Come December 2nd 2016, The Imo state Government will host one of the biggest events in Africa. Africa Modeling Ambassadors' Awards (AMA Awards 2016) which will see African stars, brand ambassadors, conventional models and key players from different walks of life ranging from movies, music, sports, comedy etc all converge at the ten thousand capacity Imo International Convention Centre (IICC) where they will all be appreciated.
While speaking to newsmen in Owerri, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Entertainment and Public Affairs, Hon. Chukwunonye Iruno said hosting African Brand Ambassadors is like opening the door of Imo State to the entire Africa and also another way to showcase the tourist potentials of the state as well as the wonderful talents in it.
The honorable also said that "Imo State is hosting the event as part of the plans of the state governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha to grow entertainment in the state".
"It will not only entertain the state but will also grow the economy as those in hospitality and transportation business will be reaping immensely from it"...he added
Celebrities like Kanu Nwankwo, Nkem Owoh, John Okafor, Genevieve Nnaji, Flavour, Harrysongz, Tu Face, Ini Edo, Tiwa Savage, Patience Ozokwor, Eniola Badmus, Chidinma, Waje, Omawunmi, Manka Nadine, Ebube Nwagbo, Alex Ekubo, Uti Nwachukwu, Frank Edoho, D’banj, Chidi Muokeme, Jim Karutu, Dr. Olamide Okoisor, Chief Zebruddaya, Omotola Jalande Ekeinde, Mercy Johnson Okojie, Kate Henshaw, Jackie Appiah, Hafeez Oyetoro, John Okafor, Chika Ike, Kcee, J. J. Okocha, Akpororo, Victor Ikpeba, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Tu face, Genevieve Nnaji, AKA, Phyno, Pete Edochie, Bovi, Basket Mouth, Ali Baba, Sunny Nneji, Segun Arinze, Diamond Platnumz, Francis Odega, Patoranking, Diamond Platnumz, Korede Bello, Dr Sid, Don Jazzy, Mike Ezuruonye, Van Vicker and Richard Mofe Damijo will be there live at the event. Of course, the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha who is also the Host will be there present. Other distinguished guests and awardees like Senator Ben Bruce of Silverbird Group, the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Dr Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma of Innoson Group and the President of Mozambique, His Excellency, Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi are expected to be at the AMA Award 2016 event while red carpet will be anchored by Omonla of WAP TV.
Nomination has already kicked off on the eighteen categories which include:
1. Tv Commercial Modeling Awards
2. Best Tv Commercial Sports Model
3. Best Tv Commercial Movies Model (Male And Female Categories)
4. Best Tv Commercial Music Model (Male And Female Categories)
5. Print Commercial Modeling Awards
6. Best Telecom Provider Model
7. Best Beverage Model
8. Best Comedy Model
9. Best Brewery Model
10. Best Promotional Model
11. Web Modeling Awards
12. Best Web Tv Model (Male And Female Categories)
13. Best Web Banner Model
14. Glamour Modeling Awards
15. Best Corporate Modeling Award
16. Best Reality Tv Anchor Model
17. Best Catalogue Modeling Award
18. Best Audio Voice Model.
Aside more than 100 multinational brand ambassadors who are expected at the event, there will also be conventional models from all over Africa vying for the top crowns in Miss AMA Awards 2016 Beauty Pageant, where the queen will become the official face of Africa Modeling Ambassadors (AMA) in addition to a cash prize of five thousand dollars (1Million Naira), a two weeks all-expense-paid trip to two African countries, where she will be involved in peace crusades and tours as well as a chance of getting an endorsement deal as a company's brand ambassador.
The event will be taking place at Imo International Convention Center, Owerri on December 2, 2016; kicking off by 5:00pm. Ticket rates are Regular – N2000; VIP - N5000; Table For Four – N100,000.
To vote, visit www.tiny.cc/amaawards. For more information, enquiries and sponsorship, call +2348033269843 or +2348037667862, +2348062065291