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Osakioduwa, Matheba to host 8th AMVCA

IK Osakioduwa and Bonang Matheba

Nigerian TV presenter IK Osakioduwa and South African radio host and TV presenter Bonang Matheba have been named as the hosts for the eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), set to take place on May 14 in Lagos.

Matheba has hosted several awards shows and events, including 2016’s MTV Africa Music Awards, 2016’s BET Awards and Miss South Africa 2019, while Osakioduwa is the current host of the ongoing Nigerian Idol S7 competition and has hosted lots of other high-profile shows including Big Brother Africa.

Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “We are excited to have Bonang join IK as co-host for the eighth edition of the AMVCAs. They are both extremely talented and have attained continental acclaim having both hosted some of Africa’s biggest shows. Together they will keep the crowd entertained on the biggest night to celebrate African film and TV stars.”

Bonang added: “It’s been a long time coming. It’s always such an honour to host live productions and I think after Covid-19, we haven’t had the opportunity to be outside to have these big, big productions with live studio audiences. So it’s lovely to have all of that back. It’s also an honour. Any single stage I get to step on is an honour. I’ve always wanted to work with IK. I am a huge fan of his, so I’m looking forward to that too.”

“I feel really honoured to be hosting the AMVCAs again. I’m also really excited about the decision to honour the social media content creators with a category of their own. Trust me when I say, without a doubt this year is going to be another amazing outing for the African film industry,” added Osakioduwa.

The event is produced and broadcast by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is sponsored by drinks brand Amstel Malta. It will air live on Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv at 4pm WAT on May 14.

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Africa Magic unveils new gameshow

MultiChoice-owned entertainment channel Africa Magic has unveiled a new gameshow titled Come Play Naija.

Come Play Naija

The 60-minute gameshow format involves two teams competing against each other for a chance to win millions of Naira and other surprise prizes such as a new car.

The show is divided into five segments with different games, namely a trivia game, three obstacle courses and a contest called Spin the Wheel. Each segment will require one or more team members to participate in the games which are valued from N400,000 to N2,000,000.

Subscribers to MultiChoice’s pay TV platforms DStv and GOtv will also have the opportunity to take part in the home play edition on the Saturday live show to win cash prizes.

Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “The new show is an entertainment package that will further affirm Africa Magic’s position as a leading local entertainment provider, ranging from reality shows to movies, drama series, and now family gameshows.

“We are very excited about our latest show which happens to be a first-of-its-kind family gameshow in Nigeria. We know how much our viewers enjoyed the Big Brother Naija’s Friday night games, so we decided to create a show where they get to participate in light-hearted, fun, entertaining and fast-paced games to win amazing prizes.”

The show will be hosted by media personality Hero Daniels and will premiere on March 3 at 9pm on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151), Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153 and GOtv SUPA channel 6) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 2).

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Victor Okhai to head AMVCA judges

Victor Okhai, a seasoned producer, scriptwriter, cinematographer, director and film consultant, has been appointed head judge of the eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs).

Victor Okhai

He is the current national president of the Directors’ Guild of Nigeria, founder and director of IN-Short Film Festival, the biggest short film festival in sub-Saharan Africa, and a member of the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee.

In 2013, Okhai was nominated as Africa’s foremost film promoter by Tanzania-based Africa Film Development Association. He is a board member of the African Film Consortium and the Mokolo project, an Africa film database supported by the German Foreign Ministry, and a member of the National Advisory Committee on film development in Nigeria to the Nigeria Film Corporation.

Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “We are delighted to have Mr Okhai head the nomination and judging process for the eighth edition of the AMVCAs. He brings decades’ worth of knowledge and experience in the local and international film and TV industry to this critical role. We are certain his involvement in this edition will further reaffirm the AMVCAs’ commitment to professionalism in recognising and showcasing exceptional works on the continent.”

Okhai said: “I am delighted to be appointed head judge of the AMVCA for 2022. It is, in my view, the most credible and most glamorous awards ceremony on the continent today. You, the viewers, will have a voice in the judging process, experienced industry practitioners will be on the jury and above all, Deloitte will verify and audit the process to guarantee the integrity of the awards. Winning the AMVCA is the ultimate badge of honour and recognition for excellence and hard work.”

The eighth edition of the AMVCAs is scheduled to take place in Lagos later in the year and is produced by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is sponsored by Amstel Malta.

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Auditions open for Nigerian Idol S7

Nigerian Idol

Musical reality show Nigerian Idol, based on Fremantle’s globe-trotting talent show format, is coming back for a seventh season.

MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that online auditions are open and will close on November 28. Anyone interested aged between16 and 30 should upload a 60-second video of themselves singing any song of their choice here.

Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “MultiChoice remains committed to promoting and giving young music talents in Nigeria a platform to shine and actualise their dreams.

“Season seven promises to be even bigger and more entertaining. So if you believe you have what it takes to be the next Nigerian Idol, be a part of the auditions.”

The show is sponsored by beverage company Bigi Drinks and will air on MultiChoice pay TV platforms DStv and GOtv in February 2022.

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