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Cameroon leads with six awards at 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa

GhanaWeb | The Cameroon movie industry may not be popular among the African filmmaking fraternity but that did not stop some recognition at the just ended 2018 Golden Movie Awards.

Produced by Nkanya Nkwai, an actor and film producer of Cameroonian and British descent, ‘A Good Time to Divorce’ swept six awards ceremony to the astonishment of patrons and colleagues present at the award ceremony.

The movie topped the categories of Golden Art Director, Golden Story Drama, Golden Movie Writer, Golden Actor Drama, Golden Director, and Overall Golden Movie.

Golden Actor Drama, Alenne Menget, who could not hide his excitement said, “We came here to win and we have won. You should automatically put us on the map of movies in Africa because we are a force to reckon with. We have taken the time to brand and rebrand. We have won it to be integrated into, we have won for peace.”

The Golden Movie Awards is an annual award that seeks to honour outstanding achievement in the African television, digital media, and film industry and it’s administered by experts in Cinema and Television.

Alenne Menget

The star-studded event was attended by filmmakers from Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, and Ivory Coast.

Other wins include Golden Soundtrack (Original), OC Ukeje – Potato Potahto, veteran Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe Damijo was adjudged best Golden Supporting Actor (Comedy.

There was, however, a twist in the Golden Actor (Comedy) category where newly-wedded John Dumelo beat the likes of Kwadwo Nkansah a.k.a Lilwin, Kofi Adjorlolo, Ayo Makun, O.C Ukeje to win the award; Golden Indigenous Movie was awarded to producers of Baabani.

The rest were Golden Supporting Actress in Comedy, Joke Silva; Golden Editor (Video)Yaw Karkonn–Ampomah; Golden Actress in Comedy were shared by Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson, and Sika Osei of the Side Chic Gang, Golden Makeup Artist went to Nodryn Evanci of Uganda, among many others.

Surprise elements of the night were dedicated to Peter Ritchie and Gloria Sarfo who were honoured with the Appreciation Award for their continuous support for Golden Movie Awards Africa. As part of the appreciation package, the two will spend a few days at the beautiful African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Hosts for the night, Nigerian comic actor Ayo Makun popularly known as AY and Ghanaian diva Joselyn Dumas collaborated well to bring the event to life.

While AY did not fail to lighten up the semi-formal event with a couple of jokes on Ghanaian and Nigerian personalities, Dumas met up to his match by showing off her witty side.

The Awards scheme recognizes film excellence in a variety of categories with the goal of making African films attractive enough for an international appeal.

The qualifying year for the 2018 edition entails only films produced but not necessarily released commercially from January 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018.

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  1. Waouhhhh congratulations i am really stunned by this news we could do better if the ministry of culture knew what was culture and how it can impact the country economy.

    • Epée Dipanda

      I wouldn’t hope for much if LaRepublique has anything to do with it.
      Ambaland will win more trophies if it is separated from larepublique

    • Look up and read the speech h made after receiving the award. Reclusive blood thirsty monkey!

  2. @Epée Dipanda

    I don’t see no hope with a clan just like you ” ambasonia ” for your answer you needs to ask your former master “UK” raccoon .

    • @bamendaboy. You Clueless imbecile. If you didn’t know, people like you didn’t have any hand in this and the boy from Batibo whose village has been razed and burnt by terrorist LR soldiers won this. There are many more like him in the villages that have been razed and their occupants now live in the bushes. The government ought to stay out of this anyway.

  3. Great ,congratulations ,i hope he gets the distribution sorted so people can pay their entrance and go and see it also in europe and america .Would be great if it gets on Netflix .People need films like this.

  4. can we really talk about an african film industry?certainly no,because the film industry is a patriotic instrument of geo-political and goe-strategic projection.no matter how many people are killed everyday by the police in america.hollywood continue projecting the image of america as an ideal land in its films.
    in africa the film industry is transforming the masses to culturally uprooted unpatriotic spiritually floating biengs easy to control like flocks.the nigerian film industry is nothing but an instrument created to destroy the mental foirtress of our people through promotion of christianity and constant attack of african spirituality (nomo cult of ancestors)the base of all group identities without which collective construction is impossible.
    this films aught to be banned.

  5. congrats to mr. menget and entire crew.hard work and persistence.with support the industry can be a great asset to our people in terms of job creation.

  6. Congratulations Nkanya Nkwai and the industry as a whole, I’m impressed by your work. Keep up the good work