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Africa Magic Celebrates 2024 Award Winners


The much-anticipated tenth version of the annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Selection Awards (AMVCA) has come to an finish following an thrilling and star-studded three-day celebrations.

This yr’s version was held between Could 9 to 11, 2024, that includes a sequence of occasions, the highlights of which included the Particular Night time With Icons, Younger Filmmakers Day, the Cultural Day Celebration, and the climax – the Awards Night time on Saturday.

The occasions noticed the African movie and tv business come collectively to honour excellent skills and creativity within the business. From gripping performances to charming storytelling, the awards really showcased one of the best of African cinema.

The awards night time was hosted by ace presenter IK Osakioduwa, with notable business personalities together with Joke Silva, Sola Sobowale, Chidi Mokeme, Richard Mofe Damijo, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Noah, Kunle Afolayan, Mo Abudu, Odunlade Adekola, Kanayo O Kanyo and a bunch of others in attendance.

Talking on the occasion, Dr. Busola Tejumola, Government Head of Content material and Channels, West Africa, MultiChoice, stated, “The Africa Magic Viewers Selection Awards was created to honour distinctive achievements in tv and movie throughout the continent and we’re excited to have been capable of preserve that fireside burning by means of 10 editions.

“Yr after yr, we have now obtained quite a few entries and may attest to the expansion within the high quality of submissions with every version. Whereas this yr’s version is a milestone version as it’s the tenth, it’s also a testomony to the expansion the movie business in Africa has skilled.”

“We congratulate all of the winners and nominees who’ve put within the unbelievable work. We’ll additionally prefer to say an enormous thanks to everybody within the African movie business. You have got all made us proud,” she acknowledged.

This yr’s version had 27 classes, with 16 non-voting and 9 viewers voting classes, and the winners had been chosen by a jury led by ace filmmaker and head choose, Femi Odugbemi.

A few of the seen works from the awards included ‘Breath of Life’ and ‘Jagun Jagun’, profitable a number of awards.

Veteran actress Idowu Philips, a.ok.a Iya Rainbow, and veteran actor Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), had been the recipients of this yr’s Lifetime Achievement or Business Benefit Awards whereas Chimezie Imo was the recipient of this yr’s Trailblazer Award.

Over the previous 10 years, the AMVCA has recognised skills, celebrated artistry, and fostered completely different crafts. The awards present has not solely grow to be a focus in representing the myriad tales of Africa’s huge variety — spanning over 3,000 tribes and a inhabitants exceeding one billion — however has additionally made a major financial affect in its enabling nation, Nigeria.

With an funding of N9 billion, it has created over 3,000 direct and oblique jobs, reaching an estimated whole of 27,000 jobs all through all its editions.

The tenth version of the AMVCA was sponsored by headline sponsor, Amstel and tactical sponsors, Pepsi, Promasidor and Martell.

Different sponsors included TECNO, Hypo, Supa Komando, QuickTeller, Verve, Tiger Beer, MTN, Indomie, ONGA, Nivea, Goldberg, Jameson, Lush Hair, Legend Twist, and Chivas.

Checklist of Winners:

Greatest Writing Award: Quantity

Greatest writing film: Fumilayo Ransome Kuti – Tunde Babalola

Greatest Sound Design: Gray Jones Ossai x2 (Breathe of Life and Blood Vessel)

Greatest Enhancing: Antonio Ribeiro

Greatest Indigenous West Africa. Femi Adebayo Jagun Jagun

Greatest Digital Content material: Layi Wasabi

Greatest Brief Movie: Damaged Masks

Greatest Unscripted M-Internet Unique: Nwuyee Bekee (International Wives)

Greatest Scripted: Slum King

Greatest Make-up: Mami Wata (Campbell Treasured Arebamen)
Greatest Artwork Path: Over the bridge

Greatest Costume Design: Jagun Jagun (Lola Awe)

Greatest Supporting Actress: Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life

Greatest Supporting Actor: Ademola Adedoyin (Breath of Life)

Greatest Cinematography: Over the bridge

Greatest Indigenous MNet Unique: Irora Iya

Trailblazer Award: Chimezie Imo

Business Benefit Awards: Iya Rainbow aka Idowu Philips and Richard Mofe Damijo

Greatest Lead Actress: Kehinde Bankole (Adire)

Greatest Lead Actor: Wale Ojo (Breath of Life)

Greatest MultiChoice Expertise Manufacturing facility Film: Our Darkish Previous

Greatest Sequence (Unscripted): Gh Queens (s2)

Greatest Sequence Scripted: Itura

Greatest Director: BB Sasore (Breath of Life)

Greatest Film: Breath of Life

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