After winning the highest number of awards last year at the Ghana Movie Awards, the movie ‘Azali’ has shown no sign of slowing down on its winning spree as the film swooped an impressive 6 wins including the overall award; ‘Best Feature Film of the Year’, at this year’s edition of the ‘Golden Movie Awards Africa’ on the 24th of August 2019 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. The Director of the film Kwabena Gyansah, said that the unprecedented success of ‘Azali’ has been a motivator.
In an exclusive interview with Shine Publications, Kwabena Gyansah expressed his excitement and gratefulness concerning the recognition and said that the awards will serve as a motivation to him and his team. “We are excited and honored to have achieved this. Everyone in the team is excited. I would like to congratulate all winners on the night, I think all wins were well deserved. I believe this honor will spear us on to achieve greater heights in our subsequent projects. I am also equally grateful to everyone who has contributed in one way or the other to make this possible. I would say the future is bright for the industry as a whole and I pray we are able to take the necessary steps to make the impact we so well deserve”, he said.
‘Azali’ picked up an impressive 6 awards out of 18 nominations which was the highest for the night. The wins were ‘Promising Actor’ (By Asana Alhassan), ‘Best Soundtrack ( By Gomez Tito),’ Best Cinematography’ (By William Agbeti), ‘Best Editing’ ( By William Agbeti), ‘Best Indigenous Film’ (By Kwabena Gyansah), and (Best Feature Film’ (By Kwabena Gyansah).
‘Azali’ tells the story of a young girl who is forced into migration from the village to the city in search of a better future of prosperity for herself and her family only to face untold hardships; and even worse in the so called land of milk and honey. The movie seeks to highlight the suffering of some of the young women in the Northern part of Ghana who fall prey to selfish individuals as a result of poverty and lack of education.
By Jerry Wonder