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AMAA 2021: JOAN AGABA AMONGST LIST OF WINNERS AS RITA DOMINIC AND FUNKE AKINDELE LOSE

The 2021 AMAA ceremony recently went down and it was indeed a celebration of African talents

Nollywood divas Funke Akindele-Bello and Rita Dominic both lost the best actress category to their Ugandan colleague Joan Agaba

All roads led to the popular Marriot Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, November 28, for the highly-anticipated 2021 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). The prestigious award ceremony which is known for its recognition and celebration of African talents saw some top names in the movie industry clutching highly-coveted categories.

Interestingly, the star winner of the night was Eyimofe, a movie by the Esiri brothers that bagged five prizes at the award ceremony. The film scored nods for Best Direction, Best Nigerian Film among others

Ugandan star actress Joan Agaba also beat Nollywood veterans Funke Akindele-Bello and Rita Dominic to clinch the Best Actress award for her performance in Torture.

Here’s a list of some of the winners below:

Best Film – The Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia)

NFVCB Award for Best Nigerian Film – Eyimofe

Best First Feature Film by a Director – Arie and Chuko Esiri (Eyimofe)

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Joan Agaba (Stain)

Best Director – Arie and Chuko Esiri (Eyimofe)

Best Young/Promising Actor – Wilmah Muremera (Shaina)

Best Supporting Actor – Kelechi Udegbe (Collision Course)

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Omar Abdi (The Gravedigger’s Wife)

Best Supporting Actress – Hazel Linda (Hairareb)

Best Documentary – Softie (Kenya)

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