Nkem Owoh praises AMAA organisers, reveals he tried and failed to initiate an award ceremony for Nollywood

Nollywood veteran, Nkem Owoh, said he tried and didn’t when he wanted to organise an award ceremony with some people in the industry.


The actor, popularly known as Osuofia, made this known during the 13th edition of the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) on Saturday. Owoh, delivering his acceptance speech after he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Owoh was full of praise for t he organisers. “I would like to appreciate the organisers of AMAA awards for the hard work they have been putting into this event”, he said.”


Nkem Owoh delivering acceptance speech at the AMAA 2017. he was a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award


The Osuofia in London actor, who was also the winner of Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2008 AMAA also continued: “It’s not easy to have the 13th edition. A few years back, I decided to have something like this and I called some people in the industry. We only got to orga-, the -nise is another story.”

“I want to appreciate Peace for sustaining this award to this level. If you think that I am wrong, go and try like we did”

“I dedicate this award to all the genuine peacemakers in this country, those who are trying to make peace in our political, military space and in our citizenry.”

The Enugu-born actor began his acting career as far back as 1987 when he featured in the movie adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s book, ‘Things Fall Apart’, with Pete Edochie. He is best known for playing the lead role in the 2003 movie, Osuofia in London.


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