On Friday November 27, 2013, the Association of Movie Producers (AMP) in Nigeira celebrated their Nollywood @20 Grand Awards and honoured dozens of both notable and not so notable actors, actresses, producers, directors, screenwriters, sound engineers, make up artists, costumiers, entertainment reporters, marketers and distributors and others with awards in different categories. But there were some inexcusable omissions on their list of those who have achieved and contributed to what Nollywood has become today as Africa's biggest and largest home entertainment film industry of home videos and TV dramas. There was no call for nominations before they made their selections and till date there is still no list of the nominees and winners on their Nollywood @20 website http://nollywoodat20.com/, except a carousel of selected Nollywood stars, movie posters and news on how they came up with the idea of Nollywood @20 that would have been held last year 2012 when Nollywood actually became twenty years since the release of the best selling Igbo language home video "Living in Bondage" in 1992. But before "Living in Bondage", several best selling home videos were released in Yoruba and Hausa languages. The controversy on the true history of Nollywood is not the mission of our resolution to celebrate the shining stars of both Nollywood and Kannywood, because they are the ones who have attracted millions of movie lovers to watch thousands of their movies in videos and on TV and have become household names not only in Nigeria, but in other countries of Africa and the rest of the world. Millions of viewers have become passionate fans of these celebrated actors and actresses in Nollywood and Kannywood and they can nominate and vote for those who should make our final list of 100 Stars of Nollywood and Kannywood to be released in 2014 to celebrate the Nigeria Centenary.
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