As parts of the year-long activities marking the 10th anniversary of the Africa Movie Academy Awards, the parent organisation and owner of the AMAA brand, the Africa Film Academy will host an anniversary Charity Gala night on Saturday August 17th, 2014 at the Grand Ball Room of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The gala night will have on stand the South Africa’s Joyous Celebration’s Frank Edwards and Kgosto and their band members to serenade guests.
Speaking on the Charity Ball, the Founder of Africa Film Academy who recently stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of AMAA, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe said the charity gala will be used to raise funds to support AFA’s work across Africa adding that Africa has come of age and the positive stories about the continent must be told to the rest of the world through motion pictures.
‘’We want to raise funds to support our training and other talent development programmes across Africa. We are selling tables and souvenirs to raise the funds. It will be a gala night with Joyous Celebration, Africa’s largest Gospel Band from South Africa on stand to entertain our guests. We are praising God for blessing our work in the last 10 years and also raising awareness about the work we do through our Film-in-a-Box project across the continent. We call on our partners, sponsors and other corporate bodies to support us the more,’’ she noted.
The charity ball will also see five of the 10 short-listed Nigerian journalists who will be decorated for emerging winners in the special recognition awards for journalists who have covered the AMAA awards in the last decade.
The AMAA Media Recognition Awards was designed to celebrate journalists in Africa who have helped to project the awards and the motion picture industry to the rest of the world.
The media award carries $10,000 prize money which will be shared among the three clear winners and two consolation prize winners
AMAA’s Media recognition awards 3-man committee was coordinated by Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the Chairman of AMAA 2014 Jury. Other members of the screening panel for the media award were Thisday newspaper columnist, Mrs. Onoshe Nwabuikwu and Dr. Ifeoma Amobi of the department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos.
The 10 finalists and their nominated entries include Businessday’s Funke Adetutu, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe on a show beyond the continent, Sunday Tribune’s Akintayo Abodunrin, Catalyst to greatness: How AMAA aided their rise to the top, Businessday’s Daniel Obi, African Film Industry, AMAA and FDIs, National Mirror’s Terh Agbedeh, Nigerian film industry regains credibility at AMAA and Punch’s Akeem Lasisi, Thumbs up for Figurine on a night of perfect picture.
Others include Guardian’s Chuks Nwanne, At 10, AMAA rolls the drum for mother Africa, E24-7’s Biodun Kupoluyi, Night of AMAAzing performances in Bayelsa, Nolly Silver Screen’s Isabella Akinseye, AMAA: A decade of uniting, celebrating and rewarding African filmmakers, a Kenyan, Njenga Micugu from Nairobi Digest also made the list with the entry, African film should go digital to discover more Lupitas and from the broadcast media we have Collins Ukaonu whose interview in Reel Nollywood on Galaxy Television made the list.