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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed will lead the dignitaries to the 12th edition of the African Movie Academy Awards.

Scheduled to hold at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre Will, Port Harcourt, the movie awards will be hosted by Ghanaian Musician, Jon Germain, Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye and very popular South African Radio Personality, Kgopedi Lioane as the show hosts for the awards night.

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2016 AMAA.

(Africa Movie Academy Awards)


In a statement by the Director of Administration of the awards ceremony, Tony Anih the 2016 awards event will be the 12th consecutive edition and the 11th to hold in Nigeria - 2015 edition was hosted by the City of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Speaking on the preparation, Anih said, "It is a great development in the evolution of AMAA that we are back home this year having made the first voyage outside Nigeria last year to South Africa. We are indeed grateful to His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike, the government and good people of Rivers State for accepting to host us this year."

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Head of Jury 2016 AMAA, Shaibu Husseini



Speaking further, he said, 'We are set to forge a good relationship with the state, going forward. Rivers State is a very strong brand and partnering with AMAA, an equally strong continental awards brand will provide a win-win for the state and the work we do to promote Africa to the rest of the world through our films.

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'Rivers State is a very secured State. Port Harcourt is not just called the Garden City for nothing. It is a city bustling with energy and creativity. Visitors and our international guests will have a good and exciting experience,' Anih said.

The 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards will recognise excellence in acting and movie production across Africa.

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