The 5th annual Arewa Music and Movie Awards (AMMA) has held on Saturday, May 12 at the Soli Event Centre in Katsina.

The event was well attended by several Kannywood stars and politicians from the northern part of the country.

This season of AMMA recognized artistes in 45 categories through online votes: 24 categories for movie, 13 for music and 8 people’s choice category.

Some of the notable winners on the night were Halima Yusuf Atete, who won the Best Kannywood Actress of the year.

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Ali Nuhu won the Best Kannywood Director of the year with the film Mansoor, while Child Actor Ahmad Ali Nuhu won the award of Best Child Actor of the Year with the film Dan Almajiri.

Umar M Shareef won Best Upcoming Actor, while beautiful Actress, Hafsat Idris was given the award for Face of Kannywood 2018.

Notable politicians present at the event were Senators MC Tagwaye, Abu Ibrahim and the APC leader in Katsina state, Shamsu Sule Funtua.

The Katsina state governor was represented by his Commissioner of Information.

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