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Nollywood Domination! View the Full List of Winners at the African Movie Academy Awards 2013



chioma Akpotha

The 9th edition of the African Movie Academy Awards was held in Yenegoa, Bayelsa on Saturday, April 20, 2013, with the theme – ‘Africa One’. The classy event  hosted by Ama K. Abebrese and saw in attendance some of the nominees as well as some of the known faces in the African entertainment industry including Chioma Akpotha, Femi Jacobs, Banky W, Linda Ejiofor, Jude ‘Engees’ Okoye, Rita Dominic,  AY Makun, Waje and many more.

With Nollywood movies dominating the nominations, it was no surprise that Nollywood movies won most of the categories. The AMAA 2013 prize for Best Film went to a Nigerian movie, “Confusion Na Wa”.

Check out some photos from the event and keep checking BellaNaija for the official photos.

Femi Jacobs Linda Ejiofor

From “The Meeting”Linda Ejiofor, Femi Jacobs & Jennifer Alegieuno (Make-up)

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

And the winners of the 2013 AMAA’s  are…

  • Best Short FilmKwaku Ananse – Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana)
  • Best DocumentaryFuelling Poverty (Nigeria)
  • Best Diaspora Feature – Stones In The Sun (Haiti / United States)
  • Best Diaspora Documentary – Fan Do Brasil (Brazil / Guatamela)
  • Best Animation – Adventure Of Zambezia (South Africa)
  • Best Film By An African Abroad – Last Flight To Abuja (United Kingdom / Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Production Design – Elelwani (South Africa)
  • Achievement In Costume Design – Blood And Henna (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Make-up – The Meeting (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Soundtrack – The Last Fishing Boat (Malawi)
  • Achievement In Visual Effects – The Twin Sword (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Sound – Nairobi Half Life (Kenya)
  • Achievement In Cinematography – Uhlanga, The Mark (South Africa)
  • Achievement In Editing – Hereos And Zeroes (Nigeria)
  • Achievement In Lightning – Moi Zaphira (Burkina Faso)
  • Achievement In Screenplay – Hereos And Zeroes (Nigeria)
  • Best Nigerian Film – Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)
  • Best Film In An African Language – Moi Zaphira (Burkina Faso)
  • Best Child Actor – The Ugandan (Uganda)
  • Best Promising Actor – Joseph Wairimu for “Nairobi Half Life” (Kenya)
  • Best Promising Actress – Belinda Effah for “Kokomma” (Nigeria)
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role – Gabriel Afolayan for “Hoodrush” (Nigeria)
  • Best Actress In A Supporting Role – Hermelinda Cimela for “Virgin Magarida” (Mozambique)
  • Best Actor In A Leading Role – Justus Esiri for “Assasins Practice” (Nigeria)
  • Best Actress In A Leading Role – Florence Masebe for “Elelwani” (South Africa)
  • Best Director – Niji Akanni for “Hereos And Zeroes” (Nigeria)
  • Best Film – Confusion Na Wa (Nigeria)
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards – Tunde Kelani | Chief Eddi Ugboma | Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason) | Ayuko Badu | Chief Pete Edochie
  • Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) Special Jury Award – Ninah’s Dairy (Cameorun)
  • Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20 – Emem Isong | Kanayo O. Kanayo | Kenneth Okonkwo

AMAA 2013

Photo Credit: Instagram | National Mirror


  1. Bey

    April 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Chioma. Akpotha those blush on yuh face eehn no get Remedy!! Inukwa

    • jackie

      April 22, 2013 at 3:16 pm


  2. Grace

    April 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Wow nice,Chioma has really changed o…now looking more beautiful and always at alot of events. way to go Chioma:)

  3. Terikss

    April 22, 2013 at 11:49 am


  4. HRS

    April 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Congratulations Everyone!!!!! I’m joining U soon!!!!!!!!!!!! *DancingEtighi* 🙂

  5. HRS

    April 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

    @BellaNaija, Please post Red Carpet pictures o, I want to know what eveeeeeeryone wore to the event! 😉

    • Solomon's daughter

      April 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Sooo, wat next after u know wat dey all wore??? better help yourself & find usefulness…

  6. kikiN

    April 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Yay! Kenneth and Kanayo deserve that! Congrats y’all!

  7. comment waiting moderation!

    April 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Picture not clear!

  8. ibaf

    April 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Congrats to Gabriel Afolayan his AMAA award. A fine but unrated actor !! Bravo !

  9. Nollywood REinvented

    April 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Congrats to the winners (esp. the Nollywood winners 😉 )

  10. Ng baby

    April 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm


  11. Naveah

    April 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Rita Dominic – Not Picture Perfect, boo

  12. asgrl

    April 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Chioma Akpotha finally got a stylist and makeup team. Ope ni Fun Jesu.

  13. Ikunkun

    April 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Nice!!…Reminds me of an Oscars’s list…In that I haven’t seen a lot of the movies, lol. My mission before the end of summer is to find and watch 90% of all these movies.

  14. chichi

    April 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    This award was so poorly produced, the organizers should be ashamed of themselves. They started late around 10pm which affected many from attending church the next day because it was held on Saturday. The team didn’t make the surrounding well lighted and the sound system, microphone was not effective. The organizers are malicious set of greedy eaters, they invited important people but rather than host them elegantly the head decided to use the funds given and produced unsatisfactory result while the head chopped it by using cheap and unproductive equipment. God please save Nigeria!

  15. Mabel

    April 23, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Chioma is doing the thing! Everybody looks great and I do love Rita’s dress, looking good girl.

  16. nollywood mistakes

    July 13, 2013 at 7:26 am

    We’ve got mistakes in our nollywood movies you have got to see!!!

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