The AMAA Chief Operating Officer, Tony Anih, made the announcement after a meeting with the board of the Africa Film Academy.
On the three hosts, Anih said, “Our charismatic hosts for AMAA 2023 are Rahama Sadau, Richard Ato Turkson, and Nancy Isime. Get ready to be charmed, entertained, and dazzled on October 29, 2023! The stage is set for a night of cinematic excellence.”
Sharing her excitement at hosting the AMAAs, Isime, who has distinguished herself as a show host, TV presenter, and actress, said, “Absolutely looking forward to hosting the AMAAs on October 29. Hoping to see everyone there, as it promises to be an unforgettable evening.”
Turkson stated that he is looking forward to hosting the continental film awards ceremony. On her part, Sadau said, “I am super excited and can't wait to host the 2023 AMAAs.”
Popular Haitian actor and producer Jimmy Jean-Louis has been confirmed to attend the AMAAs, along with several film practitioners across the world, the executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, and the Lagos State commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Toke Benson-Awoyinka.
Themed ‘Renaissance: Legacy in Motion', this year's event will redefine the continental awards ahead of future plans and the 20th edition.
With C.J. ‘Fiery' Obasi‘s Mami Wata leading with 12 nominations, including Best Film in an African Language, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Screenplay, and Best Director, its going to be interesting to see who emerges as the winner of that night.
The 2023 AMAAs is scheduled to hold at the Balmoral Convention Centre inside the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.