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AMAA To Honour Jonathan, Oronto Douglas, Elumelu

Oronto_Douglas_930024626The Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA) has said it will honour the former President Goodluck Jonathan, Late Oronto Douglas and Tony Elemelu for their support to the creative industry.
Jonathan has been a strong pillar of support to the nollywood industry and made funds available to grow the Nigeria film industry while he was in the office.

In a statement released by AMAA, its jury members for the past 11 years will also be given a special awards at Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Member of the jury to be honoured are Steve Ayorinde, Shaibu Husseini, Bernie Goldbatt and June Givanni.

Others are Professor Hygnius Ekwuazi, Asantewa Olatunji, Dorothee Wenner, Keith Shiri and Charles Burnett.

The event which has been tagged ‘Night of Gratitude and Tributes’ will see the jury members receiving their special awards alongside former President Jonathan and chairman of Heirs Holding, Tony Elumelu among others.

The main “ Wall of Fame” award night of film makers of African descent slated for Saturday, September 26 will also honour Harry Belafonte, Tony Verne, Melvine Van Peebles, Horace Ovi while the Posthumous awards will go to Oronto Douglas and Cofie Ammuako-Annan of Ghana.

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