Jimmy Jean Louis t the Africa Movie Academy Awards with its award

Haitian actor and producer Jimmy Jean-Louis has received the best actor in a supporting role trophy at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for his portrayal of Rise. 

The annual awards show celebrates and honors outstanding achievements in the African film industry and rewards excellence in filmmaking in various categories. Established in 2005, the AMAA aims to facilitate the development and relevance of African film and cinema by providing a reward and recognition platform for filmmakers on the continent. This year’s awards ceremony took place Oct. 29 at the Balmoral Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. 


The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) honors Jimmy Jean-Louis as Best Actor supporting role in “Rise.”

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Ralph Delly is an award-winning music and entertainment journalist with extensive experience covering the Haitian Music Industry and the Haitian-American community. He has worked in Haiti and the United States at such media organizations as Radio Metropole, WNWK/107.5 FM, Radio Soleil d’Haïti and The Haitian Time – where he penned the popular “The Delly Dish” gossip column. Dellys has worked with numerous artists in the HMI, including Zin, Lakol, Phantoms, Zenglen, Sokute, Jam, See Well and 509 – to name a few. Delly graduated from Carlos Albizu University of Miami and City College of New York (CUNY)