Ukpono Anietie, PH.
The 9th edition of the highly anticipated Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) unfolded in a spectacle of glitz and glamour at the prestigious Eko Hotels & Suites on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
The event brought together a star-studded array of celebrities from Nigeria and beyond, all showcasing their impeccable fashion sense on the black carpet.
The evening’s festivities were expertly hosted by the charismatic Nigerian personality, Ik Osakioduwa, and the radiant former Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, who brought their unique charm and wit to the stage.
The audience were treated to electrifying performances by some of Africa’s most talented musicians, including the sensational Tiwa Savage, ‘who’s your guy’ crooner, Spyro, and the ever-entertaining Iyanya, who kept the crowd on their feet with their unforgettable melodies.
The first award of the night, the highly anticipated Best Sound Editor in Movie or TV Series, set the tone for the exceptional talent showcased throughout the evening.
Anu Afolayan emerged victorious in this category for his exceptional work on the critically acclaimed movie, ‘Anikulapo.’
As the night unfolded, another breathtaking moment took center stage when the legendary actress Patience Ozokwor, fondly known as Mama G, was honored with the prestigious Industry Merit Award.
Mama G’s immense contributions to the Nigerian film industry have made her a beloved icon, and this recognition pays homage to her incredible talent, versatility, and lasting impact.
Tobi Bakre also achieved a significant milestone by winning his inaugural AMVCA in the highly competitive Best Actor in a Drama category.
His outstanding performance in the movie ‘Brotherhood’ propelled him to this well-deserved victory.
Full List of Winners at the AMVCA 2023
Best Sound Editor in Movie or TV Series – Anu Afolayan (Anikulapo)
Best Dressed Male – Eni Adeoluwa
Best Dressed Female – Beauty Tukura
Industry Merit Award – Patience Ozokwor (Mama G)
Trail Blazer Award – Angel Onyi Unigwe
Best Telenovela – Mpali (Zambia)
Best Unscripted Show -King Bugar (Zambia)
Best Original Drama Series – Ricordi
Best Original Comedy Series – Njoro Wa Uba
Best Actor in a Comedy Drama, Movie, or TV Series – Broda Shaggy
Best Actress in a Comedy Drama, Movie, or TV Series – Bimbo Ademoye
The Multichoice Talent Factory’ award – Celia Okechukwu
Best Actress in a Drama, Movie, or TV Series – Osas Ighodaro
Best Actor in a Drama, Movie, or TV Series – Tobi Bakre
Best supporting actress – Efe Irele
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Series – Abdisattar Ahmed
Best Movie Southern Africa Award – Jewel (Elvis Chuks)
Best Movie West Africa – Brotherhood
Best Movie East Africa Award – Click Click Bang (Philip Karanja Njenga)
Best Documentary – The Debit (Dora Awolowo)
Best Television Series (Drama/Comedy) Award – Justice Lagos
Best Cinematography – LoukMan Ali (Brotherhood)
Best Online Social Content Creator – Elozonam & Kie Kie
Best Short Film or Online Video – Pa Aromire
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Uhuruchi
Best Soundtrack in Movie or TV Series – Kent Edunjobi (Anikulapo)
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba) – Anikulapo (Kunle Afolayan)
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa) – Abubakar Bashir Maishadda (Aisha)
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili) – Click Click Bang (Philip Karanja Njenga)
Best Makeup Artist in Movie or TV Series – Maryam Ndukwe & Hakeem Effects Onilogbo (Shanty Town)
Best Costume Designer in a Movie/TV Series – Deola Art Alade (The Real Housewives of Lagos Reunion Episode)
Best Writer of a Drama/Comedy (Movie or TV) Series – Sola Dada (Anikulapo)
Best Art Director (Movie or TV Series) – Agesinkole (King of Thieves)
Best Lighting Designer in Movie or TV Series – Matthew Yusuf (Brotherhood)
Best Picture Editor in Movie or TV Series – Holmes Awa & Daniel Tom (Crime & Justice)