Nominee List For Nigeria’s Yoruba Movie Academy Awards

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Africans subscribed to the cable Giant in that continent, DSTV, would agree that movies from Nollywood, Nigeria’s movie industry rule the movie schedule each day and the actors from the Yoruba tribe of the country also account for a considerable amount of those movies. Thus it’s no surprise that there is a Yoruba Movie Academy Awards on its way.

According to The Sunday Tribune, The president of The Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA), Tunde Oshinibosi, a.k.a Laface, had this to say about the awards; “the Yoruba movie industry produces an average of 70 films a week, therefore, its socio-economic, cultural and tourism potentials cannot be ignored. It also contributes largely to the growth of our great country, Nigeria.” He further added that “It is noteworthy that the pioneers of today’s Nollywood were Yoruba movie icons like the late Hubert Ogunde, Kola Ogunmola, and Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Ade Love, among others. Now, all hands are on deck to not only stage the biggest event in the Yoruba movie industry, but also to create a brand that will become top of the range in Nigeria,”

The maiden awards would be held in Ogun State-Nigeria sometime in May.

Check out the list of nominees below as provided by Celeb Region, It’s their first time so i’m sure you can pardon them for leaving out key details like the movies for which the different actors are nominated for.

YMAA BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Yomi Fash Lanso
Odunlade Adekola
Muyiwa Ademola
Femi Adebayo
Femi Branch

YMAA BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Fathia Balogun
Toyin Aimaku
Funke Akindele
Bimbo Akintola
Mosun Filani

YMAA BEST MUSICIAN IN AN ACTING ROLE
Pasuma
Idris Abdulkareem
Saheed Osupa
Obesere
Sexy Steel

YMAA MOST PROMISING ACTOR
Tinuke Ogungbe
Damola Olatunji
Gabriel Afolayan
Bisi Komolafe
Kayode Akinbayo

YMAA BEST CROSSOVER ACTOR
Kelvin Ikeduba
Ricado Agbor
Mercy Aigbe
Doris Simeon
Rose Odika

YMAA BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Lanre Omiyinka (Ijesa)
Bolaji Amusan (Mr Latin)
Afeez Oyetoro (Saka)
Adekola Tijani
Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri)

YMAA BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Racheal Oniga
Sola Sobowale
Fausat Balogun
Toyin Afolayan
Peju Ogunmola

YMAA BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ebun Oloyede
Anta Laniyan
Dele Odule
Taiwo Hassan
Adebayo Salami

YMAA BEST YORUBA CULTURAL MOVIE
Isese
Kujenra
Kolo Kolo 2
Akuko Oran
Irawo Oke

YMAA BEST DIRECTOR
Bayo Alawiye
Abbey Lanre
Adebayo Tijani
Muyideen .S. Ayinde
Lasun Ray

YMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
Imisi Esu
Emi Abata
Ise
Baba Kamimo Won
Kutanle

YMAA ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kuta Nle
Ise
Ransome
Baba Kamimo Won
Emi Abata

YMAA BEST MARKETER
Olasco Films
Coporate Pictures
Toymax Film Holdings
Almoruf
Epsalum Production

Mistah Cole

Mistah Cole

is a Nigerian-born Music critic and movie blogger

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