Borga redeems Ghana’s image at AMAAs

BY: Gifty Owusu-Amoah
Borga redeems Ghana’s image at AMAAs

After failing to secure an award at last year’s Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs), Ghanaian movie, Borga has redeemed the country’s image by winning three awards at this year’s event held in Lagos, Nigeria yesterday, October 30.

Borga, co-directed and written by Eugene Boateng and York-Fabian Raabe, grabbed the Best Screenplay, Best Actor in Lead Role and Best Actor in Supporting Role after earning 14 nominations.

Actors Adjetey Anang and Eugene Boateng won the Best Actor in Supporting Role Eugene respectively for their roles in Borga.

Other winners on the night were Idowu Philips who won Lifetime Achievement Award and Ikhlas Gafur Vora for Best Actress in a Leading role in “Tug of War”.

There were 26 winners in various categories including The Best Feature film, Best Film, Best Actress in Leading role and Best Young/Promising Actor.

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Borga is a story about Kojo, a young boy who travelled to Europe in search of greener pastures but is forced to engage in illegal drug business to satisfy the huge demands of his family back home.

The AMAAs since its inception in 2005 has been dedicated to the celebration and honouring of the works of players in the film industry in Africa.

The nominations for this year were obtained from a total of 362 entries which were shortlisted to 100 films after screening.

The organisers also revealed that Nigerian movies dominated the total number of submissions accounting for 47 percent of the feature films and 50 percent of the short film submitted this year