|Belinda Effah on Amaa awards red carpet|
Nollywood actress Belinda Effah says she is still overwhelmed after picking the award for 2013 Promising Actor at the just-ended Africa Movie Academy Awards in Bayelsa, Nigeria, for her role in the movie, ‘Kokomma’.
“Thanks to God I won AMAA 2013 Best Promising Actor. I can only thank God. I am still overwhelmed,” she told NEWS-ONE on Wednesday after the award ceremony on Saturday.
She said she would have regretted not acting in the movie ‘Kokomma’.
“It’s always an honour to work for Royal Academy (the production behind Kokomma). I dedicate the award to God Almighty and special thanks to the writer and producer of the movie, Uduak Oguamanam, Emem Isong and Tom Robson. Shout out to my family and friends. Also special appreciation to my fans and big thank you to the organizers of AMAA Awards,” she added.
Belinda Effah competed with equally good actors such as Sumela Maculuva – Virgin Magarida, Joseph Wairimu – Nairobi Half Life, Shonelo Mbutho – Ulanga The Mark and Karoumwi Olakunle – The Twin Sword. But the jury thought she was outstanding.
She looked stunning and very confident when she walked on stage to pick her award.
Kokomma is a theme movie on rape and Belinda has been touring schools in Nollywood to preach against rape.
This year, AMAA Award adds the number of laurels she has won based on her performances in movies. She previously won best upcoming Actress at Bon Awards, GIAMA Awards in US: A group in her home State Uyo also honoured her.
Currently she is described as a wonderful actress in Nollywood. She began her acting career through a TV series titled, ‘Shallow Water’ and has since risen through the ranks. She was a contestant in the 2006 edition of the Next Movie Star reality show and has since featured in a lot of movies.
Among her movies are Mrs. Somebody, Azonto Girls, Bigger Ladies, Udeme mmi and more.
Belinda is from Cross River State and from a large family. “My family is enough to make a football team,” she once told NEWS-ONE.
She attended the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt and later studied Genetics and Bio-technology at the University of Calabar, But she has found herself in the creative arts industry.