Nigeria’s Bayelsa State reclaims AMAAs

825397292_412422Bayelsa State government will host the 9th edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs), Africa’s most prestigious motion picture award designed to celebrate and honour film makers and other professionals in the industry across Africa and in the Diaspora.

The state which has hosted the seven previous editions of the awards will come alive again next month when celebrities, local and international media executives and captains of industry will converge on Yenagoa, the state capital for the awards.

In a joint statement signed by the Director General, Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency, Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown and the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Film Academy, organisers of the awards, Ms Peace Anyiam-Osigwe the state government is determined to partner with the awards promoters to deliver a new and exciting experience to Nigerian and international visitors that will attend the awards.

“We are happy in Bayelsa to have AMAA return to its home. The story of AMAA and Bayelsa has been a story of partnership for socio-economic development of our state and people. We want to continue in this way.

The Governor of Bayyelsa, His Excellency Seriake Dickson is poised to ensure that all visitors to Bayelsa for AMAA will see a new Bayelsa where he is leading a team of committed public servants to revamp the economy of the state through massive investment in infrastructure and other social amenities.

“Visitors to Bayelsa will see the progress the state is making under the leadership of Governor Dickson and the role we are playing at the level of Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency in making sure the state becomes a destination of choice in terms of leisure and doing business. For film makers they will also see suitable locations in Bayelsa for their films,” she said.