Afro Juju star, Shina Peters, Ugandan singer, Ykee Banda, Paul Play Dairo and the Maestro Band are some of the acts billed to perform at the 13th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
The pan-African event will take place in Lagos on Saturday, July 15 at the Convention Centre of the EKO Hotel.
AMAA 2017 is expected to bring together award nominees and professionals in the film industry from over 50 countries within and outside Africa.
Nollywood Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim will serve as the sole host of the award ceremony.
“Nse is a vivacious actress and one of the best on the continent. She is will bring her creativity and positive energy on board and we are sure she will do a good job,” said Tony Anih, director of administration AMAA.
The Lagos state government has said it would play host to local and international visitors coming to the state this weekend.
Folarin Adeyemi, permanent secretary, ministry of information & strategy, made this known during a briefing with the organising team.
“As the centre of Excellence whatever Lagos is involved with must be done excellently and we have enough to showcase to the outside world in Lagos,” he said.
“We will showcase the business opportunities and very conducive investment environment that government of Lagos is working hard to create. Visitors will see the transformation going on under the leadership of Governor Akinwumu Ambode.”
“The Ministry of Tourism has marked out tourism sites and locations in Lagos that international guests will see. As a megacity, Lagos is being transformed by the visionary leadership of the Governor to be a home for business and leisure. We have a government that believes in entertainment and the creative industry as a viable contributor to the economy of the state. Lagos is ready to welcome AMAA nominees and guests.”
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