The much anticipated Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA 2017) just held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, the awards night was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.
Izu Okukwu emerged best director. Rita Dominic won Best Actress while Sambasa Nzeribe won best actor. He defeated seasoned actors likes of Ramsey Noah, Olu Jacobs and Richard Mofe Damijo. Funke Akindele, better known as Jenifer emerged the greatest winner at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, AMVCA.
Her Jenifer’s Diary won two awards, Best Actress in a Comedy and Best TV Series. Imeh Bishop, (OKON), won Best Actor In a comedy, while Funke Akindele won Best Actress in a comedy.
Here’s a full list of the winners Trailblazer Award Somkele Idhalama Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series) Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon Best Costume Designer 76 – Pat Egwurube Best Art Director 76 – Pat Nebo Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series) Vaya
Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series) Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series) 93 Days – Elliot Sewape Best Cinematographer Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer Best Documentary Alison
Best Short Film or Online Video Cat Face Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series Deborah Anugwa – Hustle Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons” Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series Meg Otanwa – “Hush” Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic” Best M-Net original comedy series The Johnsons
Best M-Net original drama series Tinsel Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili) Zilizala Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa) Yaki Da Zuciya Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba) Somwhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo) Amoye-Bu-Onye
Best Soundtrack/ Original Score The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade Best TV series Jenifa’s Diary Best Writer Vaya Best Supporting Actress Ebele Okaro – Four One Love Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series) Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married
Best Actor in a Comedy Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine Best Movie East Africa Kati Kati Best Movie West Africa Oloibiri Best Movie South Africa All About Love ’76 WINS BIG AT AMVCA’SBest Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series) Rita Dominic – 76
Best Actor in a Drama Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country Best Overall Movie 76 Naomba Niseme Best Director 76 – Izu Ojukwu