In its commitment to the continuity of the famous Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), a legacy left by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe after her death in January, the board of the Global awards ceremony has given the go-ahead to prepare the film selection for the 2023 awards ceremony.
The AMAA Screening College, which is headed by its chairman Shaibu Husseini, has opened the examination of 389 entries from over 45 countries after the approval of the board.
The famous film critic and academician Husseini stated that the screening will take place in three stages before a film reaches the next stage, namely the board of the international jury of the award. After that, they will discuss the films that make it into the last 26 categories of the award.
The chairman of the screening College in a statement provided to him Legit.ng indicated:
“We have received the Board’s approval to initiate the process for this year’s AMAA Award after the tragedy of the founder’s death. AMAA is a legacy of peace Anyiam-Osigwe, which we will preserve and continue to maintain in her honor. The screening will take place in three phases, films selected from selection stages will qualify for the nomination, as decided by the Board of the AMAA International Jury.”
Before her untimely death in January, Anyiam-Osigwe announced that the 2023 AMAA Awards ceremony will be held in Lagos on October 29.
“Frieden Anyiam-Osigwe was one of my biggest motivators”: Rita Dominic talks about the late AMAA founder
Nollywood actress Rita Dominic shared who is one of her most important role models and motivations in the Nigerian film industry.
The actress revealed that the founder of AMAA Awards, the late Peace Anyim-Osigwe, inspired her to become a better actress.
She noted that the year she won the award for best actress in Africa happened only because of what Peace Anyiam-Osigwe said and her advice.
During the Legit.ng In her conversation with Dominic on the night of honors for the late AMAA founder, she revealed what Peace said that helped her win the Best Actress in Nollywood (2012) and the AMVCA (2017).