On sunday June 3, 2012, guests trooped the Cultural Centre, kuto, Abeokuta venue for the inaugural edition of the Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA). The maiden awards whose sole intent was to celebrate outstanding artistes in the Yoruba movie industry was put together by the Ogun State government and spearheaded by Tunde Oshinibosi also known as Laface. Like I mentioned earlier, it was a fierce battle as all the nominees are all exceptional in their rights but the awards if you agree with me went to the deserving nominees. Glo ambassadors, Odunlade Adekola&Funke Akindele won for their categories (best actor&actress) as well as Gabriel Afolayan who clinched the most promising actor award etc.Funke Akindele-Oloyede and Gabriel Afolayan were unavoidably absent at the event.
A hearty congratulations to the winners!
WINNERS' LIST (1) BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE Yomi Fash Lanso Odunlade Adekola WINNER Muyiwa Ademola Femi Adebayo Femi Branch
(2) BEST ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE Fathia Balogun Toyin Aimakhu Funke Akindele WINNERBimbo Akintola Mosun Filani
(3) BEST MUSICIAN IN AN ACTING ROLE Pasuma Idris Abdulkareem Saheed Osupa WINNER Obesere Sexy Steel
(4) MOST PROMISING ACTOR Tinuke Ogungbe Damola Olatunji Gabriel Afolayan WINNERBisi Komolafe Kayode Akinbayo (5) YMAA BEST CROSSOVER ACTOR Kelvin Ikeduba. WINNERRykardo Agbor WINNERMercy Aigbe Doris Simeon Rose Odika (6) BEST COMEDY ACTOR Lanre Omiyinka (Ijesa) Bolaji Amusan (Mr. Latin) Afeez Oyetoro (Saka) WINNER Adekola Tijani Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri) (7) BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Rachel Oniga Sola Sobowale Fausat Balogun Toyin Afolayan Peju Ogunmola WINNER(8) BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Ebun Oloyede Antar Laniyan Dele Odule Taiwo Hassan Adebayo Salami. WINNER(9) BEST YORUBA CULTURAL MOVIE Isese WINNERKujenra Kolo Kolo Akuko Oran Irawo Oke (10) BEST DIRECTOR Bayo Alawiye Abbey Lanre WINNERAdebayo Tijani Muyideen S. Ayinde Lasun Ray
(11) ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND Imisi Esu Emi Abata WINNERIse Baba Kamimo Won Kuta Nle (12) ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY Kuta Nle Ise WINNERRansom Baba Kamimo Won Emi Abata
(13) YMAA BEST MARKETER Olasco Films Corporate Pictures WINNERToymax Film Almaroof Epsalum Productions