Not all accolades are created equal, and since awards like best actor and best actress are more prestigious, they are consequently more coveted.
Some of the biggest names in Nollywood will be going head to head for the top awards in the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
For best actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, better known as RMD, is up against Same Dede, Frank Donga, OC Ukeje, among others.
In the same vein, Kate Henshaw, Dakore Egbuson, Okawa Shaznay, Tunde Aladese, and Joselyn Dumas will be vying for the best actress award.
Jade Osiberu’s work in ‘Isoken’ and Akin Omotosho’s effort on ‘Hotel Called Memory’ earned them nominations in the best director category.
Both filmmakers are nominated alongside Oluseyi Siwoku (Cross Roads), previous nominees; Frank Rajah Arase (In My Country) and Kenneth Gyang (The Lost Café).
‘Isoken’, ‘In My Country’, ‘Cross Roads’, ‘Hotel Called Memory’, ‘Lost Café ‘ will vie for arguably the biggest award, best film.
AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Vuyo Dabula – Five Fingers For Marseille
Richard Mofe Damijo – Cross Roads
Sam Dede – In My Country
Sani Bouajla – The Blessed Vost
OC Ukeje – Potato Potahto
Chris Attoh – Esohe
Oros Mampofu – Lucky Specials
Frank Donga – Hakkunde
AMAA 2018 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Henshaw- Roti
Reine Swart – Siembamba
Okawa Shaznay –In My Country
Dakore Egbuson – Isoken
Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson and Sika Osei – Sidechic Gang
Mariam Phiri – The Road To Sunrise
Tunde Aladese – Lost Café
Joselyn Dumas – Potato Potahto
AMAA 2018 Award for Best Director
Jade Osiberu – Isoken
Michael Mathews- Five Fingers For Marseilles
Frank Rajah Arase – In My Country
Safia Djama- The Blessed Vost
Oluseyi Siwoku – Cross Roads
Shemu Joyah- Road to Sunshine
Darrell Roodt- Siembamba
Akin Omotosho- Hotel Called Memory
Peter Kofi Sedufia – Sidechic Gang
The Lost Café – Kenneth Gyang
AMAA 2018 Award for Best Film
Isoken – Nigeria
Five Fingers For Marseilles – South Africa
In My Country – Nigeria
The Blessed Vost- Algeria
Cross Roads – Nigeria
Road to Sunshine – Malawi
Siembamba – South Africa
Hotel Called Memory – Nigeria
Sidechic Gang – Ghana
Lost Café – Kenneth Gyang
See the full list here.