It was all glamour as actors and film producers stormed Lagos for the 17th edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

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The AMAA 2021 gala and award event, which took place at the Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday night, had thespians like Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Fred Amata, Chinedu Ikedieze, Gideon Okeke, Lateef Adedimeji in attendance.

Other prominent persons who graced the event are Babajide Sanwoolu, governor of Lagos; and Uzamat Akinbile Yussuf, the commissioner for ministry of tourism, among other socialites.

With 10 nominations, ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’, the Somalian film, snagged five awards including ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role,’ and ‘Award for Best Film’.

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In the same vein, ‘Eyimofe’, a film written by Arie and Chuko Esiri, two Nigerian brothers, also took home five awards including ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Nigerian Film’.

Other movies that won awards are ‘Citation’, ‘Uganda’s ‘Meat’ and ‘Ayinla’.

See the full list of winners below:

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EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

  • Meat – Uganda (WINNER)
  • Enroute – Bourkina Fasso
  • A Better Friend – Ghana
  • Find Me By The River – South Africa
  • In Extremis – DRC
  • Portrait of Princess Tutu – Cote d’Ivoire
  • The Long Night In Abuja – Nigeria

JUBRIL MALAFIA AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

  • Room 5 – Ghana
  • Shaka-Inklosi Yamakhosi – South Africa
  • The Pyramid – Egypt
  • Mofiala – Togo
  • Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopster – Nigeria (WINNER)
  • A Thousand Fate – Uganda
  • White Nights – Algeria

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Softie – Kenya (WINNER)
  • The Sacred Woods – Tunisia
  • Postcard – Morocco
  • Unmasked: Leadership, Trust & the Pandemic – Nigeria
  • Linda Under Lockdown – South Africa
  • Bulembu: History of a Culture – DRC
  • Noboth – Uganda
  • Zindet – Niger

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT FILM

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  • Three Leaves (Haiti) – WINNER
  • In Other News (Canada)
  • Blue (US)
  • The Berne Identity (Switzerland)
  • No Comprendo (UK)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

  • Akwaaba – The Awakening (US)
  • African Redemption: the Life of Marcus Garvey (US) – WINNER
  • Race Today Documentary (UK)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

  • Ride Share (US) – WINNER
  • Hal King (US)
  • Residue (US)

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

  • Blackmail – Obi Emelonye (Nigeria/UK) WINNER
  • First Call – Angela Onuora (Nigeria/Canada)
  • K.I.A.B – Eric Zoa & Oleksii Osyka (Cameroon/USA)
  • Gone – Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria/US)

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

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  • Bangarang – Robin Odongo (Kenya)
  • Ayinla – Tunde Kelani (Nigeria)
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia) – WINNER
  • Hotel on the Koppies – Charlie Vundler (South Africa)
  • Nyara – Ram Ally Kasongo (Tanzania)
  • Stain – Morris Mugisha (Uganda)

AMAA 2021 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

  • African American (WINNER)
  • Buried
  • Oba Bi Olorun
  • Tecora
  • Eagles Wing

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

  • Fried Barry
  • Tecora
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife (WINNER)
  • The Takers
  • Mission To Rescue

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

  • Nneka The Pretty Serpent
  • Stain
  • Fried Barry (WINNER)
  • The Takers
  • Mission to Rescue

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

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  • The Citation (WINNER)
  • Nyara (The Kidnapper)
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife
  • This Lady Called Life
  • Hotel on the Koppies

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

  • Hairareb
  • African American
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife
  • Eyimofe (WINNER)
  • La Femme Anjola

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Tecora
  • The Takers
  • Nyara (The Kidnapping)
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife (WINNER)
  • Shadow Parties

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Ayinla (WINNER)
  • Black Medusa
  • Stain
  • Nyara (The Kidnapping)
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

  • Mission to Rescue
  • Omo Ghetto: The Saga
  • Nyala (The Kidnapping)
  • Fried Barry
  • Eyimofe (WINNER)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

  • Chasing Lullaby
  • Where I Come From
  • Stain
  • Collission Course (WINNER)
  • Hairareb

AMAA 2021- NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO CENSORS BOARD (NFVCB) AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

  • Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
  • Ayinla
  • Eyimofe (WINNER)
  • The Citation
  • Omo Ghetto: The Saga
  • La Femme Anjola
  • Collission Course
  • Shadow Parties

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

  • Wilmah Muremera – Shaina (WINNER)
  • Oluwabamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan – Collission Course
  • Faith Fidel – Where I Come From
  • David Weda – Bangarang
  • Bertha Abdallah – Nyara (The Kidnapping)
  • Hannah Sukali – Fatsani: A Tale Of Survival

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Mulshid Mugabire – Monica
  • Kelechi Udegbe – Collission Course (WINNER)
  • Mehdi Hajri – Black Medusa
  • Cameron Scott – Hotel on the Koppies
  • Bimbo Manuel – Gone

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Gloria Anozie-Young – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
  • Naana Hayford – Chasing Lullaby
  • Tumi Morake – Seriously Single
  • Hazel Hinda – Hairareb (WINNER)
  • Ini Edo – The Citation

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Gary Green – Fried Barry
  • Lateef Adedimeji – Ayinla
  • Melvin Alusa – Mission To Rescue
  • Jude Akuwudike – Eyimofe
  • Omar Abdi – The Gravedigger’s Wife (WINNER)
  • David Njavera – Hairareb
  • Nonso Bassey – La Femme Anjola

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Lucie Memba Bois – Buried
  • Funke Akindele – Omo Ghetto: The Saga
  • Sarah Alina Grosz – Black Medusa
  • Joan Agaba – Stain (WINNER)
  • Phumi Mthembu – African America n
  • Rita Dominic – La Femme Anjola
  • Claudine de Groot – Hairareb

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

  • Shaina – Beatrice Masvaure Alf (Zimbabwe)
  • African American – Muzi Mthembu (South Africa)
  • Eyimofe – Chuko & Ayie Esiri (Nigeria) (WINNER)
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia) 
  • Black Medusa – Youssef Chebbi & Ismael (Tunisia)
  • Fried Barry – Ryan Kruger (South Africa)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

  • Gilbert Lukalia – (Mission To Rescue)
  • Ryan Kruger – (Fried Barry)
  • Khadar Ahmed – (The Gravedigger’s Wife)
  • Morris Mugisha – (Stain)
  • Chuko & Ayie Esiri – (Eyimofe) (WINNER)
  • Oshoveli Shipoh – (Hairareb)
  • Ram Ally Kasongo – (Nyara/The Kidnapping)
  • Youssef Chebbi & Ismael – (Black Medusa)

AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

  • Mission To Rescue (Kenya)
  • Fried Barry (South Africa)
  • The Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia) (WINNER)
  • Stain (Uganda)
  • Eyimofe (Nigeria)
  • Hairareb (Namibia)
  • Nyara: The Kidnapping (Tanzania)
  • Black Medusa (Tunisia)



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