dumelo,nandi .d sky is ur startin point.

  56. debbie

    March 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  57. glad

    April 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I am so in love with jenny. its no wonder every man wants to act with her. it would be good to be close to dat beauty for sometime and appreciate the wonderful work of nature. Same goes to jackie appiah. I never miss her films. she is a delight to watch. John is my best actor. He is soooo talented and handsome too. More grease people. the sky is your limit.

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