Kenya: AMAA 2011 Nomination party set for Kenya

By Peterking Quaye – After a successful party in Ghana last year,the organizers of Africa biggest film industry event are set to unleash another star stubbed event in the Kenyean capital, Nairobi.

Nairobi will dazzle with stars, glitz and glam from February 25-26, as the biggest stars and practitioners in the African movie industry storm Kenya for this year edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards nominations party. Practitioners from all the participating countries of the awards scheme are expected to converge on the East Africa nation for the announcement who gets nominated for what.

The event will take place on Friday Night at the Laico Regency Hotel in  attended will be Joke Silva and her husband Olu Jacobs alongside Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson,  Ini Edo, Mike Monsuruye, Jackie Appiah, Lynda Forson, Kate Henshaw Nuttal and Mike Ezeronye among others who have signified their intention to attend the event.

In a statement released by the Director of Administration of the award body, Mr. Tony  Anih the Nairobi event is being planned to connect with the East Africa block that comprised about eight countries which include  Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, and others. He comments: “East Africa has made very strong showing and presence in AMAA  since we started particularly in the last three editions. Apart from submitting films  for the awards film makers and allied practitioners from these countries have come to Nigeria to attend the awards.”

“The AMAA secretariat felt it is time to make them have a feel of the award by taking the Nomination Night to them and thereby increasing the AMAA brand visibility in that region of Africa. Nairobi is central to East Africa and it is the economic hub of the region. It will be easy for people in East Africa to come to Nairobi. It will be a great Night,” he added.

Another feature of this year’s nomination Night is a concert that will follow it on Saturday February 26 at Carnivore Gardens in Nairobi featuring P-Square, J. Martins and other top artistes from Kenya and South Africa. According to Mr. Anih the concert will be an icing on the cake for the nomination adding that the footprint of AMAA will be so visible in East Africa after the two-legged events that participation in the award from the region will double in subsequent years.