Magazine article Screen International

How 2 Steal 2 Million Wins Four Prizes at the African Movie Academy Awards

Magazine article Screen International

How 2 Steal 2 Million Wins Four Prizes at the African Movie Academy Awards

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Nigeria was the most awarded country at the eighth AMAAs

South African noir thriller How 2 Steal 2 Million was the big winner at the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) on April 22.

Charlie Vundla's debut film picked up best director, best film, best supporting actress for Terry Pheto and best achievement in editing.

Nigeria's Benin-set historical epic Adesuwa was a close second with three awards, for costume design, visual effects, and best Nigerian film.

Hosted by Jimmy Jean-Louis the awards were held at The Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suite in Lagos, Nigeria.

South Africa's crime drama State Of Violence won best film in an African language and best achievement in sound.

Man On Ground, a Nigerian/South African xenophobia-themed co-production, won the special jury award, given for only the third time since the inception of AMAA, and best supporting actor for South African Fana Mokoena. …

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