on Saturday 18th
The NMAs is dedicated exclusively to Nollywood, the pride of Nigeria. This annual event
promises to be, once again, a befitting tribute to the best and the brightest of our ever-
growing industry in its third edition. Two years ago, it was described by one journalist as
“Nigeria’s own Oscars”, and it is determined to once again put on an event which can be
shown to the world with pride. This year’s edition which is in commemoration of the 100th
year of Nigeria’s amalgamation is “the centenary edition”, themed “100% Nigerian, 100%
The winners will be selected following a lengthened and meticulous process which started
9 months ago when a call for entries of movies was made by the NMAs. Subsequently a
thirteen-man international panel of judges comprising of individuals with a wide range of
film-related skills and interests swung into action, and this birthed the official ‘Nominees List’
which was unveiled on September 20th 2014 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. (See
full list of nominees below).
On the NMAs night, an array of big wigs from entertainment, sports and the corporate world
will grace the event in all their pageantry. The event will be hosted by a thrilling quartet
comprising of the inimitable comedian Gordons, two of Nollywood’s most glamorous ladies
Dakore Akande and Uru Eke and topping it off is the ladies’ favourite, Gideon Okeke of
As part of its capacity-building initiative, the NMAs is set to engage the expertise of
international stars to share skills and insights with the Nigerian film and TV community. To
this end, in partnership with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), British Council, Enterprise
Creative, FMA Productions, Tenneh Productions and Hatch Africa, the NMAs is facilitating
a four-day training program in courses such as film production, acting and screen writing,
including an industry seminar involving key players in the Nigerian film industry. Invited
guests include internationally renowned British actors Ellen Thomas (Love Punch with Pierce
Brosnan and BAFTA award winning BBC2 comedy series Rev) and Charles ‘Chucky’ Venn
(Eastenders, the multi-award winning BBC TV soap opera) as well as Ade Solanke, multi-
award winning British playwright, scriptwriter and producer.
The event will be broadcast live to millions on the NTA, Silverbird TV, the Africa Movie
Channel, Nollywood Movies TV, Vox Africa and OHTV. Live internet streaming will
be available via PULSE NG and the UN1TY app and will also be broadcast live on radio
stations such as Cool FM Radio, Wazobia and Naija Info.
October at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Nollywood Movies Awards aims to take Nollywood to new heights by bringing to the world,
a first class night of entertainment befitting of our beloved industry.