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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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2018 Golden Movie Africa Awards slated for Movenpick, June 2

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The 4th annual Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) has been announced for June 2, 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

Put together to highlight the efforts of deserving film makers across the continent, the ceremony is expected to draw top names in Africa’s music industry, in what is already a hugely anticipated event.

An event announcing nominees for the scheme this year is slated for Cote d’Ivoire on May 20.

Brainchild of NMJ Ghana and partners, the GMAA assembles professionals in the film industry, honouring shining stars who are telling authentic African stories, and reshaping her image via their works.

 

 

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IMAGES: Actor John Dumelo marries

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Actor John Dumelo, famed across the continent for his talents in film, ties the knot today.

In the company of close family and industry friends, the actor said “I do” to Gifty Mawunya. The private ceremony was held in Accra.

Star of many movies and recipient of several accolades, Dumelo is also an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and UN ambassador.

Here are official images from the traditional wedding courtesy Swag of Africa:

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Showbiz heavyweights for 2017 Ghana’s Most Influential crown

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Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Ebony, Amakye Dede and Sarkodie are among top showbiz  names who look to be crowned Ghana’s Most Influential Personality of 2017. The nomination list which was released in April 6, had some entertainment personalities like

Ghana’s Most Influential (GMI) Awards is a unique initiative powered by e.TV Ghana. Over the years, the GMI list has consisted of people from both formal and informal sectors, ranging from entrepreneurs, politicians, musicians, sports personalities, religious leaders and several others

However, voting is currently ongoing to shortlist the 147 personalities who got nominated and arrive at 100 personalities (in no particular order) for the board and audits to sit and asses the list. The voting process comes after the general public nominated numerous individuals in Ghana to be part of this great initiative. Voting for the 7th Edition of Ghana’s Most Influential ends on May 10, 2018.

To vote for any of these entertainment personalities, text ‘GMI’ and name of that personality to short code 1446 on MTN, AirtelTigo and Vodafone

Below is the list of Entertainment Personalities on the Ghana’s Most Influential Awards Nominees List;

Abrantie Amakye Dede

Agya Koo

Blakk Rasta

Charles Kwadwo Fosu (Daddy Lumba

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr (Shatta Wale)

Ebony

Ebo Whyte

Joe Mettle

Kidi

King Promise

Kuame Eugene

Kwadwo Nkansah (Lilwin)

Kwame A Plus

Kweku Sintim Misa (KSM)

Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebowy)

Lydia Forson

Michael Owusu Addo (Sarkodie )

MzVee

Nana Ama Mcbrown

Nathaniel Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray)

Obrafour

Okyeame Kwame

Pat Thomas

Yvonne Nelson

 

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AGOO MAGAZINE! Yvonne Nelson talks motherhood, critics & co-parenting in April edition…OUT NOW!

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“People have been saying all sorts about why I’m having a baby whilst I’m not married. This is an answered prayer for me, they have no idea. Maybe one day they’ll get to hear my story.” – Yvonne Nelson

Famed Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, covers the April edition of Agoo Magazine. In the issue (out today),the celebrity  discusses being a mother, her critics, co-parenting among other topical issues.

A multiple-award-winner, Nelson has starred in over a hundred movies including  ‘Princess Tyra,’ ‘Single and Married,’ ‘One Night in Vegas,’ ‘Heart of Men,’ and ‘The Game’. She is girlfriend of Jamie Roberts, a London-based Fashion Photographer originally from Wales.

Credits:

Cover Credit: Yvonne Nelson and Baby Ryn

Photography: Phloshop

Make-Up: Lawrencia Owusu

Hair: Hair Village

Stylists: Kelvincent

Designers: Lakopué & Yartel

Art Director: Coffee_Session.Art

Accessories: Velma’s Accessories

Location: The Palms @ Prampram

Copies of the April 2018 Issue of Agoo Magazine can be secured from the following outlets: Koala (Osu, Airport & Cantonments), Selected Shell and Total shops, The Mall Pharmacy, Westlands Foods, Sonnidom Achimota, Medi Mart, First Choice, Evergreen (Tema), Kenzos in Cantonments.

 

 

 

 

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All set for Wanlov & M3nsa’s “FOKN Night” this Saturday!

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Music duo, FOKN Bois (consisting rappers Wanlov Da Kubovlor and M3nsa) will treat their fans to video screenings, and a number of their unreleased works, come Saturday, April 14 at the One Corner Garden – Kokomlemle.

Dubbed “A FOKN Night with FOKN Bois’, the evening will also see the “Gospel Porn” group engage patrons in rich conversation regarding their style and musical journey over the years.

Credited with making the world’s 1st & 2nd-1st Pidgen Musicals “Coz Ov Moni” 1&2, their also authors of the “1st & 2nd Gospel Porn albums” “Fokn Wit Ewe” & “Fokn Ode to Ghana”.

The pain is famed in the country due to their unconventional approach, which takes the form of  “ingeniously tasteful shock lyrics, revolutionary performance art & indulgent progressive sounds”.

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Voting Opens for 7th Annual Ghana’s Most Influential Awards [+ full list of nominees]

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Voting for the much-anticipated Ghana’s Most influential (GMI) Awards has been opened, organizers have said.

Ghana’s Most Influential (GMI) Awards is a unique initiative powered by e.TV Ghana. Over the years, the GMI list has consisted of people from both formal and informal sectors, ranging from entrepreneurs, politicians, musicians, sports personalities, religious leaders and several others.

According to organizers, the voting process comes after the general public nominated numerous individuals in Ghana to be part of this great initiative. This period will allow the general public to vote for individuals -whose names had earlier been submitted- who they think influenced them positively in 2017.

Speaking on the GMI voting process, Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Alliance Group, Mr. Ernest Boateng urged the general public to get involved and vote for individuals who are performing excellently in their fields and positively impacting society from all parts of the country.

“The anticipation for this years’ GMI is extremely high and it means that the voting process is going to be very competitive. Voting for the 7th Edition of Ghana’s Most Influential of the starts on April 10 and ends on May 10, 2018,” Mr. Boateng stated.

To vote for your most influential personality, text ‘GMI’ and name of that influential Personality who appeared on the nomination list to the short code 1446 on MTN, AirtelTigo and Vodafone. Visit www.etvghana.com for more information.

 

Below is full nomination list:

Abedi  Ayew Pele

Abrantie Amakye Dede

Ace Ankomah

Agya Koo

Akwasi Appiah

Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu

Ameyaw Debrah

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anita Erskine

Apostle Dr. Ing Kwadwo Safo

Archbishop Duncan Williams

Asamoah Clement

Asamoah Gyan

Awulae Attibrukusu  III

Azumah Nelson

Ben Nunoo Mensah

Bernard koku Avle

Bishop Charles Agyin Asare

Bishop Charles Palmer Buckle

Bishop Dag Heward Mills

Bishop Emmanuel Asante

Bishop Gideon Yoofi Titi Ofei

Boakye Agyarko

Catherine Afeku

Charles Kwadwo Fosu (Daddy Lumba)

Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr (Shatta Wale)

Courage Christine Tetteh

Dag Heward Mills

Dan Botwe

Daniel Koranteng

Daniel Mckorley(Macdan)

Dcop Kofi Boakye

Deloris Frimpong Manso

Derrick Kobina Bonnet( DKB)

Dr. Edward Mahama

Dr. Ekwow Spio –Gabrah

Dr. Else Effah Kauffman

Dr. Kwesi Aning

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Dr. Mathew opoku Prempeh

Dr. Nobel Prince-Joseph Ayiku

Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom

Ebo Whyte

Edward Boateng

Edward Effah

Edward Kwaku Asare Yeboah(Ekay)

Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuje

Egbert Faibille

Emmanuel Adu Sarkodee

Emmanuel Ekow Effirim

Francis Asenso Boakye

Freddie Blay

Frema Opare

Gayheart Mensah

Gifty Anti

Godfried Boateng

Haruna Idrrisu

Jerry John Rawlings

Joe Adda

Joe Anokye

Joe Mettle

John Agyekum Kufour

John Dramani Mahama

John Jinapor

John Peter Amewu

Joselyn Dumas

Julius Karl D. Fieve

Ken Ofori Atta

Kenneth Ashigbey

Kidi

King Promise

Kofi Annan

Kofi Nti

Kojo Addae Mensah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Kuame Eugene

Kwadwo Nkansah lil win

Kwaku Sakyi Addo

Kwame A Plus

Kwame Sefa Kayi

Kwasi Twum

Kweku Baako

Kweku Sintim Misa

Kwesi Nyantakyi

Kwesi Pratt

Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu

Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebowy)

Lord Commey

Lordina Mahama

Lydia Forson

Manasseh Azure

Martin Amidu

Michael Owusu Addo (Sarkodie )

Mike Nyinaku

Mustapha Hamid

Mustapha Inusah

MzVee

Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo

Nana Ama Mcbrown

Nana Appiah Mensah

Nana Kobina Nketsia V

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings

Nana Prof. John S Nabila

Nana Susubiribi Krobea Asante

Nathaniel Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray)

Nicholas Bortey

Obrafour

Okudjeto Ablakwa

Okyeame Kwame

Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panyin

Osei Kofi Acquah

Osei Kwame Despite

Otumfour Osei Tutu II

Pastor Mensa Otabil

Pat Thomas

Patricia Poku-Diaby

Patrick Awuah

Patrick Collins Frimpong

Patrick osei agyeman songo

PAUL ASARE ANSAH

Peter Mac Manu

Prince Kyei Baffour

Prince Sena Toffi Switzboiz

Prof Francis Dodoo

Prof. Bediako kwame Daniel

Prof. Josuah Alabi

Prophet Gideon Danso

Rebecca Akufo Addo

Rev Joyce Aryee

Rev Owusu Ansah

Rev. Eastwood Anaba

Rev. Father Cambell

Rev. Nana  Yaw  sarfoh

Reverend Steve Atta Kofi Mensah

Richard Yinkah

Sam Ato Gaisie

Samira Bawumia

Sammi Awuku

Sheikh Nuhu Sharabutu

Slyvester Mensah

Togbe Afede XIV

Tony Oteng Gyasi

Ursula Owusu

Yvonne Nelson

 

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