No Ghanaian Wins at AMVCA + Full list of Awards Winners

The 2015 AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS (AMVCAs) was held in the EKO Expo Centre in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, 7 March. Unfortunately, none of the ghanaian nominees was able to carry home an award.

The award ceremony presented 33 coveted gold statuettes in 30 categories, tabulated and verified by auditing firm Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo and was telecast live to 50 African countries watching on DStv and GOtv on all Africa Magic channels.

The event saw outstanding achievements in African film and TV recognised with awards also presented to CJ Obasi as the TrailBlazer of the Year while the late renowned filmmaker, Amaka Igwe was honoured with the Industry Merit award.

The winner of the trailblazer award walked away with a luxurious diamond studded watch, courtesy Chris Aire.  The coveted New Era award was given to Ayo Makun for exceptional talent.

Nigeria’s psychological thriller, October 1 was the biggest winner for the night. The movie scooped nine awards including Best Movie and Best Director for and Best Actress (Drama) award for Kehinde Bankole.

Other notable winners included Nollywood romantic drama, The Meeting which nabbed five awards including Best Movie (Comedy) awards for Rita Dominic and Mildred Okwo, Best Actress (Comedy) for Rita Dominic and a Best Actor (Comedy) award for Femi Jacobs.

The choice of the night’s winners fell to respected judges drawn from the African film and Television industry. During the event, viewers were thrilled by performances by Osas Ighodaro, the Mavins Crew, Tuface Idibia and Lola Rae, Diamond Platinumz, and P-Square who closed off the event with an electrifying performance that made the night unforgettable. 

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Category Title Winner

Best Movie (Comedy)
The Meeting – Mildred Okwo & Rita Dominic

Best Movie (Drama)
A Place in the Stars – Steve Gukas

Best Movie 2014
October 1 – Kunle Afolayan

Best Television Series
Shuga – Georgia Arnold

Best Indigenous Language
Swahili Veve – Sarika Hemi Lakhani

Best Indigenous Language
Yoruba Iya – Alalake Faithia Balogun

Best Indigenous Language
Hausa Bincike – Hafizu Bello & Abubakar Bashir

Best Indigenous Language 
Igbo Onye Ozi (The Messenger) – Obi Emelonye

Best Director
October 1 – Kunle Afolayan

Best New Media Online Video
Hard Times – Imoh Umoren

Best Writer (Drama)
October 1 – Tunde Babalola

Best Writer (Comedy)
The Meeting – Tunde Babalola

Best Cinematographer
Verdict – Stanlee Ohikhuare

Best Short Film
Oblivious – Ekene Mekwunye

Best Art Director
October 1 – Pat Nebo

Best Costume Designer
October 1 – Deola Sagoe & Obijie Oru

Best Documentary
The Gift of the Nile – Yvonne Bassey

Best Make-up Artist
October 1 – Sacred Lola Maja

Best Lighting Designer
October 1 – Lanre Omofaiye

Best Video Editor
Reflections – Victoria Akujobi

Best Sound Editor
October 1 – Kulanen Ikyo

Best Actor (Comedy)
The Meeting – Femi Jacobs

Best Actor (Drama)
Confusion Na Wa – OC Ukeje

Best Actress (Comedy)
The Meeting – Rita Dominic

Best Actress (Drama)
October 1 Kehinde Bankole

Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Blossom Chukwujekwu

Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
The Meeting – Linda Ejiofor

Merit Award
Amaka Igwe

New Era Award
Ayo Makun

Trailblazer Award
CJ Obasi

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