The 2014 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa this weekend would linger in the memories of those who attended the event.
The event will be most memorable to Actress Clarion Chukwurah who won the best Actress award for her role in “Apaye“. Patience Ozokwor was also rewarded for her role in “After the Proposal” as best supporting Actress.
While receiving her award, Clarion Chukwurah dedicated it to Nigeria saying, “I dedicate this award to my country Nigeria because the role I played in Apaye was the role of a woman who despite all odds, overcame and became triumphant. So I dedicate this award to Nigeria…”
Her victory and emergence was as a result of her role in Emem Isong’s Apaye.
During the event, the brain behind the prestigious award ceremony, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, announced that she will be stepping down as the President of AMAA.
It was also a time to recognize the works of late filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, who according to Anyiam-Osigwe “died while doing something great for Nigeria.”
The best in the movie category were honoured with awards, while music stars and entertainers like Timi Dakolo, Bez, J Martins, Edge, Ketshe and comedians Buchi, Funny Bone performed at the event.
See category in which Nigerian actors won in:
AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Uche Nnadili – B for Boy
Linda Sokhulu – Felix
Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha – Accident
Clarion Chukwurah – Apaye – WINNER
Uche Jombo, Rodriquez, Monalisa Chinda and Daniella Okeke – Lagos Cougar
Joselyn Dumas – Northern Affair
AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Vinaya Sungkur – The Children of Troumaron
Patience Ozokwor – After the Proposal – WINNER
Marie Humbert – Potomanto
Barbara Soky – Brothers Keeper
Lee-Ann van Rooi – Of Good Report
AMAA 2014 – Bayelsa State Government Endowed Award for Best Nigerian Film