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The fifth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.

Kenya’s Kati Kati movie scooped the Best Movie-East Africa beating Aisha, Naomba Nisemehe, Epidemic and Homecoming. While Daudi Otieno’s Zili Zala got the best indigenous language movie or TV series – Swahili.

This year, four Kenyans made it to the nomination list. Spoken word artist and actor Elsaphan Njora was nominated for best supporting actor in a drama movie (Kati Kati). Dorothy Ghettuba, Victor Gatonye and Daudi Otieno were nominated for best indigenous language movie or TV seriesSwahili in Urembo, Fihi and Zilizala respectively. while the movie Kati Kati was nominated in the category for best movie in East Africa.

Nigerian musical powerhouse Timi Dakolo, and Africa’s leading vocalists Waje and Lira, performed at the main gala.

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)
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
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
Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)
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)
Best Soundtrack/ Original Score
The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade
Best TV series
Jenifa’s Diary
Best Writer
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
Best Movie South Africa
All About Love
Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)
Rita Dominic – 76
Best Actor in a Drama
Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country
Best Overall Movie
Naomba Niseme
Best Director
76 – Izu Ojukwu
Life Achievement Award
Chika Okpala

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