AMVCA: The combat for the huge four
AMVCA: The combat for the huge four
Vanessa ObiohaAs the hour draws nearer to the sixth edition of Africa Magic Viewers’ choice Awards AMVCA, all eyes are fixed on the coveted prizes of the nighttime: premier common movie, gold standard Actor in a Drama movietelevision sequence, finest Actress in a Drama movietelevision sequence, and most effective Director.
ultimate yr saw ’76, Sambasa Nzeribe, Rita Dominic and Izu Chukwu carting away prizes in these categories. youngsters this yr’s nominees were met with blended emotions, there continues to be that fevered expectation on who will emerge winner at the glitzy event day after today at Eko motels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
combating it out within the most efficient Actor in a Drama movietelevision collection are Nigerian actors Wale Ojo friends, and Kalu Ikeagwu Benevolence.
they’re up towards Ghanaian actors Chris Attoh Esohe and Adjetey Anang Keteke, Sidechic Gang; and Ugandan actor Raymond Rushabiro The Torture.
Of the entire contenders, Rushabiro is the newbie. A well known stage actor with the time-honored Ugandan theatre crew Ebonies, it can be a awesome twist to peer Rushabiro clinch the award during this category for his efficiency in ‘The Torture’- a 2017 film about an older man who falls for a more youthful girl, best to recognize later that she simplest desired him for the economic aid. After going via heartache, he captures her and avenges with torture.
youngsters, he will should deal with Wale Ojo, a past nominee and the simplest actor nominated twice for distinct videos. His role in the film ‘buddies’ changed into applauded, certainly for the chemistry he shared on reveal with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, his co-star. Will success shine on him the next day when the effects roll in?
Chris Attoh is no stranger to the AMVCAs, though he’s yet to prefer in this class. most likely, it might be his lucky day.
For the first time, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde luggage a nomination in the AMVCA for her position in companions. Will it also be her first grasp? apart from the Ugandan actresses Agaba Joan The Torture and Cinderella Sanyu Bella, other nominees during this category are Nigerians. Keira Hewatch is noted for her role in Lekki other halves, whereas Miriam Kayode and Lilian Echelon have additionally proved their price in diverse productions. Omotola curiously has a more robust edge than others going through her robust profession adventure. Yet, there isn’t any make certain that she be fortunate megastar tomorrow. It may be enjoyable to peer which of these thespians emerge winner during this category.
the contest for premiere Director in any movie awards is one watched with fond hobby. here is the class that separates the masters from the novices. The intriguing part of this category is that the winner’s construction doesn’t always clinch the overall choicest photograph. as an example, in the 2016 AMVCA, Akin Omotosho took domestic the award for best film Director for his production ‘inform Me sweet some thing.’ That identical year, Stephanie Linus received the most excellent basic photograph for her movie ‘Dry’.
The contenders in this class are a thrilling mix. Ugandan Richard Mulindwa is a celebrated famous person in his home nation with the release of his film ‘best Son’ in 2016. The memoir a couple of younger man’s struggle to regain his father’s wealth after a foul deal fetched the director a spot in the stars.
His recent movie ‘Torture’ apparently scooped three nominations in this year’s AMVCA for finest Actor Actress in a Drama movietelevision sequence and most efficient Cinematography filmtv collection. Sealing the nighttime with a glorious prefer in this category will be a step forward for the East Africa country, which for the primary time in the AMVCA has a couple of nomination.
Jade Osiberu is one more exciting diector to monitor out. relocating from small construction to her first function movie ‘Isoken’ which gathered five nominations including choicest paintings Director and gold standard film West Africa, Osiberu may additionally at last get her deserved region in the African film industry.
Will or not it’s another fine night for the Ghanaian director and producer Shirley Frimpong-Manso for her candy romantic comedy ‘Potato Potahto’? In 2014, she won the choicest film Director for her movie ‘Contract’, which also gained the superior universal film that 12 months.
Garnering the maximum number of nominations during this year’s edition, Moses Inwang ‘companions’ may additionally fairly be probably the most rewarding winner of the night. alter ego acquired high quality reviews for its lead actors Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Wale Ojo stellar performances.
also hot on Inwang’s heels is Don Omope, whose movie ‘Tatu’ earned Nollywood famous person Toyin Abraham her first AMVCA nomination. Aloaye Omoake and Asurf Oluseyi may additionally also spin a lift.
Nigerian motion pictures have been totally preferred within the category of the foremost ordinary image in the heritage of AMVCAs. aside from the first edition which became won by way of South African Sara Blecher for her film ‘Otelo Burning’ and 2014 where Ghanaian filmmaker and director Shirley Frimpong-Manso took home the award, all others had been gained with the aid of Nigerians: Kunle Afolayan’s ‘October 1′ won in 2015, Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry’ in 2016, and Izu Ojukwu’seventy six received last year. The Nigerians during this year’s film race: Moses Inwangbuddies, and Awal Abdulfatai Descent although will be facing stiff competitors as they’re up towards Shirley, a previous winner for her movie Potato Potahto; Kenyan Phoebe Ruguru for his gripping story ’18 hours’; highly acclaimed Malawian filmmaker Shemu Joyah for his intriguing fable ‘The street to first light’ and Ugandan Hassan Mageye for his heartbeating narrative ‘satan Chest’. Which considered one of them will be smiling for the digicam tomorrow evening?
The 2018 AMVCA witnessed just a few changes. For the first time, the award calendar became altered. continually held in March, this year’s is keeping in September. also, the award which is organised by means of Africa Magic and MultiChoice Africa was capable of get the backing of the Lagos State govt for this year’s get together.
Over 3000 entries were acquired this year across 27 categories, out of which seven are initiate to public vote casting.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Channel Director, Africa Magic referred to: “we are delighted to once again celebrate amazing achievements in the African film and tv trade on the platform of the AMVCAs.
“As at all times, we promise an evening stuffed with entertaining and stellar performances led by means of some Africa’s greatest names within the track business. Our viewers at domestic will not leave out a moment of the experience, as they could tune in to all Africa Magic channels on Saturday, 1 September to peer who wins the coveted AMVCA titles.”
The awards will once once again be co-hosted by using South African media sweetheart, Minnie Dlamini-Jones, and Nigerian on-air-character, IK Osakioduwa. for two years, the glorious duo has thrilled guests and viewers as hosts of the AMVCAs with their astounding synergy, attraction and infectious wit.