10th Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards wraps up with a night of glitz and glamour

Kehinde Bankole, Best Lead Actress

The 2024 edition of Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) just came to a close, Saturday night, May 11, with so many awards given. 

The prestigious awards event celebrates movies and actors in Africa.

The 2024 edition of the AMVCA marked its 10th anniversary and expectedly, brought together numerous celebrities from the entertainment industry. 

Often referred to as the 'Oscars' of Nigeria, the awards feature various categories where actors, movies, and outstanding crew members are nominated. 

This year, the ‘Best Lead Actor’ award went to Wale Ojo, in movie, Breath of Life, while the Best Lead Actress award was went to
Kehinde Bankole for her role in Adire.

The amazing IK Osakioduwa was host for the tenth time since 2013. IK, a presenter and TV host with an enchanting voice, indeed, hosted and celebrated ten years of shining a spotlight on African talents who are outstanding in the industry.

Below is full list of 2024 AMVCA nominees and winners as announced on the occasion.

*Trailblazer Award 
Chimezie Imo WINNER

*Industry Awards
Esther Idowu Phillips (Iya Rainbow)
Richard Mofe Damiji (RMD)

*Best Digital Content
National Treasure - Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay)
Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement - Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi) WINNER
Hello Neighbour - Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina idoko and Jemima Osunde
The Boyfriend - Maryam Apaokagi-Greene

*Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa)
Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)
Jagun Jagun (Femi Adebayo) WINNER
Ijogbon (Kunle Afolayan)
Orisa (Odunlade Adekola)
Nana Akoto (Kwabena Gyansah)

*Best Supporting Actor
Alexx Ekubo (Afamefuna)
Demola Adedoyin (Breath of Life) WINNER
Itele d Icon (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)
Gregory Ojefua (This is Life)
Timini Egbuson (A Tribe Called Judah)
Levi Chikere (Blood Vessel)
Ropo Ewenla (Over the Bridge)

*Best Supporting Actress
Joke Silva (Over the Bridge)
Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book)
Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life) WINNER
Eliane Umuhire (Omen)
Tana Adelana (Ijogbon – Chaos)
Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)

*Best Lead Actor
Wale Ojo (Breath of Life) WINNER
Stan Nze (Afamefuna)
Marc Zinga (Omen)
Gideon Okeke (Egun)
David Ezekiel (Blood Vessel)
Richard Mofe Damijo (The Black Book)
Adedimeji Lateef (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos)

*Best Lead Actress
Segilola Ogidan (Over the Bridge)
Lucie Debay (Omen)
Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)
Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
Adaobi L. Dibor (Blood Vessel)
Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata)
Kehinde Bankole (Adire) WINNER
Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)

*Best Cinematography
Mami Wata (Lílis Soares)
Blood Vessel (Gideon Chukwu)
Over The Bridge (KC Obiajulu) WINNER
Breath of Life (Ola Cardoso)
Jagun Jagun - The Warrior (Adeoluwa Owu)
Ijogbon - Chaos (Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe)
Omen (Joachim Philippe)

*Best Editing
Chuka Ejorh And Onyekachi Banjo (Over The Bridge)
Holmes Awa (Breath of Life)
Alex Kamau And Victor Obok (Volume)
Dayo Nathaniel (Ogeere - Earth)
Antonio Ribeiro (The Black Book) WINNER
Nathan Delannoy (Mami Wata)

*Best Sound Design
Ava Momoh (Over the Bridge)
Daniel Pellerin and Amin Bhatia (Kipkemboi)
Grey Jones Ossai x2 (Breath of Life and Blood Vessel) WINNER
Samy Bardet (Mami Wata)

*Best Art Direction
Blood Vessel (Victor Akpan)
Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade) WINNER
Breath of Life (Okechukwu Frost Nwankwo, Kelechi Odu)
The Black Book (Pat Nebo and Chima Temple)
Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Tunji Afolayan)
Mami Wata (C.J Fiery Obasi)
Omen (Eve Martin)

*Best Costume Design
Demola Adeyemi (Over The Bridge)
Bolanle Austin Peters, Ituen Basi, Folake Coker and Clement Effanga (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti)
Lola Awe (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior) WINNER
Bunmi Demilola Fashina (Mami Wata)
Daniel Obasi (Breath of Life)

*Best Makeup
Francesca Otaigbe (Over the Bridge)
Campbell Precious (Mami Wata) WINNER
Hadizat Gambo (Mojisola)
Hakeem Onilogbo (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
Feyisayo Oyebisi (A Tribe Called Judah)

*Best Writing TV Series
Skinny Girl in Transit (Season 7)
Wura (Season 2)
Visa on Arrival
MTV Shuga Naija
Volume- Mona Ombogo WINNER
Masquerades of Aniedo
Slum King

*Best Writing in a Movie
Breath of Life (BB Sasore)
Over The Bridge (Tosin Otudeko)
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Tunde Babalola) WINNER
Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Adebayo Tijani)
Afamefuna (Anyanwu Sandra Adaora)
A Tribe Called Judah (Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele, Collins Okoh and Akinlabi Ishola)
Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)

*Best Director
Moses Inwang (Blood Vessel)
Adebayo Tijani And Tope Adebayo (Jagun Jagun - The Warrior)
BB Sasore (Breath of Life) WINNER
Johnscott Enah (Half Heaven)
C.J. Fiery Obasi (Mami Wata)
Kayode Kasum (Afamefuna)
Tolu Ajayi (Over The Bridge)

*Best Movie
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Breath of Life WINNER
Over The Bridge
Blood Vessel
A Tribe Called Judah
The Black Book
Mami Wata

*Best Documentary
Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
Lobola, A Bride’s True Price? WINNER
Empalikino (Forgiveness)
The Water Manifesto: Osun (Water for Gold)
Sowing Hope

*Best Scripted Series
Wura (Season 2)
Slum King

*Best Unscripted Series
Lol Naija (Season 1)
Nightlife In Lasgidi
The Real Housewives Of Lagos (Season 2)
Gh Queens (Season 2) WINNER
Mutale Mwanza Unscripted (Season 1)

*Best Indigenous Language (East Africa)
Where The River Divides
Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One) WINNER

*Best Indigenous Language (South Africa)
Service To Heart
Uncle Limbani
Motshameko O Kotsi WINNER

*Best Multichoice Talent Factory Movie
Her Dark Past WINNER
Somewhere in Kole
Full Time Husband
The 11th Commandment

*Best Scripted M-Net Original
Slum King WINNER
Half Open Window
The Passenger
Magic Room

*Best Unscripted M-Net Original
What Will People Say
The Irabors’ Forever After
Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives) WINNER
Date My Family Zambia
Royal Qlique (Season 2)

*Best Indigenous M-Net Original
The Passenger
Nana Akoto
Irora Iya WINNER
Love Transfusion (Kiapo Cha Damu)

*Best Short Film
T’egbon T’aburo
Broken Mask WINNER
Eighteenth Year
Man and Masquerades
A Place Called Forward
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