It is the most popular award ceremony in Africa. The AMVCA, also popularly known as Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016 went down LIVE at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, March 5. It was nothing short of glamour on the red carpet, with stars from all over Africa and an absolute blast to the awards ceremony too.
The show, organised by Africa Magic in association with Multichoice, held its fourth successful edition of the annual awards which was hosted my renowned media personality IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini.
The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and was a great night and broadcast live across Africa.
Our neighbour Tanzania walked away with two wins for East Africa; while the rest scooped atleast two wins in two categories they had been nominated for:
Best Movie (East Africa) – Elizabeth Michael – (Mapenzi)
Best Local Language Movie/TV Series (Swahili) – Single Mtambalike (Kitendawali)
The Best Director – Akin Omotosho (Tell Me Sweet Something)
Best Cinematographer – Paul Michaelson (Tell Me Sweet Something)
Best Overall Movie – Stephanie Linus (Dry)
Best Costume Designer – Uche Nancy (Dry)
Best Makeup Artist in a Movie or Series – Louiza Calore (Ayanda)
Best Writer for Movie and TV series – Trish Malone (Ayanda)