Not all accolades are created equal, and since awards like best actor and best actress are more prestigious, they are consequently more coveted.


Some of the biggest names in Nollywood will be going head to head for the top awards in the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

For best actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, better known as RMD, is up against Same Dede, Frank Donga, OC Ukeje, among others.

In the same vein, Kate Henshaw, Dakore Egbuson, Okawa Shaznay, Tunde Aladese, and Joselyn Dumas will be vying for the best actress award.


Jade Osiberu’s work in ‘Isoken’ and Akin Omotosho’s effort on ‘Hotel Called Memory’ earned them nominations in the best director category.

Both filmmakers are nominated alongside Oluseyi Siwoku (Cross Roads), previous nominees; Frank Rajah Arase (In My Country) and Kenneth Gyang (The Lost Café).

‘Isoken’, ‘In My Country’, ‘Cross Roads’, ‘Hotel Called Memory’, ‘Lost Café ‘ will vie for arguably the biggest award, best film.


AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Vuyo Dabula – Five Fingers For Marseille

Richard Mofe Damijo – Cross Roads

Sam Dede – In My Country


Sani Bouajla – The Blessed Vost

OC Ukeje – Potato Potahto

Chris Attoh – Esohe

Oros Mampofu – Lucky Specials


Frank Donga – Hakkunde

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Kate Henshaw- Roti

Reine Swart – Siembamba


Okawa Shaznay –In My Country

Dakore Egbuson – Isoken

Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson and Sika Osei – Sidechic Gang

Mariam Phiri – The Road To Sunrise

Tunde Aladese – Lost Café

Joselyn Dumas – Potato Potahto

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Director

Jade Osiberu – Isoken

Michael Mathews- Five Fingers For Marseilles

Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country

Safia Djama- The Blessed Vost

Oluseyi Siwoku – Cross Roads

Shemu Joyah- Road to Sunshine

Darrell Roodt- Siembamba

Akin Omotosho- Hotel Called Memory

Peter Kofi Sedufia – Sidechic Gang

The Lost Café – Kenneth Gyang

AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film

Isoken – Nigeria

Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa

In My Country – Nigeria

The Blessed Vost- Algeria

Cross Roads – Nigeria

Road to Sunshine – Malawi

Siembamba – South Africa

Hotel Called Memory – Nigeria

Sidechic Gang – Ghana

Lost Café – Kenneth Gyang

See the full list here.

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