Ama K Returns For Best Actress Nod

For the second time running, Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese has been nominated for the Best Actress in Leading Role for her role in Leila Djansi’s Ties That Bind at the upcoming African Movies Academy Awards, AMAA to be held in Nigeria.

Ama was last year’s Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Leila Djansi’s Sinking Sands and that makes her the first Ghanaian actor to be nominated back-to-back.

And for the third year running, Leila Djansi has made a heavy impression on the AMAA, bagging six nominations including Best Directing, Best Film and Best Screenplay for Ties that Bind.

According to a report by Ameyaw Debrah, South African film, Otelo Burning which tells a story about three young boys who defy the law and escape their harsh township lives through the joy of surfing topped the nomination list for this year’s AMAA) announced in Banjul, Gambia last Saturday.

The exclusive ceremony attended by celebrities, top government officials and capitals of industry from Gambia and other African countries saw Otelo Burning bagging 13 nominations including Best Film, Best Directing and Best Cinematography.

It was followed closely by another South African film, How To Steal 2 Million with 11 nominations and Nigeria’s Adesuwa with 10 nominations.

Other multiple nominated movies for this year’s awards include Somewhere In Africa (seven), Rugged Priest (six), and Man On The Ground (seven).