Interesting facts about AMAA that you definitely didn’t know


1. Late Veteran Actor Justus Esiri is the only actor who has won an AMAA  twice


2. Genevieve Nnaji was the first AMAA winner for category “Best actress in a Leading Role”


3. Richard Mofe Damijo was the first AMAA  winner for category “Best actor in a Leading Role”


4. Lydia Forson was the first Ghanaian winner of category “Best actress in a Leading Role”


5. Egyptian actor Farouk Al-Fichawi was the first Non-Nigerian actor to win AMAA. He did so for his role in Seventh Heaven


6. Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah was the first Non-Nigerian actress to win an AMAA.


7. Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah & Legendary Joke Silva are the only actresses who had won the AMAA  for a record of two times     each


8. Theme for this year is: “Peace Through Africa Cinema”


9. It must be emphasized without doubt that AMAA is the most transparent Academy based Award in Africa


10. The transparency of AMAA has seen Southern and Eastern Africa (Namibia, South Africa, DRC) shine through a reach for African Unity (Recall how Kenyan Film Industry grew overnight because of winning awards at AMAA)


11. The AMAA initiative (Film in a Box) – an outreach program for empowering young film makers has extended to South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria over the years


12. AMAA is the only platform that has embraced all sectors of the creative industries in Africa – Music, poetry, literature, fashion etc


13. AMAA is the only other ACADEMY AWARDS besides the Oscars


14. An average of 50 people from 30 countries gather in the host country to screen movies


15. An average of 2000 hours of movie viewing before the final nomination list is produced


16. Nobody knows the final winners list until the night of the awards, when the Jury team emerges from weeks long  meetings


17. AMAA has flown over 5000 people to its events from across the world in 12 years

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