Lagos, Nigeria: Popular Haitian actor and producer Jimmy Jean-Louis have been confirmed to attend the 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.
This move was confirmed by the board of AMAA on Tuesday morning, October 24, 2023.
According to Raymond Anyiam-Osigwe, the popular actor will be attending the event alongside several film practitioners across the world and the executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Lagos State commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Toke Benson-Awoyinka.
In the same vein, the trio of Nancy Isime, Rahama Sadau and Richard Ato Turkson have been unveiled as the hosts.
The announcement was made by the AMAA Chief Operating Officer, Tony Anih after a meeting with the board of the Africa Film Academy, owners and producers of AMA Awards.
The announcement of the three established thespians is coming after AMAA hosted film industry practitioners in Accra, Ghana.
Already, the hosts have expressed delight at the opportunity to steer the activities of the award ceremony scheduled to hold at the Balmoral ConventionCentre inside the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
Speaking on the task, Isime, who has distinguished herself as a show host, TV presenter and actress expressed delight saying, “Absolutely looking forward to hosting the AMAAs on October 29. Hoping to see everyone there as it promises to be an unforgettable evening.”
On her part, Sadau said, “I am super excited and can’t wait to host the 2023 AMAAs,” while Richard Ato Turkson noted that he’s looking forward to hosting the continental film awards ceremony.
Speaking about the three hosts, Anih said, “Our charismatic hosts for AMAA 2023 are Rahama Sadau, Richard Ato Turkson, and Nancy Isime. Get ready to be charmed, entertained, and dazzled on October 29, 2023! The stage is set for a night of cinematic excellence.”
The 2023 edition of the AMAAs is in line with the strategic partnership which the board of AMAA and the Lagos State Government got into in 2021 before the death of the founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. The 19th edition is themed Renaissance: Legacy in motion.