Veteran Nigerian born cinematographer, Tunde Kelani, has scooped the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ Industry Merit Award.
Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde finally broke the jinx and won the first AMVCA accolade. She won the category for Best Actress in a drama movie/TV series.
The 6th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were held Saturday night at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos in Nigeria.
Hosted by South African media personality, Minnie Dlamini and Big Brother Africa host IK Osakioduwa, the awards ceremony was a showcase of music, culture and fashion.
Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bisola Aiyeola won the Trail Blazer Award on top of a brand new car. Singer Falz also bagged an Award for ‘Best supporting actor in the movie/TV series ‘New Money’.
AMVCA is an annual accolade presented by Multichoice (DSTV) recognizing outstanding achievement in television and film, voted on by the general public.
Entries into the award ceremony are films and TV series that have been aired on Dstv Channels in the previous year.
Nominees competed across 27 categories, seven of which were open for viewers to vote and choose the winners while 20 winners were decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.
As one would imagine, the winners’ list was dominated by Nigeria, Ghana while other spots were shared largely between Kenya and South Africa.
Of the 12 Ugandan artists that had been nominated, non of them won an award.
Here is a list of the winners
MOVIE : 18 Hours.
BEST DIRECTOR: Jade Osiberu (ISOKEN)
BEST ACTOR in a Drama movie/TV series: Adjeteygh Anang.
BEST ACTRESS in a Drama Movie/TV Series: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
BEST ACTOR in a comedy movie /TVseries: Odunlade Adekola
BEST ACTRESS in a comedy Movie/TV Series: Nyce Wanjeri.
BEST SOUND EDITOR Movie/TV Series: Kolade Morakinyo and Pius Fatoke.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR in a Drama/ TV series: Falz
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a Drama movie/TV series: Lydia Forson.
BEST WRITER movie/TV series: Patrick Nnamani, Koye O and Moses Inwang.
INDUSTRY MERIT AWARD: Tunde Kilani.
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE in a movie/TV series ( SWAHILI ): Sarika Hemi Lakhani.
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE in a movie/TV series ( HAUSA): Ali Nuhu.
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES ( IGBO ): Lilian Afegbai.
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES (Yoruba)’: Femi Adebayo.
BEST MOVIE (Southern Africa): THE ROAD TO SUNRISE: Shemu Joyah
BEST MOVIE (East Africa): “18 Hours” by Phoebe Ruguru.
BEST MOVIE (West Africa): ISOKEN by Jade Osireru.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER MOVE/TV SERIES: Yinka Edward.
BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER: Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi.
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER: Ngozi Obasi, James Bessinone.
BEST PICTURE EDITOR MOVIE/TV SERIES: Mark Maina.
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Dennis Wanjohi Maina
BEST MAKEUP ARTIST MOVIE/TV SERIES: Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo.
BEST ART DIRECTOR MOVIE/TV SERIES: Tunji Afolayan.
BEST SOUND TRACK MOVIE /TV SERIES: Tatu
BEST SHORT FILM / ONLINE VIDEO: Michael ‘Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde.