PHOTOS: Ghana Wins NOTHING at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2015 + Full List of the Winners

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Joselyn Dumas
Joselyn Dumas

The 2015 African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards took yesterday at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre in Nigeria—and shockingly, Ghana won nothing with Nigeria’s October 1 sweeping almost all the awards.

Kunle Afolayan won Best Director with October 1, the same movie won Best Movie of 2014, Best Art Director (Movie/ TV), Best Lighting Designer and several others…

Ghana’s Shirley Frimpong Manso, Joselyn Dumas, Lydia Forson, Adjetey Anang and  Zynnell Zuh could not pick up a win…

Check the full list of winners below + Photos…

1. Best Actor in a Comedy: Femi Jacobs for The Meeting

2. Best Actress in a Comedy: Rita Dominic for The Meeting

3. Best Actor in a Drama: OC Ukeje for Confusion Na Wa

4. Best Actress in a Drama: Kehinde Bankole for October 1

5. Best Art Director (Movie/ TV): Pat Nebo for October 1

6. Best Cinematographer (Movie/ TV): Stanlee Ohikhuare for Verdict

7. Best Comedy Writer (Movie/ TV): Tunde Babalola for The Meeting

8. Best Costume Designer (Movie/ TV): Deola Sagoe & Obijie Oru for October 1

9. Best Documentary: Yvonne Bassey for The Gift of The Nile

10. Best Drama Writer (Movie/ TV): Tunde Babalola for October 1

11. Best Lighting Designer: Lanre Omofaiye for October 1

12. Best Local Language Hausa: Hafizu Bello & Abubakar Bashir for Bincike

13. Best Local Language Igbo: Obi Emelonye for Onye Ozi (The Messenger)

14. Best Local Language Swahili: Sarika Hemi Lakhani for Veve

15. Best Local Language Yoruba: Fathia Balogun for Iya Alalake

16. Best Make: Up Artist: Sacred Lola Maja for October 1

17. Best Movie (Comedy): Mildred Okwo & Rita Dominic for The Meeting

18. Best Movie (Drama): Steve Gukas for A Place in The Stars

19. Best Movie Director: Kunle Afolayan for October 1

20. Best New Media – Online: Imoh Umoren For Hard Times

21. Best Movie of 2014: Kunle Afolayan for October 1

22. Best Short Film: Ekene Mekwunye for Oblivious

23. Best Sound Editing: Kulanen Ikyo For October 1

24. Best Video Editor: Victoria Akujobi for Reflections

25. Best Supporting Actress: Linda Ejiofor for The Meeting

26. Best Supporting Actor: Blossom Chukwujekwu for Knocking on Heavens Door

27. Best Television Series: Georgia Arnold for Shuga

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  1. OH YAWA! There was one point the camera focused on Shirley’s face when the award swerved her… She looked menacing lol.
    Anyway better luck next time. I felt Shirley was over-confident and conceited at a point because of all her previous awards. This is just a lesson to show her that other producers are just as “hungry” to excel and if u think u are the sh*t, you can be swerved easily just like wat we saw yesterday.

  2. The problem is Twi. All Ghanaian movies are just in Twi and it’s killing the industry. Ghana doesn’t have the population to grow an indigenous film industry to international standards. That’s common sense! Twi is affecting broadcasting standards, education standards, retarding the growth of Ghanaian music and comedy.
    Reporters will tell you how difficult it is to get vox pops in good English. Sometimes I feel ashamed when watching Ghanaian news with Nigerian friends.
    Now to this award, these Africa magic people are crazy. The Igbo film industry is not half as big as the Akan industry yet the recognised a nonexistent Igbo industry and ignored the Akan one. Well, Dstv makes several multiples of it’s Ghana revenue in Nigeria.
    And if you want to disagree with me, first type in Twi, not English!

    1. You’re not 100% right…how is the twi language (their own language) retarding them. Nigerian people don’t pronounce certain words right and even speak pidgin English so wouldn’t they be retarded too? They don’t have to speak English they can use whatever language they want. Indian people speak their language in their movies and Chinese people speak their language in their movies but still they go far. If it was such a bad thing then how come local actors get paid more than English speaking actors and produce more movies? If you’re ashamed then don’t speak twi and then learn how to speak igbo or yoruba. Even the English speaking actors are not international.

  3. Pistis really did joselyn justice with that design, she looked gorgeous, Lydia lkd beautiful & of course Genevive rocked as well!

  4. How come nobody complained when Shirley and Kenyan Movie won everything last year? People should watch the movie Oct 1 and you will understand. Very high budget movie supported by Lagos Government telling the Nigerian Story. Obviously a marked improvement on their production. Nollywood being the third largest movie industry in the world is more likely to attract investors thus likely to have better produced movies. We should not be sore losers! Better luck next time!