The 12th edition of the African Movie Academy Awards AMAA 2016 took place in the garden city of Port Harcourt in Rivers state on Saturday the 11th of June,2016 at the Dr Obi Wali International Convention Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
AMAA which serves as a pan-African reward system for motion picture practitioners and held nine successfully consecutive editions in Bayelsa State, one in Abuja, Lagos and Port Elizabeth, South Africa respectively.
It was a night of bright colours, glamour, fun and standing ovations and I glad to have attended this prestigious event! Hosted by Nigeria’s Mike Ezuruonye and South Africa’s Kgopedi Lilokoe, the event kicked off with a beautiful start; a welcome speech by the head of the jury, Shaibu Husseini.
Guests that graced this event included the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Pete Edochie, Chinwetel Agu, Oc Ukeje, Dakore, Uti Nwachukwu, Juliet Ibrahim, Omoni Oboli, Daniel K Daniel, Aneke Twins, Queen Nwokoye, Eniola Badmus and many others.
My emotional highpoint came when Joke Silva gave an acceptance speech for the “Lifetime Achievement” Awards on behalf of herself and her Husband, Olu Jacobs….arobs!
Here are some of my fave looks below
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