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Bimbo Ademoye, Tobi Bakre, Osas Ighodaro, Win Big At The 9th AMVCAs | Full List

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The highly-anticipated 9th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) was held on Saturday, 20 May, 2023 in Lagos and it was an unforgettable night of glitz, glamour, emotional speeches and meritorious recognition of Africa’s best in entertainment and film.

The evening kicked off with exciting fashion ensembles and dapper tuxedos on the famed red carpet. See the stunning red carpet looks here.

The coveted awards ceremony recognized and celebrated extraordinary talent in the African entertainment industry, with over 30 categories spanning television shows, movies, and other creative endeavors.

Bimbo Ademoye won the Best Actress in a Comedy award for her leading role in “Selina”, while Samuel Perry popularly known as Brother Shaggi received the Best Actor in a Comedy award for his performance in “Inside Life.”

Best Actor in a Drama or TV series award went to Tobi Bakre for his stellar performance in “Brotherhood.”

Osas Ighodaro won Best Actress in a Drama/TV series.

The biggest winners of the night were Kunle Afolayan’s “Anikulapo” and Jade Osiberu’s “Brotherhood” with five wins each from their numerous nominations.

Veteran Nollywood actress Patience Ozokwor (Mama G) received the industry merit award from the AMVCA while young actress Angel Unigwe won the Trailblazer Award.

See full list of winners below:

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Adokiye Horsfall (Romeo WJ)- Inside Life

Charles Etubiebi – Just Friends

Charles Inojie – City Hustler

Chinedu Ikedieze – Aki and PawPaw

Kunle Idowu – Unintentional

Nedu Ani (Nedu Wazobia) – Inside Life

Nkem Owoh – Battle On Buka Street

Nosa Afolabi – The Razz Guy

Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) – Inside Life – Winner 

Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) – Survivors

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Blossom Chukwujekwu – The Trade

Chidi Mokeme – Shanty Town

Chimezie Imo – Choke

Daniel Etim-Effiong – Kofa

Femi Adebayo – King of Thieves (Agesinkole)

NKakalukanyi Patriq – Tembele

O.C. Ukeje – Black Mail

Richard Mofe Damijo – Four Four Forty-Four

Tobi Bakre – Brotherhood – Winner 

Tope Tedela – All The Colours Of The World Are Between Black and White

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Albert Oluwatoyin – Visa On Arrival

Bimbo Ademoye – Selina – Winner 

Funke Akindele – Battle On Buka Street

Grace Wacuka – Married to Work

Mercy Johnson – Battle On Buka Street

Mercy Johnson – Passport

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Bimbo Ademoye – Anikulapo

Enado Odigie – Flawsome

Immaculata Oko Kasum – Ile Owo

Ini Dima-Okojie – Flawsome

Ini Edo – Shanty Town

Nimo Loveline – The Planters Plantation

Nse Ikpe-Etim – Shanty Town

Osas Ighodaro – Man of God – Winner 

Queen Nwokoye – Strained

Scarlet Gomez – Wura

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Abdisattar Ahmed – Gacal – Winner 

Bucci Franklin – The Razz Guy

James Webbo – County 49

Jeff Roberts Walusimbi – Bedroom Chains

O.C. Ukeje – Brotherhood

Taiwo Hassan – Anikulapo

Yinka Quadri – Anikulapo

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Dorcas Shola Fapson – Man of God

Efe Irele – Four Four Forty-Four – Winner 

Gina Castel – Kofa

Ivie Okujaye – On Your Own

Sola Sobowale – Anikulapo

Teniola Aladese – Love in a Pandemic

Toni Tones – Brotherhood

BEST SHORT FILM

Adeoye Adetunji – Pa Aromire – Winner 

Gbenga Salu – Convictus

Nkem Nwaturuocha – The Song Maiden

Teniola Zara King – Teju’s Tale

Usama Mukwaya, Loukman Ali – Sixteen Rounds

Uzoamaka Aniunoh – Love Language

Victor Onwudiwe, Goodnews Erico Isika – Away

BEST ONLINE SOCIAL CONTENT CREATOR

Abiola – VIP Bathroom

Adeaga Bukunmi – Fake Alert with Mercy Johnson

Bimbo Ademoye – Iya Barakat Teropi Secxxion

Edem Victor – The Activist

Elozonam, Kie Kie – Back From The Future – Winner

Isbae U – My Sweet Mother In-law

Kenzy Udosen – Quick Pronunciations

Oluwadolarz and Abayomi Alvin – Soldiers at War (Compilation)

Steve Chuks – Husband’s Side Chick

Tee Kuro – Nollywood Epic Love Story Parody (The Finale)

BEST ORIGINAL TELENOVELA

Covenant

Dede

Huba

Itura

Mahinga

Maida

Mpali – Winner 

Prestige

Salem

BEST UNSCRIPTED ORIGINAL

Come Play Naija

Judging Matters

Kan-See-Me

King Bugar – Winner 

Off Air with Gbemi & Tools

Rock that Aisle Again

Sakofa

BEST ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES

Co-Habits

Flatmates

Mussulando

My Siblings and I

Njoro Wa Uba – Winner 

Popi

RSM

The Johnsons

The Return of Original Comedy

Uncle Limbani

BEST ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES

A Infiltrada

Accra Medics

Dirty Laundry

Junior Drama Club

Njila

Pazia

Pete

Ricordi – Winner 

The Rishantes

To Have and To Hold

Unmarried

BEST ART DIRECTOR

Olalekan Isiaka – Shanty Town

Olatunji Afolayan – Battle On Buka Street

Olugbenga Ogunshina and Joy Kadiri – Brotherhood

Pat Nebo & Temple Chima Adighije – Crime & Justice

Toka Mcbaror – Almajiri

Uche Nwaohiri & Tunde Lawal – Diiche

Wale Adeleke – King Of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Winner

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER

Adeola Art-Alade – The Real Housewives of Lagos Reunion Episode – Winner 

Bolanle Austen-Peters, Clement Effanga, Juliana Dede – Man of God

Bunmi Fashina, Tiannah Empire & Secrets of April – Shanty Town

Ezugworie Franca – Brotherhood

Kingsley Okoye Rex – Nnewi The Land of Gold

Millicent Jack – Four Four Forty Four

Toyin Ogundeji – Anikulapo

BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER

Francis Wanyahdeh – Crime & Justice

Francis Wanyahdeh & Ebuka Enejere – Diiche

Godwin Lawal – Tarella

Ismail Adewunmi – Ile Owo

Lanre Omofaiye – Anikulapo

Mathew Yusuf – Brotherhood – Winner

Muri Salami – Four Four Forty Four

Renaldo Van Den Berg, Emmanuel Patrick, David Otuokere – Real Housewives of Lagos

Segun Adeleke – Flawsome

Walter Odhiambo – Shanty Town

BEST PICTURE EDITOR

Kimera Paul – Tembele

Adio Solanke – Ile Owo

Banjo Onyekachi, Winston Aig-Ohioma, Oluwaseun Adeosun – Diiche

Holmes Awa & Daniel Tom – Crime & Justice – Winner

Martini Akande – Brotherhood

Sanjo Adegoke  – King of Thieves (Agesinkole)

Steve Sodiya – Ijakumo the Born Again Stripper

Temitope Folarin – Anikulapo

Valentine Chukwuma – Battle on Buka Street

BEST SOUND EDITOR

Anu Afolayan – Anikulapo – Winner

Dare Olaitan, Adio Solanke – Ile Owo

Fredrick Karumba – Click Click Bang

Grey Jones – The Set Up 2

Ismail Kyobe Ssebowa – Bedroom Chains

Kazeem Agboola – Ijakumo the Born Again Stripper

Kolade Kayode Morakinyo – Shanty Town

Kolade Morakinyo, Pius Fatoke – Battle On Buka Street

Q Rodney Abia, Angelo Anosike, Kayode Kasum – Obara’ M

Shiloh Godson – Black Mail

BEST SOUND TRACK

Abiola Olayinka, Habeeb Adebayo – L.I.F.E.

Adam Songbird and Tolu Obanro – King of Thieves (Agesinkole)

Gbas Gbos by Tolu Obanro and Adam Songbird – Battle on Buka Street

Jaysynths and Hotkid – Shanty Town

Joel Christian Goffin – Black Mail

Kent Edunjobi – Anikulapo – Winner

Q Rodney Abia, Angelo Anosike, Kayode Kasum – Obara’ M

BEST MAKE UP

Carina SFX – The Trade

Feyzo Artistry – Ile Owo

Francisca Otaigbe – King of Thieves (Agesinkole)

Hakeem Effects Onilogbo – Anikulapo

Hakeem Effects Onilogbo, Jemila Sedik – Battle on Buka Street

Maryam Ndukwe , Hakeem Effects Onilogbo – Shanty Town – Winner

Sandra Oyiana-Ogbeni – Tarella

BEST WRITER

Funke Akindele, Jack’enneth Opukeme, Stephen Oluboyo, Jemine Edukugho – Battle on Buka Street

Jade Osiberu – The Trade

Sodi Kurubo, Stephanie Dadet and Victor Aghahowa – Diiche (Episode 5)

Sola Dada – Anikulapo – Winner

Tunde Apalowo and Jeffery Musa David – Kanaani

Uche Ateli – Choke

Yinka Laoye  – King of Thieves (Agesinkole)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

Charles Oleghe – Diiche

Ekuka Ishaq – Tembele

Idowu Adedapo – Ijakumo the Born Again Stripper

Idowu Adedapo (Mr Views) – Flawsome

Jonathan Kovel – Shanty Town

Jonathan Kovel – Anikulapo

Loukman Ali – Brotherhood – Winner 

Mex Ossai, Philip Okpokoro, Esmond Igho, KC Obiajulu, Goke Oyerinde – Real Housewives of Lagos

Paul Gambit – Jolly Roger

Yinka Edward – Crime & Justice

BEST MOVIE SOUTHERN AFRICA

Elvis Chucks – Jewel

Emmanuel Mwape – Silver Lining

Leburugraphy – Ke Bona Spoko

BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA

Click Click Bang – Winner 

Philip Karanja Njenga

Elenor Nabwiso

Karamoja

Gashumba Emmanuel

Dial M for Maya

Hassan Mageye

Bedroom Chains

Lucy Mwangi

Baba Twins

Mugisha Herbert Morris

Tembele

Nadira Shakur

Married to Work

Omar Hamza

Gacal

Wilson Nkya & Jane Moshi

Frida

Wilson Nkya & Philipo Ngonyani

Mvamizi (The Intruder)

BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA

Jade Osiberu – Brotherhood – Winner 

Chris Odeh – Choke

Kayode Kasum – Obara’ M

Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo

Rent-A-Studio & Native Media TV – Kanaani

Samira Yakubu – Red Carpet

Winifred Mena Ajakpovi  – Four Four Forty Four

BEST TELEVISION SERIES

Adeola Art-Alade & Dare Art Alade – Real Housewives of Lagos

Bovi Ugboma, Ann Obaseki – Visa On Arrival (Season 1)

Dimbo Atiya, Rahama Sadau, Safina Mellisa – The Plan

Grace Kahaki & Philippe Bresson – Single Kiasi

Ife Olujuyigbe, Kayode Kasum – When are we getting married

James Omokwe — Diiche

Millicent Ogutu – County 49

Tola Odunsi & Akin Akinkugbe – Flawsome

Vincent Nwachukwu – Game On (Season 2)

Yinka Edward – Crime & Justice – Winner 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Best Okoduwa – 100 of Us

Charles F. Solomon – Way to the Top

Charles F. Solomon; Oluchi Nsofor; Aaron Olayemi; Famous Odion- Green: – The Amazons

Chude Jideowo – Awaiting Trial

Nathaniel George – Truck Blind Spot

Nora Awolowo – Nigeria: The Debut – Winner 

Nora Awolowo – Baby Blues

BEST DIRECTOR

Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo – King of Thieves (Agesinkole)

Babatunde Apalowo – All The Colours of the World are between Black and White

Bolanle Austen-Peters – Man of God

Dimeji Ajibola – Shanty Town

Jade Osiberu – The Trade

Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo

Loukman Ali – Brotherhood – Winner

Mugisha Herbert Morris – Tembele

Obi Emelonye – Black Mail

Tolu Ajayi, Fiyin Gambo, Ifeoma Chukwuogo, James Omokwe – Diiche

THE MULTICHOICE TALENT FACTORY FILM

A Quiet Intruder

Cheza

Leaked – Winner 

Revisit

Stinger

Strings

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE – SWAHILI

Daniel Manege – Mpiganaji

Freddy Feruzi – Dau

Malcom Hamisi – Barakatatu

Philip Karanja Njenga – Click Click Bang – Winner 

Phoebe Ruguru & Njue Kevin – Safari

Wilson Nkya- Mvanmizi  – The Intruder

Wilson Nkya & Jane Moshi – Frida

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE – YORUBA

Funmi Bank Anthony Abdullahi Abdulrasaq- Abebi Seranko Seniyan

Karamot Adeboye – Morenikeji

Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo – Winner 

Okusanya Bayonle Samson – Mr Raji

Ololade Tijani-Ebong – Ogeere

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE – HAUSA

Abubakar Bashir Maishadda – Aisha – Winner 

Evans Ejiogu – Kwana Casa’in

Nancy Yiljep – Guzama

Ty Shaban – Lulu Da Andalu

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE – IGBO

Brown Ene, Victor Onwudiwe, Ben Cassie – Ifediche

Shileold A. Ibironke – Ijeoma

Shileold A. Ibironke – Ego Mbute

Trinity Ugonabo – The Bride Price (imego)

Victor Iyke – Uhuruchi – Winner 

BEST OVERALL MOVIE

Femi Adebayo – King of Thieves (Agesinkole)

Funke Akindele – Battle on Buka Street

Jade Osiberu – Brotherhood

Kayode Kasum – Ile Owo

Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo – Winner 

Mugisha Herbert Morris – Tembele

Winifred Mena-Ajakpovi – Four Four Forty Four

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Charly Boy Apologises For Comparing Tinubu’s Fall To The Fall Of Naira

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After facing backlash on social media, Nigerian singer Charly Boy has apologised for his insensitive comment about President Bola Tinubu’s recent fall at the 2024 Democracy Day ceremony.

On June 12, 2024, Charly Boy posted an apology on Instagram, admitting that his earlier comment was misguided and acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

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