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Best Actress Award: Nollywood actress Ini Edo, Ghanaian actress Dumas on the Battle Front

Source: BENEDICTA BASSEY/NEWSTRACK - Nigeriafilms.com

As this year edition of the prestigious African Movie Academy Award, AMAA, Nollywood actress, Ini Edo and Ghanaian foil, Jocelyn Dumas are set to battle for the best actress category.

Nominated for their roles in, “While You Slept and Silver Rain.” Which was also a criterion for selection last year without yield fruit for both actress might yield a return this year.

Interestingly, as announced by the 2015 AMAA Jury chaired by the Zimbabwean, Mr. Keith Shiri's Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Angola and Mauritius are leading the pack in the numbers of films from the countries in competition while United States led the pack in the films from the Africans in Diaspora.

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Ini Edo

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Although, Films from Nigerian film makers such as “October 1”, “Cheetanah, Iyore”, “Dazzling Mirage” are very prominent on the nominations list while Triangle Going to America from Ethiopia, Timbuktu from Mauritius and Queen of Angola from Angola are very strong in various categories of the award.

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Jocelyn Dumas

Two new revelations in the Most Promising Actor/Actress category are Demola Adedoyin for his role in Kunle Afolayan's October 1 and Kemi Lala Akindoju for her role in Tunde Kelani's Dazzling Mirage.

The Chairman of College of screeners and member of the jury, Mr. Shaibu Husseini said, “the improvement in the quality of films coming to AMAA every year since inception 11 years ago is gratifying to note that filmmakers from the continent and beyond are investing more into their trade and the evidence of their investments are the quality films we see even though there will always be room for improvements.”

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