How Mauritanian movie, Timbuktu stole the night at AMAA 2015


    Iyabo Ojo and Eniola Badmus looking stunning at AMAA 2015. Photo: AMAA
    The 11th edition of the most prestigious movie awards in Africa held last night in South Africa with a turn up of industry players from across the continent.
    While Nigerian nominees didn’t do badly with Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, Kemi Lala Akindoju and comedian, AY’s 30 Days in Atlanta grabbing top awards, the night was stolen by the 2014 Mauritanian movie, Timbuktu which walked away with 5 awards making it the biggest winners of the evening.
    Timbuktu won the biggest award at AMAA, Best Film as well as Best Director (Abderrahmane Sissako), Best Child Actor (Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed) Best Film in African Language and Best Editing.
    South Africa’s iNumber Number also walked away with wins in 2 categories (Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects). Other top winners included, Lobraz Khan, Triangle: Going to America and Njinga: Queen of Angola.
    The 2015 edition of the African Movie Academy Awards held at the Broadwalk Convention Centre, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
    Read also: AMAA 2015 full list of winners
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