Garden City of Port Harcourt will come alive on Saturday 11th June, as Governor Nyesom Wike and the good people of the oil-rich Rivers State play host to celebrities, high society personalities, business leaders, film makers and allied professionals from Africa and around the world.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed will lead the Federal Government delegation to the most prestigious and respected Pan-African awards designed to celebrate and recognise practitioners in the motion picture industry.
The 2016 African Movie Academy Awards will have Ghana Musician, Jon Germain, Nollywood A-rated Actor, Mike Ezeuronye and very popular South African Radio Personality, Kgopedi Lioane as the show hosts for the awards night which will take place at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre.
In a statement signed by the Director of Administration of the organization, Mr. Tony Anih the 2016 awards event will be the 12th consecutive edition and the 11th time it will hold in Nigeria having been hosted in 2015 by the City of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
“It is a great development in the evolution of AMAA that we are back home this year having made the first voyage outside Nigeria last year to South Africa. We are indeed grateful to His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike, the government and good people of Rivers State for accepting to host us this year. We are set to forge a good relationship with the state, going forward. Rivers State is a very strong brand and partnering with AMAA, an equally strong continental awards brand will provide a win-win for the state and the work we do to promote Africa to the rest of the world through our films,” said Mr. Anih.