2017 AMVCA RollCall

On Wednesday, the 14th of December, 2016, the nominees for the fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were revealed and immediately I saw the list, the first thing that came to my mind was “Danm!, that’s a lot of categories”. I understand that AFMAG has a lot of channels and have to cater to the various countries but this is too much na. I am sure the award ceremony will be up to 9 hours.

Upon sighing the list, I felt a tinge of shame because other than the Nigerian movies, I haven’t seen any of the movie from other countries. It’s quite sad that I have seen 95% of the Oscar nominated movies and haven’t seen half of the African movies. I think this is basically because many of these movies don’t come to Nigerian cinemas and by the time they come to DStv, they are almost a year old and stale. This year, I am going to make extra effort to see as many indigenous movies, so help me God.

For the year under review, my favorite Nollywood movies are;

  • 93 Days; That movie was fantastic and intriguing.
  • The CEO: CEO was super classy and thrilling.
  • 76: This one just makes me all nostalgic and mushy inside.

Unfortunately, I am not a fan of Jenifa’s diary or AY’s Thirty Days series. Don’t get me wrong, they are great movies in their own right and very successful but, they are not a brand of comedy I like anymore.

However, I wish all the nominees luck especially the Nigerian production. I hope we cart all the awards this year…again. LOL

See below the nominees for the AMVCA 2017 and you can still vote for your preferred movie until the 24th of February 2017 

NOMINEES FOR BEST SOUNDTRACK/ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts
  • 93 Days – George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W
  • No Good Turn – Brymo
  • The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade
  • 76 – Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

NOMINEES FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

  • Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah
  • 93 Days – Yinka Edward
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer
  • Oloibiri – Curtis Graham
  • 76 – Yinka Edward

NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

  • Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
  • Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country
  • Rita Dominic – 76
  • Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration
  • Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya
  • Meg Ottamwa – Derailed
  • Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

NOMINEES FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked
  • Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
  • Adunni Ade – It’s Her Day
  • Ebele Okaro – Four One Love
  • Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars and a Clef
  • Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word
  • Namundi Mbusi – Vaya

NOMINEES FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR MOVIE/TV SERIES

  • Gideon Okeke – 93 Days
  • Warren Vasemole – Vaya
  • Kofi Adjorlolo – Ghana Must Go
  • Mpho Sebeng – The Jakes Are Missing
  • Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married
  • Nkem Owoh – Ghana Must Go

NOMINEES FOR BEST ART DIRECTOR

  • 76 – Pat Nebo
  • 93 Days – Bola Bello
  • Oloibiri – Chima Adighije
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Gary Smith
  • Ghana Must Go – Godwin Ashong

NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

  • RMD – Oloibiri
  • Ramsey Nouah – 76
  • Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country
  • Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter
  • Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
  • Femi Jacobs – Femi Jacobs

NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Tina Mba – Meet the In-Laws
  • Uche Jombo – Wives on Strike
  • Dineo Moeketsi – Mrs Right Guy
  • Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike
  • Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary
  • Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica
  • Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike

 NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine
  • Ayo Makun – A Trip to Jamaica
  • Bovi Ugboma – It’s Her Day
  • Blossom Chukwujekwu – Ghana Must Go
  • Mike Ezuruonye – Brother Jekwu
  • Okey Uzoeshi – The Life of a Nigerian Couple
  • Amechi Munagor – Meet the In-Laws

NOMINEES FOR BEST WRITER

  • 76 – Emmanuel Okomaiyi
  • The CEO – Tunde Babalola
  • A Trip to Jamaica – AY Makun
  • Oloibiri – Samantha Iwowo
  • Ghana Must Go – Tunde Babalolo
  • Vaya – Akin Omotoso

NOMINEES FOR BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA

  • 93 Days
  • 76
  • Oloibiri
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  • The CEO

NOMINEES FOR BEST MOVIE (SOUTH AFRICA)

  • Mrs Right Guy
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word
  • Vaya
  • The Jakes Are Missing
  • All About Love

NOMINEES FOR BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA

  • Aisha
  • Kati Kati
  • Epidemic
  • Homecoming

NOMINEES FOR BEST OVERALL MOVIE

  • Mrs Right Guy
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word
  • Aisha
  • 93 Days
  • 76
  • Naomba Niseme 

NOMINEES FOR BEST SHORT FILM OR ONLINE VIDEO

  • Ireti
  • Loot
  • Meet the Parents
  • Cat Face
  • Light Diaries: Spin Around

NOMINEES FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Roots Gambia
  • Makoko: Futures Afloat
  • Alison
  • Amaka’s Kin: The Women of Nollywood
  • Petra’s Nebatean Heritage

NOMINEES FOR BEST TELEVISION SERIES

  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Sokhulu and Partners
  • Duplicity
  • Beneath the Lies
  • Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

 NOMINEES FOR BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES (SWAHILI)

  • Urembo
  • Siri Ya Mtungi (Season 2)
  • Mganga Bomba
  • Fihi
  • Zilizala

NOMINEES FOR BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES (IGBO)

  • Amonye-bu-onye
  • Obi-Eze
  • Obi Nwanyi
  • Mmakwara series
  • Ikpe Omuma

NOMINEES FOR BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES (HAUSA)

  • Salim
  • Mafarin Tafiya
  • Yaki Da Zuciya
  • Maula 

 NOMINEES FOR BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES (YORUBA)

  • Somewhere In The Dark
  • Ode Iku
  • Ajoke Aiye
  • Tobajewo
  • Iman

NOMINEES FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGNER

  • Pat Egwurube- 76
  • Dele Akinyele/Chelsea Oliver- Oloibiri
  • Chiemela Nwagboso/ Asantewa Clara Adjoa- Ghana Must Go
  • Shileola Ibironke and Mojisola Sapara- Casino
  • Obijie- King Invincible

NOMINEES FOR BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER

  • Elliot Sewape- 93 Days
  • Amisu Alade/ Edwin Lau- Oloibiri
  • Yinka Edwards- 76
  • Lance Gewer Sasc- Happiness Is a Four Letter Word
  • Fabian Hooks- A Trip To Jamaica

NOMINEES FOR BEST PICTURE EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

  • Nnodim Chigozie and Paula Peterson- Oloibiri
  • Vuyani Sondlo- Vaya
  • Emeka Ojukwu- 76
  • Antonio Ribeiro- 93 Days
  • Nicholas Costaras/ Melanie Jankes Golden- Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

NOMINEES FOR BEST SOUND EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES)

  • Mike Barnitt- Oloibiri
  • Pius Fatoke and Mzukisi Mtshiselo- 93 Days
  • Richard Mohlari/ Dave Hawkins- Vaya
  • Solomon Emmanuel- 76
  • Jean Niemandt- Mrs Right Guy

NOMINEES FOR BEST MAKE UP ARTIST (MOVIE/ TV SERIES)

  • Chinwe Elovah- 76
  • Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola/ Perekeme Odon- Oloibiri
  • Ronwyn Jarrett- Umililo
  • Thema Ozzy Smith/ Lola Maja-Okojevoh/ Adetunmi Imoteda- 93 Days
  • Dianne Allen- Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

NOMINEES FOR BEST DIRECTOR

  • Adze Ugah- Mrs Right Guy
  • Steve Gukas- 93 Days
  • Curtis Graham- Oloibiri
  • Izu Ojukwu- 76
  • Robert O Peters- A Trip to Jamaica
  • Frank Rajah-Ghana Must Go

NOMINEES FOR BEST SHORTFILM

  • Ireti
  • Loot
  • Meet The Parents
  • Cat Face
  • Light Diaries: Spin Around
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