The 19th edition of the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) saw renowned movie director Kunle Afolayan and actor Tobi Bakre among the standout winners.
This edition of the awards ceremony was held in honor of the late founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, who passed away on January 9, 2023. The event featured captivating performances, speeches, dance choreography, and a heartfelt tribute to her memory.
Acclaimed actress Nse Ikpe Etim clinched the top prize for her role in the film “4-4-44,” surpassing competitors Bimbo Ademoye and Adesuwa Etomi.
The Senegalese thriller “Xale,” directed by Moussa Sene Absa, emerged as the night’s big winner, earning recognition in four different categories, including Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and the coveted Best Film category.
CJ Obasis directed “Mami Water” took home three awards in various categories, including Best Achievement in Make-up, Best Achievement in Cinematography, and the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVB) award for Best Nigerian film.
Other notable winners from the evening included former reality star turned actor Tobi Bakre, who received the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for his performance in the action thriller “Brotherhood.”
Haitian actor Jimmy-Jean Louis was honored with the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award for his role in the film “Rise.”