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Lydia Forson up for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” @ AMAA 2017

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For her role in Peter Sedufia’s Keteke, Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has secured for herself a nomination at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards  (AMAA) for the prize of Best Actress in a Leading Role.

She contests respected counterparts from across the continent as Vero Tshanda, Lupita Nyong’o, Bimbo Akintola, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Rita Dominic, Khabonina Quebec, and Zimkhitha Nyoka.

An OldFilm production, Ketete was also nominated in the Best Comedy and Costume Design categories at the awards, and also stars esteemed Ghanaian faces Adjetey Anang, Fred Amugu among others.

Also a writer, producer, and activist, Lydia Forson is also popular for her roles in She’s perhaps best-known for her roles in Perfect Picture (2009) – Supporting Role A Sting in a Tale (2009) Masquerades (2011), Phone Swap (2012), Kamara’s Tree (2013) South African series “Scandal” (2013), and A Letter From Adam (2014).

 

See the full list of nominees at AMAA 2017:

1. EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

Bout – Nigeria
On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
A Place for Myself – Rwanda
Silence – Nigeria
Kieza – Angola
Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK
Marabout – Senegal
A Place in the Plane – Senegal

2. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

Black Barbie – Ghana
Got Flowers – Nigeria
Gyrow – Nigeria
Pull – Nigeria

3. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

1, Legacy Of The Hills – Mali
2. Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
3. House in the Field – Morocco
4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
5. House of Nwapa – Nigeria
6. Mama Colonel – DRC
7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
8. La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger
4. OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

1. Logun Ofe – Nigeria
2. Call Me Thief – South Africa
3. Félicité – Senegal
4. Vaya – South Africa

5. MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD:

1. Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada
2. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
3. Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA
4. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
5. Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA

6. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

1. Kbela – Brazil
2. Ca$h Out – USA
3. The Tale of Four – Curacao
4. 90 Days – USA

7. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY

1. I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France
2. 13th – USA
3. Les heritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)
4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA

8. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE

1. West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe
2. Fences – USA
3. Birth of a Nation – USA
4. Double play – Curacao
5. Moonlight – USA

AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN THE DIASPORA
AMAA SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTROR IN THE DIASPORA

AMAA 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR IN THE DIASPORA

12. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

Call Me Thief – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
76 – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
The Last of Us- Tunisia

13. AMAA 2017 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

Queen of Katwe- Uganda
Ayamma- Nigeria
Keteke – Ghana
The Last Of Us – Tunisia
Logun Ofe – Nigeria

14. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Dora’s Peace – South Africa
Oloibiri – Nigeria
Ayamma- Nigeria
The Last of Us – Tunisia
Slow Country- Nigeria

15. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK

Vaya – South Africa
93 Days- Nigeria
A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
16. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT

Wulu – Mali
Oloibiri- Nigeria
Whale Caller – South Africa
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Slow Country – Nigeria

17. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

93 Days – Nigeria
Félicité – Senegal
Vaya – South Africa
Wulu- Mali
Dora’s Peace – South Africa

18. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Last of Us – Tunisia
The Whale Caller – South Africa
Félicité- Senegal
Vaya- South Africa
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco

19. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Call Me Thief- South Africa
Vaya – South Africa
While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
CEO – Nigeria
Félicité- Senegal

20. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY
Oloibiri – Nigeria
Dora’s Peace- South Africa
Félicité – Senegal
While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden
Vaya – South Africa

21. AMAA 2017- LAGOS STATE AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM

Green White Green
93 Days
CEO
76
Ayamma
Oloibiri

22. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR

Pabillo Koza – Dora’s Peace
Medina Molanga – Queen of Katwe
Azwille Shanane-Madiba – Vaya
Austin Rose – Call Me Thief
Adam Kanyama– While We Live

23. TONY ELUMELU AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY

1. Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa
2. Three Wise Men – Nigeria
3. Keteke – Ghana
4. A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria

24. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
Warren Matsimola – Vaya
Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
Papi Mpaka – Félicité
Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
Majid Michel – Slow Country

25. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Inna Moja – Wulu
Theresa Edem – Ayamma
Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
Angelique Kidjo – CEO

26. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
Ramsey Noah – 76
Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us

27. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Vero Tshanda – Félicité
Lydia Forson – Keteke
Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
Rita Dominic – 76
Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya
28. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR

Happiness is a Four Letter Word –Thabang Molaya- South Africa
Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria
Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali
Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda
The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia
Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda

29. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
Steve Gukas – 93 Days
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Izu Ojukwu – 76
Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief
Akin Omotosho – Vaya
Alain Gomis – Félicité
Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

30. AMAA 2017 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Last Of Us – Tunisia
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
76 – Nigeria
Vaya- South Africa
93 Days – Nigeria
Queen of Katwe – Uganda
Félicité – Senegal
Wulu – Mali
Call Me Thief – South Africa

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Let’s sit up and stop blaming TV Stations for airing foreign Content – Francis Afortey Mensah

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Ghanaian movie producer Francis Afotey Mensah has called on filmmakers and producers to improve the quality of their movies and stop blaming TV stations who air foreign contents more than local contents.

According to him through the efforts of some key industry players to ban TV stations from airing more foreign content is very commendable, there’s a need for filmmakers to take a critical look at the movies they churn out.

He argues that TV stations are in to make a profit and will only air content that is in high demand with a view to making more money.

Francis Afortey Mensah who is the CEO of Flores Sports and media made these known in an exclusive interview with Cypress Ghana on the current state of the Ghanaian movie industry.

He called on key players in the industry to carry out necessary research to enable them to determine why the fortunes of the industry are dwindling and what should be done to revamp it. He also suggested that those in the technical aspects of filmmaking should upgrade their skills by undergoing foreign training.

He said ” there is a concern that the industry is dying but we are blaming everybody but ourselves, we are also part of the problem, we should take innovative steps and should be creative in our stories and production quality” he added.

He, however, called on the government to support the Ghanaian movie industry by funding and sponsoring filmmakers to gain skills on how to make quality films which in turn will contribute to the economy of the nation.

Francis recently premiered his movie “Seasons In A Vow” which features Kafui Danku, Roselyn Ngissah, Ivan Amenyedor, Jessica Avevor,  Stella Amarh, sensational gospel singer Qwesi Oteng and among others.

His concerns follow last week’s demonstration by filmmakers against tv stations for showing more foreign contents.

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Shirley Frimpong – Manso scouts for new talent

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Celebrated Ghanaian filmmaker and founder/ CEO of Sparrow Productions –Shirley Frimpong – Manso, is on the hunt for the next big actor in Ghana.

Dubbed “Next Screen Star”, the programme is  “an acting talent development program with its sole purpose to unearth and create professional director’s actors”, according to an official statement.

Happening over five weeks, the event is in three parts: an acting workshop session, a grand audition session, as well as a film production session.Applications close on September 30.

Born in 1977 hin Kwass, Shirley has written and directed several Ghanaian classics including Life and Living it (2009), A Sting in A Tale (2009), Checkmate (2010), Potomanto (2013), Grey Dawn (2015), Rebecca (2016), among others.

She’s also worked on a number of widely-received productions for TV as Adams Apples (2011 – 2013) and V Republic (2014).  A multiple award-winner, Shirley is alumnus of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), and os married to business partner Ken Attoh.

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Ama K. named Best Actress @ 2017 Newark International Film Festival

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Actress Ama K. Abebrese was adjudged Best Actress at the just-ended Newark International Film Festival 2017  held in New Jersey, USA.

Her performance in the Ike Nnaebue – directed Sink or Swim film secured her that honour. The film also won the award for Best Film at the event.

Sink or Swim features other top actors from the continent, including Zack Orji, Omowunmi Dada, Raymond Ofula, Adjetey Anang, Ali Nuhu, Seun Akindele, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ruth Ndulu, and Kate Marrie Williams.

Ama is also a TV personality, and is recipient of other enviable laurels including  for Best Actress in a Lead Role 2011 (AMAA), and Best Media Personality (GUBA, 2010).

 

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Stop wearing panties and save your life – Actress Baby Blanche

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Actress Baby Blanche over the weekend launched a campaign to stop ladies from wearing panties.

For the campaign, she is advocating for ladies above the age 18 to stop wearing panties as that is a major cause of the genital infections these ladies often contract.

Speaking at the short ceremony to outdoor the Blanch Foundation’s ‘Operation Remove Your Dross’ crusade, the actress disclosed that the vagina is a sensitive part of the body, which needs a breathing space, but ladies deprive it of this chance hence the campaign.

“Physicians aver that the female genital needs to breathe to maintain its PH levels to prevent fungi and odour. In that connection, professional medics in the health fraternity advice going bare below when it is bedtime and at the close of the day for unbridled passage of air to that vital area.

Baby Blanche further revealed that she has been panty-less for the past seven years, which has saved her from attaining diseases.

“As an advocate of going panty-less, have lived in the last seven years without panties and have never incurred the wrath of the bacterium at my vital area in relation to any infection.”

In conclusion, based on experts research and my own experience as well as colleague compatriots have come to realize that, I Blanche Worae ( Baby Blanche) and my foundation can say on authority without fear a lady without panties can leave a healthier life. So am entreating all Ghanaian ladies to join me in going panty-less for a healthy living.”

The actress real name Blanche Worae on the day also talked about her first self-produced movie, Trophy which premieres on October 14 at the Siverbird Cinemas.

She asked that fans come out in their numbers at the premiere for gifts would be shared.

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EBONY for Accra Fashion Week’s “Swimwear Delux Show” THIS OCTOBER!

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Hit singer and lady behind the new hit single ‘Date Your Fada’ Ebony Reigns will be rocking the stage at the inaugural edition of the Swimwear Deluxe Show set to take place during Accra Fashion Week. The naughty and controversial songstress will be performing hits like turn on the lights, Poison, and her latest hit Date Your Fada, and has promised to give a performance like no other.

The Swimwear Deluxe Fashion show is the first of it’s kind to bring swimwear brands from various countries such as Senegal, South Africa, UK, Netherlands, USA and more to showcase alongside Ghana’s top fashion brands.

The show is an invite only event with limited tickets and is expected to be held yearly during every Summer/Harmattan edition of Accra Fashion Week 2017 on Thursday the 5th of October 2017 at the Providence Events Recreational Centre opposite La Palm Royal Hotel.

Models will strut their long legs in some of Africa’s most creative fashion designs from across the world showcasing designs from all sort of African traditional backgrounds.

 

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Mohammed Alidu for Music Xchange Day @ Alliance Française, Sept. 16!

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MUSICXCHANGE GHANA is an international non-profit organization that supports positive change through the power of music and has successfully executed events in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Aflao. The project stems from a deep interest in ethnomusicology and is driven by the belief that music can be a powerful vehicle of change.

 USA based Ghanaian musician Mohammed Alidu and his Bizung Family Band will on Saturday September 16th, perform at the Amphitheatre of Alliance Francaise Accra as part of activities being organized by Music Xchange (MXC) Ghana.

Other groups lined up for the evening include Africana Dance Ensemble, a band from the Akropong School for the Blind and others who have benefited from projects by MXC Ghana.

During the day, there will be workshops on drum making by acclaimed drum makers from the Centre for National Culture in Accra, photo exhibition, dance workshops and open arts markets for patrons to engage with artists who have been involved in the activities by MXC Ghana. The evening will see the

Bizung Band and Africana Dance Ensemble to rock the stage at 7:30pm at the Amphitheatre of Alliance Francaise Accra.

In 2016, MXC released a compilation album of traditional Ghanaian music featuring a diverse selection of artists and cultural troupes from around the country. The album was sold through a crowd funding campaign aimed at raising funds to support various projects in music education, music therapy and music production in Ghana.

MXC has equally supported the following projects – drum and dance classes for students at the Akropong School for the Blind, Trinity Yard School and Berekuso Music Project as well as an audio engineering workshop at the Music Department, University of Ghana, Legon.

Come and support the kids from Berekuso and Akropong and enjoy enthralling performances!

 

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