On the 15th of July the (SMA) committee received Mercy Alexander the co-host for this year’s Special Movie Awards alongside Lt Col MS Adamu, Commander Nigerian Contingent Ecomig in The Gambia at the Banjul International Airport Yundum.
Special Movie Awards SMA 2017 that will hold on September 30th tentatively in a prestigious location here in The Gambia is an initiative geared towards the common good of film making and film makers in The Gambia as well as Actors and Actresses.
Special Movie Awards first edition was a great success as the event was graced by Ministers, Heads of Institutions, Members of diplomatic corps, Film Makers, Actors and Actresses, Traditional Rulers and Religious leaders. Over thirty Film makers in the Gambia participated and submitted thirty seven films which were screened by a panel of Independent Jury for nominations and awards. Fifteen Best Awards and Ten Honorary Awards was announced on the night of the event (Award night) last September 2016 at Coco Ocean Resort and Spa.
Our Special guest all the way from Nigeria, The Host of D’ Gallery TV Show, Mercy Alexander. She is the founder and host of D’ Gallery TV Show which is a 30 minutes motivational and inspirational television talk show aired every Saturday on the NTA and MITV UHF43, Channel 225 on DSTV, 94 on Gotv and 119 on startimes.
The program dwells on Interviews, Documentaries, Education, Politics, Entertainment event and culture related activities. The show is deliberately designed to concisely project individual lifetime achievements so as to deeply and permanently imprint their footprints in the sands on time.
We will like to specially thank His Excellency Adama Barrow the president of the republic of The Gambia and the ministry of Culture and tourism for supporting and endorsing this event.
Thanks to National Centre for Art and Culture, Media, FPAG and other films associations for their support.