The eighth edition of the AMVCA 2022 (Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards) concluded in glitz and splendor at the Eko Hotels in Victoria Island, Lagos. On Sunday, May 8, a series of events included a fashion runaway show, content creators brunch, young film makers day, and culture and cuisine festival day led off the award show.
IK Osakioduwa and Bonang Matheba of South Africa hosted the grand finale. AMVCA is an annual gathering of African film and television industry executives and fans.
Osas Ighodaro, a Nigerian actress, was named Best Dressed Female at the event, while Denola Grey was named Best Dressed Male, each taking home a monetary prize of N500,000.
Also, Pascal Aka and Raquel from the movie ‘Gold Coast Lounge’ won the Best Soundtrack category walking away with one million Naira.
Nigerian actress, producer, Teniola Aladese 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.
Here is a full list of winners ofthe 8th Edition:
- Best Overall film – Amina – Izu Ojukwu & Okey Ogunjiofor
- Best Actress In a Drama – Osas Ighodaro – Rattlesnake : The Ahanna Story
- Best Actor in a Drama – Stan Nze – Rattlesnake : The Ahanna Story
- Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) – Funke Akindele-Bello – Omo Ghetto the Saga
- Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) – Broda Shaggi – Dwindle
- Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series) – Omowummi Dada – Country Hard
- Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series) – Odunlade Adekola – Jankariwo
- AMVCA Trailblazer Award – Teniola Aladese
- Best Director – Ramsey Nouah – Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story
- Best Art Director (Movie/TV series) – Tunji Afolayan – Amina
- Best Picture Editor – Tunde Apalowo – For Maria Ebun Pataki
- Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV series) – Jim Lively and James Nelson – Amina
- Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series) – Mathew Yusuf for Rattlesnake- The Ahanna Story
- Best Writer (Movie/TV Series) – Manie Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia and Biodun Stephen – Introducing The Kujus
- Best Cinematographer – Muhammed Atta Ahmed – Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
- Best Makeup – Balogun Abiodun – Omo Ghetto The Saga
- Best Costume Designer – Millicent T. Jack – Amina
- Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili) – Freddy Feruzi – Obambo
- Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa) – Rogers Ofime for Voiceless
- Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba) – David Akande, Demola Yusuf and Edgard Leroy – Alasie
- Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo) – Uche Nnanna Maduka – ‘Nne-Ka
- Best Television Series (Drama/ Comedy) – Rogers Ofime -The Mystic River
- Best Documentary – Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku, Elena Schilling, Daniella Fritz and Ann Katrina Boberg – If Objects Could Speak
- Best Short Film Or Online Video – Taiwo Ogunnimo – I Am The Prostitute Mama Described
- Best Online Social Content Creator – Oga Sabinus – Mr Funny
- Best Movie (Southern Africa) – Hairareb- Dantagos Jimmy-Melani
- Best Movie (East Africa) – The Girl In The Yellow Jumper- Morocco Omar
- Best Movie (West Africa) – Collision Course – Bolanle Austen-Peters and Joseph Umoibom
- Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series) – Gold Coast Lounge – Pascal Aka and Raquel
- Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series – The Johnsons
- Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series – The Rishantes’ – Dimbo Atiya
- Industry Merit Award – Taiwo Ajayo-Lycett