Comparative to the American Oscar: This is how esteemed the AMVCA could be regarded. The much anticipated event held on Saturday, 1st September 2018, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos. An initiative of Multichoice and Africa Magic, the 6th edition of the annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards treated key movie players across the continent to an evening of ambience, recognition and appraisal. Viewers were not left uncatered for; live broadcast on Africa Magic channels on DSTV and GOTV bridged the divide.
Indeed the award’s earlier nomination list stirred an uproar in the movie circles. Some movies were considered snubbed on, on the one hand while “some persons” which “some persons” expected to make the nomination list were never considered for nominations, on the other hand. And then there was a case of certain nominations in categories that didn’t quite fit. These alone set many on the edges of their seats. In anticipation of the twists and turns the selection process (through votes by the general public) would eventually take.
Hence the prayer:
Let the best man win…
After the preliminary red carpet event, paparazzi and all, the results were drawn! Interestingly, some movies got numerous nominations above others. There was Tatu with 12 nominations, Alter Ego with 10 nominations. Isoken was nominated 6 times and Banana Island Ghost got 4 nominations.
Finally the winners for all 27 categories were announced. Below is the list of winners. Peruse away!
Best Sound Editor: Tatu – Kolade Morakinyo and Pius Fatoke
Best Picture Editor: 18 Hours – Mark Maina
Best Lighting Designer Movie/TV Series: Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi
Best Cinematography Movies/TV series: Okafor’s Law – Yinka Edward
Best Costume/Designer Movie or TV Series: The Bridge – Ngozi Obasi and James Bessinone
Best Short Film/Online Video: Penance – Micheal Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde
Best Documentary: The Flesh Business – Dennis Wanjohi
Best Make Up Artist Movie/TV Series: Tatu – Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo
Best Art Director: Lotanna – Tunji Afolayan
Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series: Tatu – Evelle
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili: Super Modo – Sarika Hemi Lhakani
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Hausa: Mansoor – Ali Nuhu
Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Yoruba: Etiko Onigedu – Femi Adebayo
Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Igbo: Bound – Lilian Afegbai
Best TV/Drama/Comedy series: This Is It – Dolapo Adeleke
Best Movie East Africa: 18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru
Best Movie West Africa: Isoken – Jade Osiberu
Best Movie Southern Africa: The Road to Sunrise – Shemu Joyah
Trail Blazer Award: Bisola Aiyeola
Industry Merit Award: Tunde Kelani
Best Writer Movie/TV Series: Alter Ego – Patrick Nnamani/Koye O/Moses Inwang
Best Supporting Actress: Lydia Forson – Isoken
Best Supporting Actor: Falz – New Money
Best Actress in a comedy and TV series: Nyce Wanueri – Auntie Boss
Best Actor in a comedy: Odunlade Adekola – A Million Baby
Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Alter Ego
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Adjetey Anang – Keteke
Best Director: Jade Osiberu – Isoken
Best Overall Movie: 18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru
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