AMAA 2015 Organisers explain why nominations night held in LA

Following backlash from fans for holding an African film event, AMAA nominations night, in Los Angeles, organisers have explained the reason behind their choice of venue.

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Jimmy Jean-Louis, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Omotala Jalade and Dayo Ogunyemi at the AMAA Nominations Night in LA play

Jimmy Jean-Louis, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Omotala Jalade and Dayo Ogunyemi at the AMAA Nominations Night in LA

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Following the 11th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominations' night which held in Los Angeles on June 20, 2015, fans took to social media to question their choice of venue.

According to most of the Facebook commentators, the event should have held in an African country.

Screen shots of some Facebook comments. play

Screen shots of some Facebook comments.

The organisers also took to Facebook to reply and explain the reason for their choice of venue.

"The reason for the Africa movie Academy Awards is only doing its nominations in LA to leverage the work its done on African Cinema .

The awards will hold in Africa as usual and the venue will announced tonight stay tuned." - AMAA replied.

The AMAA awards night will take place  in South Africa, on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

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