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AMVCA 2023: A Night of Triumph for African Cinema



AMVCA 2023: A Night of Triumph for African Cinema

AMVCA 2023 -The 9th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards was held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.

The awards ceremony, which is Africa’s biggest and most prestigious film awards, celebrates the best in African cinema.

iexclusivenews reports that the 2023 AMVCAs were a night of triumph for African cinema. The event saw a number of firsts, including the first time that a Yoruba film won the Best Movie award.

The awards also saw a number of veterans of the industry honored, including Patience Ozokwor, who received the Industry Merit Award.

The Winners:

Here is a list of the winners of the 2023 AMVCAs:

Best Movie (West Africa): Brotherhood by Jade Osiberu

Best Movie (East Africa): Click Click Bang by Philip Karanja Njenga

Best Movie (Southern Africa): Jewel by Elvis Chucks

Best Movie (Indigenous Language) (Yoruba): Anikulapo by Kunle Afolayan

Best Movie (Indigenous Language) (Igbo): Uhuruchi by Victor Iyke

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Drama): Tobi Bakre for his role in Crime & Justice (Brotherhood)

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Drama): Osas Ighodaro for her role in Brotherhood

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama): Deyemi Okanlawon for his role in Anikulapo

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama): Bimbo Afolayan for her role in Brotherhood

Best Director: Kunle Afolayan for Anikulapo

Best Cinematographer: Loukman Ali for Brotherhood

Best Editor: Holmes Awa and Daniel Tom for Crime & Justice

Best Writer: Sola Dada for Anikulapo

Best Costume Designer: Adeola Art-Alade for The Real Housewives of Lagos Reunion Episode

Best Makeup: Maryam Ndukwe and Hakeem Effects Onilogbo for Shanty Town

Best Soundtrack: Kent Edunjobi for Anikulapo

Best Online Social Content Creator: Elozonam and Kie Kie for Back From The Future

Best TV Series: Crime & Justice by Yinka Edward

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Best Original Comedy: The Johnsons by Funke Akindele-Bello

Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series): Efe Irele – Four Four Forty Four

Best Short Film: Adeoye Adetunji – Pa Aromire

Best Original Telenovela: Mpali

Best Unscripted Original: King Bugar

Best Original Comedy Series: Njoro Wa Uba

Best Original Drama Series: Ricordi

Best Art Director: Wale Adeleke – King Of Thieves (Agesinkole)

Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series): Mathew Yusuf – Brotherhood

Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV Series): Holmes Awa & Daniel Tom – Crime & Justice

Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series): Anu Afolayan – Anikulapo

Best Documentary: Nigeria-the Debut – Nora Awolowo

The Multichoice Talent Factory Film Leaked:

Best Indigenous Language, Swahili (Movie/TV Series): Philip Karanja Njenga – Click Click Bang

Best Indigenous Language, Hausa (Movie/TV Series): Aisha – Abubakar Bashir Maishadda

Best Overall Movie (Africa): Anikulapo – Kunle Afolayan

The Trailblazer Award: Angel Onigwe

Best Dressed Male: Enioluwa Adeoluwa

Best Dressed Female: Beauty Tukura

Industry Merit Award: Patience Ozokwor

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The Highlights:

The 2023 AMVCAs were a night of many highlights. Here are a few of the most memorable moments:

* The first time that a Yoruba film won the Best Movie award. Brotherhood, directed by Jade Osiberu, beat out stiff competition from films in other languages to take home the top prize.

* The first time that a veteran actress was honored with the Industry Merit Award. Patience Ozokwor, who has been in the industry for over 40 years, was recognized for her contributions to African cinema.

* The performances by top Nigerian musicians. The awards ceremony featured performances by some of Nigeria’s biggest stars, including Tiwa Savage, Spyro, and Iyanya.

The Legacy:

The 2023 AMVCAs were a night of celebration for African cinema. The event showcased the talent and creativity of filmmakers from across the continent, and it helped to raise the profile of African cinema on the world stage.

The awards ceremony also served as a reminder of the importance of honoring the veterans of the industry who have paved the way for others.

The 2023 AMVCAs were a success in every way. They were a night of triumph for African cinema, and they helped to cement the event’s place as Africa’s biggest and most prestigious film awards.