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2022 AMVCA Predictions: Who Will Win At This Year’s Awards?

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It all comes down to this. 8 years of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) history have been digested and cross-examined to help yield the critical answer: Which films and performances will win the AMVCA on Sunday night, May 14, in Lagos, Nigeria?

After taking a one year hiatus in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award show is returning bigger than ever with many pre-events lined up ahead for the gala night. The itinerary includes an opening night, a runway show tagged ‘Design for the Stars’, a talent factory, a session with content creators, a Pan-African food festival, and a cultural day.

Having 33 categories with a newly introduced “Best Online Social Content Creator,” viewers will decide their winners for 12 categories, while the awards jury, which was chaired by veteran director Victor Okhai, will chose winners in the remaining categories. The winner of this year’s Best Soundtrack award will get N1 million.

Leading the pack this year with 12 nominations is Izu Ojukwu’s historical drama “Amina” in major categories like “Best Overall Movie,” “Best Director.” Coming up close behind with 9 nominations is Ramsey Nouah’s ‘Rattlesnake: “The Ahanna Story,” and in third is Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz’ “Omo Ghetto: The Saga” with 8nominations.

While Funke Akindele has led the competition for the last year, it seems Izu Ojukwu’s historical drama ‘Amina’ has made it a real contender for her supposed crown. Could Izu Ojukwu have his first “Best Overall Movie” Win?

Before the 8th edition of the award ceremony, which is revered as the biggest motion picture award in Africa, let’s take a look at the categories and explore who we think will win in all 33 categories.

Keep scrolling to see our predictions. PS: The bold nominations are our predicted winners. 

Best Online Content Creator

Mr Macaroni…….

Tee Kuro

Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori

Oga Sabinus

Jacqueline Suowari

Eden Victor

Elozonam

Best Short Film or Online Video

Mary Nsikanabasi Uyoh (Something About Zee)

Abimbola Craig (Fractured) 

Ozor Uche (Ounje Ale)

Nicholas “Big Ghun” Nartey (Koro)

Korede Olayinka (Kiitan)

Sandra Tetteh (Dices)

Taiwo Ogunnimo (I am the prostitute mama described)

Best Supporting Actor (Movie or TV Series)

Bucci Franklin (Rattlesnake: The Ayanna Story) 

Adjetey Anang (Gold Coast Lounge)

Odunlade Adekola (Jankariwo)

Eric Roberts (A Soldier’s Story)

Amina (Magaji Mijinyawa)

Yemi Blaq (The New Normal)

Tope Tedela (Country Hard)

Best Supporting Actress

Bisola Aiyeola (Sugar Rush)

Mercy Johnson Okojie (The New Normal)

Clarion Chukwurah (Amina)

Mumbi Maina (La Femme Anjola)

Enado Odigie (The New Normal)

Omowunmi Dada (Country Hard)

Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha (Omo Ghetto: The Saga)

Best Cinematographer

Muhammed Attah Ahmed (Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story)

James Amuta (Collision Course)

Peter Kreil, Wale Adebayo, Samuel Jonathan, Moruf Fadaro (Amina)

Samuel Jonathan, Moruf Fadaro (The Mystic River)

John Njaga Demps (Nneka The Pretty Serpent)**

Victoria Mbogo (Just in Time)

Best Lighting Design

Stanley Idegbu Okechukwu (Amina)

Yemi Awoponle (The Mystic River)

Mathew Yusuf (Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story)

Jaco Strauss (The White Line)

Godwin Lawani (Light In The Dark)

Mathew Yusuf (Nneka The Pretty Serpent)

Fei Mustafa (Dear Affy)

Best Makeup

Gift Ameh (Voiceless)

Dagogo Diminas, Gabriel Okorie Gabazzini (Amina)

Balogun Abiodun (Omo Ghetto: The Saga)

Ugochinyere Ihendi (Nneka The Pretty Serpent)

Carina Ojoko (Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story)

Adewunmi Fatai, Ayobami Abolarin – Peregun

Abiola Popoola (La Femme Anjola)

Best Costume Designer

Titi Aina Raji (Voiceless)

Millicent T. Jack (Amina)

Isoken Ogiemwonyi (The Smart Money Woman)

Funke Akindele Bello (Omo Ghetto: The Saga)

Obijie Oru (The Mystic River)

Yolanda Okereke (La Femme Anjola)

Yoanna “Pepper” Chikezie (Nneka The Pretty Serpent)

Best Actor in a Comedy

Shawn Faqua (Soole)

Deyemi Okanlawon (Omo Ghetto: The Saga)

Gideon Okeke (Loving Rona)

Samuel Perry ‘Broda Shaggi’ (Dwindle)

Femi Adebayo (Progressive Tailor’s Club)

Williams Uchemba (Dear Affy)

Timini Egbuson (Ponzi) 

Best Actress in a Comedy

Funke Akindele Bello (Omo Ghetto: The Saga)****

Bimbo Ademoye (Breaded Life)

Nse Ikpe Etim (Quam’s Money)

Bisola Aiyeola (Dwindle)

Nancy Isime (Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards)

Sarah Hassan (Just In Time)

Best Actor in a Drama

Stan Nze (Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story)

Uzee Usman (Voiceless)

Gabriel Afolayan (For Maria Ebun Pataki)

Efa Iwara (This Lady Called Life)

Femi Jacobs (Introducing the Kujus)

Enyinna Nwigwe (Dear Affy)

Timini Egbuson (Introducing the Kujus)

Best Actress in a Drama

Asabe Madaki (Voiceless)

Osas Ighodaro (Rattlesnake)

Meg Otanwa (For Maria Ebun Pataki)

Bisola Aiyeola (This Lady Called Life)

Nancy Isime (Superstar)

Genoveva Umeh (A Tune Away)

Kehinde Bankole (Dear Affy)

Best Writer Nominees

Tunde Babalola (La Femme Anjola)

Toluwani Obayan, Kayode Kasum (This Lady Called Life)

Tunray Femi, Damilola E. Orimogunje (For Maria Ebun Pataki)

Chigozirim Nwanegbo (One Lagos Night) 

Manie Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia, Biodun Stephen (Introducing the Kujus)

Frank Chinedu Uba (Amina)

Abosi Ogba, Sally Kenneth Dadzie, Lydia Idakula Sobogun, Olawale Adetula, Belinda Yanga Agedah (Little Black Book)

Best Documentary

Taiwo Adeyemi (Road2Blow)

Femi Odugbemi (Unmasked: Leadership, Trust and the COVID19 Pandemic in Nigeria)

Eugene Mbugua ;This Love)

Allen Onyige (Sunset in Makoko)

Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku Elena Schilling, Daniela Fritz, Ann Katrina Boberg (If Objects Could Speak)

Lawrence Adejumo (Streets of Lagos: Dear Little People)

Best Indigenous Language – Swahili

Obambo (Freddy Feruzi)

Jaramandia (Dennis Humphrey, Bernard Kahindi)

Rishai (Omar Hamza Hassan)

Best Indigenous Language – Yoruba

Jankariwo – Bukunmi Oluwasina

Alaise – David Akande, Demola Yusuf, Edgard Leroy

Abeke – Samuel Oniyitan

Balokun – Olamide Akinmolayan

Ijolewa – Olapeji Wahab

Arodan – Wunmi Ajiboye

Best Indigenous Language – Hausa

Voiceless – Rogers Ofime

Sarki Goma Zamani Goma – Abubakar Bashir Maishadda

Bana Bakwai – Abubakar Bashir Maishadda

Tsangayar Asali – Abdulkadir Nuhu Aminu

Bayi – Diane Russet, Ayo Newo

Best Indigenous Language – Igbo

Nne-Ka – Uche Nnanna Maduka

Uhuruchi (Sunset) – Victor Iyke

Echezona – Victor Onwudiwe, Ugomma Onwe

Udene – Oma Nnadi

Best Movie (Southern Africa)

Hairareb – Dantagos Jimmy-Melani

Black Dollar – David Kazadi

Paul S. Wilo – Maria Kristu

Veza The Unfolding – Dumie Manyathela

Best Movie (East Africa)

The Girl In The Yellow Jumper – Morocco Omari

A Grand Little Lie – Denise Kibisu Ngubuini

My Husband’s Wife – Ndagire Mariam

Just In Time – Sarah Hassan, Dolapo Adeleke

Ugonwa Wa Kifo – Raphael Emmanuel

Beautiful Ashes – Ayeny T. Steve

Best Movie W/Africa

Tainted Canvas – Orwi Manny Ameh

Collision Course – Bolanle Austen-Peters, Joseph Umoibom

Amina – Okey Ogunjiofor

Rattlesnake – Chris Odeh

Omo Ghetto – Funke Akindele Bello, JJC Skillz

Breaded Life – Biodun Stephen, Tara Ajibulu

Nneka TPS -Chris Odeh

Best TV Series (Drama or Comedy)

The Mystic River – Rogers Ofime

The Smart Money Woman – Arese Ugwu, Isoken Ogiemwonyi, Lala Akindoju, Akintunde Marine Marinho

Rumour Has It (S3) – Vincent Nwachukwu Little Black Book – Olawale Adetula

My Name Is A-Zed – Olawale Adetula

Butuku – Nwaka Nakweti

Jenifa’s Diary – Funke Akindele Bello

Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series

The Johnsons – Roger Ofime

My Flatmates – Bright Okpocha, Solomon Adekunle

My Siblings and I – Funke Akindele Bello, JKC Skillz

Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series

Movement: Japa – Femi Odugbemi

Riona – James Omokwe

Unmarried – Uche Ikejimba

Dilemma – Uche Ikejimba

Venge – Tosin Igho, Rogba Arimoro

Eve – Winifred Nwokedi

Enakhe – Victor Sanchez Aghahowa

Rishante – Dimbo Atiya

Best Picture Editor

Rogers Ofime – Voiceless

Dolapo Adeleke – Just In Time

JJC Skillz, Adeyemi Shomade, Valentine Chukwuma – Omo Ghetto: The Saga

Tester Bassey, Abiodun Okunola, Moses Inwang – Lockdown

Moses Inwang – Bad Comments

Tunde Apalowo – For Maria Ebun Pataki

Tega Salubi – Collision Course

Best Art Director

Ediri Okwa – The Smart Money Woman

Pat Nebo – Rattlesnake

Mayowa Labiran – The Mystic River

Tunji Afolayan – Amina

Chima Adighije – One Lagos Night

Chris Udomi – Day of Destiny

Best Sound Editor

Jim Lively, James Nelson – Amina

Bayo Adepetun, Biola “Lala” Olayinka – Prophetess

Puffy Tee – Omo Ghetto: The Saga

Tom Koroluk – For Maria Ebun Pataki

Habib Adebayo Olaore – Nneka The Pretty Serpent

Hassan Mageye – Tinka’s Story

Best Soundtrack

Larry Gaaga – Rattlesnake

Collision Course

Boumeester Lindsay Kagwe Mungai – Just In Time

Dabs Agwom – Amina

Pascal Aka Raquel – Gold Coast Lounge

Awele Mekwunye Bizzouch – Light In The Dark

Michael Pulse, Ponti Dikuua – The White Line

Best Multichoice Talent Factory

Bride Untangled by Abisola Aboaba

Engaito by Daisy Masembe

Nyau by Masuzyo Mwale, Cosmas Ngandwe, Abel Ngoma and Edward Sakala

Rebirth by Brian Ontiri

Oko K3 Akueteh by Christine Boateng and Eric Okyerefo

Best Director (Movie)

Mildred Okwo – La Femme Anjola

Izu Ojukwu – Amina

Ramsey Nouah – Rattlesnake

Bolanle Austen-Peters – Collision Course

Robert O. Peters – Voiceless

Ekene Som Mekwunye – Light in the Dark

Tiencepay Lawal, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja – Namaste Wahala

Best Overall Movie

Amina – Izu Ojukwu, Okey Ogunjiofor

Voiceless – Robert O. Peters, Rogers Ofime

Rattlesnake – Ramsey Nouah, Chris Odeh

Collision Course – Bolanle Austen-Peters

Omo Ghetto – Funke Akindele Bello, JJC Skillz

Nneka The Pretty Serpent – Tosin Igho, Chris Odeh

La Femme Anjola – Mildred Okwo, Rita Dominic

Just In Time – Dolapo Adelek, Sarah Hassan

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The Most Memorable Moments From The 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA)

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The 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) at Eko Hotel on Saturday May 14, 2022, had everything: history-making wins and jokes for days.

Of course, glamorous stars, performances and touching moments made for a memorable night too.

As for the ceremony itself, there is plenty that viewers have been buzzing about and will be for the days to come. If you missed the show or just want to relive it, here are our favorite moments. We are giving you all the scoop on the funny, crazy and musical moments at the awards.

Here are our most memorable Moments of the 2022 AMVCA!

The Oscars 2022-esque Moment With Host Ik Osakioduwa & Deyemi Okanlawon

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Mr Funny (Oga Sabinus) Winning the Best Online Social Creator

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The Beautiful Pan-Africa Performance by Nigerian Idol 7 Top 12

A Tribute to the Angels by Nigerian Idol 6 Winner Kingdom & Last Woman Standing Akunna

Lagbaja and Rema’s Musical Duet

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If public display of affection can occur anywhere, shouldn’t something be said about the ones displayed at the AMVCA 2022? On the honorary pathway, some time two is superior to one. At this year’s #AMVCA8 there were quite a number of adorable couples.

Below are the cutest and stylish celebrity couples at the AMVCA8 from Daniel & Toyosi Etim, Mike & Perri Edwards, and more!

Mike & Perri Edwards


Daniel & Toyosi Etim-Effiong

Mercy Aigbe & Adeoti Kazim

Lateef & Adebimpe Adedimeji

Captain Tunde Demuren & Toolz

Ibrahim & Linda Ejiofor Suleiman

Made Kuti & Inedoye Adanne Onyenso

 

 

 

 

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AMVCA: The Evolution Of Red Carpet Fashion Through The Years

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It’s Totally Stunning How Much Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) Fashion Has evolved Over Nearly A Decade.

The AMVCAs are one of Africa’s biggest nights of the year. There can be openings, or highly-anticipated premieres, but nothing beats the air of competition and fashion that the Award night brings.

Actors are there for the official accolades, but they’re very much about their fashion, too.In nearly 10 years since the award show’s debut, we’ve seen how styles have shifted and changed.

Let’s take a look back at the major moments in AMVCA fashion history.

 

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