Amaa goes to portharcourt

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AMAA 2016: Port Harcourt Ready to Host the World

…Award holds June 11, Nominations Night May 7


The prestigious pan-African reward system for the motion picture practitioners, African Movie Academy Award has found a new home in the garden city, Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State following very successful nine consecutive editions in Bayelsa State, one in Abuja, Lagos and Port Elizabeth, South Africa respectively.


The Governor Nyesom Wike led state which is the headquarters of the Oil & Gas industry in Nigeria signed the hosting right with the management of AMAA making Rivers State the second sub-national government in Nigeria to tap into the huge potentials of AMAA for destination branding.


In a statement jointly signed by the state Commissioner of Culture & Tourism, Mrs. Tonye Briggs on behalf of Governor Wike and the founder of the awards organization, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, hosting the award this year will be the beginning of a partnership that will add immense value to the people of the state and the host city in particular as the government is determined to position Port Harcourt as a destination of choice in Nigeria and West Africa.


“We are repositioning Rivers State as a state ready for business to Nigerians and the rest of the world and our partnership with AMAA will become a veritable platform to attract tourists, global and Nigeria icons in business and the entertainment industry. We want to showcase Rivers State as a peaceful place where socio-economic activities thrive and also the hospitality of our people. There is a huge economy around entertainment and show business in Port Harcourt. While our state is known for her hydrocarbon resources His Excellency, Governor Wike’s administration through the Ministry of Culture & Tourism through initiatives like AMAA wants the world to know and take advantage of the business opportunities that abound in Rivers State,” Mrs. Briggs said.



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  1. Preye Dickson

    April 12, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    They have come again,what value did it add to the people of Bayelsa or how’s has this AAMA awards improved Nigerian movies to getting showed internationally. All the AAMA people are doing is taking advantage of a country that has no standard and any Jack,Dick,Harry and Peace can come in with razzmatazz and make money without contributing anything meaninful.Maybe this year she will fool us again with another Hollywood actor to Grace the occasion..

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