African Magic Viewers Choice Awards AMVCA 2017, is here. Last year’s
awards saw so many entertainers go home with deserving honors and the
organizers have promised to out up a better AMVCA 2017 show.
The event is scheduled to hold on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2017 at Eko Hotel, Lagos Nigeria. The AMVCA 2017 will be hosted by Minnie Dlamini alongside IK, who did a fabulous job in the AMVCA 2016.
Usually, nominees are expected to attend the cocktail event on Friday evening, rehearsals on Saturday morning and arrive early for the awards proper. The organizers usually make provision for these hotel accommodations, however, this year’s award ceremony has taken another turn as no nominee will be lodged and tickets for the events will be sold. These unfortunate developments are happening for the first time and obviously, it is related to the harsh economic whether in Nigeria. Non-withstanding, African Magic introduced a new segment of the awards this year: Recognition Awards For M-Net Original Series. This segment features a set of carefully chosen awards to celebrate the immense wealth of talent on original series of the TV channel. AMVCA 2017 – Recognition Awards For M-Net Original Series
riveting dramas to hilarious comedies, African Magic has picked the finest actors and actress that they believe in their works and would love to pay homage to. However, the winnings are based on Vote Polls. Best Actor In A Comedy Samuel Ajibola Charles Inojie Chinedu Ikedieze Seun Ajayi Seyi Law Gaji Oluwasegun Samuel Iruvwe Okeremute Don John Joshua Elvis Poko Mong Kalu Basorge Tariah Jnr. Suen Ajayi Best Actress In A Comedy Racheal Aniah Best Comedy Series Do Good Hustle The Johnsons Best Actor in A Drama Gideon Okeke RMD Tumisho Masha Akin Lewis Iyke Okechukwu Kunle Fawole Sdumo Mtshali David Jones David Ayo Lijadi Rotimi Adelegan Bheki Mkhwane Kelechi Udegbe Kingsley Nwachukwu David Jones David Best Actress in A Drama Taiwo Ajai Lycett Meg Otanwa Mampo Brescia Gloria Young Ireti Doyle Ade Laoye Nomzamo Mbatha Ivie Okujaye Funmi Holder Michelle Dede Thembi Nyandeni Oge Okoye Ireti Doyle Best Drama Series On Africa Magic Hush Hotel Majestic Isibaya Tinsel AMVCA 2017 Awards Nominees List Best Movie (South Africa) Mrs. Right Guy – Dumisani Gumbi Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Bongiwe Selane, Junaid Ahmed, Helena Spring Vaya – Rethabile Molatela Mothobi The Jakes are Missing – Bianca Isaac All About Love – Elvis Chuks Best Movie (East Africa) Aisha – Amil Shivji Naomba Niseme – Staford Kihore Kati Kati – Sarika Hemi Lakhani Epidemic – Mageye Hassan Homecoming – Seko Shamte Best Movie (West Africa) 76 – Adonijah Owiriwa /Tonye Princewill 93 Days Movie – Steve Gukas / Bolanle Austen-Peters / Pemon Rami / Dotun Olakunri Olobiri – Rogers Ofime A Trip to Jamaica – Richard Ayodeji Makun The C.E.O – Kunle Afolayan Best Television Series Jennifer’s Diary – Funke Akindele Sokhulu and Partners Season 3 – Roberta Durrant Duplicity – Delmwa Deshi Kura Beneath the Lies – Cedric Ndilima Beyond your Sight – The Police Story – Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen Best Indigenous Language Movie/Tv Series (Swahili)Urembo – Dorothy Ghettuba Siri Ya Mtungi (Season 2) Mganga Bomba – Gbenga Kayode Fihi – Victor Gatonye Zilizala – Daudi Otieno Anguka Best Indigenous Language Movie/Tv Series (Igbo) Amonye- Bu – Onye – Crey Ahanonu Obi-Eze – Kingsley Okereke Obi Nwanyi – Douye Aaron Garvey Mmakwara Series – Tiana Oboyi Ikpe Omuwa – Emeka Ossia Best Indigenous Language Movie/Tv Series (Hausa) Mafarin Tafiya – Nuhu Abdullahi Salim – Abdullahi Abas Yaki Da Zuciya – Tijjani Shehu Yahaya Maula – Muktar Bello Ismail Best Actor In A Drama RMD – Oloibiri Ramsey Nouah – 76 Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri Femi Jacobs – Olu Jacobs Best Actor In A Comedy (Movie/ Tv Series) Ayo Makun – A Trip to Jamaica Imeh Bishop Umoh – The Boss is Mine Bovi – Its her Day Blossom Chukwujekwu – Ghana Must Go Mike Ezuronye – Brother Jekwu Okey Uzoeshi – The Life of a Nigerian Couple Amechi Muonagor – Meet the Inlaws Blossom Chukwujekwu Best Actress In A Comedy (Movie /Tvseries) Tina Mba – Meet the Inlaws Dineo Moeketsi -Mrs Right Guy Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike Funke Akindele – Jenifas’Diary Uche Jombo-Rodriguez – Wives on Strike Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike Omoni Oboli Best Actress In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series) Bimbo Akintola -93 Days Movie Ivie Okujaye-Egboh – Slow Counry Rita Dominic – 76 Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya Meg Otanwa – Derailed Hannah Ojo – Love is a Prank Adesua Etomi Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series) Warren Masemola – Vaya Kofi Adjorlolo – Ghana Must Go Mpho Sebeng – The Jakes are Missing Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married Gideon Eche-Okeke – 93 Days Movie Elsaphan Njora – Kati Kati Nkem Owoh – Ghana Must Go Best Supporting Actress In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series) Ebele Okaro Onyuike – Four One Love Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days Movie Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars & A Clef Adunni Ade – Its Her Day Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word Namonde Mbusi – Vaya Best Cinematographer (Movie/Tv Series) Adze Ugah – Mrs Right Guy Yinka Edward – 93 Days Movie Lance Gewer – Happiness is a Four Letter Word Curtis Graham – Oloibiri Yinka Edward – 76 Best Short Film Ireti – Tope Oshin Loot – Greg Rom Meet the Parents – Lonzo Nzekwe Cat Face – Ogo Okpue Light Diaries: Spin Around – Melissa Haiden Best Documentary Roots – Gambia – Eboh Waggeh Makoko: Future Afloat – Femi Odugbemi Alison – Uga Carlini Earmarks Kin: The Women of Nollywood – Tope Oshin Petra’s Nabatean Heritage – Yvonne Bassey Best Art Director Pat Nebo – 76 Bola Belo – 93 Days Movie Chima Adighije – Oloibiri Godwin Ashong – Ghana Must Go Gary Smith – Happiness is a Four Letter Word Best Costume Designer Pat Egwurube – 76 Dele Akinyele/Chelsea Oliver – Oloibiri Chimela Nwagboso/ Asantewa Clara Adjoa – Ghana Must Go Shileola Ibironke / Mojisola Sapara – Casino Obijie – King Invincible Best Lighting Designer (Movie/ Tv Series) Elliot Sewape – 93 Days Movie Amisu Alade / Edwin Lau – Oloibiri Yinka Edwards – 76 Lance Gewer Sasc – Happiness is a Four Letter Word Fabian Hooks – A Trip to Jamaica Best Picture Editor (Movie/ Tv Series) Nnodim Chigozie / Paula Peterson – Oloibiri Vuyani Sondlo – Vaya Emeka Ojukwu – 76 Antonio Ribeiro – 93 Days Movie Nicholas Costaras / Melanie Jankes Golden – Happiness is a Four Letter Word Best Sound Editor (Movie/ Tv Series) Mike Barnitt – Oloibiri Pius Fatoke / Mzukisi Mtshiselo – 93 Days Movie Richard Mohlari / Dave Hawkins – Vaya Solomon Emmanuel – 76 Jean Niemandt – Mrs. Right Guy Best Sound Track/Original Score (Movie/ Tv Series) Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts 93 Days Movie – George L=Kallis/ Tunde Jegede and Banky W No Good Turn – Brymo The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade 76 – Izu Ojukwu Best Make Up Artist (Movie/Tv Series) Chinwe Elovah – 76 Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola / Perekeme Odon – Oloibiri Ronwyn Jarrett – Umililo Thelma Ozzy Smith / Lola Maja-Okojevoh / Adetunmi Imoteda – 93 Days Movie Diana Allen – Happiness is a Four Letter Word Best Director Adze Ugah – Mrs Right Guy Steve Gukas – 93 Days Movie Curtis Graham – Oloibiri Izu Ojukwu – 76 Robert O Peters – A Trip to Jamaica Frank Rajah – Ghana Must Go Best Indigenous Language Movie/ Tv Series – Yoruba Somewhere in the Dark – Abiodun Jimoh / Jumoke Odetola Ode Iku – Samsideen Adesiyah Ajoke Aiye – Olaide Olabanji Tobajewo – Omirefa Titus Iman – Oluwatoyin Bankole Best Overall Movie 2016 (African) Mrs. Right Guy – Dumisani Gumbi Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Bongiwe Selane / Junaid Ahmed / Helena Spring Aisha – Amil Shivji Naomba Niseme – Staford Kihore 93 Days Movie – Steve Gukas / Bolanle Austen-Peters / Pemon Rami / Dotun Olakunri 76 – Adonijah Owiriwa / Tonye Princewill
AMVCA 2017 – Let the best entertainer win!