The government of Lagos state, has called on companies and multinationals operating in Nigeria and in the state to support the 2017 Edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA) Which is scheduled to hold on the 18th of June.
The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde who represented the State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode at the AMAA 2017 Sponsors Night said that the government of Lagos state is fired up to make the awards this year a very beautiful and successful one.
“We are very happy that AMAA is holding this year in Lagos and for the first time in its 13 years history Lagos is hosting it officially” he said.
He also added that Lagos state is ready to host the best AMA Awards, and they are using the Sponsors’ Night event to call on businesses and corporate Nigeria to come and support the awards through their sponsorship and also expressed gladness that the various marketing and branding opportunities which AMAA offers sponsors has been unveiled.
According to Mr Ayorinde, the nominees for the awards will made known at the gala night scheduled to hold in Kigali from May 13-15 and it is AMAA’s mode of operation to move the nominations event from city to city in Africa adding that they are particularly happy about the synergy that AMAA has brought between Lagos and Rwanda stating that Lagos can learn from Rwanda and vice versa.
The founder of the award, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe in her welcome address,thanked United Bank for Africa, Globacom, Sterling Bank, Airtel and other companies that had sponsored and supported AMAA in the past and charged them and others to come to take advantage of the brand activation opportunities that AMAA as a continental award platform offers sponsors.
Amongst those who attended the event were Erelu of Lagos, Dosumu Abiola, Chief Executive of Terra Kulture, Mrs. Bolanle Austen Peters, Nollywood actresses, Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Doris Simon, Nollywood Directors/Actors, Fred Amata, and Kunle Afolayan.