4 January 2013

Nigeria: Airtel-Sponsored AMAA Film Screening Winds Up

It was a gathering of Nollywood bigwigs in the nation's seat of power, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Thursday, as the curtains finally fell on this year's edition of the nationwide screening tour of 2012 African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA) winning movies sponsored by leading telecoms service provider, Airtel Nigeria.

With an exclusive all-stars After Party at the TKlez Lounge, Hotel De Bently, the Abuja film screening provided occasion for class entertainment, fun, social networking and reunion for members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) led by the Chairman of the Abuja Chapter, Chief Onwurah Ifeanyi and the Chapter's Sole Administrator and veteran actor, Sidney Diala.

Some members of the Abuja Chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria at the After Party held at the TKlez Lounge, Hotel De Bently, Abuja to mark the nationwide wide film screening tour recently

At the Silverbird Galleria, Abuja, venue of the screening exercise, Abuja celebrities as well as other select members of the public and followers of Nollywood got the chance to view AMAA 2012 Best Film, Adesuwa, produced by renowned film Director, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, and Man on Ground, written and Directed by Akin Omotosho.

Commenting on the eventful conclusion of the Awards, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Olu Akanmu expressed satisfaction over the partnership which he described as significantly natural given the vision and commitment of the operator to bringing smiles to the faces of Africans.

His words, "Although our primary call of duty is to provide borderless mobile telecoms services, we also take pride in empowering Nigerians by lending support to their passions. Our partnership with Nollywood through the sponsorship of AMAA resonates with that commitment and we are delighted that this screening exercise has not only showcased creativity of the Nigerian nay African, but also provided opportunity for Nigerians to mingle live with their screen stars."

It would be recalled that the 2012 AMAA Awards sponsored by Airtel Nigeria held on April 22 in Lagos and featured 60 nominations in 26 categories out of the initial 134 film entries submitted.

Other stars who graced the Abuja event from the make-believe industry were the national financial secretary of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Sunny Stclement, Iyke Ezeani, actresses Samantha Nkiru and Akwandaye Agatha among others.

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