Shiro Of ‘Auntie Boss’ ’18 hours’, Bag Top AMVCA Awards

NTV’s comedy show Auntie Boss actress Nice Wanjeri popularly known as Shiro emerged a top winner in the just concluded 6th annual African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCAs) in Lagos Nigeria.

Wanjeri topped her category by beating big Nollywood names and surprising many. In her speech, she was just as emotional as everyone else present for the awards after winning the coveted award.

“Oh my God! Fast of all God ni mso and I want to thank everyone who voted. This is my first time to board a plane and I came to Nigeria and from being nominated for the first time to winning an award is beyond my wildest dreams,” she said.

Wanjeri, however, broke many hearts after sharing that her contract on the show wasn’t renewed.

“I don’t know what to do, I won but people will no longer see me in the show after my contract was not renewed,” Wanjeri said.

18 Hours, a Kenyan film which was inspired by a true event of a rookie paramedic who spends 18 hours in an ambulance to save the life of an accident casualty, was voted the Overall Best Movie in the awards, becoming the first Kenyan production to ever do so.

The film had been nominated for five awards and ended up taking home three. Phoebe Ruguru won two of them for Best Movie in East Africa and Best Overall Movie.

Here’s the full list.

Best Picture Editor
Idemuza – Aloaye Omoake

18 Hours – Mark Maina WINNER

Alter Ego – Moses Inwang/Tunde Bakare

Hakkune – Asurf Oluseyi

Hidden – Jibril Mailafia

Best Lighting Designer Movie/TV Series

Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi WINNER

Kada River – Godwin Gata

Hidden – Agbo Kelly

Lotanna – McBaror

Children of Mud – Sunday Olalekan

Best Documentary
The Flesh Business – Dennis Wanjohi WINNER

Nightfall in Lagos – James Amuta

God’s Wives – Bolanle Olukanni

Omidan, Styles Defunct by Ayaworanho3d – Aderemi Davies

Calabar Carnival: What the People Think – Oghenefego Ofili

Best Movie East Africa
18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru WINNER

Devil’s Chest – Hassan Mageye

The Forbidden – Kizito Samuel Saviour

Rain – Mathew & Eleanor Nabwiso

Bella – Math Bish

Best Actress in a comedy and TV series
Rita Dominic – Big Fat Lie

Adesua Etomi – 10 days in Sun city

Queen Nwokoye – Excess Luggage

Bimbo Ademoye – Backup Wife

Dakore Akande – Isoken

Nice Wanjeri – Auntie Boss WINNE


Image: Nairobi News


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