The organisers of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) are set to give special recognition awards to certain individuals on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for their contributions to the growth of the African movie scene in the past 11 years.
At the riday event tagged “A Night of Gratitude and Tributes,” Former Nigerian President, Chairman of Heirs Holding, Tony Elumelu, will be honoured for their support for the Awards and the creative industry generally.
Also to be honoured are jury members: June Givanni, Asantewa Olatunji , Dorothee Wenner, Keith Shiri, Steve Ayorinde, Shaibu Husseini, Charles Burnett, Professor Hygnius Ekwuazi and Bernie Goldbatt.
On the awards night proper on Saturday, September 26, 2015, post-humors are set to be handed out to the late Special Adviser to Jonathan, Oronto Douglas and Ghana’s Cofie Ammuako-Annan.
Also to be honoured are film makers Horace Ovi, Harry Belafonte, Melvine Van Pebbles and Tony Verne.
AMAA is also set to give special recognition awards to MNET Africa Magic Channels for its role in showcasing and investing in Africa’s in the same category will be Kingsley Ogoro and his Klink Studios that has supported the creative industry with equipment for over 30 years.