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Wednesday, April 13, 2016


The 2016 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has been scheduled to hold in the garden city of Port-Harcourt on Saturday 11th of June, 2016. The award which held in South-Africa last year, the first time it held outside Nigeria, is making a grand return to the country.

AMAA is a pan-African reward system for motion picture practitioners and held nine successfully consecutive editions in Bayelsa State, one in Abuja, Lagos and Port Elizabeth, South Africa respectively.
In a statement jointly signed by the state Commissioner of Culture & Tourism, Tonye Briggs Oniyide, on behalf of the state Governor, and the founder of the awards organization, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, this year’s awards ceremony will be the beginning of a partnership that will add immense value to the people of the state and the host city in particular as the government is determined to position Port Harcourt as a destination of choice in Nigeria and West Africa.  “We are repositioning Rivers State as a state ready for business to Nigerians and the rest of the world and our partnership with AMAA will become a veritable platform to attract tourists, global and Nigeria icons in business and the entertainment industry. We want to showcase Rivers State as a peaceful place where socio-economic activities thrive and also the hospitality of our people. There is a huge economy around entertainment and show business in Port Harcourt.”

The awards founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe also added that it indeed marks the beginning of a new phase in the journey of the continental awards that started 12 years ago, “We are very happy with this development and express our gratitude to Governor Wike and the good people of Rivers State. We value this partnership and we promise that it will be a rewarding one for the government and people of this great state.”

The nomination night will hold on Wednesday 11th of May, 2016.

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