AMAA 2014 Celebrate A Decade of African Film


By Jessica Onah


Yenagoa, in the oil-rich state of Bayelsa, Nigeria, hosted the well anticipated Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) on the 24th May 2014.

AMAA is a platform that projects the African film industry to Africa and the rest of the world. It is a glamorous celebration of artistry honoring excellence in African Filmmaking and Cinema.

The award for Best movie was awarded to the South African movie ‘Of Good Report’ while Nigerian actress Clarion Chukwurah won the award for best actress and South African actor Mothusi Magano won the award for best actor.

With awards up for grabs in 27 categories for AMAA 2014, movie stars from across the continent attended in the hope of getting their hands on an award.

South Africa picked up a large majority of awards on the night, showcasing their current and rising talent..


The complete list of winners are as follows:

Best Short Film: Dialemi — Gabon

Best Animation: Khumba — South Africa

Best Documentary: Hamu Beya- The Sand Fishers — Mali and Potraits of a Lone Farmer— Nigeria/Denmark

Best Film in an African Language: — Nigeria

Best Diaspora Short Film: Passage — Bahamas

Best Diaspora Documentary: Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People — U SA

Best Diaspora Feature: Kingston Paradise—Jamaica

Achievement in Production Design: Northern Affair —Ghana

Achievement in Costume Design: Ni Sisi — Kenya

Achievement in Make-up: Once Upon A Road Trip — South Africa

Achievement in Soundtrack: Onye Ozi

 Achievement in Visual Effect: A Mile From Home

Achievement in Sound: The Forgotten Kingdom

Achievement in Cinematography: The Forgotten Kingdom

Achievement in Editing: Potomanto

Achievement in Screenplay: Of Good Report

Best Nigerian Film: Accident

Best Child Actor: Lebohang Ntsane — Forgotten Kingdom

Best Young/ Promising Actor: Petronella Tshuma — Of Good Report

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Thapelo Mofekeng — Felix

Best Actress in a Supporting role: Patience Ozokwo – After the Proposal

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Mdthusi Magano — Of Good Report

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Clarion Chukwura — Apaye

Best First Feature Film by a Director: Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden – The Children of Troumaron

Best Director: Jamil X.T QUebeka – Of Good Report (South Africa)

Best Film: Of Good Report — South Africa

Madiba Award: Ni Sisi — Kenya

Best Film for Women Empowerment: B For Boy — Nigeria

Special Jury Award: New Horizon – Nigeria

Lifetime Achievement: Bob Manuel

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Nigerian actor Kanayo O. Kanayo addressing the press at the awards ceremony image credit:

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Best Short film winner Nadine Otsobongo from Gabon beams as she shows off her award

Best Short film winner Nadine Otsobongo from Gabon beams as she shows off her award

Actress Bayray McNwizu

Actress Bayray McNwizu. Source:

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