By Tope Ajayi
Published April 11, 2013
Ama K. Abebrese, a British television presenter, producer and actress of Akan origin in Ghana, is scheduled to host the 2013 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Yenagoa, the political capital of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, on April 20, 2013.
Dakore Egbuson and Ayo Makun (AY), both from Nigeria, will join Abebrese on stage at the Gloryland Cultural Centre to add magic to what is expected to be a glamorous annual event that brings participants to Nigeria from across Africa and the Diaspora.
Dakore is a prominent figure among Nigerian female actors and an indigene of Bayelsa State while Ayo Makun is an award-winning stand-up comedian.
According to a statement signed by Tony Anih, Director of Administration of AMAA, the hosts for the 2013 awards ceremony were carefully selected to give guests new experience and promote the spirit of unity in Africa which the awards scheme has been promoting over the last nine years of its existence.
“Each of the three hosts will bring to the stage their vast experiences as celebrities and event and TV hosts. AY’s pedigree as a stand-up comedian is outstanding. As an actress and TV presenter, Dakore is a class act. AMA K will hold the audience with her unique and definitive mastery of English language as a former British television presenter and one of Ghana’s best female actors,” said Anih.
On the plans of the organisers to have a hitch-free event, Anih explained that the AMAA team is working hand in hand with officials of the Bayelsa State to deliver a new experience to guests this year.
“We are working very hard to make sure we don’t have any logistics problem which has always been one area we have been falling short of expectations,” Anih said.