Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reiterated his commitment to the success of the 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).
Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance in a statement signed by Tony Anih, the Chief Operating Officer of AMAA.
The statement said that the continental film awards ceremony would hold on Oct. 29 at the Marriot Hotel, Ikeja.
According to the statement, the governor made the commitment to host AMAA for four years as a strategic partner, after attending the 17th edition in 2021.
It added that Raymond Anyiam-Osigwe, on behalf of the AMAA Board, said that Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s commitment reaffirmed that he remained a man of his word.
“We are happy that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his commitment towards hosting AMAA for the second time in a row.
“He made true his promise last year and has also displayed the traits of true leader. The strategic partnership between AMAA and Lagos State is exemplary.
“The AMAA team has already been working with the ministry of culture and tourism for the execution of a successful awards ceremony,” the statement quoted Anyiam-Osigwe as saying.
It added that Anih and show producer Kingsley James had unveiled some of the activities scheduled for the 2023 edition of AMAA.
It said that films such as ‘Anikulapo’ and ‘Mami Water’ had secured multiple nominations.