AMAA 2013: Justus Esiri, Fuelling Poverty, Pete Edochie emerge winners – See full list

This year’s edition of AMAA award tagged ‘Africa One’ is the 9th edition. This prestigious award is refered to as Africa’s Oscar. The event was hosted by Comedian Ayo Makun and British/Ghanian television presenter and actress, Ama K. Abebrese in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State in Nigeria yesterday.

Late veteran actor, Justus Esiri who was buried two weeks ago in his home town in Abraka, Delta State, has been adjudged the best actor in Africa.

The late Justus Esiri

Esiri won the Best actor in a Lead role award at this year’s edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards,AMAA, which held over the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
While the legendary actor picked the coveted award for his role in the movie, ”
Assasins Practice” South African actress, Florence Masbe won the Best Actress award for her role in “Elelwani”.

Esiri beat the likes of Bimbo Manuel, OC Ukeje, Lindani NKosi, Hlomla Dandala , Femi Jacobs and Amurin Wumnembom to clinch the prize.

The award was received on his behalf by the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, Miss Ibinabo FIberesima who was emotional while receiving the award.

Other winners at the glamorous award ceremony which ran into the early hours of Sunday were, Niji Akanni who won the Best Director, Gabriel Afolayan(Best actor in a supporting role), Blindah Effah who jointly won the Best promising actor with Kenyan actor, Joseph Wairium.

Nigeria however , won a total of 14 awards including the Best African film award out of 27 awards given out at this year’s AMAA, to set a new record for the continent.The country was followed by South Africa which won three awards in all.

Below are some list of winners of the award ceremony.

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Documentary: Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun- Haiti/USA

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil (Brazil/Guatamela)

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia– (South Africa)

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film By An Africans Abroad: Last Flight To Abuja– UK/Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Production Design: Elelwani

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Costume Design: Blood And Henna/Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Make-Up: The Meeting

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Visual Effects: The Twin Sword

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Sound: Nairobi Half Life

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Editing: Hereos And Zereos

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Lightning: Moi Zaphira

AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film In An African Language: Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan – Hoodrush

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela – Virgin Magarida

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Leading Role: Florence Masebe – Elelwani

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Director: Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes/Nigeria

AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria

Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddi Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie

Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20: Emem Isong, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN)

Special Jury Award: Ninah’s Dairy (Cameorun) We wish the award winners a big congratulation.

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