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Ghanaian Director Amma Asante Receives MBE – Joins Ed Sheeran, Sade And Others As Honorees At The Queen’s Birthday Honours

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Ghanaian-British filmaker Amma Asante has been awarded with an MBE for her contributions to film making in the Kingdom and across the globe.

Asante was named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) at the ceremony held last week.

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The Story Of Amma Asante – The Ghanaian Born Dutch Parliamentarian

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On International Women’s Day, Okay Africa recognised the contributions of 100 African women to the development of women and the human race in general.

The list contained an astonishing ten Ghanaian or Ghanaian born women – one of whom was the Ghanaian British film director Amma Asante.

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Ten Ghanaians Make List Of 100 African Women To Influence The World Released To Mark Int’l Women’s Day

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Jojo Abot

To mark International Women’s Day, Okay Africa has released a list of 100 influential African women, with as many as 10 Ghanaian women making the cut!

The list included women such as singer Jojo Abot, director Amma Asante and author Yaa Gyasi.

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Trailer: A Look At British-Ghanaian Film Maker-Amma Asante's Racially Charged Biopic-A United Kingdom

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A United Kingdom
A United Kingdom

Based on the book-Colour Bar by Susan Williams, British-Ghanaian film-maker Amma Asante popularly known for her 2013 much praised drama “Belle” has directed a racially charged movie, A United Kingdom, set to open the prestigious 60th BFI London Film Festival in October.
A United Kingdom “tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.”
The film stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike–and the screenplay is by Guy Hibbert.
Check out the trailer below…

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New African Magazine Lists Hundred Most Influential Africans 2015- Anas Aremeyaw Anas And Director Amma Asante Make The Cut

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Pan African Magazine The New African have released their annual list of most influential Africans over the past year.
The list attempts to chronicle the achievements of eminent Africans over the calendar year and how they shaped happenings across the continent.

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PHOTOS: Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese & Amma Asante Attend Screen Nation Awards in London

Ama K Abebrese
Ama K Abebrese

The Screen Nation Awards took place yesterday in London and Ghanaian actress/TV personality-Ama K Abebrese attended—alongside Idris Elba, Belle director- Amma Asante and others…

Idris Elba won the Favourite International Film for his thriller-No Good Deeds while Belle director-Amma Asante won  Best Film for the British period drama.

According to Ama K. Abebrese who unfortunately could not pick up a win for her movie-Double Cross, her dress was made by Duaba Serwa, the Kente purse was from Ani Siyah and those beautiful Gye Nyame earrings were from Seiwaa Koto Collection.

Check below for photos…

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