Monday, 15 May 2017

AMAA Nominations list 2017

The organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) announced the nominees for the 2017 edition scheduled to hold in Lagos, Nigeria. The nomination list was announced by the President of the AMAA jury for 2017, Mr Bernie Goldblat at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali Rwanda.
JAB Congratulates all the nominees.
Below is the complete nominees list:

EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

  • Bout - Nigeria
  • On Monday Last Week - Ghana/USA
  • A Place for Myself - Rwanda
  • Silence - Nigeria
  • Kieza - Angola
  • Yemoja - Rise of the Orisa - Nigeria / UK
  • Marabout - Senegal
  • A Place in the Plane - Senegal



AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

  • Black Barbie - Ghana
  • Got Flowers - Nigeria
  • Gyrow - Nigeria
  • Pull - Nigeria


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Legacy of the Hills - Mali
  • Makoko: Future Afloat - Nigeria
  • House in the Field - Morocco
  • Vivre Riche - Cote D'ivoire
  • House of Nwapa - Nigeria
  • Mama Colonel - DRC
  • The African Wo Wanted to Fly - Gabon
  • La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) - Niger


OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

  • Logun Ofe - Nigeria
  • Call Me Thief - South Africa
  • Felicite - Senegal
  • Vaya - South Africa


MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

  • Saving Dreams - Nigeria / Canada
  • While We Live - Burkina Faso / Sweden
  • Theory of Conflict - Nigeria / USA
  • A Mile in my Shoes - Morocco / Canada
  • Hell's Fury - Nigeria /USA


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

  • Kbela - Brazil
  • Ca$h Out - USA
  • The Tale of Four - Curacao
  • 90 Days - USA


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

  • I am Not your Negro - Haiti / France
  • 13th - USA
  • Les héritiers du Vietnam - Martinique
  • Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot - USA


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

  • West Indies Gang - Guadeloupe
  • Fences - USA
  • Birth of a Nation - USA
  • Double Play - Curacao
  • Moonlight - USA


AMAA SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Call Me Thief - South Africa
  • Felicite - Senegal
  • 76 - Nigeria
  • Queen of Katwe - Uganda
  • The Last of Us - Tunisia


AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

  • Queen of Katwe - Uganda
  • Ayamma - Nigeria
  • Keteke - Ghana
  • The Last of Us - Tunisia
  • Logun Ofe - Nigeria


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

  • Dora's Peace - South Africa
  • Oloibiri - Nigeria
  • The last of US - Tunisia
  • Ayamma - Nigeria
  • Slow Country - Nigeria


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND TRACK

  • Vaya - South Africa
  • 93 Days - Nigeria
  • A Mile in my Shoes - Morocco
  • 76 - Nigeria
  • Felicite - Senegal
  • While We Live - Burkina Faso / Sweden


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

  • Wulu - Mali
  • Oloibiri - Nigeria
  • Whale Caller - South Africa
  • Queen of Katwe - Uganda
  • Slow Country - Nigeria


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

  • 93 Days - Nigeria
  • Felicite - Senegal
  • Vaya - South Africa
  • Wulu - Mali
  • Dora's Peace - South Africa


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Last of Us - Tunisia
  • The Whale Caller - South Africa
  • Felicite - Senegal
  • Vaya - South Africa
  • A Mile in my Shoes - Morocco


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

  • Call me Thief - South Africa
  • Vaya - South Africa
  • While We Live - Burkina Faso / Sweden
  • CEO - Nigeria
  • Felicite - Senegal


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

  • Oloibiri - Nigeria
  • Dora's Peace - Nigeria
  • Felicite - Senegal
  • While we Live - Burkina Faso
  • Vaya - South Africa


AMAA 2017 - LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

  • Green White Green
  • 93 Days
  • CEO 76
  • Ayamma
  • Oloibiri


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/PROMISING ACTOR

  • Pabillo Koza - Dora's Peace
  • Medina Molanga - Queen of Katwe
  • Azwillw Shanane -Mediba - Vaya
  • Austin Rose - Call me Thief
  • Adam Kanyama - While We Live


TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

  • Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) - South Africa
  • Three Wise Men - Nigeria
  • Keteke - Ghana
  • A Trip to Jamaica - Nigeria


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Adonijah Owiriwa - 76
  • Warren Matsimola - Vaya
  • Olu Jacobs - Oloibiri
  • Papi Mpaka - Felicite
  • Richard Seruwazi - While We Live
  • Majid Michel - Slow Country


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Inna Moja - Wulu
  • Theresa Edem - Ayamma
  • Taiwo Ajai Lycet - Oloibiri
  • Nmonde Mbusi - Vaya
  • Somkele Idhalama - 93 Days
  • Angelique Kidjo - CEO


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Sambasa Nzeribe - Slow Country
  • Ibrahim Koma - Wulu
  • Richard Mofe Damijo - Oloibiri
  • Amine Ennaji - A Mile in My Shoes
  • David Oyelowo - Queen of Katwe
  • Dann Jaques Mouton - Call Me Thief
  • Ramsey Noah - 76
  • Jahwar Soudani - Last of US


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Vero Tshanda - Felicite
  • Lydia Forson - Keteke
  • Lupita Nyong'o - Queen of Katwe
  • Bimbo Akintola - 93 Days
  • Josette Bushell - Mingo - While We Live
  • Rita Dominic - 76
  • Khabonina Quebeka - Dora's Peace
  • Zimkhitha Nyoka - Vaya


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word - Thabang Molaya - South Africa
  • Green White Green - Abba Makama - Nigeria
  • Wulu - Daouda Coulibaly - Mali
  • Bunjoko - Kizito Samuel - Uganda
  • The Last of US - Alaeddine Slim - Tunisia
  • Rain - Daniel Mugerwa - Uganda


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

  • Daouda Coulibaly - Wulu
  • Steve Gukas - 93 Days
  • Mira Nair - Queen of Katwe
  • Izu Ojukwu - 76
  • Daryen Joshua - Call Me Thief
  • Akin Omotoso - Vaya
  • Alain Gomis - Felicite
  • Ala Eddine Slim - The Last of US
  • Said Khalif - A Mile in my Shoes


AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

  • The Last of Us - Tunisia
  • A Mile in my Shoes - Morocco
  • 76 - Nigeria
  • Vaya - South Africa
  • 93 Days - Nigeria
  • Queen of Katwe - Uganda
  • Felicite -Senegal
  • Wulu - Mali
  • Call me Thief - South Africa



Thursday, 4 May 2017

New Trailer Alert: Toka Mcbaror 'Kada River'

The trailer for the highly anticipated movie 'Kada River' was released today after a successful press conference. The movie is produced by Forinclay Ejeh and Toka Mcbaror, Executive producer, Olukunle Churchill,Directed by Toka Mcbaror, Screenplay by Tunre Femi, Smart Conrade and Robert Ruben, it stars Joke Silva, Chris Okagbue, Keppy, Rachel Oniga, Bayray Mcnwizu, Rakiya Attah, Oluchi Madubuko, James Blessing, Tboss, e.t.c
Synopsis:
In the midst of an age long rivalry between the Boduas and the Shawlains, which erupts into a tensed and bloody crisis, Jerome and Nadia hold on to their young love in the bid to restore peace and save their tribes from the unfounded hate that they nurture for each other.
Watch the trailer below:




New Movie Alert: Toyin Abraham 'Alakada Reloaded'

The star studded film by Toyin Abraham stars Helen Paul, Annie Idibia, Odunlade Adekola, Kehinde Bankole, Woli Arole, Nedu, Lilian Esoro, Bidemi Kosoko, Liz Da Silva, Gabriel Afolayan, Comedian Ebiye, Lala Akindoju, Nkechi Blessing Sunday, e.t.c
This is the 3rd in the Alakada series but this time you can get to watch the movie and share laughs with loved ones in the cinema, the movie is set to hit Cinemas from May 26th 2017.
Make sure you save the date as it promises to crack you up.




Organisers of Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) calls for 2017 entries

The organisers of the Best of Nollywood Awards Nigeria is now open for 2017 entries and are calling on Nigerian filmmakers to start entering their Feature length movies, short movies and documentaries.
Go to www.bonawards.com to read more about how to enter your productions or call 07084450638.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

EKOIFF Calls for entries for the 2017 edition

The organisers of the Eko International Film Festival calls for entries for the 8th edition of the festival.
Filmmakers can submit their productions via Filmfreeway, Festival Focus and Festhome. entries closes on the 30th of June, you can read more from the websitewww.ekoiff.org


BTS from the set of Judith Audu's 'Stormy Hearts' in Cinemas from June 2nd

Judith Audu puts on her producing cap again as she hits location for her 2nd feature film, a Judith Audu Productions for ROK Studios, its a Music Drama titled 'Stormy Hearts'. Produced by Judith Audu, Directed by Tope Alake, Written by Brenda Ogbukaa and Chijioke Ononiwu. It stars Eddie Watson, Christiana Martin, Kenneth Okoli, Theresa Edem, Fred Amata, Etinosa Idemudia, Gregory Ojefua, Kelechi Udegbe, Rotimi Salami, Tomiea Kukoyi, Omoye Uzamere, Debbie Ohiri, Ogee Nelson, Stan Nze, and a host of other fantastic actors.
Synopsis:
After Basi (Eddie Watson), a music producer, quarrels with his protege Kachi (Theresa Edem), a talented singer, over her partying ways, she abandons him for Johnson (Kenneth Okoli), a bigger music producer in town. The breakup hits Basi hard.
Meanwhile, Ella (Christiana Martin), a prostitute escapes from her abusive pimp to another city to start a new life. She finds an apartment right next to Basi's flat, where she would hear Basi playing mournfully on the piano each night. Ella and Basi paths cross and after much pleading from Ella they develop a relationship that changes both their lives forever.
The movie will start showing in Cinemas Nationwide from the 2nd of June 2017, Distributed by Genesis Cinemas.



































New Movie Alert: Biodun Stephen's 'Perfect Picture'

Multi-Talented Biodun Stephen releases the trailer for her movie 'Picture Perfect made in association with ROK Studios. Written and Produced by Biodun Stephen, Executive Producer Mary Rhemmy Njoku, Directed by Tope Alake, it stars Mary Rhemmy Njoku, Bisola Aiyeola, Bolanle Ninalowo, Ronke Oshodi Oke, e.t.c
Picture Perfect is about a Fashion Designer saved by from Hoodlums by a notorious area boy, what seems to be a blessing quickly turns sideways.
It will start showing in Cinemas nationwide from the 7th of July 2017.
Watch the trailer below:





New Trailer Alert: Best Okoduwa's Mystified

 Best Okoduwa releases the trailer for his new movie titled 'Mystified', Written and Directed by Best Okoduwa, Produced by Dami Ann Alabi and Best Okoduwa, it stars Esther Audu, Kenneth Okoli, Stan Nze, Duke Elvis, Dami Ann Alabi, Bolaji Ogunmola, Stephen Damian, Agnes Obi, amongst others.
Mystified tells a story about how heartbroken Thelma (Esther Audu) decided to erase romantic relationship from her existence despite the consistent pressure from her best friend Susan (Dami Ann) until two organised jokers Teddy (Kenneth Okoli) and Fred (Stan Nze) decided to tease her a little. It wasn't the end they all anticipated as an intricate web gets them all stuck in a bad deal set up by Tee (Duke Elvis) Susan's dumb baby brother.
Mystified will be in Cinemas from June, watch the trailer below:




AFRIFF calls for 2017 entries for the 7th Edition

The Africa international Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2017 edition of the film festival, Filmmakers can start submitting their Short films, Feature Films, Documentaries and Animations.
Entries are open till the 30th of July 2017, submit your movies via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AFRIFF
You can read more about the Festival via http://afriff.com
Submit your movies now!!!


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Irep Documentary Film Festival opens Today!

Irep International Documentary Film Festival opens today at Freedom Park, Lagos, with over 40 amazing line up of both international and local documentaries to screen.
The festival will hold from the 16th to 19th of march 2017. It opens tonight with the screening of 'FREE FELA' a freedom park production, MALI BLUES directed by Lutz Gregor at 6pm tonight at Freedom Park. From the 16th its 10am daily for all screenings.
See you there.
Follow the Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/irepfilmfestival/




Abuja International Film Festival calls for Entries 2017

The organisers of the Abuja International Film Festival calls for entries for the 2017 edition of the film festival.
Read instructions on how to enter your productions in the poster below.


New Music Video Alert: Minjin ft Timaya 'Baby Kojo'

Soul Singer, Minjin releases the official video to his new single titled 'BABY KOJO' featuring Timaya.
Watch it below:




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Meet Lucy Ameh, the new Screen Marvel to watch out for...

Lucy Ameh is a talented Multi-Award Winning Actress/Aspiring Producer. She hails from Benue State but was born and bred in Kaduna State, Nigeria. She holds a BSC in Mass Communications from NTA TV College Jos affiliated to ABU Zaria, she alao holds a diploma in Law from the University of Jos.
She got inspired to become an actor the moment she found out it was humans that are inside the 'BOX' TV even though she had no idea how to get into the 'BOX'. She was always the outgoing one amongst her siblings, the outspoken one that won all arguments which made her decide to study Law but her passion for the art kept chasing her. From her secondary school days as a boarding house student she would save her pocket money and use them to rent VHS Cassettes and catch up on all the Nigerian movies during holidays and when she returns to school she will dramatise and mimic all she watched to her hostel mates, she felt it then that all she would ever want to become is an Actress but her father wanted her to study Law and that she did and went on to chase her own dreams.
In 2015, her mother who she calls her number 1 fan kick started her career by enrolling her for a 3 months Acting training, after the training she stared in her very first screen job titled 'Nemesis'. She then joined the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Kaduna in 2005 and when she had to leave to school in Jos she also joined the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Jos and she got to star in more productions. In 2007 she stared in a movie titled 'Beauty and the Beast' along side Nadia Buria and the movie did so well, you can still get to watch it on youtube, she then decided to make a bigger move and applied to be part of the Reality show Next Movie Star, Nigeria/Ghana and she made it into the house and was housemates with Uti Nwachukwu, Lydia Forson, Martha Ankoma, Adesewa, e.t.c. After the reality show she decided to leave Lagos and head back to the North to continue her education.
In 2010, she returned to the industry with full force after she starred in Ishaya Bako's highly acclaimed 'Braids on a Bald Head', her career got a major turn for good as producers took interest in her and the rest is history...She has since starred in several productions, some of which includes: the highly anticipated 'Queen Amina', Bariga Sugar, Revolution, Learning Curves, Unfair, Gloom, Band of Five, O-Town, Handcuff, Fallen Angel, Dise Secrets, The Councillor, Dagger, Goldlyne, Six of Us, just to mention but a few.
She aspires to be a producer, she learnt producing as part of her course at the NTA TV College, Jos for 4 years and have done some shorts, documentaries and TV Programs and she hopes she finds the producing zeal once again, she also loves to plan events and have successfully done some.
In 2010, she was awarded Best Actress by the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Kaduna, She won Best Actress in 2013 at the Legacy Film Festival, Jos, Double Best Actress winner at the Kaduna Entertainment Awards in 2014 and 2015, nominee Best Actress at the Zuma Film Festival 2012 and she was awarded a recognition Award for Excellence by the Kaduna State Government in 2016.
Lucy is outstanding at what she does because her passion for the arts is what drives her, she reads a lot and train herself to become a better actor, she is a goal getter, hardworking, respectful, confident and a great listener.
You can find her on Facebook via:https://www.facebook.com/Amehlucyfrancesca/
On Instagram: @lucyamehlucious
On Twitter: @lucyameh
Get in touch!!! Lucy plans to be here forever so you need to get used to her name, this one doesn't joke with her job!!!

LUCY AMEH