The Daily Trust, Northern Nigeria’s most widely circulated newspaper, recently caught up with Kenneth Gyang, to discuss Confusion Na Wa and the film’s triumph at the AMAAs earlier this year. The interview can be read here.
We are thrilled to announce that Cinema Kpatakpata’s debut film Confusion Na Wa scooped the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards’ (AMAAs) biggest prize at a glittering ceremony in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria this weekend. In front of filmmakers, actors, musicians and press flown in from across the continent and beyond the film won awards for Best Nigerian Film and – against strong competition from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Mozambique and Malawi – Best Film.
According to organizers the competition this year was a tough as it has ever been, with a record number of 619 film submitted. We are proud that Confusion Na Wa has achieved the recognition of Africa’s most credible jury of film experts to take the prize of Best Film and will be continuing to make preparations for the its premiere and release.
Once official photographs have been released we shall provide further updates. To keep up with the latest follow us on Twitter (@confusionnawa) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/ConfusionNaWa).
The whole Confusion Na Wa team were given a great boost this weekend upon learning that our film has received a total of four nominations for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). At a glittering ceremony hosted in Malawi on Friday night it was announced that the film has been nominated in the following categories:
- Best Film
- Best Nigerian Film
- Best Director for Kenneth Gyang
- Best Supporting Actor for Gold Ikponmwosa (pictured above)
Having seen so many of the filmmakers and actors that we have looked up to in the past being nominated for and winning at the AMAAs, it is truly inspiring to find ourselves a part of this competition in 2013.
That is not the end of the good news however. As well as seeing Confusion Na Wa nominated for four awards we were excited to see the team behind the film nominated for their work on other projects, confirming how lucky we were to be able to assemble such a talented group. Nominations for the team included:
- Best Screenplay (Kenneth Gyang’s Blood and Henna)
- Best Film in an African Language (Blood and Henna)
- Best Nigerian Film (Blood and Henna)
- Best Supporting Actor (Ali Nuhu in Blood and Henna)
- Achievement in Production Design (Blood and Henna)
- Achievement in Costume Design (Blood and Henna)
- Best Actor (OC Ukeje for his performance in Charles Novia’s Alan Poza)
The winners will be announced at the AMAA ceremony in Bayelsa, Nigeria on April 20th. Congratulations and best of luck to all our fellow nominees!
Cinema Kpatakpata will be hosting a private Dark Room preview screening of Confusion Na Wa at the Rotterdam Film Festival on Monday 28th January. The screening will take place on Monday January 28, between 1pm and 3pm. The Dark Room is located on the third floor of De Doelen festival centre.
If you are interested in seeing an early preview of the film, please get in touch via our contact page as soon as possible since space is limited and places are going quickly. We look forwards to seeing you there!
We are happy to announce the release of the trailer for our forthcoming feature film Confusion Na Wa.
The trailer is part of an online campaign to promote the social comedy drama, which is currently in the final stages of post-production. We expect to release it mid-2013.