The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has partnered with the Lagos state government for the 13th edition of the award.

AMAA 2017 will take place at the National Theatre, Lagos, on Sunday, June 11.

The nominations gala night will take place at Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda on Saturday, April 22.

Nominees from 28 categories of the awards will be announced on the night.

Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos state governor, recently accepted the hosting right of the award ceremony.

Ambode noted that AMAA was coming to Lagos at a point when the state was gearing to celebrate its 50th year anniversary.

“This is a very historic moment for us in Lagos. 2017 we are celebrating the existence of Lagos for 50 years. If you look at the calendar, you would wonder in what ways and manner can we celebrate Lagos?

“Without your sector, there is no Lagos. So, when we say 50 years, we are talking about 50 years of history, so somebody documents it, somebody dramatizes it, and then somebody keeps it so that those who are yet unborn would see it, so even when we are not there, it would be displayed through your creative talents. I formally accept on behalf of the government of Lagos State the hosting rights for AMAA 2017,” he said.

In the same vein, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, founder of AMAA, expressed joy and appreciation to the governor and the government of Lagos for the strategic relationship.

“It is amazing to have a Governor in Lagos States that supports and invests in the creative sector of our economy. That entertainment and tourism are integral part of Lagos State Government’s policy to create employment and opportunities for youths is very gratifying,” she said.

“My team and I are humbled and very much grateful for the honour to have Lagos as our official host State for AMAA 2017. We will work with Lagos State to deliver a great experience.”



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