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 Ayinla, And Omo Ghetto: The Saga Are Among The Nominees For AMAA 2021
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 Ayinla, And Omo Ghetto: The Saga Are Among The Nominees For AMAA 2021 

For her role in Collusion Course, reality TV star Bam Bam receives a nomination.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

The organizers of Africa’s most prestigious film award, the Africa Film Academy, have announced the list of nominees for the 17th edition of the award.

On Friday, October 26th, 2021, the AMAA 2021 nominations were announced at the Ebony Life Place in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

The head of jury, Hon. Steve Ayorinde, said movies were submitted from all over Africa when announcing the nominees for the 26 categories.

He also stated that the Nominees for 2021 reflect the brilliance of filmmakers from all over the world.

Gravedigger’s Wife from Somalia received the most nominations, with ten, including awards for best film in African language, best actor in a leading role, and best director.

Nyara (Tanzania), Omo Ghetto: The Saga (Nigeria), Eyimofe (Nigeria), African American (South Africa), and Ayinla (Nigeria) were all nominated for multiple awards.

Oluwabamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan (Bam-Bam), a Nigerian actress and Big Brother Naija star, was nominated for “Best Young/Promising Actor” for her role in the film Collision Course.

The AMAA 2021 Gala and Awards will be held on November 28, 2021 at the Marriott Hotel in Ikeja GRA, Nigeria, and will be televised live in more than 40 countries across Africa and around the world.

See the list of the AMAA 2021 Nominations List 

1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

1) Meat – Uganda

2) Enroute – Bourkina Fasso

3) A Better Friend – Ghana

4) Find Me By The River – South Africa

5) In Extremis – DRC

6) Portrait of Princess Tutu – Côte d’Ivoire

7) The Long Night In Abuja – Nigeria

2. JUBRIL MALAFIA AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

1) Room 5 – Ghana

2) Shaka-Inklosi Yamakhosi – South Africa

3) The Pyramid – Egypt

4) Mofiala – Togo

5) Lady Buckit & the Motley Mopster – Nigeria

6) A Thousand Fate – Uganda

7) White Nights – Algeria

3. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1) Softie – Kenya

2) The Sacred Woods – Tunisia

3) Postcard – Morocco

4) Unmasked: Leadership, Trust & the Pandemic – Nigeria

5) Linda Under Lockdown – South Africa

6) Bulembu: History of a Culture – DRC

7) Noboth – Uganda

8) Zindet – Niger

4. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT FILM

1) Three Leaves (Haiti)

2) In Other News (Canada)

3) Blue (US)

4) The Berne Identity (Switzerland)

5) No Comprendo (UK)

5. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1) Akwaaba – The Awakening (US)

2. African Redemption: the Life of Marcus Garvey (US)

3. Race Today Documentary (UK)

6. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA NARRATIVE FEATURE

1) Rideshare (US)

2) Hal King (US)

3) Residue (US)

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

1) Blackmail – Obi Emelonye (Nigeria/UK)

2) First Call – Angela Onuora (Nigeria/Canada)

3) K.I.A.B – Eric Zoa & Oleksii Osyka (Cameroon/USA)

4) Gone – Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria/US)

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

1) Bangarang – Robin Odongo (Kenya)

2) Ayinla – Tunde Kelani (Nigeria)

3) The Golddigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia)

4) Hotel on the Koppies – Charlie Vundler (South Africa)

5) Nyara – Ram Ally Kasongo (Tanzania)

6) Stain – Morris Mugisha (Uganda)

9. AMAA 2021 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

1) African American

2) Buried

3) Oba Bi Olorun

4) Tecora

5)  Eagles Wing

10. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

1) Fried Barry

2) Tecora

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife

4) The Takers

5) Mission To Rescue

11. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

1) Nneka The Pretty Serpent

2) Stain

3) Fried Barry

4) The Takers

5) Mission to Rescue

12. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

1) The Citation

2) Nyara (The Kidnapper)

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife

4) This Lady Called Life

5) Hotel on the Koppies

13. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

1) Hairareb

2) African American

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife

4) Eyimofe

5) La Femme Anjola

14. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

1) Tecora

2) The Takers

3) Nyara (The Kidnapping)

4) The Gravedigger’s Wife

5) Shadow Parties

15. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

1) Ayinla

2) Black Medusa

3) Stain

4) Nyara (The Kidnapping)

5) The Gravedigger’s Wife

16. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

1) Mission to Rescue

2) Omo Ghetto: The Saga

3) Nyala (The Kidnapping)

4) Fried Barry

5) Eyimofe

17. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY

1) Chasing Lullaby

2) Where I Come From

3) Stain

4) Collission Course

5) Hairareb

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

1) Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

2) Ayinla

3) Eyimofe

4) The Citation

5) Omo Ghetto: The Saga

6) La Femme Anjola

7) Collission Course

8) Shadow Parties

19. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

1) Wilmah Muremera – Shaina

2) Oluwabamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan – Collision Course

3) Faith Fidel – Where I Come From

4) David Weda – Bangarang

5) Bertha Abdallah – Nyara (The Kidnapping)

6) Hannah Sukali – Fatsani: A Tale Of Survival

20. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1) Mulshid Mugabire – Monica

2) Kelechi Udegbe – Collision Course

3) Mehdi Hajri – Black Medusa

4) Cameron Scott – Hotel on the Koppies

5) Bimbo Manuel – Gone

21. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

1) Gloria Anozie-Young  – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

2) Naana Hayford – Chasing Lullaby

3) Tumi Morake – Seriously Single

4) Hazel Hinda – Hairareb

5) Ini Edo – The Citation

22. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1) Gary Green – Fried Barry

2) Lateef Adedimeji – Ayinla

3) Melvin Alusa – Mission To Rescue

4) Jude Akuwudike – Eyimofe

5) Omar Abdi – The Gravedigger’s Wife

6) David Njavera – Hairareb

7) Nonso Bassey – La Femme Anjola

23. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1) Lucie Memba Bois – Buried

2) Funke Akindele – Omo Ghetto: The Saga

3) Sarah Alina Grosz – Black Medusa

4) Joan Agaba – Stain

5) Phumi Mthembu – African American

6) Rita Dominic – La Femme Anjola

7) Claudine de Groot – Hairareb

24. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

1) Shaina – Beatrice Masvaure Alf (Zimbabwe)

2) African American – Muzi Mthembu (South Africa)

3) Eyimofe – Chuko & Ayie Esiri (Nigeria)

4) The Gravedigger’s Wife – Khadar Ahmed (Somalia) * Black Medusa – Youssef Chebbi & Ismael (Tunisia)

5) Fried Barry – Ryan Kruger (South Africa)

25. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

1) Gilbert Lukalia – (Mission To Rescue)

2) Ryan Kruger – (Fried Barry)

3) Khadar Ahmed – (The Gravedigger’s Wife)

4) Morris Mugisha – (Stain)

5) Chuko & Ayie Esiri – (Eyimofe)

6) Oshoveli Shipoh – (Hairarab)

7) Ram Ally Kasongo – (Nyara/The Kidnapping)

8) Youssef Chebbi & Ismael – (Black Medusa)

26. AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

1) Mission To Rescue (Kenya)

2) Fried Barry (South Africa)

3) The Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia)

4) Stain (Uganda)

5) Eyimofe (Nigeria)

6) Hairarab (Namibia)

7) Nyara:The Kidnapping (Tanzania)

8) Black Medusa (Tunisia)

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