AMAA 2016: Rivers Is Ready – Wike

[caption id="attachment_9163" align="alignnone" width="640"]Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor[/caption]

Ahead of the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony, slated for Saturday in Port Harcourt Rivers State, governor of the state, Nyesom Wike has reiterated the readiness of the state to host the award.

This was according to the Director of Administration of the organization Mr Tony Anih, who noted that Governor Wike has put all in place for the successful hosting of the event.

“Rivers State is a very secured State. Port Harcourt is not just called the Garden City for nothing. It is a city bustling with energy and creativity. Visitors and our international guests will have a good and exciting experience,” Anih said.


He added: 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.”

The event which will be graced by guests from over 40 countries, will be hosted by Ghanaian musician, John Germain, Nigeria’s Mike Ezeuronye and South Africa’s On-Air Personality, Kgopedi Lilokoe.


The nominees in the 28 categories of the awards were announced in Lagos on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Jurors, which include academics, film makers, critics and Film Festival curators from across the world will decide which films and individuals will emerge winners.

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