The grand finale of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, AMVCA, eighth edition which was held at the prestigious Eko Hotels, Lagos has ended in glamour and style.
The award show which kicked off on Sunday, May 8 with series of event consisting of fashion runaway show, content creators brunch, young film makers day, culture and food festival day, climaxing with the grand finale hosted by broadcaster extraordinaire, IK Osakioduwa and South Africa’ Bonang Matheba.
Popular social media comic, Emmanuel Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, became the first-ever recipient of the Best Online Social Content Creator, a newly created award category.
As part of the entertainment for the night, veteran afrobeat musician, Lagbaja, alongside Mavin superstar, Rema, thrilled the audience on the night.
Here is the full list of winners:
1. Best actress in a comedy – Funke Akindele Bello (Omo Ghetto: The Saga).
2. Best actor in a comedy – Samuel Perry ‘Broda Shaggi’ (Dwindle).
3. Best supporting actress – Omowunmi Dada (Country Hard).
4. Best supporting actor – Odunlade Adekola (Jankariwo).
5. Best actress in a drama – Osas Ighodaro (Rattlesnake).
6. Best actor in a drama – Stan Nze (Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story).
7. Best short film or online video – Taiwo Ogunnimo (I am the prostitute Mama described).
8. Best Indigenous language (Yoruba) – Alaise – David Akande, Demola Yusuf, Edgard Leroy.
9. Best indigenous language (Hausa) – Voiceless – Rogers Ofime
10. Best Indigenous language (Igbo) – Nne-Ka – Uche Nnanna Maduka.
11. Best Indigenous language (Swahili) – Obambo (Freddy Feruzi).
12. Best art director (Movie or TV Series) Tunji Afolayan – Amina
13. Best costume designer – Millicent T. Jack (Amina).
14. Best lighting designer – Matthew Yusuf (Nneka the pretty serpent).
15. Best picture editor: Tunde Apalowo (Maria Ebun Pataki).
16. Best sound editor: Jim Lively and James Nelson (Amina).
17. Best sound track – Pascal Aka, Raquel – Gold Coast Lounge
18. Best Makeup – Balogun Abiodun (Omo Ghetto The Saga).
19. Best Writer: Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia, Biodun Stephen (Introducing the Kujus).
20. Best Cinematographer: Muhammed Atta Ahmed (Rattle Snake).
21. Best movie Southern Africa: Hairareb – Dantagos Jimmy Melani.
22. Best movie East Africa: The Girl In The Yellow Jumper – Morocco Omari
23. Best movie West Africa: Collision Course – Bolanle Austen-Peters, Joseph Umoibom
Best overall movie:
24. Best Television series: (Drama or Comedy) The Mystic River – Rogers Ofime.
The Multichoice talent factory:
25. Best Documentary: If Objects Could Speak – Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku Elena Schilling, Daniela Fritz, Ann Katrina Boberg.
26. Best social online content creator – Oga Sabinus
27. Best Africa Magic Original Drama series: Rishante – Dimbo Atiya
28. Best Africa Magic Original Comedy series: The Johnsons – Roger Ofime
Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro won the Best Dressed Female at the event, while Trailblazer, Best Dressed Male.
Pascal Aka and Raquel from the movie ‘Gold Coast Lounge’ won the Best Soundtrack category walking away with one million Naira.