It was big night for Kenya in Nigeria on Saturday, after bagging a total of 6 awards during the 6th Annual Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCAs) at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
The movie 18 Hours, which was inspired by true events won a total of 3 awards including Best Overall Movie in Africa (Phoebe Ruguru), Best Movie East Africa (Phoebe Ruguru) and Best Picture Editor (Mark Maina).
Nyce Wanjeri, popularly known as Shiro on the comedy Auntie Boss was declared the best actress in Africa. Other Kenyan Winners include Denis Maina Wanjohi whose documentary “The Flesh Business” was declared the Best Documentary and Sarika Hemi Lakhani for her movie “Supa Modo” which bagged the Best Indigenous Language movie or TV series.
“Kudos to all the winners for their high-flying achievement in Africa. We are proud to know that Kenyan content has come of age and can compete globally and in Nollywood. At Multichoice, our role is to enrich lives. As Africa continues to change rapidly, the entertainment industry is ever more relevant. We are using our influence and resources to play a positive role in Africa, helping to grow Africa’s people and creative industries into vibrant, economic powerhouses,” said MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director Eric Odipo.
The crowning of the night was the announcement of Phoebe Ruguru’s ’18 Hours’ as the Best Overall movie, a fitting tribute to an event that featured many other Kenyan winners.
“Congratulations to all winners! Kenya showed we are the pride of Africa and we’re proud of the contribution we make to keep our communities entertained, and our business has grown hand-in-hand with local economies by forging long-term partnerships with film-makers and entrepreneurs,” said MNet Channel Director, East and Southern Channels, Timothy Okwaro.
See the full list of winners at the 2018 AMVCAs below:
|THE FLESH BUSINESS||DENIS WANJOHI MAINA|
|2||BEST TELEVISION SERIES|
|THIS IS IT||DOLAPO ADELEKE (LOWLA DEE)|
|3||BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|OKAFOR’S LAW||YINKA EDWARD|
|4||BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA|
|18 HOURS||PHOEBE RUGURU|
|5||BEST WRITER (MOVIE/TV SERIES)|
|ALTER EGO||PATRICK NNAMANI, KOYE O, MOSES INWANG|
|6||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – YORUBA|
|ETIKO ONIGEDU||FEMI ADEBAYO|
|7||BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|TATU||AKPE ODODORU, TUNDE AKINNIYI|
|8||BEST PICTURE EDITOR MOVIE/TV SERIES|
|18 HOURS||MARK MAINA|
|9||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – IGBO|
|10||BEST SOUND EDITOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|TATU||KOLADE MORAKINYO, PIUS FATOKE|
|11||BEST SOUND TRACK MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|12||BEST COSTUME DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|THE BRIDGE||NGOZI OBASI, JAMES BESSINONE|
|13||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – HAUSA|
|14||BEST MAKE UP ARTIST MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|TATU||THELMA OZY SMITH, HAKEEM EFFECT ONILOGBO|
|15||BEST ART DIRECTOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES|
|16||BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – SWAHILI|
|SUPA MODO||SARIKA HEMI LAKHANI|
|17||BEST MOVIE SOUTHERN AFRICA|
|THE ROAD TO SUNRISE||SHEMU JOYAH|
|18||BEST DIRECTOR MOVIE|
|19||BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA|