‘Azali’ bags overall award at 2019 Golden Movie Awards Africa 

‘Azali’ bags overall award at 2019 Golden Movie Awards Africa 
Source: Ghana | Hitz FM | Gloria Akpene Nyarku-Acquah
Date: 28-08-2019 Time: 09:08:19:am

Ghanaian movie ‘Azali’ was named the overall winning movie at the 2019 edition of the Golden Movie Awards Africa.

The movie, produced by a ‘first-timer’ in the business of filmmaking, Kwabena Gyansah won over five awards including ‘Golden Most Promising Actor/Actress’, ‘Golden Sound Track’, ‘Golden Cinematography’, ‘Golden Movie Drama’.

“This is my first film; this is my first feature film. Yeah I’m really proud, because aside this Golden Movie [Awards Africa], it has also won like 11 or 10 at the recently held Ghana Movie Awards, went to AFRIM also won three awards including ‘Best Feature Film’ and it has gone far in terms of the exposure to the rest of the world. Several film festivals have selected it and it done quite well,” an elated Kwabena Gyansah said.

Ghanaian movie personalities present were delighted that Ghanaian productions picked most of the awards.  

Last year, many industry players lamented that neighbouring countries, who participated in the awards, grabbed most of the awards at the detriment of the host country.

Kwabena Gyansah, who described ‘Azali’ as authentic, told JoyNews’ MzGee the uniqueness of the film’s storyline, is the reason for its prominence.

“Adjetey Anang and Akofa [Edjeani Asiedu] had to undertake Dagbani classes, so they spoke Dagbani throughout and even when Adjetey followed the young girl to Accra to look for her, she had the northern accents, so you need to see to appreciate his talent. I mean the natives who were on set couldn’t believe that he wasn’t one of them. That’s how authentic he was as well as Akorfa,” the producer revealed. 

He added that “it’s unique, something different, something unlike the normal stories we keep telling, I think that’s why it’s doing well.”

The 5th edition of the Golden Movie Awards Africa, which had 25 competitive categories, took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel on Saturday, August 24.

Below are winners of various categories:

WINNER FOR GOLDEN COSTUMIER
NAME: NALUBEGA RASHIDAH
MOVIE: 94 TERROR

WINNER FOR GOLDEN MAKEUP ARTIST
NAME: MULINDWA RICHARD
MOVIE: 94 TERROR

WINNER FOR GOLDEN SHORT FILM
NAME: LE BANC SUR LE RIVAGE DU LAC
MOVIE: YEMOH IKE

WINNER FOR GOLDEN EDITOR SOUND
NAME: OKECHUKWU OKU
MOVIE: LEVI


WINNER FOR GOLDEN SOUNDTRACK
NAME: GOMEZ TITO
MOVIE: AZALI

WINNER FOR GOLDEN ART DIRECTOR
NAME: MULINDWA RICHARD and NKALUBO RHONNIE ABRAHAM
MOVIE: 94 TERROR

WINNER FOR GOLDEN MOST PROMISING ACTOR / ACTRESS
NAME: ASANA ALHASSAN
MOVIE: AZALI

WINNER FOR GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTOR COMEDY
NAME: JOHN TIJANI
MOVIE: BIGMAN WAHALA

WINNER FOR GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTRESS COMEDY
NAME: MOYO LAWAL
MOVIE: BEDROOM POINTS

WINNER FOR GOLDEN INDIGENOUS MOVIE
NAME: AZALI
MOVIE: KWABENA GYANSAH

WINNER FOR GOLDEN CINEMATOGRAPHY
NAME: WILLIAM K. AGBETI
MOVIE: AZALI

WINNER FOR GOLDEN EDITOR VIDEO
NAME: OKECHUKWU OKU
MOVIE: LEVI

WINNER FOR GOLDEN SCREENPLAY DRAMA
NAME: MULINDWA RICHARD
MOVIE: 94 TERROR

WINNER FOR GOLDEN SCREENPLAY COMEDY
NAME: DANIEL ADJOKATCHER
MOVIE: BIGMAN WAHALA

WINNER FOR GOLDEN DISCOVERY ACTOR
NAME: NINSIMA RONAH
MOVIE: 94 TERROR

WINNER FOR GOLDEN MOVIE COMEDY
NAME: BEDROOM POINTS
MOVIE: JUDITH AUDU

WINNER FOR GOLDEN MOVIE DRAMA
NAME: AZALI
MOVIE: KWABENA GYANSAH

WINNER FOR GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA
NAME: JEFFERY NORTEY
MOVIE: ADOMA

THE WINNER FOR GOLDEN SUPPORTING ACTRESS DRAMA
NAME: JASMIN BAROUDI
MOVIE: ADOMA

WINNER FOR GOLDEN ACTOR COMEDY
NAME: OSCAR PROVENCAL
MOVIE: BIGMAN WAHALA

THE WINNER FOR GOLDEN ACTRESS COMEDY
NAME: OMOWUNMI DADA
MOVIE: BEDROOM POINTS

WINNER FOR GOLDEN ACTOR DRAMA
NAME: RAMSEY NOAH
MOVIE: LEVI

WINNER FOR GOLDEN ACTRESS DRAMA
NAME: CHRISTABEL EKEH
MOVIE: ADOMA

WINNER FOR GOLDEN DIRECTOR
NAME: MULINDWA RICHARD
MOVIE: 94 TERROR

WINNER FOR GOLDEN OVERALL
MOVIE: AZALI
NAME: KWABENA GYANSAH