13 categories have been created for the maiden edition of the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA) which is billed to take place at the Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta next month.

Aimed at celebrating outstanding artistes in the Yoruba movie industry, the awards is bankrolled by the Ogun State government and spearheaded by Tunde Oshinibosi also known as Laface.
This list is one of the toughest I've seen in a while. For example, the nominees for the best actor and actress in lead roles are all excellent in their rights but only two (for each category) will wear the caps, let's wait till the judges decide who these caps fit.
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NOMINEES AND CATEGORIES

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE

Yomi Fash Lanso

Odunlade Adekola

Muyiwa Ademola

Femi Adebayo

Femi Branch

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE

Fathia Balogun

Toyin Aimakhu

Funke Akindele

Bimbo Akintola

Mosun Filani

BEST MUSICIAN IN AN ACTING ROLE

Pasuma

Idris Abdulkareem

Saheed Osupa

Obesere

Sexy Steel

MOST PROMISING ACTOR

Tinuke Ogungbe

Damola Olatunji

Gabriel Afolayan

Bisi Komolafe

Kayode Akinbayo

YMAA BEST CROSSOVER ACTOR

Kelvin Ikeduba

Rykardo Agbor

Mercy Aigbe

Doris Simeon

Rose Odika

BEST COMEDY ACTOR

Lanre Omiyinka (Ijesa)

Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin)

Afeez Oyetoro (Saka)

Adekola Tijani

Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Rachel Oniga

Sola Sobowale

Fausat Balogun

Toyin Afolayan

Peju Ogunmola

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Ebun Oloyede

Antar Laniyan

Dele Odule

Taiwo Hassan

Adebayo Salami

BEST YORUBA CULTURAL MOVIE

Isese

Kujenra

Kolo Kolo

Akuko Oran

Irawo Oke

BEST DIRECTOR

Bayo Alawiye

Abbey Lanre

Adebayo Tijani

Muyideen S. Ayinde

Lasun Ray

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND

Imisi Esu

Emi Abata

Ise

Baba Kamimo Won

Kuta Nle

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Kuta Nle

Ise

Ransom

Baba Kamimo Won

Emi Abata

YMAA BEST MARKETER

Olasco Films

Corporate Pictures

Toymax Film

Almaroof

Epsalum Productions