Majid Michel Wins Best Actor In Africa

Ghanaian bad boy actor Majid Michel has been crowd the best screen king in the whole of Africa.

The “Heart of Men” actor won the “Best Actor In Leading Role” at the just ended prestigious African Movie Academy Awards 2012 with his ground breaking performance in Ghanaian movie “Somewhere in Africa”.

The glamorous event which took place at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos on Sunday April 22 2012, for the first time, several years after it was organized in Bayelsa State.

Majid was nominated alongside great actors in Africa including; Menzi Ngubane from South Africa with the movie “ How To Steal 2 Million”, Nigerian actor Chet Anekwe with “Unwanted Guest”, Jafta Mamabolo for her role in “Otelo Burning”, Karabo Lance with the movie “48”, Nigerian star actor Wale in “Phone Swap” and international actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim in “Man On Ground”.

Majid has been nominated on several occasions in the same category but he has not been able to carry the award home until last Sunday.

The awards night was hosted by Haitian born “Heroes” & “Sinking Sand” star Jimmy Jean-Louis and the night saw great performances from Nigerian sensational singer Asa, award winning 2Face Idibia and Senegal’s Viviane Ndour who spiced up the evening.

Ghanaian Film maker and Director Leila Djansi also won the award for “Achievement in Screenplay” with the movie “Ties That Bind” which stars Hollywood star, Kimberly Ellis, Nollywood actress Omotola and immediate past “Best Actress in Africa” Ama K. Abebrese.

Ghana won only two awards out of 17 nominations. Some of the Ghanaian stars and movie stakeholders present on the night included Actress Lydia Forson, Yvonne Okoro, Ama K. Abebrese, actor Mijid Michel among others.

The night also attracted a lot of celebrities from Africa and beyond. The crème de la crème of African movie stars from Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenye, Tanzania among other.

Check out the full list of winners for 2012 AMAA Awards below:

AMAA 2012 BEST SHORT FILM
Braids On Bald Head – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 BEST DOCUMENTARY
African Election – Nigeria / Germany

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA FEATURE
Toussanat Louverture – France

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
The Education Of Auma Obama – Germany

AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA (SHORT FILM)
White Sugar In A Black Pot – USA

AMAA 2012 BEST ANIMATION
The Legend Of Ngog Hills – Kenya

AMAA 2012 BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD
Mystery Of Birds – USA / Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Phone Swap – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Adesuwa – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP
Shattered – Kenya

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK
Alero’s Symphony – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Adesuwa – Nigeria

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
State Of Violence – South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Otelo Burning – South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

AMAA 2012 ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREENPLAY
Ties That Bind – Ghana

AMAA 2012 BEST NIGERIAN FILM
Adesuwa

AMAA 2012 BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE
State Of Violence – South Africa

AMAA 2012 BEST CHILD ACTOR
Tsepang Mohlomi (Ntwe) – Otelo Burning

AMAA 2012 BEST YOUNG / PROMISING ACTOR
Ivie Okujaye (Alero) – Alero’s Symphony

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Fano Mokoena – Man On Ground

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Terry Phetto – How To Steal 2 Million

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Majid Michel – Somewhere In Africa (Ghana)

AMAA 2012 BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Rita Dominic – Shattered

AMAA 2012 BEST DIRECTOR
How To Steal 2 Million – Charlie Vundla

AMAA 2011 PRIZE FOR BEST FILM
How To Steal 2 Million – South Africa

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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