The Cameroon movie industry may not be popular among the African filmmaking fraternity but that did not stop some recognition at the just ended 2018 Golden Movie Awards.
Produced by Nkanya Nkwai, an actor and film producer of Cameroonian and British descent, ‘A Good Time to Divorce’ swept six awards ceremony to the astonishment of patrons and colleagues present at the award ceremony.
The movie topped the categories of Golden Art Director, Golden Story Drama, Golden Movie Writer, Golden Actor Drama, Golden Director, and Overall Golden Movie.
Alenne Menget, who could not hide his excitement said, “We came here to win and we have won. You should automatically put us on the map of movies in Africa because we are a force to reckon with. We have taken the time to brand and rebrand. We have won it to be integrated into, we have won for peace.”
The Golden Movie Awards is an annual award that seeks to honour outstanding achievement in the African television, digital media, and film industry and it’s administered by experts in Cinema and Television.
The star-studded event was attended by filmmakers from Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, and Ivory Coast.
Other wins include Golden Soundtrack (Original), OC Ukeje – Potato Potahto, veteran Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe Damijo was adjudged best Golden Supporting Actor (Comedy.
There was, however, a twist in the Golden Actor (Comedy) category where newly-wedded John Dumelo beat the likes of Kwadwo Nkansah a.k.a Lilwin, Kofi Adjorlolo, Ayo Makun, O.C Ukeje to win the award; Golden Indigenous Movie was awarded to producers of Baabani.
The rest were Golden Supporting Actress in Comedy, Joke Silva; Golden Editor (Video)Yaw Karkonn–Ampomah; Golden Actress in Comedy were shared by Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson, and Sika Osei of the Side Chic Gang, Golden Makeup Artist went to Nodryn Evanci of Uganda, among many others.