AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS 2022

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The 8th Edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards took a new dimension as it stretched through eight days of rich events. Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) is an annual accolade presented by MultiChoice recognizing outstanding achievement in television and film.

Here’s how it went down:

Day 1: OPENING NIGHT GALA

Regular host IK Osakioduwa was joined by South African media personality Bonang Matheba to steer the opening event. Nigerian Idol’s 2022 Top four finalists — Jordan, Banty, Progress, and Zaron — took the stage to thrill the audience. Celebrities like Osas Ighodaro, Bimbo Ademoye, and Lala Akindoju were in attendance.

Day 2: RUNWAY SHOW

The first ever AMVCA Runway was at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos and featured exhibitors from a shortlist of a competition. These exhibitors were Amy Aghomi, Azeezat Alawusa, Ezioghene Egbelefiyo, Felix Asuquo, Ikechukwu Nwosu, Obinna Omeruo, Omowunmi Pillot, Oseluese Okpamen, and Sophie Nwabunike. While Sophie Nwabunike, Obinna Omeruo and Felix Asuquo emerged overall best. These next rated fashion designers were coached by Lanre DaSilva Ajayi of Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Mai Atafo of ATAFO and Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture. The event was hosted by TV personality Victoria “Miz Vick” Eze and featured performance from veteran group Styl Plus and Afropop queen Yemi Alade.

Day 3: YOUNG FILMMAKERS DAY

Day 4: CONTENT MARKET WORKSHOP

Day 5: DIGITAL MARKETER’S CURATORS BRUNCH

Day 6: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICA’S DIVERSITY

This event was aimed at promoting the elements of African cultures and featured Poetry, Music, local games. Juju musician Ṣeun Kuti performed alongside the Jare Band at the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. The event was hosted by Nancy Isime.

Day 7: NOMINEES GALA

The gala was hosted by Adesua Etomi and Etim Effiong had in attendance the nominees, TV and Film personalities alongside other celebrities.

Day 8: AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS

The main event has hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Bonang Matheba while the Red Carpet correspondents were Ebuka Uchendu, Uti Nwachukwu, Toke Makinwa and Sika Osei. This year’s event awarded the best Dressed Male and Female won by Denola Gray and Osas Ighodaro respectively.

AMVCA WINNERS:
Best Overall film
Amina – Izu Ojukwu & Okey Ogunjiofor

Best Actress In a Drama
Osas Ighodaro – Rattlesnake : The Ahanna Story

Best Actor in a Drama
Stan Nze – Rattlesnake : The Ahanna Story

Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Funke Akindele-Bello – Omo Ghetto the Saga

Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Broda Shaggi – Dwindle

Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)
Omowummi Dada – Country Hard

Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)
Odunlade Adekola – Jankariwo

AMVCA Trailblazer Award
Teniola Aladese

Best Director
Ramsey Nouah – Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story

Best Art Director (Movie/TV series)
Tunji Afolayan – Amina

Best Picture Editor
Tunde Apalowo – For Maria Ebun Pataki

Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV series)
Jim Lively and James Nelson – Amina

Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series)
Mathew Yusuf for Rattlesnake- The Ahanna Story

Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)
Manie Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia and Biodun Stephen – Introducing The Kujus

Best Cinematographer
Muhammed Atta Ahmed – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story

Best Makeup
Balogun Abiodun – Omo Ghetto The Saga

Best Costume Designer
Millicent T. Jack – Amina

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)
Freddy Feruzi – Obambo

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa)
Rogers Ofime for Voiceless

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba)
David Akande, Demola Yusuf and Edgard Leroy – Alasie

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo)
Uche Nnanna Maduka – Nneka

Best Television Series (Drama/ Comedy)
Rogers Ofime -The Mystic River

Best Documentary
Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku, Elena Schilling, Daniella Fritz and Ann Katrina Boberg – If Objects Could Speak

Best Short Film Or Online Video
Taiwo Ogunnimo – I Am The Prostitute Mama Described

Best Online Social Content Creator
Oga Sabinus – Mr Funny

Best Movie (Southern Africa)
Hairareb- Dantagos Jimmy-Melani

Best Movie (East Africa)
The Girl In The Yellow Jumper- Morocco Omar

Best Movie (West Africa)
Collision Course – Bolanle Austen-Peters and Joseph Umoibom

Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series)
Gold Coast Lounge – Pascal Aka and Raquel

Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series
The Johnsons

Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series
The Rishantes’ – Dimbo Atiya

Best Multichoice Talent Factory
Daisy Masembe – Engaito

Living Legend award
Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett

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