See 5 Nollywood Actors that were noticeably absent at the Africa Movie Academy Award 2017 including Mercy Aigbe


The 13th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards took place yesterday, 15th of July 2017 at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

This award saw the presence of Africa’s best in the movie industry who came to get recognised, celebrate with others and of course slay their way through the night like they always do.

In the midst of all glamorous dresses and beautiful faces, we still noticed that some of Nollywood’s show stoppers didn’t make it to the event. These celebrities for one reason or the other escaped from being seen. Although some factors could’ve been responsible for their absence, factors such as no nomination, other engagements and stress.

The factor of ‘No nomination’ is definitely one to consider because it is rare for a Nigerian artiste to not show up when they have been honoured with a nomination; the honour is returned, hence we think they would’ve made themselves available if they were nominated, considering the date of the award has been slated way before the D-Day. But then we can never rule out the fact that these actors have a busy schedule and could’ve been engaged so tight that leaving the environment is not possible.

Nevertheless, these excuses are not enough to not make us miss their presence because we most certainly did. These actors are slayers! they have a way of making the red carpet so glamorous and even much more than it might originally be.

In this post, we have carefully selected five actors, these five actors are upcoming and veteran slayers and they did not show up! Let’s see them;

  1. Mercy Aigbe:

According to Instagram, the actress had been seen on the 14th of July in Istanbul having fun with a friend, but on the 15th of July, she posted a photo of her daughter’s graduation. So what the actress was up to on the 15th that kept her busy that evening has not been revealed, but we certainly do miss her.

2. Toyin Abraham:

Aimakhu turned Abraham was nowhere to be seen at the AMAA. Although it was a public knowledge that the actor had a meet and greet for the movie, The In Law, her where about on the 15th is one we have no idea of.

3. Genevieve Nnaji: 

The last event we had seen Genevieve at was at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award 2017. Though the reason for the absence cannot be stated and Instagram, cannot even help us here because Genevieve Nnaji is not an actress that posts daily activities on online, so we would just believe that the actress was probably in another country or had pressing engagements.

4. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde:

Why we did not see Omotola is probably the same reason we did not see the other actresses. The actress who’s movie had premiered recently might probably be taking the time to chill, it’s not every time going out… maybe that’s why … #justsaying!

5. Rita Dominic:

Finally, we have our red carpet Slayer! Nigerian Riri who gives it to us back to back without faltering. Rita Dominic was one of the nominated actresses for the category of Best actress and we were quite disappointed that the actress did not come to give us another dose of her beauty and slay game. But we totally understand when we found out through Instagram that the actress was busy on set with a new movie which she describes with a hashtag #ICOIMOVIE.

While we are not too happy about the absence of these actresses, we look forward to the next red carpet event where we believe they will come with their A-game with the aim to slay through the day.


Watch Africa Movie Academy Award 217 video below;