Africa's finest came together for an evening of glamour and entertainment at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) in association with Multichoice.
|Genevieve Nnaji||Funke Akindele|
This inaugural edition took place today, Saturday 9th 2013 at the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. It was compered by famous television personalities IK Osakioduwa from Nigeria and Vimbai Mutinhiri from Zimbabwe.
The night saw most of our favourite stars going home with awards for their hard work and passion in the art of movie, drama and film production and acting.
The debut AMVCA can be compared to the “Oscars” as the evening saw in attendance important personalities including President Jonathan Goodluck highly represented by Minister of Petroleum Diezani K. Alison-Madueke, others were Actors, Actresses, Directors, Editors, Ministers, Politicians, Fashion Designers, Musicians, Journalists and many others.
Femi Anikulapo-Kuti kicked off live entertainments for the night with his hit song “Bang Bang Bang” that got everyone in the hall captivated.
The evening saw other electrifying performances from African groups and artists such as Iyanya, Efya, Banky W and Tiwa Savage who gave a tribute was also given to late singer Goldie Harvey.
Celebrities in entertainment presented Awards to their colleagues, the award presenters included Lynxxx Utunu, Helen Paul, Gbenro Ajibade , Ituen Basi, Mani, Chico Ejiro, Ireti Doyle, Desmond Eliot, Damilola Adegbite, Ike Okechukwu, Sarah Hassan, Halima Abubakar, Segun Arize , Denrele Edun, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Eku Edewor, Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Uti Nwachukwu, Liz Benson- Ameye, OC Ukeje, Nadia Buhari, Gideon Okeke, Omoni Oboli, Stephanie Okereke- Idahosa, Michael Majid, Lizzy Jagger, Richard Mofe Damijo, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji and Jim Iyke.
Red carpet report and more coming soon, don’t go away!
See Full List Of Winners
Industry Merit Award
Industry Trail Blazer
Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)
OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby
Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)
Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture
Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)
Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl
Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)
Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind
Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV)
Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part
Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV)
Mercy Johnson (Dumebi the Dirty Girl)
Best Costume Designer
Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy
Best Short Film
Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever
Best Writer – Comedy
Tim Greene – Skeem
Best Sound Editor
Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground
Best Movie Director
Akin Omotoso (Man On Ground)
Best Lighting Designer
Dave Howe – Otelo Burning
Best Art Director
Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning
Best Movie (Drama/Comedy)
Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
Best Picture Editor
Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground
Best Movie (Comedy)
Tim Greene – Skeem
Best Movie (Drama)
Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)
Tunde Kelani – Maami
Best Local Language Movie (Hausa)
A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura
Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili)
Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope
Best Writer (Drama)
Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Best Television Series
Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai – The XYZ Show
Paul Michelson – Man on Ground
Best Make-Up Artist
Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning
Best Movie Overall
Otele Burning by Sara Blecher