Entertainment of 2013-12-09

I won’t disappoint Ghana - Yvonne Okoro

Actress Yvonne Okoro has promised not to disappoint Ghanaians at the 2014 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCAs).

Her movie, 'Contract' has picked multiple nominations for the 2014 AMVCAs.

‘Contract’, directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso, picked nine nominations - beating other giant Ghanaian movies.

People are wondering if this will not be a repetition of what happened earlier in the year when the same movie picked six nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) but could not win a single award at the main event.

However, Yvonne is optimistic that her movie would bag some awards this time round: “Well, in every competition there’s a victor, so it would be great if I win but in the end being nominated is a great achievement. It’s my first movie and every time I submit to a film festival it is received well. Do I have hope? (laugh) of course, because what’s life without hope?” she told News-One at the AMVCs nominees’ party which coincided with Africa Magic’s 10th anniversary celebration at Land Mark Village Center Victoria Island, Lagos.

The AMVCs is organizing by multichoice Africa to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution made by Pan Africa filmmakers.

The party was hosted by Vimbai Mutinhiri, Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Africa’s IK Osakioduwa. Guests at the party included Majid Michel, Uche Jombo, OC Ukeje, Linda Edjiofo, Sandra Ankobiah, Joselyn Dumas, Leonora Okine and other personalities.

There were drama displays, comedy and music performances by artists including Efya.

Yvonne got nominated for Best Actress in a comedy, while ‘Contract’ lead actor Hlomia Dandala received two nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actor in a Drama.

The rest of the nominations are Best Video Editor, Best Art Director, Best Writer (Drama), Best Movie Director, Best Movie 2013 and Best Movie (Comedy).

Other Ghanaian nominees include Frank Rajah Arase, Chris Attoh, Ken Attoh, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Pascal Amanfo, Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel.