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Season 1 Of An African City On Youtube

An African City has been lauded as Ghana’s answer to Sex and the City, and show creator Nicole Amartefio is just fine with the comparison. The new (and already massive) web series captures the cultural and romantic missteps of five women trying to settle in Accra after years away from home. Their triumphs and trials in everyday life makes for some very addictive entertainment so keep your fingers crossed for Season 2! For now, you can find all ten episodes from Season 1 on YouTube.

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2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominees

Nominees for the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards were recently announced at a star-studded gala event in Johannesburg. Look out for winners from all 27 categories to be awarded in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Until then, take a look at contestants in some of the major categories below and head here for a full list of nominees.

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film:

Children of Troumaron (Mauritius)

Potomanto (Ghana)

The Forgotten Kingdom (South Africa)

Of Good Report (South Africa)

Accident (Nigeria)

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Director:

Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden, Children of Troumaron (Mauritius)

Shirley Frimpong Manso, Potomanto (Ghana)

Andrew Mudge, The Forgotten Kingdom (South Africa)

Jamil X.T Quebeka, Of Good Report (South Africa)

Teco Benson, Accident (Nigeria)

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Zengo Ngqobe, Forgotten Kingdom

Kanayo O. Kanaye, Apaye

Mothusi Magano, Of Good Report

Joseph Benjamin, Murder At Prime Suites

Adjatey Annan, Potomanto

Majid Michel, Brothers Keeper

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role:

Uche Nnadili, B for Boy

Linda Sokhulu, Felix

Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Accident

Clarion Chukwura, Apaye

Uche Jombo, Rodriquez, Monalisa Chinda and Daniella Okeke, Lagos Cougar

Joselyn Dumas, Northern Affair

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Feature Film:

Tula The Revolt (Curacao)

AZU (Venezuela)

Kingston Paradise (Jamaica)

Retrieval (USA)

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Documentary:

Hamu Beya- The Sand Fishers (Mali)

Potraits of a Lone Farmer (Nigeria/Denmark)

Kushaya Ingagasi (South Africa)

Daughters of the Niger Delta (Nigeria)

Sincerely Ethiopia (Ethiopia)

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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

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