By Segun Odejimi
The biggest and most prestigious award ceremony dedicated to rewarding film efforts, The Academy Awards – or Oscars, overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is eighty-seven years old. So, it can only be foolishness to think that any of the film awards in Nigeria – all of which are all less than two decades old will be just as ‘perfect’ as the Oscars.
No. That’s not what this article is about. This article not more than an attempt to highlight what the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), Best of Nollywood awards and the likes can, and should, be doing better than what they currently do.
OC Ukeje, John Ugbe & Genevieve Nnaji on stage at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
This is 2016 and considering the technology and creativity available to Nigeria/Africa, some of these holes are just too big to ignore.
Choice of award show host(s). I was up all night to watch the recently held Golden Globe Awards. Apart from my job requiring that I do stay up, I harbour no personal regrets for annihilating the spirit of sleep in me for something that held thousands of kilometres away from my Lagos residence. Ricky Gervais absolutely killed it! He was phenomenal. And he was the sole host. But every time he stepped on stage, the audience expected something epic from that bearded mouth of his. The looks on the faces of those in the auditorium said it all. This guy was confident, aware, intelligent, well-rehearsed and he knew what he was doing.Sadly, same adjectives cannot be used for most award show hosts in Nigeria. It always seems like they spent their whole preparation period worrying about what they would wear rather than do their research and ‘perfect’ …Read More
Source:: The NET