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‘Otelo Burning’ tops Africa Movie Academy Awards nominations, Ama K returns for Best Actress nod

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South African film , ‘Otelo Burning’ which tells  a story about three young boys who defy the law and escape their harsh township lives through the joy of surfing  topped list of nominations for the  2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) announced in Banjul, the capital of Gambia on Saturday. The exclusive ceremony attended by celebrities, top government officials and captains of industry from Gambia and other African countries saw ‘Otelo Burning’ bagging 13 nominations including, Best Film, Best Directing and Best Cinematography. It was followed closely by another South African film, ‘How To Steal 2 Million’ with 11 nominations and Nigeria’s ‘Adesuwa’ with 10 nominations. Last year’s Best Actress, Ama K Abebrese becomes the first Ghanaian actor to be nominated back-to-back as she was nominated in Leila Djansi’s ‘Ties That Bind’ for Best Actress in a Leading Role. For the third year running, Leila Djansi has made a heavy impression on the AMAA bagging 6 nominations including Best Directing, Best Film and Best Screenplay for ‘Ties That Bind’ Other multiple nominated movies for this year’s awards include ‘Somewhere In Africa’ (7), ‘Rugged Priest’ (6), and ‘Man On The Ground’ (7). Below is the full list of nominations: AMAA 2012 BEST SHORT FILM JAMAA – Uganda Look Again – Kenya Maffe Tiga – Guinea Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria Hidden Life – South Africa Mwansa The Great – Zimbabwe Chumo – Tanzania The Young Smoker – Nigeria AMAA 2012 BEST DOCUMENTARY African Election – Nigeria / Germany Beyond The Deadly Pit – Rwanda Awa Ogbe An African Adventure – Algeria Dear Mandella – South Africa White & Black, Crime And Colour – Tanzania The Niger Delta Struggle – Ghana There Is Nothing Wrong With My Uncle – Nigeria How Much Is Too Much – Kenya AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE Toussanat Louverture – France Ghetta Life – Jamaica High Chicago – Canada Elza – Guadelupe Better Must Come – Jamaica Kinyanrwanda – USA AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany White Wash – USA Almendron Mi Corazon – Guadeloupe All Me The Life And Times Of Winfred Hubert – USA AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM) John Doe – USA White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA The Lost One – USA AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya Oba – Nigeria Climate Change Is Real – Kenya Egu – South Africa Chomoka – Kenya AMAA 2012 BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD Mystery Of Birds – USA / Nigeria Housemates – United Kingdom / Nigeria Ben Kross – Italy / Nigeria Paparazzi Eye In The Dark – USA / Nigeria / Ghana AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN Somewhere In Africa – Ghana Phone Swap – Nigeria Otelo Burning – South Africa Adesuwa – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN The Captain Of Nakara Adesuwa – Nigeria Rugged Priest – Kenya Somewhere In Africa – Ghana Queens Desire AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP Rugged Priest – Kenya State Research Bureau – Uganda Adesuwa – Nigeria Somewhere in Africa – Ghana Shattered – Kenya AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK Otelo Burning – South Africa Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria Adesuwa – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Somewhere In Africa – Ghana AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS Behind The Mask Somewhere In Africa – Ghana Adesuwa – Nigeria State Research Bureau – Uganda Otelo Burning – South Africa AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND State Of Violence – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Man On Ground – South Africa Algiers Murder – South Africa AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa Rugged Priest – Kenya Masquerades – Ghana Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING Algiers Murder – South Africa Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria Unwanted Guest – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY Ties That Bind – Ghana Mr & Mrs – Nigeria How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Otelo Burning – South Africa Unwanted Guest – Nigeria Two Brides And A Baby – Nigeria AMAA 2012 BEST NIGERIAN FILM Unwanted Guest Family On Fire Alero’s Symphony Adesuwa Phone Swap AMAA 2012 BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE Chumo – Tanzania State Of Violence – South Africa Family On Fire – Nigeria Otelo Burning – South Africa Asoni – Cameroun AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR Rahman Junior Bande (Greg) – Behind The Mask Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning Reginna Danies (Jenny) – Bank Job Benjamin Abemigisha and Racheal Nduhukire (Derick and Margaret) – JAMAA Ayinla O Abdulaheem – ZR-7 AMAA 2012 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR Neo Ntatleno (OJ) – State Of Violence Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony Iyobosa Olaye (Adesuwa) – Adesuwa Martha Ankomah – Somewhere In Africa Thomas Gumede and Sihle Xaba – Otelo Burning AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Rapuldna Seiphemo (Twala) – How To Steal 2 Million Fano Mokoena – Man On Ground Hafiz Oyetoro – Phone Swap Okechukwu Uzoesi – Two Brides And A Baby Godfrey Theobejane – 48 Lwanda Jawar – Rugged Priest AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Terry Phetto – How To Steal 2 Million Ebbe Bassey – Ties That Bind Empress Njamah – Bank Job Ngozi Ezeonu – Adesuwa Thelma Okoduwa – Mr & Mrs Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Ties That Bind AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Menzi Ngubane – How To Steal 2 Million Majid Micheal – Somewhere In Africa Chet Anekwe – Unwanted Guest Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning Karabo Lance – 48 Wale Ojo – Phone Swap Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Man On Ground AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Nse Ikpe Etim – Mr & Mrs Yvonne Okoro – Single Six Ama K. Abebrese – Ties That Bind Rita Dominic – Shattered Uche Jombo – Damage Millicent Makheido – 48 Kudzai Sevenzo-Nyarai – Playing Warriors AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR Adesuwa – Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun Ties That Bind – Leila Djansi Rugged Priest – Bob Nyanja How To Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla State Of Violence – Khalo Matabane Man On Ground – Akin Omotoso Otelo Burning – Sara Bletcher AMAA 2011 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM State Of Violence – South Africa Adesuwa – Nigeria Otelo Burning – South Africa Rugged Priest – Kenya How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa Ties That Bind – Ghana Man On Ground – South Africa / Nigeria  ]]>

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Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ tops Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra & iTunes

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The Blackmob rapper currently boasts of the hottest song in Accra, Ghana and that’s a fact – according to Apple Music’s City Chart for Accra at least. Listen/stream ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here: https://gambomusic.ffm.to/gambo-boys-aye-wild

 

It turns out the denizens of Accra could simply not get enough of Gambo’s ‘Boys Aye Wild’ today and rightfully so. The fun song beat the odds and for the first time since its release ranked at #1 on the city’s Top 25 chart list for the day and iTunes. Also earning a spot on one of the streaming platform’s big listings for the region, Top Albums, was the artist’s “New Era” EP which stood at #8 to score Gambo yet another exciting feat.

Gambo outdid the competition and had listeners converging on his song by the bucketload. In regards to his big win today, the ‘Boys Aye Wild’ hitmaker shared: ‘’It was a great feeling to see my song sitting at #1. Seriously. Big ups to Accra for making my day and showing my song that much love. I’m at peace now knowing my brothers are taking the right steps to treat their women right. Ha-ha. Keep the plays coming though and don’t stop’’.

 

Introduced in early 2021 by the Cupertino-based tech giant, City Charts is an updated playlist meant to bring local artists to the forefront of the conversation around music discovery, one it achieves by reflecting the musical tastes of listeners in over 100 cities from around the world on a daily basis.

 

You can check Gambo’s amusing video for ‘Boys Aye Wild’ here:

 

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Call For Entries – The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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Calling out to all artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers, music industry stakeholders and the public, that nominations for participation in the 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards are officially open.

Kindly note that only published works in the year 2021 will be accepted. Thus, all works from January 1st to December 31st, 2021 should be submitted via our online portal at www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

There shall be no manual submissions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18th 2022.

For assistance, kindly call 050 139 5176, or send a mail to info@ghanamusicawards.com On-the-go-updates are available on social media at Ghana Music Awards on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and online at www.GhanaMusicAwards.com

The 23rd Annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is proudly brought to you by Vodafone, and powered by Charterhouse.

 

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Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest

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The Adentan Circuit Court on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, issued a warrant for the arrest of Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mark Okraku Mantey. (more…)

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KiDi earns NAACP Image Award nomination with his hit song ‘TOUCH IT’ (full nomination list)

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KiDi’s global hit “TOUCH IT” which went viral on social media has been nominated for ‘Outstanding International Song’ at the 53rd National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Image Awards. (more…)

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“I beg you; I need help” – Veteran actress seeks for $110,000 to undergo life-saving surgery in U.S

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Actress Adowa Pee who is famed for her role in the popular Sunday Cantata drama on GTV has been hit with a health condition she is struggling to manage and has publicly called for help. (more…)

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‘Most Ghanaian women struggle with cooking tomato sauces’ – Sweet Adjeley shares the secret

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One of Ghana’s most celebrated food vloggers watched and loved worldwide, Sweet Adjeley has disclosed the question most of her Ghanaian audience wants answers to. (more…)

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