On a night that celebrated African talents, Stan Nze and Osas Ighodaro emerged winners of Best Actor and Actress in a Drama, respectively, at this year’s edition Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
The delectable Ighodaro, in a sexy, see-through dress, edged out the likes of Kehinde Bankole, Bisola Aiyeola and Nancy Isime amongst others to win the highly competitive category.
She also won the award for Best Dressed Female, as she shouted praised of God on both occasions that she went on stage to collect her awards.
She won the Beat Actress award for her role in Ramsey Nouah’s movie ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’.
Stan Nze, who also starred in ‘Rattlesnake’, won his category ahead of some of the industry’s hottest actors – Timini Egbuson, Gabriel Afolayan and Femi Jacobs.
The same movie also earned Ramsey Nouah, Best Director of the night, among several other individual awards for the film.
Rogers Ofime picked the awards for Best Indegenous Movie (Voiceless) and Best Television Drama (The Mystic River).
Funke Akindele won Best Actress in a comedy while popular skit maker and actor, Samuel Perry, aka Broda Shaggi, won the male version of the same category.
Historical Drama, Amina, by Izu Ojukwu and Okey Ogunjiofor clinched the award for Best Overall Movie while Bolanle Austen-Peters’ Collision Course won the Best Produced Film in West Africa.
While the three and half hour live show looked gorgeous on television, the live ceremony which held at Eko Hotel in Lagos was an excruciating exercise in crowd control.
Many guests, including a few nominees, stood at the back of the hall throughout the show, apparently as a result of having more people than available seats.
Even with additional seats brought in by the hotel’s facility managers, hundreds of guests were still left without seats, forcing some frustrated ones to leave in annoyance.
At a time when the doors were shut to keep late comers out, many guests who needed to use the bathroom were forced to remain in the hall.
See full list of winners:
Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Stan Nze – Rattlesnake
Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
Osas Ighodaro – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series
Rishantes – Dimbo Atiya
Best Actress in a comedy
Funke Akindele – Omo Ghetto (The Saga)
Best Actor in a comedy
Broda Shaggi/Samuel Perry – Dwindle
Best Director (Movie)
Ramsey Nouah for Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Best Overall Movie – Amina by Izu Ojukwu & Okey Ogunjiofor
Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series
The Johnsons – Rogers Ofime
Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)
Odunlade Adekola – Jankariwo
Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)
Omowunmi Dada – Country Hard
Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series)
Gold Coast Lounge – Pascal Aka & Raquel (From Ghana)
Best Movie – West Africa
Collision Course – Bolanle Austen-Peters, Joseph Umoibom & James Amuta
Best Movie – East Africa
The Girl In The Yellow Jumper – Morocco Omari
Best Movie – Southern Africa
Hairareb – Dantagos Jimmy-Melani
Best Short Film or Online Video
I Am The Prostitute Mama Described – Taiwo Ogunnimo
Best Documentary – If Objects Could Speak – Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku, Elena Schilling, Daniella Fritz, Ann Katrina Boberg
Best TV series – Drama or Comedy
The Mystic River – Rogers Ofime
Best Online Social Content Creator
Oga Sabinus – Mr Funny
Muhammad Attah for Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Best Picture Editor
Tunde Aplowo for ‘Maria Ebun Pataki’
Best Art Director (Movie/TV Series)
Best Lightning Designer (Movie/TV Series)
Matthew Yusuf for Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Balogun Abiodun for her work on Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)
Manie Oisomaye, Donald Tombia and Biodun Stephen for Introducing The Kujus
Best Indigenous Language Movie or Series (Igbo)
Uche Nnanna Maduka
Best Indigenous Language Movie or Series (Yoruba)
David Akande, Demola Yusuf, Edgard Leroy (Alaise)
Best Indigenous Language Movie or Series (Hausa)
Rogers Ofime (Voiceless)
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)
Best Dressed Male – Denola Grey
Best Dressed Female – Osas Ighodaro
Industry Merit Award – Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett
Best Multichoice Talent Factory – Daisy Masem be for ‘Engaito’
Trailblazer Award – Teniola Aladese