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AMVCA crowns winners

AMVCA hosts IK Osakioduwa and Amina Abdi Rabar

The seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) took place on Saturday at the Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos.

Anchored by Amina Abdi Rabar and Ik Osakioduwa, the event had media personalities and Nollywood stars in glamorous outfits.

The nominations included Best Short Film/Online Video, Best Movie West Africa, Best Overall Movie and Best Television Series. Other special awards were the Trailblazer Award and Industry Merit Award.

Veteran broadcaster and filmmaker Peter Igho and his son Tosin Igho were honoured with the Legend award and Best Picture award respectively. Peter Igho received the industry merit award for his tremendous contribution to the film and television industry.

The Best Television Series award was taken by Truth (Anis Halloway), beating three other nominees including Jenifa’s Diary, Life as It Is and Women.

The winner of the best documentary award was Beverly Naya for her film Skin. Other nominees were Hidden Euphoria (Aderogba Adedeji), Against All Odds: A Tale of Resilience (Aderemi Davies) and Ibadan: Yoruba Heritage (Tunde Oladimeji).

The Best Movie for West Africa was awarded to Steve Gukas for his film Living In Bondage. Other nominees were God Calling (Momo Spaine), Seven (Tosin Igho), Elevator Baby (Victoria Akujobi) and Ratnik (Dimeji Ajibola).

Promises (East Africa) won the MultiChoice Talent Factory Award out of the six films that were produced by students of MTF’s class of 2019 and nominated by the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in the newly launched MTF Award category. Other nominees included Life of Bim (West Africa), DreamChaser (West Africa), Ensulo (East Africa), Savannah Skies (Southern Africa) and The Painting (Southern Africa).

The new award for Best Dressed Male and Female went to Mike Edwards and Mercy Eke of the just concluded Big Brother Naija season four, while the Trailblazer award was given to Nollywood actor Jide Kene Achifusi (aka Swanky JKA) in recognition of an outstanding performance in Living in Bondage in which he played the lead role. He also won a new car.

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Africa Magic awards hosts named

AMVCA hosts IK Osakioduwa and Amina Abdi Rabar

Africa Magic has revealed the hosts for the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Media personality IK Osakioduwa and a new female co-host, Amina Abdi Rabar, will front this year’s event, which takes place on March 14 at the Eko Suites and Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Rabar is a top Kenyan TV and radio presenter who has worked on various shows on the DStv platform such as MNET’s lifestyle and entertainment show Moments on Ebony Life TV, Maisha Superstar on Maisha Magic East and currently The Turn Up on Maisha Magic East.

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, channel director at Africa Channels, said: “We are excited to present Amina Abdi Rabar as the new female co-host of the edition of the AMVCAs. She is vivacious, full of wit and has a very cheerful personality. We look forward to her and IK bringing some magic on stage as we gather to celebrate the best in film and television.”

In addition, a new category, Best Dressed Award, has also been introduced aimed at celebrating the best of fashion and style at the glamorous event while honouring outstanding performances in film and television across the continent.

“We are excited about this new category because not only is the AMVCA a night when the best stars in African film and TV are celebrated, it is also famed for being the biggest showcase of fashion, glitz and glam on the continent,” said Uzoukwu.

“We look forward to this addition to the awards event and we urge celebrities and guests to make a bold statement on the red carpet and enter for a chance to win the inaugural AMVCA Best Dressed statuette. The award for the best dressed male and female at the event will be voted for on Instagram by fans and viewers across the continent on the awards day.”

“The event, which will host Africa’s top movie stars, creatives and filmmakers, will be broadcast live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv at 4pm WAT.

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