On Saturday, September 26, Nigerian film-makers who were nominated at the just concluded Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which took place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, turned out to be the biggest winners of the night.

Popular Nollywood actor and film-maker, Kunle Afolayan with his other colleagues win big at the 11th edition of the Award ceremony. Other Nollywood stars who made Nigeria proud are Hilda Dokubo and Kemi Lala Akindoju.

See full list of winners below:

Best costume design: October 1 – Nigeria

Best Nigerian Film: October 1

Best actor in a leading role: Sadiq Daba – October 1

Best comedy film: 30 Days in Atlanta

Best Actress in supporting role: Hilda Dokubo -Nigeria

Best young promising actor (Joint winners): Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage

Best Child Actor: Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu Hassan Spike Insingoma – Boda Boda Thieves


Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kemi Lala Akindoju

Best actor in a supporting role: Samson Tadesa – Triangle Going to America

Best actress in a supporting role: Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail

Best actress in a leading role: Lesliana Pereira – Njinga: Queen of Angola

Best first feature film by a director: Destiny Ekeragha – Gone Too Far

Best Director: Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu

Best Film: Timbuktu – Mauritania.

Best Short Film: Twaaga – Burkina Faso

Best Animation: The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria


Best Documentary: Egypt Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt Best Film in an African Language: Timbuktu – Mauritania

Best film by an African living abroad: Fevers – France/Morocco

Best diaspora short film: Sound of Tears – Canada

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Best diaspora documentary: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA

Best diaspora feature: Supremacy – USA

Best Production design: iNumber Number – South Africa

Best Make-Up Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

Best soundtrack: Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia


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