4th Africa Movie Academy Awards

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4th Africa Movie Academy Awards
Date26 April 2008
SiteTranscorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
Hosted byOsita Iheme & Chinedu Ikedieze
Stephanie Okereke & Ramsey Noah
Organized byAfrica Film Academy
Best PictureRun Baby Run

The 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony was held on 26 April 2008 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, to honor the best African films of 2007. The ceremony was broadcast live on Nigerian national television. Special guest of honor at the event was Hollywood actress Angela Bassett.[1]

The nominees were announced to a large gathering of African film industry representatives, African actresses & actors on 19 March 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa by African Movie Academy Awards CEO Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.[2][3]


Major Awards[edit]

The winners of the Award Categories are listed first and highlighted in bold letters.[2][4]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actress in a leading role Best Actor in a leading role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Upcoming Actress Best Upcoming Actor
Best Child Actor Best Indigenous Film
  • Iranse Aje (Nigeria) in Yoruba
    • Ipa
    • Hafsat
    • Onitemi
    • Tabou
Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous Most Outstanding Actor Indigenous
Best Effect Best Music
Best Costume Heart of Africa
Best Feature Documentary Best Short Documentary
  • Do You Believe in Magic? – Moondog Films
    • Dun-dun (the talking drum) – Ibikansale D. Kayode
    • Bridging the Gap – Myanda Production
    • A Rare Gem – Packnet Productions
    • Families under Attack – Myandu Films
  • Not My Daughter (Ghana)
    • Operation Smile (Nigeria)
    • Healthy Children, Wealthy Nation (Nigeria)
Best Art Direction Best Screenplay
Best Editing Best Sound
Best Cinematography Best Make-up

Other Awards[edit]

The winners are written first and emboldened and not all categories had winners.

Best Film African Diaspora[edit]

  • Through the Fire (film)
  • Bleeding Rose

Best Drama (Short)[edit]

  • Kingswill – Sirrie Mange Entertainment
  • Magical Blessings
  • Sky line

Best Animation[edit]

Best First Film by a Director[edit]

  • Daniel Adenimokan (Special Mention)

Best Comedy[edit]

  • Stronger than Pain

Multiple Nominations[edit]

The following films had the highest number of nominations.

  • 14 Nominations
    • Across the Niger
  • 12 Nominations
    • White Water
    • Princess Tyra
  • 9 Nominations
    • Run Baby Run
  • 8 Nominations
    • 30 Days

Multiple Awards[edit]

The following films won the most awards on the Night

  • 4 awards
    • Run Baby Run
    • White Waters
  • 3 Awards
    • Stronger than Pain


  1. ^ Amatus, Azuh; Okoye, Tessy (2 May 2008). "How Nollywood stormed Abuja for AMAA". Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "AMAA Awards and Nominees 2008". African Movie Academy Award. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Africa Movie Academy Awards' nominees take a bow in Josies". Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "4TH AMAA AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINEES". African Movie Academy. Archived from the original on 14 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.