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“Over The Bridge” Leads 2024 AMVCA With 12 Nominations

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With excitement building for the 10th annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2024 (AMVCA), organisers unveiled the list of nominees on Sunday, March 24th, 2024. Leading the pack in nominations is Tolu Ajayi’s “Over the Bridge,” with 12 nods, including for Best Movie, Best Director, and Best Lead Actress. Hot on its heels is C.J. Fiery Obasi’s “Mami Wata,” a black-and-white film that garnered 11 nominations.

In a shift for the prestigious ceremony, the awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress will be chosen by a jury this year rather than through public voting.

Rounding out the top contenders are “Breath of Life” and “Jagun Jagun: The Warrior,” with 10 nominations each. The highly anticipated blockbuster “A Tribe Called Judah” is generating awards buzz as well, with Timini Egbuson and Funke Akindele both nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress, respectively, and the film itself racking up a total of five nominations.

Other strong contenders vying for honours this year include “Blood Vessel” with eight nominations and “Afamefuna” with four.

Check out the list of nominations as announced by the 2024 AMVCA below:

  1. National Treasure – Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay)
  2. Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement – Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi)
  3. Hello Neighbour – Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina idoko and Jemima Osunde
  4. The Boyfriend – Maryam Apaokagi-Greene
  1. Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)
  2. Jagun Jagun (Femi Adebayo)
  3. Ijogbon (Kunle Afolayan)
  4. Orisa (Odunlade Adekola)
  5. Nana Akoto (Kwabena Gyansah)
  1. Where The River Divides
  2. Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
  3. Wandongwa
  4. Nakupenda
  5. Itifaki
  1. Service To Heart
  2. Uncle Limbani
  3. Motshameko O Kotsi
  1. Grown
  2. Her Dark Past
  3. Somewhere in Kole
  4. Full Time Husband
  5. The 11th Commandment
  6. Mfumukazi
  1. Slum King
  2. Half Open Window
  3. Itura
  4. The Passenger
  5. Magic Room
  1. What Will People Say
  2. The Irabors’ Forever After
  3. Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives)
  4. Date My Family Zambia
  5. Royal Qlique (Season 2)
  1. The Passenger
  2. Nana Akoto
  3. Apo
  4. Irora Iya
  5. Love Transfusion (Kiapo Cha Damu)
  1. T’egbon T’aburo
  2. Broken Mask
  3. Eighteenth Year
  4. Man and Masquerades
  5. A Place Called Forward
  1. Alexx Ekubo (Afamefuna)
  2. Demola Adedoyin (Breath of Life)
  3. Itele d Icon (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)
  4. Gregory Ojefua (This is Life)
  5. Timini Egbuson (A Tribe Called Judah)
  6. Levi Chikere (Blood Vessel)
  7. Ropo Ewenla (Over the Bridge)
  1. Joke Silva (Over the Bridge)
  2. Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  3. Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book)
  4. Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life)
  5. Eliane Umuhire (Omen)
  6. Tana Adelana (Ijogbon – Chaos)
  7. Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
  1. Wale Ojo (Breath of Life)
  2. Stan Nze (Afamefuna)
  3. Marc Zinga (Omen)
  4. Gideon Okeke (Egun)
  5. David Ezekiel (Blood Vessel)
  6. Richard Mofe Damijo (The Black Book)
  7. Adedimeji Lateef (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  8. Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos)
  1. Segilola Ogidan (Over the Bridge)
  2. Lucie Debay (Omen)
  3. Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)
  4. Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
  5. Adaobi L. Dibor (Blood Vessel)
  6. Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata)
  7. Kehinde Bankole (Adire)
  8. Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)
  1. Mami Wata (Lílis Soares)
  2. Blood Vessel (Gideon Chukwu)
  3. Over The Bridge (KC Obiajulu)
  4. Breath of Life (Ola Cardoso)
  5. Jagun Jagun – The Warrior (Adeoluwa Owu)
  6. Ijogbon – Chaos (Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe)
  7. Omen (Joachim Philippe)
  1. Chuka Ejorh And Onyekachi Banjo (Over The Bridge)
  2. Holmes Awa (Breath of Life)
  3. Alex Kamau And Victor Obok (Volume)
  4. Dayo Nathaniel (Ogeere – Earth)
  5. Antonio Ribeiro (The Black Book)
  6. Nathan Delannoy (Mami Wata)
  1. Ava Momoh (Over the Bridge)
  2. Daniel Pellerin and Amin Bhatia (Kipkemboi)
  3. Grey Jones Ossai x2 (Breath of Life and Blood Vessel)
  4. Samy Bardet (Mami Wata)
  1. Blood Vessel (Victor Akpan)
  2. Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade)
  3. Breath of Life (Okechukwu Frost Nwankwo, Kelechi Odu)
  4. The Black Book (Pat Nebo and Chima Temple)
  5. Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Tunji Afolayan)
  6. Mami Wata (C.J Fiery Obasi)
  7. Omen (Eve Martin)
  1. Demola Adeyemi (Over The Bridge)
  2. Bolanle Austin Peters, Ituen Basi, Folake Coker and Clement Effanga (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti)
  3. Lola Awe (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)
  4. Bunmi Demilola Fashina (Mami Wata)
  5. Daniel Obasi (Breath of Life)
  1. Francesca Otaigbe (Over the Bridge)
  2. Campbell Precious (Mami Wata)
  3. Hadizat Gambo (Mojisola)
  4. Hakeem Onilogbo (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  5. Feyisayo Oyebisi (A Tribe Called Judah)
  1. Skinny Girl in Transit (Season 7)
  2. Wura (Season 2)
  3. Visa on Arrival
  4. MTV Shuga Naija
  5. Volume
  6. Masquerades of Aniedo
  7. Slum King
  1. Breath of Life (BB Sasore)
  2. Over The Bridge (Tosin Otudeko)
  3. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Tunde Babalola)
  4. Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Adebayo Tijani)
  5. Afamefuna (Anyanwu Sandra Adaora)
  6. A Tribe Called Judah (Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele, Collins Okoh and Akinlabi Ishola)
  7. Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)
  1. Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
  2. Lobola, A Bride’s True Price?
  3. Empalikino (Forgiveness)
  4. The Water Manifesto: Osun (Water for Gold)
  5. Sowing Hope
  1. Volume
  2. Wura (Season 2)
  3. Slum King
  4. Itura
  5. Chronicles
  1. Lol Naija (Season 1)
  2. Nightlife In Lasgidi
  3. The Real Housewives Of Lagos (Season 2)
  4. Gh Queens (Season 2)
  5. Mutale Mwanza Unscripted (Season 1)
  1. Moses Inwang (Blood Vessel)
  2. Adebayo Tijani And Tope Adebayo (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  3. BB Sasore (Breath of Life)
  4. Johnscott Enah (Half Heaven)
  5. C.J. Fiery Obasi (Mami Wata)
  6. Kayode Kasum (Afamefuna)
  7. Tolu Ajayi (Over The Bridge)
  1. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
  2. Breath of Life
  3. Over The Bridge
  4. Blood Vessel
  5. A Tribe Called Judah
  6. The Black Book
  7. Mami Wata

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This Is Why Asake Tattooed His Name On His Neck

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Afrobeats star Asake recently talked to GQ Magazine about his music career, his rise to fame, and the meaning behind his tattoos. One tattoo that came up was the big “ASAKE” across his neck. Asake explained that he got this tattoo during a time when he felt down and unsure about his future in music. The tattoo served as a reminder to himself and a symbol of his perseverance and determination to make it big.

Asake said, “I was tired; I felt like I don’t want to keep trying.”

Asake explained that the tattoo was a way for him to push himself forward. He felt discouraged about his music career, so he got the tattoo as a symbol of his perseverance and determination to succeed. He worked even harder after that to become the famous singer he is today.

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Asake also talked about the challenges of having tattoos in Nigeria. People with tattoos can have a hard time finding jobs because of negative stereotypes.

“In Nigeria, if you have a tattoo on your neck, you can’t work anywhere. I can’t work for any company, I can’t sell anything,” he explained.

Asake says his first tattoo, “Stay Real,” written on his hands, reminds him of his core values and staying true to himself. However, he finds it more difficult to stay grounded since moving to Los Angeles.

“It triggers you to be more than what you are, but I feel like everybody’s going through the same thing in this place. People find it hard to be normal, to be original,” he concluded.

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French Canal+ Offers $2.9b To Buy MultiChoice

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French media giant Canal+ is looking to become a major player in African entertainment. On Monday, April 8, 2024, they offered $2.9 billion to buy the rest of the shares in Multichoice. Multichoice is a South African company that owns popular services like Showmax, DStv, and Africa Magic.

If the deal goes through, Canal+ will take complete ownership of Multichoice. This could have a big impact on the African entertainment landscape. Canal+ is potentially bringing new content and services to the continent.

A combined group would be better positioned to address key structural challenges and opportunities resulting from the progressive digitalisation and globalisation of the media and entertainment sector,” the companies said.

But hold on, it’s not that simple. Canal+ already owned most of Multichoice, but they recently offered to buy the remaining shares for $2.9 billion. This is actually a sweeter deal than their previous offer back in February, which Multichoice’s board rejected because they felt it was too low. This new offer is in cash and works out to $6.73 per share.

Will Multichoice play ball this time? We don’t know yet. Their board will need to review the offer carefully. Even if they agree, there are still hurdles to jump. South African laws require companies to have black ownership and limit foreign media ownership. Canal+ will need to adjust its board to meet these requirements. They’re working on finding local partners to help, and there have even been rumours that a South African billionaire might join the bid to help meet the Black ownership requirement.

One last wrinkle: Multichoice is bigger in English-speaking countries like South Africa and Nigeria, while Canal+ has a stronger presence in French-speaking African nations. If the deal goes through, it could be interesting to see how Canal+ navigates this difference in languages and audiences.

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“You Make Yoruba Proverbs Music” – Burna Boy Criticises Brymo

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Burna Boy’s comments followed Brymo’s assertion that Burna Boy doesn’t meet his musical standards, made during an appearance on ‘Curiosity Made Me Ask’ with Bae U.

Brymo mentioned in the interview that Burna Boy’s diss freestyle wasn’t original as Burna Boy had pre-written the lyrics, and Brymo stated he would never include Burna Boy’s name in his song because he doesn’t hold Burna Boy in high regard.

“Is it (the freestyle) not Burna Boy lyrics? But he would like to know that nothing in this world would make me put his name in my song. He no reach my standard,” Brymo said.

Brymo also claimed that he is the best vocalist on the African continent.

“I’m not proud enough. I’m probably the finest vocalist on the continent. Better than anybody. I’m not thinking. I know this,” he boasted.

The whole Burna Boy and Brymo drama started with an interview. Brymo was on TVC talking about his upcoming album “Macabre” (which wasn’t released yet). He accused Burna Boy of stealing a part of it for his hit song “City Boy.” Brymo basically said Burna Boy wasn’t original and took his music.

Burna Boy’s response to Brymo on the ‘Thanks Freestyle’ was “No go fall off like Brymo”.

Both Burna Boy and Brymo are undeniably talented musicians, but their recent actions haven’t exactly won them popularity contests. This feud is just another example of how their behaviour can sometimes cause problems.

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