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2023 AMVCA Winners Full List

2023 9th Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards & The Winners

Venue & Host

The 9th annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), widely celebrated as one of the continent’s most prestigious entertainment events, took place Saturday night, May 20, 2023, at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The award show, renowned for its glamour and panache, lit up Victoria Island with an array of African stars and a vibrant black carpet event commencing at 4 pm, leading up to the main event at 7 pm Nigerian time. Hosts for the night were popular Nigerian TV and Radio host, IK Osakioduwa, and Miss Universe 2019, South African Zozi Tunzi, ensuring an event filled with charm and grace.2023 Amvca Winners Full List, Yours Truly, Articles, June 14, 2024

The Glamour

The night belonged to the Nollywood stars Bimbo Ademoye, Tobi Bakre, and Osas Ighodaro, who emerged as the shining stars of the evening, amongst a constellation of seasoned and legendary celebrities from the entertainment industry. The awards night was a celebration of cinematic excellence, with winners in various categories scooping up the coveted awards.

Recognitions

Among the films with significant recognition were ‘Anikulapo’ with 16 nominations, and ‘Brotherhood’ and ‘Shanty Town’ each garnering 11 nominations. Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Anikulapo’, Femi Adebayo’s ‘King of Thieves’ Jade Osiberu’s ‘Brother’, and Funke Akindele’s ‘Battle on Buka Street’ were also shortlisted for the Best Overall Movie, setting a high benchmark for African cinematic talent.

Fashion

Fashion was in full swing as well, with Toke Makinwa, Uti Nwachukwu, Sika Osei, and VJ Adams as black carpet hosts, adding an extra layer of splendour to the evening as they interacted with the celebs making their grand entrances. One of the ex-BBNaija stars, Tacha, was among the celebrities causing a stir, donning a dress worth ₦9.2 million.2023 Amvca Winners Full List, Yours Truly, Articles, June 14, 2024

Theme

The event, themed ‘Cultural Diversity’, was live-streamed on all Africa Magic channels, providing viewers the opportunity to witness the extravaganza and the stunning red carpet looks right from their homes. In an age of digital consumption, AMVCA has also paid attention to the digital content creators and young filmmakers, marking their celebration days before the award night.

Runway

The runaway shows featuring spectacular designs from Nigerian brands were a significant highlight, contributing to an unforgettable night of glamour, talent, and celebration of the African entertainment industry. Exhilarating and emotional speeches further added a warm and human touch to the glittering event.

The 9th AMVCA wrapped up, leaving behind a trail of spectacular moments, it remains evident that African cinema continues to thrive, pushing boundaries and setting higher standards. Congratulations to all the winners and participants for their significant contributions to Africa’s growing entertainment landscape. See full list of winners below:

See full nomination list here

Winners

  1. BEST OVERALL MOVIE — Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo
  2. BEST DIRECTOR — Loukman Ali – Brotherhoods
  3. BEST SOUND EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Anu Afolayan – Anikulapo
  4. BEST PICTURE EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Holmes Awa & Daniel Tom – Crime & Justice
  5. BEST ART DIRECTOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES)Wale Adeleke – King Of Thieves (Agesinkole)
  6. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER — Loukman Ali – Brotherhood
  7. BEST WRITER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Sola Dada – Anikulapo
  8. BEST COSTUME DESIGNER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Adeola Art-Alade – The Real Housewives of Lagos Reunion Episode
  9. BEST MAKE UP (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Maryam Ndukwe, Hakeem Effects Onilogbo – Shanty Town
  10. BEST SOUND TRACK (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Kent Edunjobi – Anikulapo
  11. BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE – SWAHILI (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Philip Karanja Njenga – Click Click Bang
  12. BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE – HAUSA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Abubakar Bashir Maishadda – Aisha
  13. BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE YORUBA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo
  14. BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE – IGBO (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Victor Iyke – Uhuruchi
  15. BEST SHORT FILM/ ONLINE VIDEO — Adeoye Adetunji – Pa Aromire
  16. BEST ONLINE SOCIAL CONTENT CREATOR — Elozonam, Kie Kie – Back From The Future
  17. BEST TELEVISION SERIES — Yinka Edward – Crime & Justice
  18. BEST DOCUMENTARY — Nora Awolowo – ‘Nigeria: The Debut’
  19. BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA — Click Click Bang – Philip Karanja Njenga
  20. BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA — Brotherhood – Jade Osiberu
  21. BEST MOVIE SOUTHERN AFRICA — Elvis Chucks – Jewel
  22. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Abdisattar Ahmed – Gacal
  23. BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Bimbo Ademoye – Selina
  24. BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) – Inside Life
  25. BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Osas Ighodaro – Man of God
  26. BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) — Tobi Bakre – Brotherhood
  27. THE MULTICHOICE TALENT FACTORY FILM — Leaked
  28. BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES — Ricordi
  29. BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES — Njoro Wa Uba
  30. BEST ORIGINAL TELENOVELA (NEW CATEGORY) — Mpali
  31. BEST MNET UNSCRIPTED ORIGINAL (NEW CATEGORY) — King Buger
  32. INDUSTRY MERIT AWARDS — Patience Ozokwor
  33. TRAILBLAZER AWARD — Angel Unigwe

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