Lagos, Nigeria – The Nigerian entertainment industry came alive last night as the 9th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) took place at the prestigious Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island.
The star-studded event, which is considered one of the biggest entertainment events in Africa, attracted a multitude of talented artists and celebrities.
The evening kicked off with a glamorous black carpet affair, featuring the hosting prowess of Toke Makinwa, Uti Nwachukwu, Sika Osei, and VJ Adams. Fans and media had the opportunity to interact with their favorite stars, creating memorable moments that were nothing short of exquisite.
The main event, hosted by popular TV and radio host IK Osakioduwa and Miss Universe 2019, South Africa’s Zozi Tunzi, was a celebration of talent, creativity, and achievement in the Nigerian film and television industry.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Industry Merit Award to veteran actress Patience Ozokwor. The award recognized her admirable service and contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry throughout her illustrious career.
The awards ceremony also showcased outstanding productions from the past year, with Jade Osiberu’s “Brotherhood” and Kunle Afolayan’s “Anikulapo” emerging as big winners in various categories. “Brotherhood” received accolades for Best Actor in a Drama (Tobi Bakre) and Best Movie, West Africa, while “Anikulapo” garnered awards for Best Sound Editor (Anu Afolayan) and Best Writer (Sola Dada), among others.
Other notable winners included Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) for Best Actor in a Comedy, Bimbo Ademoye for Best Actress in a Comedy, and Osas Ighodaro for Best Actress in a Drama. Abdisattar Ahmed and Efe Irele were awarded Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
The AMVCA also recognized exceptional talents behind the scenes. Wale Adeleke won Best Art Director for “King Of Thieves,” while Adeola Art-Alade took home the award for Best Costume Designer for her work on “The Real Housewives of Lagos.” Loukman Ali’s outstanding cinematography in “Brotherhood” earned him the Best Cinematographer award.
The event also provided a platform to acknowledge and honor the achievements of rising stars in the industry. Angel Onigwe was presented with the Trailblazer Award, recognizing her as a promising talent to watch out for.
As the night came to a close, Enioluwa Adeoluwa and Beauty Tukura were crowned Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Female, respectively, for their impeccable fashion choices.
The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards continues to showcase the immense talent and creativity within the Nigerian entertainment industry. This year’s edition celebrated the achievements of artists, filmmakers, and other industry professionals, while also providing a glimpse into the future of African cinema. With such incredible talent on display, the future looks promising for the African entertainment industry as a whole.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants of the 2023 AMVCA, who continue to inspire and captivate audiences around the continent and the world.