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“Viva Riva!” & “Sinking Sands” lead the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominees List as Omoni Oboli, Osita Iheme, Majid Michel & Genevieve Nnaji grab acting nods

On Friday 25th February 2011 at Ole Sereni in Nairobi, the nominees for the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were announced. Movie stars from all the continent gathered in the Kenyan capital to find out who was recognized for their exceptional work. “Viva Riva!“, a feature film set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo & Ghanaian movie, “Sinking Sands” by Leila Djansi leads the nominees list with 12 nominations and 9 nominations respectively. Both films are nominated in major categories including Best Film and Best Director. Nigerian actors including Omoni Oboli, Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme received nominations for their roles in “Anchor Baby“, “Tango With Me” and “Mirror Boy” respectively. Actors – Majid Michel and John Dumelo will be representing Ghana at the awards as they are nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in Supporting Role respectively. The 2011 AMAA awards has been tagged – “‘Experience Bayelsa 2011” and will take place from the 21 of March to the 27th of March 2011 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

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