Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo and Reminisce are up for nominations at the 2019 AMA Awards.
These two celebrities will go head to head for the “Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role” category at the award ceremony, alongside four others.
The Yoruba rapper was nominated for his role as ‘Makanaki’ in Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King of Boys’ while Kanayo is nominated for his role as ‘Chief Otuekong’ in Tope Oshin’s ‘Up North’.
The two movies, which were released in December 2018 will compete with other films in the category that has other actors from other parts of Africa.
Also joining Reminisce and Kanayo in the category are Jarrid Geduld for his role as ‘Abie’ in ‘Ellen, The Ellen Parkies Story;’ Zolisa Xaluva for his role as ‘Wyatt Earp’ in ‘Sew the Winter to my Skin;’ Kobina Amissah-Sam as ‘Kwabina’ in ‘The Burial of Kojo;’ and Bucci Franklyn as ‘Dagogo’ in ‘Knockout Blessing’
Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA will hold in Lagos on November 27, 2019.
Congratz to them.
Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, known by his stage names Reminisce and ALAGA IBILE, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter from Ogun State. He performs in both English and his native language, Yoruba.
Reminisce (Alaga Ibile) is from Ajilete, Yewa South LGA in Ogun state, the western part of Nigeria. He was born on the 26th of January, in Kaduna state, (Northern Nigeria). In school, he listened to various genres of local and foreign music and performed in school activities. He developed his rapping skills by emulating rappers like Nas, Jay Z and Snoop Dogg. He studied purchasing and supply at Kwara State Polytechnic.
Reminisce is a Brand Ambassador for SAMSUNG and ORIJIN breverage.
He recorded his first song in a studio in 2006 and recorded a hardcore rap album at Coded Tunes, but the album was never released and he decided to focus on his studies and complete schooling.
Reminisce’s third album, Baba Hafusa, was released in 2015. The Baba Hafusa Album project has already broken barriers and charted unknown territories. Just recently, Reminisce became the only hip hop artist in all of Africa to have an album debut on Billboard Charts World Music category at no. 12.
With over 500,000 copies sold in Nigeria in 2 weeks and the album claiming the number one spot in iTunes for more than a week – The Baba Hafusa album is already arguably as one of the most successful hip hop albums in Nigerian history.
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