Inaugural AfricaMagic Viewer’s Choice Awards Winners

Lagos – African film and TV talent shone bright at the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony, broadcast live from Lagos to DStv audiences in more than 50 countries across the continent on Saturday 9 March.


Olu Jacobs

The AMVCAs, held in association with MultiChoice and sponsored by Nigeria’s number 1 low-sugar malt drink, Amstel Malta, recognised Africa’s best film and television talent in a glittering three and a half hour ceremony, hosted by Big Brother’s IK Osakioduwa and StarGist’s Vimbai Muntinhiri.

The pre-event red carpet saw the stars dazzle, flaunting the finest continental fashion. Capturing all the glamour of the gala event was a team of on-air personalities, including Big Brother alumni Uti Nwachukwu and Nic Wang’ondu alongside Eku Edewor, Dolopo Oni, Sarah Hassan and Helen Paul.


Take a look at the list of winners in the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewer’s Choice Awards and click through to their in-the-moment video reaction.

Best Movie (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim Greene

Best Movie (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye

Best Movie (Overall) – Otelo Burning, Sara Blecher

Best Television Series – The XYZ Show, Godffrey (Gado) Mwampembwa and Marie Lora-Mungai

Best Local Language Swahili – The Ray of Hope, Sameer Srivastava and Sanjni Srivastava

Best Local Language – Yoruba – Maami, Tunde Kelani

Best Local Language – Hausa – Faida, Nura A Ali and Hafizu Bello

Best Movie Director – Man on Ground, Akin Omotoso

Best Writer (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye and Amaka Obi Emelonye

Best Writer (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim Greene

Best Cinematographer – Man on Ground, Paul Michelson

Best Short Film – Yellow Fever, Ngendo Mukii

Best Art Director – Otelo Burning, Anita van Hemert and Chantel Carter

Best Costume Designer – The Mirror Boy, Ngozi Obasi

Best Make-up Artist – Otelo Burning, Jacqui Bannermen

Best Lighting Designer – Otelo Burning, Dave Howe

Best Picture Editor – Man on Ground, Aryan Kaganof

Best Sound Editor – Man on Ground, Micheal Botha and Joel Assaizky

Best Actor Comedy – House a Part, Hafiz Oyetoro

Best Actor Drama – Two Brides and a Baby, OC Ukeje

Best Actress Comedy – Dumebi the Dirty Girl, Mercy Johnson

Best Actress Drama – Perfect Picture, Jackie Appiah

Best Supporting Actor Drama – A Good Catholic Girl, Matthew Nabwiso

Best Supporting Actress Drama – Lies that Bind, Maureen Koech

source: dstv

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