The Africa Movie Academy and Bayelsa State Government have commended Globacom for its robust support for African arts, especially music and theatre practitioners.
The commendation of Globacom resonated throughout the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State last weekend. From the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd), who represented the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson to the AMAA Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Peace Anyim-Osigwe and the Director General of Bayelsa State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, the applause for Globacom, flowed in torrents.
The Deputy Governor stated in his special remarks at the AMAA, sponsored by Globacom and held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, that corporate organisations on the African continent should emulate Globacom by investing and promoting key sectors of the economy in countries where they operate. He added that this was a needed impetus to grow the movie industry. The Deputy Governor particularly praised Globacom for engaging African actors and actresses as brand ambassadors.
Welcoming guests earlier, the CEO of AMAA, announced that she would be assuming the new role of Founder and Executive Chairman to enable her concentrate on creative endeavours. She applauded Globacom and other sponsors for making the 10th edition of AMAA a glamorous event.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah won the Best Actress Award in a leading role for her performance in Emem Isong’s ‘Apaye’ while Patience Ozokwor won the Best Actress Award for a supporting role in “After the Proposal” and Bob Manuel Ndokwu bagged the Life Achievement Award.
Other winners include “Dialemi” which won the best short film award, “B for Boy” which won the best film (African language) award and “Hamu Beya” and “Portraits of a Lone Farmer” which jointly won the best documentary award among others.
About four thousand celebrities attended the star studded event and they were thoroughly entertained by a panoply of stand up comedians and musicians. They include Glo ambassador cum ‘nabania’ crooner Flavour and velvety-voice King of Soul, Timi Dakolo who thrilled with his popular track “Great Nation”.