The eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) came to a rousing end on Saturday, 14 May 2022, with winners announced on the biggest and most glamorous night to celebrate African film and TV talent.
The MTF East African Academy once again lit up the stage for a win at the AMVCAs which took place this past weekend in Lagos, Nigeria.
Daisy Masembe (pictured top), an MTF alumni of the East African Academy, won in the Best MultiChoice Talent Factory Film Category for the short-film ‘Engaito’.
Engaito is a 10-minute Ugandan comedy short film produced by Masembe Daisy and directed by Pius Talemwa and Isiko Abubaker, all of the 2021 MTF cohort. Engaito premiered on Showmax on the 25th of May 2021 under the “Colors of Africa” theme. It follows an uptown kid who joins a local school in a very deep village where shoes are considered as a bad omen. It stars Sekajja Maurice, Nampuma Henry, Akello Esther and Zzizinga Dickson in a supporting role. Engaito made its festival run in the same year of its release where it was nominated in the Uganda Film Festival Awards (UFF), the Kalasha International TV and Film Awards (Nairobi, Kenya) and the Janzi Awards respectively. Daisy Mazembe was top of the 2021 class and the beneficiary of the MTF top award of an internship to the prestigious New York Film Academy.
In the public voting categories, Stan Nze clinched the award for Best Actor in Drama while Osas Ighodaro won Best Actress in Drama. First time AMVCA nominees, Samuel Perry popularly known as ‘Broda Shaggi’ and Omowunmi Dada won Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama respectively.
The movies, Rattlesnake – The Ahanna Story and Amina came tops with four AMVCA honors each with Best Director going to Ramsey Nouah for Rattlesnake – The Ahanna Story and Best Overall Movie to Amina.
Producer, Rogers Ofime, also had multiple wins in the categories; Best Television Series for The Mystic River, Best Indigenous Language Movie (Hausa) for Voiceless and Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series for The Johnsons.
The regional awards saw Collision Course winning Best Movie West Africa, while The Girl in the Yellow Jumper and Hairareb won in the Best Movie East Africa and Best Movie Southern Africa respectively.
In the special recognition categories, the AMVCA industry Merit award for this edition was given to veteran Nigerian actress, journalist and television presenter, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett (OON) whilst the Trailblazer award, an award given to an outstanding achievement by a young and upcoming act, went to Teni Aladese.
The eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is brought by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta.
8th AMVCAs: Full list of winners:
|1||BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES)|
|DWINDLE||BRODA SHAGGI/SAMUEL PERRY|
|2||BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES)|
|RATTLESNAKE – THE AHANNA STORY||STAN NZE|
|3||BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES)|
|OMO GHETTO (THE SAGA)||FUNKE AKINDELE|
|4||BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES)|
|RATTLESNAKE – THE AHANNA STORY||OSAS IGHODARO|
|5||BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|6||BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|COUNTRY HARD||OMOWUNMI DADA|
|7||BEST SHORT FILM OR ONLINE VIDEO|
|I AM THE PROSTITUTE MAMA DESCRIBED||TAIWO OGUNNIMO|
|8||BEST ONLINE SOCIAL CONTENT CREATOR|
|MR FUNNY||OGA SABINUS|
|9||BEST AFRICA MAGIC ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES|
|THE RISHANTES||DIMBO ATIYA|
|10||BEST AFRICA MAGIC ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES|
|THE JOHNSONS||ROGERS OFIME|
|11||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – HAUSA|
|12||BEST DIRECTOR/PRODUCER MOVIE|
|RATTLESNAKE – THE AHANNA STORY||RAMSEY NOUAH|
|13||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – IGBO|
|NNE-KA||UCHE NNANNA MADUKA|
|14||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – SWAHILI|
|15||BEST TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA OR COMEDY|
|THE MYSTIC RIVER||ROGERS OFIME|
|16||BEST SOUND TRACK MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|GOLD COAST LOUNGE||PASCAL AKA & RAQUEL|
|17||BEST MAKE UP CATEGORY|
|OMO GHETTO (THE SAGA)||BALOGUN ABIODUN|
|18||BEST SOUND EDITOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|AMINA||JIM LIVELY & JAMES NELSON|
|IF OBJECTS COULD SPEAK||SAITABAO KAIYARE, MUMO LIKU, ELENA SCHILLING, DANIELLA FRITZ, ANN KATRINA BOBERG|
|20||BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER IN A MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|NNEKA THE PRETTY SERPENT||MATHEW YUSUF|
|21||BEST MOVIE SOUTHERN AFRICA|
|HAIRAREB||DANTAGOS JIMMY – MELANI|
|22||BEST ART DIRECTOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|23||BEST COSTUME DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|AMINA||MILLICENT T. JACK|
|24||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – YORUBA|
|ALAISE||DAVID AKANDE, DEMOLA YUSUF, EDGARD LEROY|
|RATTLESNAKE – THE AHANNA STORY||MUHAMMED ATTA AHMED|
|26||BEST PICTURE EDITOR|
|FOR MARIA EBUN PATAKI||TUNDE APALOWO|
|27||BEST WRITER IN A MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|INTRODUCING THE KUJUS’||MANIE OISEOMAYE, DONALD TOMBIA, BIODUN STEPHEN|
|28||BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA|
|THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER||MOROCCO OMARI|
|29||BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA|
|COLLISION COURSE||BOLANLE AUSTEN – PETERS, JOSEPH UMOIBOM & JAMES AMUTA|
|30||BEST MULTICHOICE TALENT FACTORY|
|31||BEST OVERALL MOVIE|
|AMINA||IZU OJUKWU & OKEY OGUNJIOFOR|