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Delivery Boy, King of Boys movies lead AMAA 2019 nominations

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AMAA 2019 Awards

Two Nigerian-produced films, “The Delivery Boy” and “King of Boys“, received the most nominations for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2019.

AMAA is Africa’s oldest and largest Academy Award for films. It is awarded annually to reward excellence among professionals working in the African film industry or non-African professionals who have contributed to it.

The highly anticipated nomination list of films from all over Africa was broadcast live by the Academy on Wednesday evening.

Nigeria received the most nominations with the Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe directing film ‘The Delivery Boy’ with 12 nominations, while Kemi Adetiba ‘King of Boys’ received eight nominations.

Actors in “The Delivery Boy”, a film investigating the backgrounds of terrorists, were nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jemima Osunde) and Promising Actress (Jammal Ibrahim).

The film, produced by Something Unusual Studios with technical work by the Elite Film Team (TEFT), has also been nominated several times for production.

These include nominations for best performance in visual effects, the best performance in sound, the best performance in cinematography, the best performance in editing and best performance in the script.

Other nominations include Best Nigerian Film, Best Production Design Performance, and Best Film, while Adejuyigbe was nominated Best Director alongside Kemi Adetiba for King of Boys.

Adetiba’s Thriller 2018 earned Adesua Etomi-Wellington a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Reminisce was awarded Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

The film was also nominated for Best Film, Best Visual Effects Performance and Best Costume Design Performance.

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Other nominated Nigerian films include “Up north”, Beverly Naya’s Anti-Skin Bleaching documentary, “Skin“, “Lara and the Beat”, “Hello Rain“, “Make Room” and “Light in the Dark“.

The 15th edition of the highly anticipated awards will take place on 26 October in Lagos.

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