On Saturday, 1 September, the much anticipated sixth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) took place to much fanfare, glitz and glam at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
As expected, the crème de la crème of the African film, TV and entertainment industry turned out on the famous AMVCA red carpet and the show, which was hosted by the returning duo of IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini started with an electrifying performance by the critically acclaimed Niger-Delta dance troupe, Seki.
Other performances of the night include renditions by famous singer-producer Cobhams Asuquo, and Nigerian opera singer, Omo Bello who performed together with her orchestra. Nigerian rapper Falz also thrilled on the night, even as he won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama award.
The big winners of the night include Adjetey Anang and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for Best Actor in a Drama/Movie and Best Actress in a Drama/Movie respectively while Jade Osiberu won in the Best Director category for the movie Isoken.
Another highlight of the night was when renowned Nigerian cinematographer Tunde Kelani was presented with the Industry Merit award, a decision that was well received by the audience as evidenced by a prolonged standing ovation. In the same vein, the Trailblazer Award was given to Bisola Aiyeola in recognition of her growing impact in the African film and TV space.
The crowning of the night was the announcement of Phoebe Ruguru’s 18 Hours as the Best Overall movie, a fitting tribute to an event that featured many other Kenyan winners.
See the full list of winners at the 2018 AMVCAs below:
The Flesh Business
Best Television Series
This Is It
Best Cinematographer Movie or TV Series
Best Movie East Africa
Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Yoruba
Best Lighting Designer Movie or TV Series
Best Picture Editor Movie or TV Series
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Igbo
Best Sound Editor Movie or TV Series
Best Soundtrack Movie or TV Series
Best Costume Designer Movie or TV Series
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Hausa
Best Make-Up Artist Movie or TV Series
Best Art Director Movie or TV Series
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili
Best Movie Southern Africa
The Road To Sunrise
Best Director Movie
Best Movie West Africa
Best Overall Movie
Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Odunlade Adekola – A Million Baby
Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Adjetey Anang – Keteke
Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
Nyce Wanjeri – Auntie Boss
Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde – Alter Ego
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Falz – New Money
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Lydia Forson – Isoken
Best Short Film or Online Video
Industry Merit Award