The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were held this weekend in Lagos, Nigeria – and it was primarily a West African affair, with numerous winners from that side of the continent taking home gongs.
This isn’t particularly surprising – but it’s always good to celebrate a Kenyan success story. And Kati Kati’s flame continues to shine brighter than ever, following on from its premiere in Kenya just over a month ago.
It won in the category of Best East African film. It wasn’t the only Kenyan film to receive a nomination though. It was up there with “Mganga Bomba”.
Elsaphan Njora was nominated for best supporting actor in a drama movie (Kati Kati). Dorothy Ghettuba, Victor Gatonye and Daudi Otieno were also nominated for best indigenous language movie or TV series- Swahili in Urembo, Fihi and Zilizala respectively.
The AMVCA bills itself as the biggest celebration of film and television talent across Africa. It held its first edition in 2013.
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Those who took to the stage during the Gala event included Timi Dakolo and leading African songstresses Waje and Lira. Also performing at the AMVCAs was the winner of the first edition of The Voice Nigeria A’rese alongside Chike and the newly signed Mavin Records acts, the DNA twins.
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Here are the some of the winners:
Best Documentary Alison
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 Tinsel
Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili) Zilizala
Best Soundtrack/ Original Score The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade
Best TV series Jenifa’s Diary Best Writer Vaya
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 Actress In Comedy Funke Akindele
Best Movie East Africa Kati Kati
Best Movie West Africa Oloibiri
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 76 Naomba Niseme
Best Director 76 – Izu Ojukwu
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