Nigeria's Mike Ezeuronye, and some other African celebrities will play host at the event, considered to be the most prestigious movie industry award show.
According to Vanguard, the event will be attended by top movie industry personalities from around Africa and globally.
Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister for Information and Culture, is set to lead a Federal Government delegation to the event.
As show hosts, the award event will feature Jon Germain, actor, Mike Ezeuronye, and Kgopedi Lioane, a South African radio personality.
Mr. Tony Anih, the Director of Administration of AMAA, in a statement said the 2016 edition is the 12 time the event has been held.
Nigeria has been opportune to host the award show for eleven times, while South Africa has only had one opportunity.
“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.”
“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,”
The 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards will recognise excellence in acting and movie production across Africa.
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