The 6th edition of the annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards – AMVCA 2018 took place at Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos and here’s the full list of winners.
The movie award ceremony had as usual the glitz and the glam as every celebrity stepped out stunning as well as intresting moments, winners and first timers. Before the winners list lets take you on a journey of the interesting moments from the award ceremony.
Top actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde won the AMVCA tonight for the first time since the awards debut six years ago.
With Alter Ego having 10 nominations, the actress was shaky when she was announced the Best Actress in Africa at the awards ceremony which held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.
While Bisola won the Trail Blazer award which comes with a car after rendering a soulful performance, Lilian Afegbua, who was the first Nigerian to be eliminated at the last Big Brother Africa, won herself the Best Indigenous Movie in Igbo with her movie, ‘Bound.’
Falz wins second AMVCA in two years
Falz the bhad guy has proven that he’s indeed an all round entertainer by winning his second AMVCA within the spate of two years.
The actor, who gave a brief speech that urged Nigerians to vote the right individuals into power in 2019, won the award for the best actor comedy drama and TV series at the just concluded AMVCA 2018.
First time winners
There were quite a handful of first time winners at the AMVCA 2018 but there also second time winners.
Tunji Afolayan, who won best art director and Evelle, who won best soundtrack for ‘Tatu’ were first time winners as well as Micheal Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde, an alumni of the Accelerate project, who won the best short video category with ‘Penance.’
While Ngozi Obasi won the best costume/designer for the second time in a row – she won the same award in 2017 – Falz won the best actor in a comedy for the second time in two years.
Full list of winners at AMVCA 2018
Best Sound Editor
Tatu – Kolade Morakinyo and Pius Fatoke WINNER
Best Picture Editor
18 Hours – Mark Maina WINNER
Best Lighting Designer Movie/TV Series
Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi WINNER
Best Cinematography Movies/TV series
Okafor’s Law – Yinka Edward WINNER
Best Costume/Designer Movie or TV Series
The Bridge – Ngozi Obasi and James Bessinone WINNER
Best Short Film/Online Video
Penance – Micheal Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde WINNER
The Flesh Business – Dennis Wanjohi WINNER
Best Make Up Artist Movie/TV Series
Tatu – Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo WINNER
Best Art Director
Lotanna – Tunji Afolayan WINNER
Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series
Tatu – Evelle WINNER
Best Overall Movie
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili
Super Modo – Sarika Hemi Lhakani WINNER
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Hausa
Mansoor – Ali Nuhu WINNER
Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Yoruba
Etiko Onigedu – Femi Adebayo WINNER
Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Igbo
Bound – Lilian Afegbai WINNER
Best TV/Drama/Comedy series
This Is It – Dolapo Adeleke WINNER
Best Movie East Africa
18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru WINNER
Best Movie West Africa
Isoken – Jade Osiberu WINNER
Best Movie Southern Africa
The Road to Sunrise – Shemu Joyah WINNER
Trail Blazer Award
Bisola Aiyeola WINNER
Industry Merit Award
Tunde Kelani WINNER
Best Writer Movie/TV Series
Alter Ego – Patrick Nnamani/Koye O/Moses Inwang WINNER
Best Supporting Actress
Lydia Forson – Isoken WINNER
Best Supporting Actor
Falz – New Money WINNER
Best Actress in a comedy and TV series
Nyce Wanueri – Auntie Boss WINNER
Best Actor in a comedy
Odunlade Adekola – A Million Baby WINNER
Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Alter Ego WINNER