Readers’ Mail: African Movie Academy Awards Is Bias, Has Non Reflective Jury & They Have Gotten It Wrong Again!

Hello Chris Vincent and My name is Leslie Berth Walker, a senior film student at the Georgia State University. Your website has been an immense help to me in my study of African Cinema. But today, I read with great disappointment the letter sent you by the AMAA regarding their flawed nominations list.
I have followed the award scheme for 3 years now and attended the one held in Bayelsa last year to cover it for my documentary class. I was quite impressed to see someone rose up to challenge the award nomination list, but to read their response was a great disappointment and a shame to the reputation of the awards.
3 years ago, the award nominated Perfect Picture’s three actresses as leads and all three ladies won. I am surprised that the AMAA are making such a lame excuse for relegating Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s  role in Ties That Bind, which I was privileged to watch at the WOCAF in Atlanta last week, to a supporting role.
The headline for Ties That Bind I believe is 3 women, 3 lives, 1 hope.  Omotola did not play a supporting role in Ties That Bind, she is a member of the three women who make up the story. Ama Abebrese may have had more scenes, but that was made possible because of the presence of the clinic and her being a Dr.
Her story did not surround her job, the clinic. The clinic was part of the story as a character because it was used as an element of adumbrating. Each of the women had different stories but they all knew each other, a phenomenon that surely influenced the title, The Ties That Bind.

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Majid Michel Wins Screen Nation Award While Omotola Beats Jackie Appiah, Ama K. Abebrese & Others To Win 2011 Favourite West Africa Actress Award…

The 2011 edition of the prestigious Screen Nation Awards was held yesterday at the Indigo O2,Peninsular Square,London and it was graced by several celebrities from Africa, Europe and America… On the African radar, Ghanaian screen badboy Majid Michel made Ghana proud by winning the 2011 Favourite West Africa Best Actor Award beating Osita Iheme, Ramsey … Read more

Chit Chat With Leila Djansi! She Is Not Shooting Movies In Ghana Again After ‘Ties That Bind’ Partly Because Of Comments People Leave On The Internet About Her!

Leila Djansi
Leila Djansi

Ghanaian movie enthusiasts, especially die-hard fans of Leila Djansi will be very disappointed to hear that, the movie maker will no longer shoot any more movies in Ghana after wrapping up her latest project ‘Ties That Bind’.

Leila said “It’s 90% true” that she will not be shooting again in Ghana. This, she said at a press conference organized in Ho, Volta Region.

After the press conference, GhanaCelebrities.Com had a chit chat with the founder of Turning Point Pictures, a Los Angeles based production house to dissect more on the news of her moving out from Ghana.

It can be recollected that Leila Djansi did put on her facebook status sometimes back that, she will be using actress Nia Long in her latest movie. Weeks later she wrote up a different status announcing that Kimberly Elise has actually touched down in Ghana to feature in her movie instead of Nia Long.

People who wanted to see Nia Long in Ghana shared their opinions on that development; many said Leila should have waited and confirm who indeed will feature in her movie before going to public with names. Suddenly Nia Long seemed to have been swapped with Kimberly Elise.

“There was no swap. It wasn’t suddenly! I think it was a media thing. You media guys are hungry [not literary]. Seriously, it’s like you are starving sometimes, when something blows up in the air, you grab it and run instead of waiting for the meat, you just want to eat the bones. Just wait for the meat.” She defended herself.

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