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AMAA 2015 Chioma Chukwuka, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Kunle Afolayan attend nomination gala

Check out all the official photos from the star-studded 2015 nomination gala which held in Los Angeles, California.

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Chioma Chukwuka at the 2015 AMAA LA Nomination gala play

Chioma Chukwuka at the 2015 AMAA LA Nomination gala

The 2015 AMAA Nomination Gala held in Los Angeles, California.

It was a  'Nollywood meet Hollywood' event as several stars from both sides of the Atlantic came together to celebrate African Cinema.

The 2015 AMAA Jury chaired by the Zimbabwean, Mr. Keith Shiri announced nominations that have Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Angola and Mauritius leading the pack in the numbers of films from the countries in competition while United States led the pack in the films from the Africans in Diaspora.

Films from Nigerian filmmakers such as October 1CheetanahIyoreDazzling Mirage are very prominent on the nominations list while Triangle Going to America from Ethiopia, Timbuktu from Mauritius and Queen of Angola from Angola are very strong in various categories of the award.

On the West African end, Nigerian actress Ini Edo and Ghanian-born actress, Jocelyn Dumas both vie for the best Actress category for their roles in While You Slept and Silver Rain respectively.

Two new revelations in the Most Promising Actor/Actress category are Demola Adedoyin for his role in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 and Kemi Lala Akindoju for her role in Tunde Kelani’s Dazzling Mirage.

Some of the Nollywood practitioners who attended the event include Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Faithia Balogun,O.C Ukeje, Patience Uzokwor, Kingsley Ogoro, Paul Okoli, Chioma Chukwuka, Kunle Afolayan, Emem Isong, Doris Simon, Eniola Badmus, Lydia Forson, who is also AMAA brand ambassador.

AMAA main event which is the award night will hold in South Africa in September and it will be the first time the continental awards will take place outside Nigeria in the 11 years of its existence.

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