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Africa Magic Viewers Awards voting opens

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The nominees list for the annual 10th edition of the awards ceremony has already been released after the submission of entries between January 15 and February 14.

ORGANISERS of the forthcoming Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) have opened the voting platform enabling viewers to have their voice in who should win the prestigious awards.

The awards organised by Africa Magic in collaboration with Amstel Malta as the primary sponsor among others are set for May 11 and the ceremony will be featured in a live broadcast across all Africa Magic channels on DStv.

The nominees list for the annual 10th edition of the awards ceremony has already been released after the submission of entries between January 15 and February 14.

The works under review were publicly exhibited or broadcast between December 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023.

MultiChoice Zimbabwe head corporate affairs and public relations Charity Njanji said the casting of votes for the awards was done on the Africa Magic website and voting process will close on April 28.

“We are excited to see the nominees list and to hear from the adjudicators that they found the level of entries this year outstanding and inspiring.

“The voting period offers viewers the chance to rally behind and recognise the exceptional talent showcased throughout the year,” Njanji said.

“This year’s line-up is exceptional, reflecting the diversity and creativity prevalent in African cinema and television and we look forward to celebrating them all with this year’s awards event.”

She said there had been changes to this year’s performance awards, which now fall into the categories of Best Actor and Best Actress in Leading or Supporting roles.

“The awards have expanded to include 27 categories, comprising 16 non-voting categories, nine audience voting categories and two recognition awards, the Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer awards,” she said.

“The non-voting categories will be determined by the AMVCA panel of judges, led by acclaimed film-maker Femi Odugbemi.”

The full list of nominees

Best Digital Content: Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay) (National Treasure), Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi) x2 (Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement), Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina idoko and Jemima Osunde (Hello Neighbour) and Maryam Apaokagi-Greene (The Boyfriend).

Best Indigenous Language (West Africa): Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi), Jagun Jagun (Femi Adebayo), Ijogbon (Kunle Afolayan), Orisa (Odunlade Adekola) and Nana Akoto (Kwabena Gyansah).

Best Short Film: T’egbon T’aburo, Broken Mask, Eighteenth Year, Man and Masquerades, A Place Called Forward.

Best Scripted M-Net Original: Slum King, Half Open Window, Itura, The Passenger and Magic Room.

Best Unscripted M-Net Original: What Will People Say, The Irabors' Forever After, Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives), Date My Family Zambia and Royal Qlique (Season 2).

Best Costume Design: Demola Adeyemi, Bolanle Austin Peters, Ituen Basi, Folake Coker and Clement Effanga, Lola Awe, Bunmi Demilola Fashina and Daniel Obasi.

Best Indigenous M-Net Original: The Passenger, Nana Akoto, Apo, Irora Iya and Love Transfusion (Kiapo Cha Damu).

Best Movie: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Breath of Life, Over The Bridge, Blood Vessel, A Tribe Called Judah, The Black Book and MAMI WATA.

Best Writing Movie: Breath of Life (BB Sasore), Over The Bridge (Tosin Otudeko), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Tunde Babalola), Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Adebayo Tijani), Afamefuna (Anyanwu Sandra Adaora), A Tribe Called Judah (Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele, Collins Okoh and Akinlabi Ishola) and Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi).

Best Makeup: Francesca Otaigbe (Over the Bridge), Campbell Precious (Mami Wata), Hadizat Gambo (Mojisola), Hakeem Onilogbo (Jagun Jagun — The Warrior) and Feyisayo Oyebisi (A Tribe Called Judah).

Best Writing TV Series: Skinny Girl in Transit (Season 7), Wura (Season 2), Visa on Arrival, MTV Shuga Naija, Volume, Masquerades of Aniedo and Slum King.

Best Art Direction: Blood Vessel (Victor Akpan), Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade), Breath of Life (Okechukwu Frost Nwankwo, Kelechi Odu), The Black Book (Pat Nebo and Chima Temple), Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Tunji Afolayan), Mami Wata (C.J Fiery Obasi) and Omen (Eve Martin).

Best Lead Actor: Wale Ojo (Breath of Life), Stan Nze (Afamefuna), Marc Zinga (Omen), Gideon Okeke (Egun), Daniel Ezekiel (Blood Vessel), Richard Mofe-Damijo (The Black Book), Lateef Adedimeji (Jagun Jagun — The Warrior) and Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos).

Best Supporting Actor: Alexx Ekubo, Ademola Adedoyin, Ibrahim Yekini, Greg Ojefua, Timini Egbuson, Levi Chikere and Ropo Ewenla.

Best Cinematography: MAMI WATA, Blood Vessel, Over The Bridge, Breath of Life, Jagun Jagun (The Warrior), Ijogbon (Chaos) and Omen.

Best Director: Moses Inwang, Adebayo Tijani And Tope Adebayo, Bb Sasore, Johnscott Enah, C.J Fiery Obasi, Kayode Kasum and Tolu Ajayi.

Best Documentary: Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One), Lobola, A Bride's True Price?, Empalikino (Forgiveness), The Water Manifesto: Osun (Water for Gold) and Sowing Hope.

Best Editing: Chuka Ejorh And Onyekachi Banjo, Holmes Awa, Alex Kamau And Victor Obok, Dayo Nathaniel, Antonio Ribeiro and Nathan Delannoy.

Best Indigenous Language (East Africa): Where the River Divides, Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One), Wandongwa, Nakupenda and Itifaki.

Best Indigenous Language (South Africa): Service To Heart, Uncle Limbani and Motshameko O Kotsi.

Best Scripted Series: Volume, Wura (Season 2), Slum King, Itura and Chronicles.

Best Unscripted Series: Lol Naija (Season 1), Nightlife in Lasgidi, The Real Housewives of Lagos (Season 2), Gh Queens (Season 2) and Mutale Mwanza Unscripted (Season 1).

Best Sound Design: Ava Momoh (Over the Bridge), Daniel Pellerin and Amin Bhatia (Kipkemboi), Grey Jones Ossai x2 (Breath of Life and Blood Vessel) and Samy Bardet (Mami Wata).

Best Supporting Actress: Ajoke Silva (Over the Bridge), Fathia Balogun (Jagun Jagun — The Warrior), Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book), Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life), Eliane Umuhire (Omen), Tana Adelana (Ijogbon — Chaos) and Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi).

Best Lead Actress: Segilola Ogidan (Over the Bridge), Lucie Debay (Omen), Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade), Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi), Adaobi Dibor (Blood Vessel), Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata), Kehinde Bankole (Adire) and Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah).

Best Multichoice Talent Factory: Grown, Her Dark Past, Somewhere in Kole, Full Time Husband, The 11th Commandment and Mfumukazi.


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