Speaking while delivering his acceptance
speech after he was presented with a
lifetime achievement award at the 13th
edition of the African Movie Academy Award
(AMAA), legendary Nollywood actor, Nkem
Owoh, revealed that he didn’t succeed when
he tried to organise an award ceremony
with some people in the industry.
The comic actor popularly known as
Osuofia, who spoke at the event held at Eko
hotel and suites in Lagos, said: “I would like
to appreciate the organisers of AMAA
awards for the hard work they have been
putting into this event.
“It’s not easy to have a 13th edition. Few
years back, I decided to have something like
this and I called some people in the industry.
We only got to organ, the -nise is another
“I want to appreciate Peace for sustaining
this award to this level, if you think I am
wrong go and try like we did.
“I dedicate this award to all the genuine
peacemakers in this country, those who are
trying to make peace in our political, military
space and in our citizenry.”
The Enugu-born actor began his acting
career as far back as 1987 when he
featured in the movie adaptation of Chinua
Achebe’s book, ‘Things Fall Apart’, with Pete
He is best known for playing lead role in the
2003 movie, Osuofia in London, which
earned him the nickname, Osuofia.