Among the major winners of the renowned 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were actor Tobi Bakre and well-known film director Kunle Afolayan.
The distinguished award’s 19th edition was given in memory of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the originator, who passed away on January 9, 2023. In her honour, there were several impressive performances, speeches, dance choreography, and wall morals.
For her performance in the movie 4-4-44 (four-four forty-four), acclaimed actress Nse Ikpe Etim defeated Bimbo Ademoye and Adesuwa Etomi to win the top honour.
Anikulapo, Afolayan’s epic drama, won two awards: Best Achievement in Production Design and Best Film in an African Language.
The Senegalese thriller Xale, which was directed by Moussa Sene Absa, won the most awards of the evening in four categories: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Achievement in Costume Design, and The Coveted Best Film Category.
Mami Water which was directed by CJ Obasis, went on to win three awards in several categories, including Best Achievement in Make-Up, Best Achievement in Cinematography, and Best Nigerian Film from the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVB).
Reality sensation turned actor Tobi Bakre, won the plaque for outstanding actor in a leading role for his performance in the action thriller Brotherhood. For the movie Rise, Haitian actor Jimmy-Jean Louis took up the best actor in a supporting role award.