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9th Edition Of AMVCA holds In Style

The 9th edition of the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) was celebrated on Saturday May 20th 2023. The award brought together the who is who in the industry, and exceptional talent in the entertainment industry were rewarded at the occasion.

The event which began on Thursday with the opening night and cultural day event, dominated conversations and attention. The event, which was held at The Jewel Aieda Event Centre, Lagos, promoted Africa’s rich cultural fashion heritage showcased over the years through Africa Magic and the AMVCAs.

The top four designer finalists showed their original collections and pieces: Emmanuel Goodnews, Udiahgebi, Funmibi Olayinka, and Ayobami were selected as the finalists for the second edition of the AMVCA ‘Design For Stars’ competition. These four finalists brought their A-game with original pieces that wowed the crowd and left them pondering whose outfits they loved the most.

Mai Atafo and media personality Ify hosted the show. Fashion guru, Mai Atafo, and media personality, Ifunaya Igwe, hosted the Fashion Runway Show and Nominee Gala. Ify made her AMVCA hosting debut alongside Mai, who returned for the second year in a row to host the prestigious fashion competition. Guests and attendees voted Ayobami as the winner

Though, all the four designers, were appreciated by the guests, but there can only be one true winner. Ayobami won 3.5 million Naira.

Below is the full list of winners

1. Bimbo Ademoye wins best actress in a comedy (Movie/TV Series) ‘Selina’

2. Jade Osiberu’s film ‘Brotherhood’ wins Best Movie (West Africa)

3. Elozonam, Kiekie Wins Best Online Content creator

4. Best Indigenous Language in a Movie/TV Series Yoruba – Kunle Afolayan

5. Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) wins Best Actor in a Comedy

6. Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/TV Series – Abdisattar Ahmed ‘Gacal’

7. Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/TV Series – Efe Irele – Four Four Forty-Four

8. Best Movie Southern Africa – Elvis Chucks ‘Jewel’

9. Best Movie East Africa – Click Click Bang

10. Best Documentary – Nora Awolowo: Nigeria: The Debut

11. Best Television Series – Yinka Edward

12. Best Short Film – Adeoye Adetunji – Pa Aromire

13. Best Indigenous Language in a Movie/TV Series (Igbo) – Victor Iyke ‘Uhuruchi’

14. Best Indigenous Language in a Movie/TV Series (Hausa) – Abubakar Bashir Maishadda ‘Aisha’

15. Best Indigenous Language in a Movie/TV Series (Swahili) – Philip Karanja Njenga – Click Click Bang

16. Best Soundtrack in a Movie/TV Series – Kent Edunjobi ‘Anikulapo’

17. Best Makeup Artist (Movie/TV Series) – Maryam Ndukwe and Hakeem Effects Onilogbo ‘ShantyTown’

18. Best Costume Designer (Movie/TV Series) – Deola Art-Alade ‘The Real Housewives of Lagos Reunion Episode’

19. Best Writer (Movie/Tv Series) – Sola Dada ‘Anikulapo’

20. Best Cinematographer – Loukman Ali ‘Brotherhood’

21. Best Art Director (Movie/TV Series) – Wale Adeleke ‘KingOfThieves’ (#Agesinkole)

22. Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series) – Mathew Yusuf ‘Brotherhood’

23. Best Sound Editor in a Movie/TV Series – Anu Afolayan ‘Anikulapo’

24. Best Actress in a Drama -Osas Ighodaro ‘Man of God’

25. Best Actor in a Drama – Tobi Bakre ‘Brotherhood’

26. Best Original Drama Series Award – Diane ‘Ricordi’

27. The Multichoice Talent Factory Film award – Leaked

28. Best Original Comedy Series award winner – Njoro Wa Uba

29. Best Original Telenovela award winner – Mpali

30. Best Original Comedy Series award winner – Njoro Wa Uba

31. Best Unscripted Original award winner – King Bugar

32. The 2023 Industry Merit Award – Patience Ozokwor

33. The 2023 AMVCA Trailblazer – Angel Unigwe

34. The Best Dressed Female award for AMVCA9 – Beauty Tukura

35. Best Director Award Winner – Loukman Ali ‘Brotherhood’

36. The Best Dressed Male FOR AMVCA9 – Enioluwa

37. And the Best Overall Movie Award – Anikulapo’ by Kunle Afolayan

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