“Our work is to play but we don't play with our work” is a complicated maxim of Golden Icons, a celebrity magazine based in the United States. The magazine dishes out stuff movies, music, celebs scandals, rumors and news on African Celebrities in the showbiz industry. In 2011, it was voted the Best African magazine in the United States. As part of their promise to extend it wings after winning the awards last year, they have decided to appreciate and encourage the moviemakers in Africa, hence initiating Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards “GIAMA awards” to boost the growing industry.
In an interview with Bode Ojo, CEO of Golden Icons, he explained: “We've seen the African movie industry grow worldwide over the last decade. I love African movie and I know what it takes to make a good one, that's why we are not doing any other thing, but a movie awards.”
The Awards which have over 26 categories is set for Saturday, the 20th of October, 2012 at the HBU Morris Cultural Arts Center, Dunham Theater. Houston, Texas. Submission of movies ends on the 12th June, 2012. To submit one's movie, producers/copyright owners in Ghana should pick a form and drop DVD copies of the movies they want to put up for nomination at the offices of Next Media Concept (call: 0261328443) whilst Nollywood contacts: Bola Aduwo on 0813-104-2710 or visit: www.giamaawards.com