Movies Lydia Forson up for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” @ AMAA 2017 Published 10 months ago on May 15, 2017 By Gabriel Myers Hansen 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 Comments Related Topics:KetekeLydia Forson Advertisement You may like “I hope they are happy now” – Sonnie Badu, others react to Ebony’s demise Peter Sedufia -directed ‘Sidechic Gang’ premieres this March! 2017 AFRICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Lydia Forson named BEST ACTRESS ON SURVIVING: Lydia Forson shares TOUCHING SURGERY STORY as she turns 33! LYDIA FORSON: Recognizing the POWER in your VOICE LYDIA FORSON Writes: Dear Feminist Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Movies Juliet Asante Appointed NAFTI Board Member Published 7 hours ago on March 19, 2018 By Gabriel Myers Hansen Famed Ghanaian filmmaker and CEO of the Black Star International Film Festival, Juliet Asante, has been sworn in alongside 9 others, as Board Member of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) on March 14. She was sworn in by Education Minister and Manhyia South MP, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who reiterated the government’s desire to ” empower the future generations to achieve great heights in the quest for academic achievement and excellence in order to facilitate the transformation of Ghana through the creative and media arts industries.” The minister also tasked the board to reinstate the past glory of NAFTI as the best film institute in Africa. other members who constitute the board include Dr. Samuel Anyetei (Rector of NAFTI), Mr. John Yaw Adjei Appiah (Representative of the Ministry of Information), Mr. Ernest Boateng (Representative for Ministry of Education), Mr. Daniel Owusu-Nyampong (representative of the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation), Mr. Ernest Kofi Abbeyquaye (Ghana Film Industry), Professor Kofi Agyekum (School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana), Mr. George Oppong (Centre for National Culture), and Mr. Ivan Quashigah (Association of Cinematographic Film Exhibitors and Directors). The nomination of the representative of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation is still pending. Alumnus of both University of Ghana and University of Cape Coast, Juliet Asante holds a Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Public Policy, from the Harvard Kennedy University. She also used to run Eagle Drama and has had stints lecturing at the Accra Polytechnic, and last fall, at Webster University, Ghana as Mass Communication. Image Credit: Facebook / Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh Comments Continue Reading Movies Sidechic Gang! Peter Sedufia premieres 2nd feature film – SEE IMAGES Published 2 weeks ago on March 5, 2018 By Gabriel Myers Hansen Peter Sedufia’s second feature film, Sidechic Gang, was premiered to hundreds at the West Hills Mall in Weija. Graced by the cast of the comedy, it was a great opportunity for fans to interact with their favourite stars. The film has already received rave reviews for its impressive creative style and overall quality. Another showing is expected at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Accra Mall tomorrow March 6, at 7pm and 9pm. The piece is produced by OldFilm Production, which also published award-winning period piece “Keteke” last year. It stars Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson, Sika Osei, Adjetey Anang, Bernard Nyarko, Eddie Kufour, Akorfa Edjeane among others. Here are pictures from the premiere: Synopsis: “Three female friends find out they can make fortunes from exposing cheating husbands and boyfriends after making tons of cash unexpectedly from reporting a cheating husband to the wife. They quit their ushering job to set up “Sidechic Gang” – an agency solely dedicated to clamping down the side chick menace. Their services are available to only women. After few exposè, their Sidechic Gang becomes popular, attracting traffic from victims of side chicks. This translates into more cash for them. The men in the town are unhappy with the sudden popularity of the gang. The Sidechic Gang’s biggest deal is yet to hit them. It comes from a filthy rich man who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him. He is aware the gang does not serve men, but, he is willing to pay anything it costs to justify his suspicion. The gang takes on the task. They know what this means for their bank account. Their greatest opposition, however, is the many aggrieved men who benefit from the services of side chicks, and would do anything to ensure they fail. Will the Sidechic Gang succeed in their quest or, the aggrieved men will?” Comments Continue Reading Movies Actress Maame Serwaa inks 5 – year management deal Published 2 weeks ago on March 2, 2018 By Pep Junia Actress Maame Serwaa, known in real life as Clara Amoateng Benson, has inked a 5-year management deal with Silavus Records. Detailing the components of the deal at a recent presser, Mark Tetteh, manager for Maame Serwaa, mentioned that Silvanus Records will be managing the actress’ affairs for the next five years. He added that the deal comes with a house in accra, a car, and an undisclosed amount of money. Silvernus Records also announces that it will finance the ‘Sika Pe’ actress’ tertiary education. Mr George Benson, Maame Sera’s father, speaking at the event, thanked the firm for taking up the managerial duties of his daughter. Actors Bill Asamoah, Baby Blanche, Don Little and many other movie makers were all present at the Kumawood star’s unveiling. Comments Continue Reading Events & Places MultiChoice & Africa Magic announce 2018 AMVCAS for September 2018 Published 3 weeks ago on March 1, 2018 By Gabriel Myers Hansen Following months of speculation and anticipation, Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice, are proud to announce the call to entry for the 2018 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), the prestigious initiative that honours film and TV talent across the continent. Billed to hold on the 1st of September 2018, this year’s edition of the AMVCAs is proudly sponsored by Konga and supported by Nokia and Heritage Bank. The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous five editions, preparations are in top gear for the 2018 edition. Entries for the AMVCAs open on the 1st of March and close on the 30th of April, 2018. Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Director for M-Net West Africa, said: “Nearly one year after the last AMVCAs, we are pleased to announce the call to entry for 2018 edition of the Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at Africa Magic we contribute to the industry by not only giving these talents the platform to showcase their skills and passion, but by celebrating their achievements whilst also encouraging them to continue honing their craft.” The AMVCAs celebrate filmmakers in different categories ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. This year, a number of awards in different categories will be presented ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography. Other categories will include: short film or online video, soundtrack, costume designing, sound and lighting amongst others. For 2018 there are 27 categories in all, with 7 open to viewer voting and 20 decided by the respected AMVCA panel of judges. Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana, expressed his delight at the return of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, saying: “Entertainment is a powerful way to tell our stories; the AMVCA’s brings the African Film industry together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. As a video entertainment company, and our role is to enrich lives and rewarding the creative industry players for their works cannot be overemphasized”. Entry for the AMVCAs is free and the closing date for submissions is the 30th of April 2018. Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered into or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the AMVCAs, and all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened during the period of October 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2018. GUILDLINES: STEP 1 Prepare a 2 to 3 minute long showreel for your online submission. STEP 2 Log on to www.africamagic.tv and navigate to the submission page. Step 3 Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission Depending on their location, participants should send their entries to either of the following addresses, quoting their unique reference number: Attention: Hadizat Ibrahim (Nigeria) Mss Local Productions 4 industrial street, off town planning way, Illupeju, Lagos. For more information on entry requirements and submission procedures, please log on to www.dstv.com SUBMITTED! Comments Continue Reading Movies SOCIAL MEDIA RANKINGS: Shatta Wale, Dumelo, M.anifest among most influential Ghanaians of 2017 Published 3 weeks ago on February 27, 2018 By EnewsGH Staff Dancehall singer Shatta Wale, actor John Dumelo, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have all emerged the most prominent personalities on social media in the country. Put together by Avance Media, in partnership with CliQAfrica, eazzysocial and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, the rankings also sees rapper Sarkodie, Becca, soccer star Christian Atsu, and Pastor Mensah Otabil. These persons were evaluated across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout 2017 and aside their total followership; Growth Difference, Engagements, Post Reach and Mentions in 2017 were also considered in the research for this ranking. Potential entrants onto the ranking include the likes of Ameyaw Debrah, Edem, and R2bees. The list is based on the GSMR Score was analysed from their Social Media followings, Growth Difference, Engagements, Post Reaches and Mentions. Here is the full list of the top 20 most influential names: Shatta Wale (Shatta Movement) Kevin-Prince Boateng Sarkodie John Dumelo YVONNE NELSON Stonebwoy Michael Essien Foundation BeccaMusic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Kwadwo Asamoah Funny Face Jackie Appiah Kofi Annan Mensa Otabil John Dramani Mahama M.anifest Dag Heward-Mills Christian Atsu Asamoah Gyan EFYA Comments Continue Reading Movies #LuckyTheMovie: Abstrakte film starring Fred Amugi, Akofa Adjani, EFYA, others out soon [+ BTS images] Published 3 weeks ago on February 26, 2018 By Gabriel Myers Hansen A Togbe Gavua -directed movie, slated for release soon, is already widely deemed a groundbreaking project. Written by Joe Wackle, “Lucky” stars a rich array of Ghanaian performers including Fred Amugi, singer Efya, Akofa Adjeani, Kabuki Akiwumi, Solomon Fixon- Owoo, and Kumi Obuobisa, and explores escapades of Lucky Barima Mensah, and his friend, Wadaada, who are bent on giving Nuti Fafa (the former’s crush) a date she will never forget. Abstrakte, the production house which is overseeing this project, is a highly respected brand in Ghana mainly due to their exploits with the 2016 short film, “Sophie”, and music videos for popular acts as Worlasi, Pappy Kojo, Edem among others. Here are behind the scenes shots of the film, courtesy Abstrakte: Comments Continue Reading Facebook Tweets by @Enewsgh Recent Posts SOMETHING SPIRITUAL! Kurt Songx, colleagues announce HSM theme song! GO SOLO! Paa Kwasi, CODED offer inside look to music groups in new song – LISTEN! MILLIONAIRE! Rapper Adan announces Easter jam – LISTEN! 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