The grand finale of AMVCA 2022 (Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards) eighth edition held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos today has ended in glamour and style.
The biggest winner of the night was ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’s, clinching five awards including best director, best actor and best actress.
Despite getting the most nominations (11), historic movie ‘Amina’ took home four awards including the overall movie of the year.
Funke Akindele’s Omo Ghetto picked two out of the nine nominations they said
The award show had kicked off on Sunday, May 8 with series of events consisting of fashion runaway show, content creators brunch, young film makers day, culture and food festival day.
The grand finale was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and South Africa’ Bonang Matheba.
Nigerian actress, Osas Ighodaro won the award for Best Dressed Female, Denola Grey was named Best Dressed Male; both going home with a cash price of N500,000 each.
Pascal Aka and Raquel from the movie ‘Gold Coast Lounge’ won the Best Soundtrack category walking away with one million Naira (₦1m).
Nigerian actress and producer, Teniola Aladese also won the Trailblazer award, going home with a cash price of one million naira, and also an extra gift of $2,000 dollars from the Hollywood star, Tasha Smith.
The Industry Merit award went to veteran actress, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett.
Below is the list of winners at the AMVCAs:
Best Dressed Female – Osas Ighodaro
Best Dressed Male – Denola Grey
Best Multichoice Talent Factory – Daisy Masembe for ‘Engaito’
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 Africa Magic Original Comedy Series
The Johnsons – Rogers Ofime
Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)
Odunlade Adekola – Jankariwo
Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series)
Gold Coast Lounge – Pascal Aka & Raquel (From Ghana)
Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)
Omowunmi Dada – Country Hard
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
Best Cinematographer – Muhammad Attah
Best Picture Editor – Tunde Aplowo for ‘Maria Ebun Pataki’
Best Art Director (Movie/TV Series) – Tunji Afolayan
Best Lightning Designer (Movie/TV Series) – Matthew Yusuf for 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) – Freddy Feruzi