30th May, 2014
The Africa Movie Academy and Bayelsa State Government have commended Globacom for its robust support for African arts, especially music and theatre practitioners.
The commendation of Globacom resonated throughout the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State recently.
From the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd), who represented the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson to the AMAA Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Peace Anyim-Osigwe and the Director General of Bayelsa State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, the applause for Globacom, flowed in torrents.
The Deputy Governor stated in his special remarks that corporate organisations on the African continent should emulate Globacom by investing and promoting key sectors of the economy in countries where they operate. He added that this was a needed impetus to grow the movie industry.
The Deputy Governor particularly praised Globacom for engaging African actors and actresses as brand ambassadors.
Welcoming guests earlier, the CEO of AMAA, announced that she would be assuming the new role of Founder and Executive Chairman to enable her concentrate on creative endeavours.
She applauded Globacom and other sponsors for making the 10th edition of AMAA a glamorous event.
Held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa, about four thousand celebrities attended the star studded event and they were entertained by a panoply of stand up comedians and musicians.
They include Flavour, Timi Dakolo, Bez, Edge and Funny Bone.