October 18-21, Kigali, Rwanda

AMAA 2018 Awards Events

Bringing entertainment to the city of 1000 hills

About AMAA 2018

Do not miss #AMAA2018

The 2018 AMAA event promises to be the best ever. Set in the city of one thousand hills, Kigali in Rwanda, AMAA is prepared to light up Kigali with the best that Africa has to offer in entertainment. Bringing together superstars from the music and movie industries, AMAA 2018 will redefine the future of entertainment in Africa.

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Founder

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Founder
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Founder
About AMAA 2018

Africa's Best Music Acts

AMAA will bring together on one stage, Africa's greatest music acts to perform and thrill the audience at the main award event and the Gala dinner.

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Celebrating Best Movie Acts

The main award event is a galore of celebrating the very best of African movie talents. From actors and actresses to producers, script writers and more, the AMAA stands out in its consistency in rewarding and celebrating talented acts in the African Movie industry.

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Exploring Rwandan Film Industry - Hillywood

It is time to put Rwanda on the map of global film industry.

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AMAA 2018 will gather the brightest minds in the movie world. It offers a chance to engage and get insights from experts and practitioners from all around!

Below you'll find the schedule for AMAA 2018 events. We'll keep this page regularly updated with all new information and events, so be sure to keep checking in!

8:45 AM 9:00 AM

AfricaOne Tour

Awareness roadshow

This is a Pre-Awards roadshow intended to brief and sensitize the media and stakeholders in each country where the Roadshow is scheduled to hold towards AMAA2018 on the plan and line up od activities. The media and other stakeholders will be fully involved in terms participation for the AMAA Roadshow

9:00 AM 10:45 AM

The Nomination Event

AMAA Nominations

AMAA Nomination Night is a key event within the AMAA calendar. It is integral part of the AMAAs and is just as glamorous. It’s an exotic night of music, dance, glitz and glamour where nominees for the keenly contested 24 award categories in contention are announced.

11:10 AM 12:20 AM

Africa Cinema Business Roundtable

Business Roundable

ACBR is an annual networking conference where stakeholders, investors, film experts and regulatory bodies of the African film Industry discuss challenges and recommend solutions and policies to advance the industry. Its objectives are to:

12:30 AM 1:30 PM

Africa’s Best Peoples Choice Awards

Best Choice Awards

Africa’s Best PCA is an SMS and social media based voting campaign. It is an authentic People’s Choice Awards. A real platform to give fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite Actors and movies. Its a platform designed to engage fans to vote through an SMS short code and designated website/social media platforms.

9:00 AM 10:30 AM

Award Red Carpet Show

AMAA RedCarpet

The AMAA Red Carpet is not just about Glitz and Glam but a relaxed networking time for Actors, Directors and other high Networth Guests.

1:10 PM 2:40 PM

The Event Ceremony

The Main Awards Event

The AMAA event night represent style, prestige and glamour. The winners of each category are announced on the night of the event during the live broadcast. The ceremony also showcases Africa’s best performances and brings the best of African movie stars together. AMAA is: A luxury experience that connects brands with Celebrities, Media and Industry VIPs.

6:40 PM 8:00 PM

AfricaOne Music Concert

Music Concert

This is a strategic concert to push the vision for Africa without walls and create one Africa. Top A-list music Artist usually headline the AMAA concerts. The AfricaOne2018 Music Concert hopes to witness a ground breaking entertainment experience as top A-list music acts headline this year’s event to draw attendance of up to 15,000 people.

paul kagame amaa

Rwanda Is Ready For Us!

“Vision 2020 is premised on investing in our people and developing our people. That is why we are focused on measuring how fast and how far we are moving in the direction we want.”

Attributing Rwanda’s vision to lessons from the past, President Kagame emphasized the importance of citizen participation in shaping Rwanda’s future:

We were very conscious of where we were coming from and what needed to be changed: our mindset. We fought against genocide and when we took responsibility, we made sure that we did everything possible to make every Rwandan feel that they have a stake in what is happening in the country. People used to wait for people to do the work for them. We said no, it has to start with us. The others can help but only if you are doing something.”


President Kagame also addressed Rwanda’s efforts towards self reliance:

‘We may not want aid but we need it. But the best way to use it is in a way that we need less of it.”

Official Unveil in Kigali

On the 13th of June, 2018, AMAA brought together all major sponsors, representatives of Hillywood, Nollywood and the representatives of the Rwandan government  for the ‘Official Unveiling” of the 14th edition of the AMAA in Kigali.

The event showcased the past achievements of AMAA and testimonies from past winners.
A short video detailing the success of the Kigali Social Media conference held as part of AMAA 2018 pre-events was also showcased.

Sponsors were delighted to be a part of AMAA 2018 and were hopeful that AMAA 2018 will open doors to the Rwandan Film industry, The Hillywood.


The AMAA 2018 award events have a variety of ticket types to suit the variety of participants out there. Find out the best option for you!

Early Bird Pass


Price excluding 5% VAT

Includes return flights, hotel accommodation for 5 nights plus breakfast and access to all AMAA events. Must be booked before October 14, 2018.

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  • PASS to AMAA Events Yes
  • Return Flight (Economy) Yes
  • Tour No
  • Hotel Accommodation Yes

Standard Pass


Price excluding 5% VAT

Includes return flights, hotel accommodation for 5 nights plus breakfast, tour and access to all AMAA events. Must be booked before October 14, 2018.

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  • PASS to AMAA Events Yes
  • Return Flight (Economy) Yes
  • Tour Yes
  • Hotel Accommodation Yes

Golden Pass


Price excluding 5% VAT

Includes return flights (Biz Class), hotel accommodation for 5 nights plus breakfast at Radisson Blu, tour and access to all AMAA events

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  • PASS to AMAA Events Yes
  • Return Flight (Business) Yes
  • Tour Yes
  • Hotel Accommodation(Radisson Blu) Yes

Groups of ten or more will receive a 1% discount by using the code
SMAR. All bookings must be paid in full.

A limited number of passes are now available for $1,199 ex. VAT, but for a short time only. Register now and we'll contact you with more details on how to complete your registration


We wouldn't be able to host our conference without help from these amazing companies. A huge thanks to all our sponsors and partners!


Kigali Convention Centre at the Radisson Blu is the perfect place to unlock your creativity plus the luxury and comfort of a 5 star rendezvous, all in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda.

Rwandan Convention Centre – Radisson Blue

Kimihurura Roundabout,
P.O. Box 6629,
Kigali, Rwanda

Getting to the Kigali Convention Centre, venue of the AMAA 2018 is very easy. The Radisson Blu is situated in the heart of Kigali with its monumental structures that line the hills of Kigali making them the hub that defines its beauty.

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Getting by a car

AMAA partners a cab company in Kigali that will ferry attendees at a very affordable rate.


Touring the City of Kigali

In partnership with Alpha E Limited, AMAA will provide buses and tour guides to take attendees round the city of Kigali.

Alpha E Cabby

Additional Details

You will be updated on additional arrangements made to ensure your stay in Kigali is memorable.

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favorite hotels nearby our event location

Radisson Blue

Radisson Blue


Kimihurura Roundabout P.O. Box 6629 Kigali, Rwanda

Venue of event

+250 252 252 252


Park Inn by Radisson

Park Inn by Radisson


KN 41 St, Kigali, Rwanda

1.34 miles to event location



Hotel Villa Portofino Kigali

Hotel Villa Portofino Kigali


KG 9 Avenue, Kigali

3.1 miles to event location



Marriott Hotels, Kigali

Marriott Hotels, Kigali


KN 3 Avenue, Nyarungenge District, Kigali, Rwanda

1.3 miles to event location



If you are coming to Kigali on a low budget, but yet, don’t want to compromise
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