Bolanle Austen-Peters’ ‘Man of God’ and Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Swallow’ were among the winners at the 2022 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).


The 18th edition of the annual awards held at the Jewel Aeida Hall in Lekki, Lagos state, on Sunday.

‘Man of God’ and ‘Swallow’ won two categories each as movies from Nigeria had the highest wins.

Nigerian films led with a total of eight awards. Tanzania and South Africa occupied the second spot as ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Surviving Gaza’ snagged four awards each.


Ghana came third as ‘Borga,’ a film shot by a German director in the country, clinched three awards.

Funnybone, Chigul, and Kachi Offia hosted this year’s edition of the award, which celebrates excellence in the African movie industry.

Below is the full list of winners:


Efere Ozako AMAA 2022 Award for Best Short film

Enroute -Burkina Faso

Al-Sit -Sudan Astel -Senegal (WINNER)

A Lisbon Affair- Angola


Mamadou – Equatorial Guinea

Houminvi – Benin

Men-tally- Nigeria

Tender Threads – Morocco


Jubril Malafia AMAA 2022 Award for Best Animation

On the Surface – Iceland

Opal – Martinique

Kenda – Cote D’Ivoire



No Way Out – Uganda (WINNER)

Skin Like Mine –USA

PTD – Nigeria

Best Documentary

Taamaden – Mali

No Simple Way Home -Sudan

The Last Shelter – Mali

No U Turn – Nigeria (WINNER)

Transaction – Zimbabwe

Lobola, a Bride’s True Price?- South Africa

Africa Moot – South Africa

When a Farm Goes Aflame — Nigeria/Germany

AMAA 2022 Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African Language

Borga – Ghana

Tug of War – Tanzania (WINNER)

Tembele – Uganda

Surviving Gaza – South Africa

Alaise – Nigeria

Medicine Man – Kenya

AMAA 2022 National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Award for Best Nigerian Film

Man of God — (WINNER)



Jolly Roger


Money Miss Road

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor

Emmanuel Afffadzi – Borga

Kebirungi Agnes Knight – Tinka’s Story

Amina Mohammed – Ayaanle (WINNER)

Maryam Waziri Salihu – Almajiri

Samke Makhaba – Surviving Gaza

Emmanuel Kuye – Ba Ni (Mud Clan)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Aphiwe Mkefe – Surviving Gaza

Wale Ojo – A Song from the Dark

Adjetey Annag – Borga (WINNER)

Tshamano Sebe – Angeliene

Toyin Osinaike – Jolly Roger

Segun Arinze – Almajiri

Josh2Funny – Money Miss Road

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Lydia Forson – Borga

Samke Makhoba Surviving Gaza

Ijeoma Grace Agu – Swallow (WINNER)

Siti Amina -Tug of War

Maryam S Wazari – Ba Ni (Mud Clan)

Dorcas Shola Fapson – Man of God

Nse Ikpe Etim – A Song From The Dark

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Patrick Nkakalukanyi -Tembele

Daniel Etim Effiong – Jolly Roger

Gudrun Colombus Mwanyika – Tug of War

Botlhale Mahlangu – Surviving Gaza

Eugene Boateng – Borga (WINNER)

Deyemi Okanlanwo – Swallow

Akah Nnani- Man of God

Aaron Adatsi – Road to My Father’s compound

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Euodia Samson – Angeliena

Bless Fortune – Road to My Fathers Compound

Osas Ighodaro – Man of God

Ronah Ninsiima – Tembele

Ikhlas Gafur Vora – Tug of War (WINNER)

Vanessa Vanderpuye – A song from the Dark

Nanfuna Sharon – The Wave

Eniola Akinbo – Swallow

AMAA 2022 Award for First Feature by a Director

Uga Carlini – Angeliena

York Fabian Raabe – Borga

Ogo Okpue – A Song from The Dark (WINNER) 

Benedict Yeboah – Road to My Father’s Compound

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Director

Amil Sivji –Tug of War

York-Fabian Raabe – Borga

Bolanle Austen- Peters – Man of God

Vusi’Africa Sindane – Surviving Gaza (WINNER)

Uga Carlini – Angeliena

Walter Banger – Jolly Roger

Ahmed Farah – Ayaanle

Morris Mugisha – Tembele

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Film

Ayaanle – Somalia

Jolly Roger – Nigeria

Borga – Ghana

Angeliena – South Africa

Tug of War – Tanzania (WINNER)

Man of God – Nigeria

Surviving Gaza – South Africa

Tembele – Uganda

AMAA 2022 Michael Anyiam Osigwe Award for Best Film by an African-born Director Living Abroad

Tope Oshin – Here Love Lies (WINNER)

Obi Emelonye – Money Miss Road

York Fabian Raabe- Borga

Ogo Okpue – A song From the Dark

Robert Peters – The Scar

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Diaspora Short Film

Contraband – USA (WINNER)

Slow Pulse – USA

Skin Like Mine – USA

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary

The Rumba King – Peru (WINNER)

Wade in the Water – USA

The Sun Rises in the East – USA

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Diaspora Narrative Feature

Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story – USA

The Sleeping Negro – USA (WINNER)

Not To Forget – USA

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Achievement in Production Design

Tug Of War

Underbelly — (WINNER)

Surviving Gaza



AMAA 2022 Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design



Tug of War


Man of God — (MAN OF GOD)

AMAA 2022 Award for Best Achievement in Make-up

Jolly Roger

A Song from The Dark

Surviving Gaza


Angeliena — (WINNER)

AMAA 2022 Best Achievement in Soundtrack



Man of God

Surviving Gaza

Tug of War — (WINNER)


AMAA 2022 Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Koi-Koi: the Myth

Tug of War


Tinka’s Story

Surviving Gaza — (WINNER)


AMAA 2022 Best Achievement in Sound

The Wave

Surviving Gaza — (WINNER)


Tug of War



AMAA 2022 Best Achievement in Cinematography

Tug of War

Tembele — (WINNER)


Surviving Gaza


Road To My Father’s Compound

AMAA 2022 Award for Achievement in Editing

Jolly Roger — (WINNER)


Tug of War



Man of God

AMAA 2022 Award for Achievement in Screenplay

Road to My Father’s Compound

Surviving Gaza

Jolly Roger

Tug of War

Borga (WINNER)


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