Actress Uzoamaka Aniunoh has said that being nominated for best supporting actress at the 19th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) was a full-circle moment for her.
The actress who bagged a nomination for her role in CJ Obas’s Mami Wata disclosed this to QEDNG at the award ceremony in October.
“It feels really good, it’s my first nomination ever from AMAA awards, I’ve loved AMAA since before I became an actor and so being nominated just feels like a full circle moment for me,” Uzoamaka said.
Speaking on the challenges she faced filming Mami Wati, Uzoamaka said “The challenges I faced are the challenges any filmmaker faces, filmmaking is hard it’s not child’s play but when you love what you do, it becomes a breeze, I had a good time filming it, I had an exciting time and I’m happy to see what it will do the world.”
Written and directed by C.J. Obasi, the film is an exploration and creative reimagination of the mythology of a titular mermaid-deity of West African folklore, and one which, among other things, celebrates womanhood.
Uzoamaka has been featured in films and TV Shows like Riona, Diche, Stuck, Ife, Ponzi, Sister Rose, A Naija Christmas, Ananze and MTV Shuga.
She lost the Best Supporting Actress award to Senegal’s Rokhaya Niang.