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CJ Obasi’s ‘Mami Wata’ scores 12 AMAA 2023 nominations



C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi‘s Mami Wata takes the lead with 12 nominations including Best Film in an African Language, Best Cinematogrphy, Best Sound, Best Screenplay and Best Director.


Kunle Afolayan‘s Netflix Original, Anikulapo, comes in second with nine nominations followed by Izu Ojukwu’s period drama, 4:4:44, with eight nods.


According to Raymond Anyiam-Osigwe, the award ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at The Balmoral event centre situated inside Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.


Themed ‘The Renaissance’, the 2023 AMAA will be redefining the continental awards ahead of future plans and the 20th edition.


Here is the list of nominations for the 2023 AMAA:























• Enmity Djin – Mauritania























• Azania Rises – South Africa


• Bashorum Gaa – Nigeria























• Africa Cradle of Humanity and Modern CivilizaHon – Senegal/Canada


• Nightlife in Lasgidi – Nigeria


• Maayo Wonaa Keerol – The River is not a Border – Senegal


• Ifine (Beauty) – Sierra Leone


• LeSpectre de Boko Haram – Cameron























• Pusha Pressa Phanda – South Africa


• Anikulapo – Nigeria


• The Kitera Chronicle – Uganda


• Four Walls – South Africa























• Talia’s Journey – Christophe Rolin (Senegal/Belgium)


• Golden Stripes – Peace Osigbe (Nigeria/UK)


• KOFA – Jude Idada (Nigeria/Canada)























• We Were Meant To – (United States) – directed by Tari Wariebi


• The Ballad of Olive Morris – (United Kingdom) – directed by Alex Kayode-Kay


• FiWy-Four Days – (United Kingdom) – directed by Cat White and Phoebe Torrance


• Raw Materials – (Jamaica – directed by Sosiessia Nixon-Kelly























• Sound of the Police – (United States) – directed by Stanley Nelson


• FantasHco Negrito – Have You Lost Your Mind Yet – (United States) – directed by Yvan Iturriaga and Francisco Nuñez


• Black Rio – (Brazil) directed by Fernando Sousa and Gabriel Barbosa























• Chee$e – (Trinidad & Tobago) directed by Damian Marcano


• Our Father, The Devil – (United States) directed by Ellie Foumbi


• The Pastor and the RevoluHonary – (Brazil) directed by José Eduardo Belmonte























• Pat Nebo – Anikulapo – Nigeria


• Eve Martin – Omen – DRC


• Sira – Burkina Faso


• Antoine Nshimiyimana – Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda


• Chantel Carter – Gereza – South Africa























• Bunmi Demilola Fashina – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Toyin Bifarin Ogundeji – Anikulapo – Nigeria


• Millicent Jack – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) – Nigeria


• Djibril Drame – Xalé – Senegal • Elkehoste and Baloji Omen – DRC


• Sidi Ouedraogo Sira – Burkina Faso























• Campell Precious Arebamen – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Hakeem Effect and Toyin Bifarin Ogundeji – Anikulapo – Nigeria


• Lila Vander Elst – Omen – DRC


• Our Lady of the Chinese Shop – Angola


• Omowunmi Okungbure – Gangs of Lagos – Nigeria























• Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda • L’Axe Lourd (The Highway) – Cameroon


• Gereza – South Africa


• Omen – DRC • Obinna Arua – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) – Nigeria


Best Achievement in Visual Effects


• Andrej Gregori, Voranc Kumar, Ziga Radulji -Omen – DRC


• Alexandre Dachkevitch – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Josh Borrill – The Trade – Nigeria


• Emmanuel Bassey – Gangs of Lagos – Nigeria























• Juliana Oswald – Our Lady of the Chinese Shop – Angola


• Vianney Aube Sira – Burkina Faso


• Erik Griekspoor – Omen – DRC


• Samy Bardet – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Michel Tsagli – Xalé – Senegal























• Lilis Soares – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Joachim Philippe – Omen – DRC


• Richard Henkels – Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda


• Thomas Wilski – Talia’s Journey – Senegal/Belgium


• Eduardo Kropotkine – Our Lady of the Chinese Shop – Angola























• Nathan Delannoy – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Bertrand Conard – Omen – DRC


• Sylvie Gadner – Sira – Burkina Faso


• Layla Swart – Gereza


• Madhew Leutwyler – Fight Like a Girl























• C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Ufuoma MeHHri – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) – Nigeria


• Moussa Sene Absa, Pierre Magny, Ben Diogay Beye – Xalé – Senegal


• Madhew Leutwyler – Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda























• Anikulapo • 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four)























• Maleek Sanni – Gangs of Lagos


• Ewube -L’axe Lourd (The Highway)


• Darisimi Nadi – Obara’m


• Sanou Titiama – Le chant des fesits (The Song of the Rifle)


• Eyiyemi Afolyan – Anikulapo























• Francis Onwuchei – The Trade – Nigeria


• Jeff Jackson – Four Walls – South Africa


• Hakeem Kae-Kazim – Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda


• Jimmy-Jean Louis -Rise























• Uzoamaka Aniunoh – Mami Wata – Nigeria


• Rokhaya Niang – Xalé – Senegal


• Clarck Natmbwe – Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda


• Peter Mensah – Rise- United States























• Richard Mofe Demalo – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) – Nigeria


• Marc Zunga – Omen – DRC


• Fenando Kamugisha – The Fallen Advocate – Uganda


• Tobi Bakre – Brotherhood – Nigeria


• Justine Murichii – Shimoni – Kenya


• Mike Danon – Sira – Burkina Faso























• Lucie Debay – Omen – DRC


• Ehle Mbali Mlotshwa – 4 Walls – South Africa


• Nafissatou Sisse – Sira – Burkina Faso


• Adesua Etomi – Guns of Lagos – Nigeria


• Nse Ikpe EHm – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) – Nigeria


• Bimbo Ademoye – Anikulapo – Nigeria


• Ama Qamata – Fight Like a Girl – Rwanda























• Baloji – Omen – DRC


• Ery Claver – Our Lady of the Chinese Shop – Angola


• Jean Elliot Ilboudo (le Chant des fusils)The Song of the Riffle – Cameron























• Moussa Sene Absa – Xalé


• C. J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi – Mami Wata


• Apolline Traore – Sira


• Izu Ojukwu – 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four)


• Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo


• Kgosana Monchusi, Menzi Mzimela, Juvaiś Dunn – 4 Walls























• 4-4-44 (Four Four Forty-Four) Nigeria


• 4 Walls – South Africa


• Sira – Burkina Faso

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