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Interview: Lonzo Nzekwe Talks 'Anchor Baby,' Truth In Cinema, The New Nollywood & More...

Lonzo Nzekwe, the first time director of the movie, Anchor Baby, has chosen to address an emotionally charged topic of the same name, which has created serious immigration-debate agitation in the Us. Nzekwe, perhaps doubling as a child advocate, said when writing the script, he wasn't attempting to make a political statement. Rather, he was just thinking about the innocent babies without a say, who often live with the consequences of their parents’ logical or illogical decisions. The movie is about an illegal Nigerian immigrant couple comprising of a pregnant Joyce (Omoni Oboli) and her adamant husband, Paul Unanga (Sam Sarpong) who are undocumented immigrants on the run from Us...
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And The 2011 African Movie Academy Awards Winners Are…

News on the march…! Held over the weekend, in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State (Nigeria) on Saturday, March 26, 2011, the celebration announcing the winners of the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards (Amaa) – in just its 7th year.

This year’s nominations list boasted an even longer list of awards, compared to previous years, as the award ceremony continues to grow.

Viva Riva, a film I’ve touted on this website in recent days, after seeing it for the first time last week, rightfully dominated, winning 6 trophies, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design.

The rest of the story follows in the table below, lifted from the Amaa’s website Here:

Category

Nominated Films

Winners

Best Short Film Bougfen – Petra Baninla Sunjo (Cameroun)

WeaknessWanjiru Kairu (Kenya)

No Jersey No Match – Daniel Ademinokan (Nigeria)

Duty – Mak Kusare (Nigeria)

Bomlambo – Zwelesizwe Ntuli (South Africa)

Zebu And
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Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaa) Nominees Announced!

Over the weekend, as most of us were reveling in Academy Awards thrills and chills, the nominations for another major movie award ceremony were announced, many miles, across the Atlantic Ocean; I’m referring to the 7-year old (this year) Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaa), which will be held in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State (Nigeria) on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

This year’s nominations list boasts an even longer list of awards, compared to previous years, as the award ceremony continues to grow.

I’ll have to thoroughly scrub this list to highlight as many titles as I can – especially in the feature film categories, and I’ll do that with individual posts over the next week, or so. In the meantime, however, I’ll quickly point out those few titles that we’ve previously given ink to on this website, that are nominated for Amaa awards, including the following: in the Best Diaspora Feature,
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