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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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TV veteran Okhai to stand for president

Victor Okhai, veteran journalist, producer and filmmaker, has confirmed he will be standing in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections.

Victor Okhai

Okhai will be contesting the 2019 presidential elections as a candidate of the Youth Democratic Party, with the motto Enough is Enough.

Okhai has been in the broadcast industry for more than three decades. He is a freelance journalist for TV networks including the BBC, Aljazeera, CNN, TVC and STV and is also co-founder of the Directors’ Guild of Nigeria and director of the International Film & Broadcast Academy in Lagos.

He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he gained a degree in mass communications and a master’s degree in PR. He later went on to study in several other tertiary institutions, obtaining certificates from the School of Media & Communication, Pan-Atlantic University; National Film & Television Institute; University of Lagos; and Goethe Institut, among others.

He has been a partner at the Goethe Institut, Lagos since 1988 and has worked with the institute to host the International Short Film Festival in Nigeria, the first in the country and sub-Saharan Africa.

The 51-year-old has been very passionate about the role of politics and the creative industry in Nigeria, which led to him addressing these issues in several presentations.

In 2007, he delivered a speech titled The Role of Art, Film and Politics in Nigeria at the German embassy. In 2008, he presented a paper titled Emerging Talents – Nollywood and the New Wave African Cinema.

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