ACTRESS Akofa Edjeani is positive about getting more accolades in her career after being nominated in the Best Supporting Actress – Drama category at this year’s Golden Movie Academy Awards (GMAA) scheduled for the Movenpick Hotel on Saturday, August 24.
Akofa, who has over three decades of acting experience under her belt, earned the nomination for her role in Kobina Gyansah’s 2018 movie, Azali.
Apart from the I Sing of A Well actress, other cast members of Azali also got nominations at the GMAA, including lead actress Asana Alhassan who was nominated in the Golden Actress In Drama, Golden Discovery Of The Year and Golden Most Promising Actor categories.
Adjetey Anang, the lead actor in Azali, is in contention for the Best Actor Drama honour against Ramsey Nouah, John Dumelo, Yasin Lubowa, Chris Attoh and Uganda’s Mateega Smith.
While acknowledging the competence of other nominees in the Best Supporting Actress category, Akofa said a win would be a reward for the industry she had served all her life.
“I’m very excited about this nomination, particularly because I have been in the acting business for over two decades and I’m still getting recognition for my talent. This means a lot to me so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the main show later in the month.
“But while I would want a win for myself, I also wish my competitors well since being selected from the many entries means you are already a winner,” she said.
Azali and Ugandan movie 94 Terror have the highest number of nominations at the GMAA with 18 each, and according to Akofa, the movie’s success is evidence of the professional input and effort of the team.
Azali exposes the dangers of child labour, child abuse, streetism and child marriage across Africa. It highlights the sufferings of young girls in their attempts to make life meaningful for themselves and their families.
Since its inception in 2015, the Golden Movie Academy Awards has evolved into a reputable awards scheme that celebrates the accomplishments of the African movie industry.
It has also created an avenue for film-makers to network, share ideas and find ways to advance the industry, and Akofa called for support for the organisers, New Media Journey Ghana (NMJ).
“I’m very proud of Mimi Andani and her team because the ceremony attracts many people from all over the world and it is definitely a boost for our tourism,” she stated.