AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) Is Finally Here! We Are Covering It Straight From Lagos, Nigeria

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Jackie Appiah And Shirley Frimpong Manso
Jackie Appiah And Shirley Frimpong Manso

All too soon, the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) has finally arrived. In less than 24 hours, deserving winners would be announced. Looking at it, the award is here to stay for good.

It’s another opportunity for movie makers, doers and shakers of the African cinema to converge at one venue in Lagos, the heart of African movies to celebrate their achievements over the past few years.

African Cinema has come a long way and needs to be celebrated in grand style and this is what is going to be done tomorrow, March 9 at the Eko Suites Hotels.

GhanaCelebrities.Com has been selected to cover this year’s awards and yesterday, a representative touched down at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Nigeria with other Ghanaian celebrities to be part of the awards ceremony.

We will therefore bring you all the excitement from Lagos…Stick with us for all the exclusive reports, interviews and photos (You know how we go in for it all…).

The atmosphere at the airport yesterday as aircrafts that conveyed reps from other African countries touched down was exceptional. Celebrities and nominees had a tough time at the airport as onlookers [and some officials at the airport] try to steal every opportunity to snap photos with the Africa movie stars.

AMVCA nominee  in the ‘Best Actress in a Drama’ category-Jackie Appiah who was in a company of her manager Samira Yakubu, actor and movie producer, Roger Quartey and Majid Michel had a tough time getting through the crowd at the airport.

As the actress stepped out to take photos after photos with the teeming fans, the look on her face was that of someone who was probably thinking of how best to beat off the challenge of her other nominees in the category which will be keenly contested between Bubu Mazibuko, Nolwazi Shange and Nollywood’s heavyweights Genevieve Nnaji and Funke Akindele.

Still at the airport, I asked if she was confident that she would win. She sighed, waited a while and murmured with a smile. She said “Ebenezer, it’s going to be tough”.

With two nominations in the ‘Best Sound Editor’ category, rapper E.L. appeared very sober at the airport as most of the people didn’t really know who he was. Just like Jackie Appiah, E.L. might be wondering how he can possibly go back to Ghana with one of the two awards from the movies ‘Perfect Picture’ and ‘A Sting In A Tale’.

The smile on the faces of other nominees and invited guests of AMVCA shows their readiness and high expectation for the maiden edition of the awards.

Over 26 categories to be awarded to both on-the-screen and behind-the-screen professionals on Saturday and Africa can’t wait for this great day.

The AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards will be screened LIVE to over 50 countries on the African continent, on DStv starting at 19:00 CAT with an exciting, live, one-hour red carpet pre-show to be hosted by Denrele Edun, Helen Paul, Uti Nwachukwu, Dolapo Oni and Eku Edewor (53 Extra), Lawrence Maleka (StarGist) plus Nic Wang’ondu and Sarah Hassan (Mashariki Mix).

There will be a Cocktail Event at the event’s ground; Eko Hotel. Let me leave you here, as I get ready for tonight’s event.

Watch out for exclusive coverage on here and have a look at the nominations below again. Other nominees from Ghana are expected to arrive today. When we spot them, we will let you know.

1. Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)

  • Fabian Adeoye Lojede – Jacob’s Cross
  • OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby
  • Kenneth Uphopho – Down & Out
  • Edward Kagutuzi – The Mirror Boy
  • Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning

2. Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)

  • Bubu Mazibuko – Man on Ground
  • Genevieve Nnaji – The Mirror Boy
  • Nolwazi Shange – Otelo Burning
  • Funke Akindele – Maami
  • JACKIE APPIAH – PERFECT PICTURE

3. Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)

  • Fabian Adeoye Lojede – Man on Ground
  • Osita Iheme – The Mirror Boy
  • Thomas Gumede – Otelo Burning
  • Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl
  • Kalu Ikeagwu – Two Brides and a Baby

4. Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)

  • Thishiwe Ziqubu – Man on Ground
  • Harriet Manamela – Otelo Burning
  • Regina Chukwu – Akun
  • Taiwo Atigogo – Old Cargo Young Blood
  • Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind

5. Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV)

  • Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part
  • Kunle Bamtefa – Glorious Journey
  • Bovi Ugboma – The Bovi Ugboma Show
  • Francis Odega – Clinic Matters
  • Ikhide Isaac – Wanna Be

6. Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV)

  • Funke Akindele – The Return of Jenifa
  • Lilian Esoro – Clinic Matters
  • Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl

7. Best Costume Designer

  • Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy
  • JAYNE AWOONOR-WILLIAMS – PERFECT PICTURE
  • Frank Osodi Richard – Two Brides and a Baby
  • Preston Mwila – Kawanu
  • Nkiru Nwauzor – Spider

8. Best Short Film

  • Christopher Ihidero – Big Daddy
  • Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever
  • Udoka Oyeka – Down & Out

9. Best Writer – Comedy

  • Tim Greene – Skeem
  • SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO – PERFECT PICTURE
  • Paul Igwe – Clinic Matters
  • Bovi Ugboma – The Bovi Ugboma Show
  • Teru Ekuerhale – Wanna Be

10. Best Sound Editor

  • Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground
  • Juli vanden Berg & Tiago Correia-Paulo – Otelo Burning
  • Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
  • ELORM ADABLAH – PERFECT PICTURE
  • ELORM ADABLAH – A STING IN A TALE

11. Best Movie Director

  • Tim Greene – Skeem
  • Akin Omotoso – Man on Ground
  • Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
  • Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
  • SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO – PERFECT PICTURE

12. Best Lighting Designer

  • Dave Howe – Otelo Burning
  • Eleazu Texas – Two Brides and a Baby
  • Oluwole Olawoyin – Maami
  • Terry Emmanuel – Down and Out
  • KEN ATTOH – PERFECT PICTURE

13. Best Art Director

  • Bola Belo – Maami
  • Carol Mbugua – Lies that Bind
  • H. Mulenga – Kawanu Bernard
  • Blessing Effiom Egbe – Two Brides and a Baby
  • Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning

14. Best Movie (Drama/Comedy)

  • Tim Greene – Skeem
  • Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground
  • Jamie Ramsay – Jozi King
  • Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
  • Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

15. Best Picture Editor

  • Megan Gilli – Otelo Burning
  • Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground
  • Shola Ayorinde – Two Brides and a Baby
  • Reg Chuhi & Kevin Ireri – Lies that Bind
  • Kayode Afolabi – Clinic Matters

16. Best Movie (Comedy)

  • Tim Greene – Skeem
  • Chinedu Ezenwa – Wisdom of Thomas Collins
  • Kunle Afolayan – Phone Swap
  • Funke Akindele – The Return of Jenifa
  • George Edmund – Open Fire 2

17. Best Movie (Drama)

  • Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground
  • Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
  • Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
  • KEN ATTOH – ADAMS APPLE
  • KEN ATTOH – A STING IN A TALE

18. Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)

  • Tunde Kelani – Maami
  • Regina Chukwu – Akun
  • Gbajumo Oladipo – Ariyeke

19. Best Local Language Movie (Hausa)

  • Aminu Abdullahi/Hafizu Bello – Asirka
  • Aminu Abdullahi – Yunkuri
  • A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura

20. Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili)

  • Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope
  • Henry Lenga – Sakalakata
  • Rudi Nyumbani Quentin Hughes/Alex Konstantaras – Zeinabu

21. Best Writer (Drama)

  • James Whyle/Sara Blecher/The Cast Workshop – Otelo Burning
  • Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
  • Blessing Effiom Egbe – Two Brides and a Baby
  • SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO – A STING IN A TALE
  • SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO – PERFECT PICTURE

22. Best Television Series

  • Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai – The XYZ Show
  • KEN ATTOH/SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO – PEEP
  • Lance Stehr – Jozi Moving the City
  • Benjamin Odiwuor Abonyo – DemiGods
  • Patricia Gichinga/David Campbell – Makutano Junction

23. Best Cinematographer

  • Clive Norman – The Mirror Boy
  • Tom Marais – Skeem
  • Paul Michelson – Man on Ground
  • Lance Gewer – Otelo Burning
  • Sarafa Abagun – Maami

24. Best Make-Up Artist

  • Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning
  • Gabriel Okorie – The Mirror Boy
  • Biola Poopola – Tales of Eve
  • JAYNE AWOONOR-WILLIAMS – PERFECT PICTURE
  • Christin Ngoma – Kawanu

 


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