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Golden Movie Awards Africa 2018: the good, the bad and full list of winners

Golden Movie Awards Africa 2018: the good, the bad and full list of winnersGolden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA), an annual event that seeks to award excellence in movie making on the African continent and the African diaspora has once again had a successful event at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel where it hosted filmmakers from Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda among other countries from the motherland for its 2018 edition.

The awards ceremony hosted by Nigerian comedian AY and actress Joselyn Dumas saw a host of attendees including Nikki Samonas, Nana Ama McBrown, Veteran actor Fred Amugi and Kofi Adjorlolo, Nigerian actress Lilian Esoro, Lydia Forson, Vicky Zugah and Salma Mumin.

While Fiifi Coleman was comfortably seated in his white tuxedo, Jackie Appiah in a while lace was arranged for an award presentation while both Gloria Sarfo and Peter Ritchie won trips to São Tomé island through a citation give to appreciate them for being regular attendees at the Golden Movie Awards since its inception.

Cameroon’s Allene Menget gave an enthralling speech that moved almost the ‘only’ white man in the auditorium to give him a standing ovation while the speech about blacks and freedom for Africa didn’t move most of the audience from Ghana and Nigeria as they were seen seated and unconcerned throughout.

Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Ekow Smith-Asante who also presented two awards were also present to grace the beautiful occassion.

It’s almost a norm in the Ghana these days as most events gaining Africa’s attention seem to come with its own hiccups and the just ended Golden Movie Awards 2018 is not different.

While the highlight for the whole evening was centered around Kobi Rana’s unbeatable performance that took audience from the new school and back to old school movie themes, the worst moment at the ceremony was when the event came at a halt and the DJ turned the movie awards event into a mini club taking patrons through a series of unnecessary music playbacks.[/vc_column_text

Rising socialite Rosemond Brown was also another highlight at the event after presenting an award which she took more than two-minutes to read the transcript given. Quiet a hilarious scene that didn’t seem much a surprise to the audience but then again, one will ask, are these awards to be taken serious? Well… a talk for another day!

For those who couldn’t keep up with craze at the ceremony, below is a complete recap of winners at the 2018 Golden Movie Awards:

Golden Makeup Artiste Nodryn Evanci (Forbidden)

Golden Costume Awenseba Ali-Akpajiak (Baabani)

Golden Short Film Iterum (Again)

Golden Editor Bernard Makosa (10 Day in Suncity)

Golden Soundtrack (Original) O.C. Ukeje (Potato Potahto)

Golden Art Director Anurin Nwunembom (A Good Time to Divorce)

Golden Promising Actor Eman Sinare (Baabani)

Golden Supporting Actor (Comedy) Richard Mofe Damijo (10 Days in Suncity)

Golden Supporting Actress (Comedy) Joke Silva (Potato Potahto)

Golden Indigenous Movie (Twi/Swahili/Hausa) Baabani

Golden Cinematography Stanlee Ohikhuare (Idahosa’s Trail)

Golden Editor (Video) Yaw Karkon-Ampomah (Before the Vows)

Golden Story Drama (Movie) Nkanya Nkwai (A Good Time to Divorce)[/vc_column_text

Golden Supporting Actress Ebele Okaro (What’s Within)

Golden Discovery Actor Lilian Echelon (Black Rose)

Golden Appreciation Award (Male) Peter Richie

Golden Appreciation Award (Female) Gloria Sarfo

Golden Writer Comedy (Movie) Peter Sedufia (Side Chic Gang)

Golden Writer Drama (Movie) Nkanya Nkwai (A Good Time to Divorce)

Golden Actor (Comedy) John Dumelo (Before the Vows

Golden Actress (Comedy) Nana Ama McBrown, Sika Osei & Lydia Forson (Side Chic Gang)

Golden Actor (Drama) Allene Menget (A Good Time to Divorce)

Golden Actress (Drama) Lilian Echileon (Black Rose)

Golden Movie (Comedy-Story) Rachel Adiku (Side Chic Gang)

Golden Documentary GH One (Tramadol Documentary)

Golden Director Nkanya Nkwai (A Good Time to Divorce)

Overall Golden Movie A Good Time to Divorce (Nkanya Nkwai)

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