Multichoice, in partnership with Africa Magic, have announced the return of the ninth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) has released the date for this year’s edition.
Organizers of the awards which celebrates African movie talents, announced that the AMVCA 2023 will be held from 18-20 May, 2023, in Lagos, Nigeria.
The announcement was made by Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria AMVCA.
According to her: “The AMVCA has in the last 8 years become the unit by which excellence is measured and recognized and this 9th edition of the AMVCAs stands in a unique position being hosted in the 20th year of Africa Magic operations in Nigeria and at a point when cinematic output across Africa is entering a phase of global recognition and appreciation.
“This year, in partnership with Amstel and Zagg Energy Drink, we will be hosting a 3-day event that has begun with the call to entry which ended March 17. We have a 40% increase in the number of entries compared to the last edition. Shortlisting has begun and we will move to the judging phases.”
She said it will be a 3-day event starting with a cultural night to the runaway show and nominee gala. The main awards will be held on 20 May, 2023.
Veteran film director, producer and writer, Femi Odugbemi was announced as the Head Judge for the ninth AMVCA.
He said: “From its very beginnings, the AMVCA has been a celebration of Africa, a celebration of our cultures, our heritage, our stories, our stars and the excellence of their talent. The work of our jury will be difficult as many of the shortlisted entries show technical excellence, great storytelling and enthralling performances. As usual there are categories of nominees as well where we invite you to vote for your favourite shows. Please support your choices with your vote.”
The nominees for this year will be revealed by 7pm on 9 April, 2023 across all Africa Magic channels.
Once this is done, the voting portal will open ahead of the highly awaited award ceremony.
The last edition of the awards which were held at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos last year, saw Stan Nze and Osas Ighodaro emerge winners of Best Actor and Actress in a Drama respectively.
Other actors that went home with AMVCA awards in the last edition include Funke Akindele, who won Best Actress in a comedy, and Samuel Perry aka Broda Shaggi, who won for the male version of the same category.
Historical Drama titled Amina by Izu Ojukwu & Okey Ogunjiofor won the award for Best Overall Movie.