By NWANKWO, Grace Chinasa
The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards’ (AMVCAs), created to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in the African film and TV industry, is back for an eighth edition.
The glamorous awards night will have its final award day on Saturday, 14 May with hosts, Bonang Matheba and IK Osakioduwa.
The 8th edition of AMVCA is sponsored by Amstel Malta, alongside its tactical sponsor, Pepsi.
Other sponsors are Promasidor, Quick Teller, Moet and Chandon, Lush Hair, Supa Komando, Desperado, Sunlight Detergent, and 2Sure.
RedExplorer brings you details of how the last 6 days of the eventh had been:
Day 1 started on May 7, 2022 where its theme was “OPENING NIGHT GALA”
Skit maker Steve Chuks and others graced the occasion with flamboyant dressings.
Day 2 was themed RUNAWAY SHOE. Where different African designers were displayed.
The likes of Denrele Edun, Lush hair Nigeria, Yemi Alade, Sir Leo BDasilva, SirUTI, Timini and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
Day 3, 2022, was YOUNG FILMMAKERS DAY with movie screenings and panel discussions by students of the Multichoice Talent Factory Academy.
Day 4, May 10, 2022, was Content Market Workshop where industry stakeholders met to discuss how important content is, and the way forward.
Dotun Ojoon, Quality Control, Africa Magic; Adeola Tobi, Brand Marketing & Partnerships, Showmax Nigeria and others discussed what content viewers should expect and the kind of content the Multichoice group is churning out.
Day 5, May 11, 2022, was Digital Content Curators Brunch.
Day 6, May 12, 2022, was A Celebration Of Africa’s Diversity and a Pan African Food Festival.
Different African cultural outfits were show cased.
Day 7, May 13, 2022, was Nominees’ Gala were nominated stars were hosted.
Day 8, May 14, 2022, is set to be the glamorous awards night and will be aired live on Africa Magic Channels on DSTV and Gotv from 4pm WAT.
A total of 33 categories have been announced, 12 of which are open to public voting. The winner in the Best Soundtrack category would walk away with one million Naira.
The Best Online Social Content Creator was introduced as a new category. This category would feature social media content creators like Mr. Macaroni, Taaooma, Tee Kuro, Elozonam, Oga Sabinus, Jacqueline Suowari and others
Here are some of the categories up for grabs at the AMVCA 2022
- Best actress in a comedy
- Best actor in a comedy
- Best supporting actress
- Best supporting actor
- Best actress in a drama
- Best actor in a drama
- Best short film or online video
- Best Indigenous language – Yoruba
- Best indigenous language – Hausa
- Best Indigenous language -Igbo
- Best Indigenous language – Swahili
- Best art director
- Best costume designer
- Best lighting designer
- Best picture editor
- Best sound editor
- Best sound track
- Best Makeup
- Best Writer
- Best Cinematographer
- Best movie Southern Africa
- Best movie East Africa
- Best movie West Africa
- Best overall movie
- Best Television series
- The Multichoice talent factory
- Best Director
- Best Documentary
- Best social online content creator
- Best Africa Magic Original Drama series
- Best Africa Magic Original Comedy series.
Other awards that would be given on the night are: Trailblazer, Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Female.
Enjoy the photos below