29th November, 2021
Ugandan star actress Joan Agaba beat Nollywood veterans Funke Akindele-Bello and Rita Dominic to clinch the Best Actress award in the 2021 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
She won for her performance in Torture.
The prestigious award, known for its recognition and celebration of African talents held on Sunday at the popular Marriot Hotel, Lagos.
The star winner of the night was Eyimofe, a movie by the Esiri brothers that bagged five prizes at the award ceremony.
The film won accolades for Best Direction, Best Nigerian Film among others.
Here is the complete list of winners :
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Joan Agaba (Stain)
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Omar Abdi (The Gravedigger’s Wife)
Best Supporting Actress – Hazel Linda (Hairareb)
Best Supporting Actor – Kelechi Udegbe (Collision Course)
Best Film – The Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia)
NFVCB Award for Best Nigerian Film – Eyimofe
Best Director – Arie and Chuko Esiri (Eyimofe)
Best First Feature Film by a Director – Arie and Chuko Esiri (Eyimofe)
Best Young/Promising Actor – Wilmah Muremera (Shaina)
Best Documentary – Softie (Kenya).
Check out the full list of winners here.