Daisy Masembe, a 2021 MTF Academy alumni from Uganda, shines at 8th AMVCAs




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 RiverBest 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:

S/NO CATEGORY NOMINEE
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  
  JANKARIWO ODUNLADE ADEKOLA
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  
  VOICELESS ROGERS OFIME
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  
  OBAMBO FREDDY FERUZI
 
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
19 BEST DOCUMENTARY  
  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  
  AMINA TUNJI AFOLAYAN
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
25 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER  
  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  
  ENGAITO Daisy Masembe
31 BEST OVERALL MOVIE  
  AMINA IZU OJUKWU & OKEY OGUNJIOFOR

 

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