The Rwanda Convention Bureau and Development Board accept to host the 2018 African Movie Academy Awards in Kigali. The awards is in in September.
According to a statement issued in Lagos by the organisers, the event will hold at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre.
Furthermore, the unveiling of the nominees is on July 21st at a media and industry event. Also, German filmmaker and Berlin Film Festival curator, Dorothy Wenner was announced as the President of the AMAA Jury for 2018.
Moreover, the founder of the AMAA, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe spoke about the awards. She stated that it remains the biggest and most credible jury-based reward system for filmmakers and professionals in the motion picture industry from Africa and Africans in Diaspora.
“It remains a fact that AMAA is the longest running Pan-African awards in the whole of Africa. Similar awards in film, music and virtual arts have come and gone. Since 2005 we have worked to keep and protect the integrity of the awards. This is why we can partner with Rwanda, a country where excellence and professionalism drive business and governance. The interesting thing about AMAA this year is that visitors especially Africans will not struggle to have visa as all visas will be processed on arrival. We want to thank President Paul Kagame and other African leaders that are making people’s movement within our continent very easy while we call on other African countries to have Visa on arrival policy if we can’t remove visa completely. Our people will prosper and there will be shared prosperity when we can travel and do business and even for holidays easily within Africa.”
AMAA recently hosted a social media training workshop in Kigali for young people as a Corporate Social Responsibility.
Osigwe Anyiam – Osigwe Foundation, Ecobank and Rwanda Convention Bureau sponsored the project. There were tech resource persons from Nigeria and Rwanda.