Comedian AY’s debut feature movie ‘30 Days in Atlanta’ which has been making serious media buzz in recent times and creating serious expectations for fans of the AY Brand and movie lovers across the world, has emerged as the movie with one of the highest nominations at the 3rd annual Golden Icons Academic Awards (GIAMA) in Houston, Texas USA.
The star-studded movie which is billed for cinema release in the last quarter of this year features AY, Ramsey Noah, Vivica Foxx, Karlie Redd, Mercy Johnson, RMD, Desmond Elliot, Majid Michel, Juliet Ibrahim, Ada Ameh, Rachel Oniga and Kesse Jabari was nominated in the Best Film (indigenous), Best Film (comedy), Best-On-Screen-Duo, Best Actor, Best Comedic Act, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Producer of The Year, Best Cinematography and a Special Recognition awards for Hollywood Lynn Whitfield who also starred in the movie.
For AY who is one of Nigerians top comedians and a trained Theatre Arts graduate from Delta State University, ’30 Days In Atlanta’ is a dream come through. Speaking on the development, a visibly pleased Ay said the nominations was a celebration of the great team that worked with him on the project because it is an affirmation to efforts put into the production of the movie by all involved.
“I am so happy that the sleepless nights and days of shooting the movie in Nigeria and Atlanta is beginning to pay off. The main idea was to recreate the Akpos Character on The AY Show’s, ‘Who Wants To Be A Billionaire Segment’ and to also establish the AY brand as an actor and a producer in the movie industry”.
The movie which is in the comedy genre chronicles the hilarious adventures of two cousins from Nigeria who are given a 30-day holiday package to Atlanta. Packed with romance, drama and a lot of laughs, 30 Days in Atlanta has been described as a perfect blend of Nollywood, Ghollywood and Hollywood’s finest thespians.