- Nigerians have reacted as King of Boys did not win any awards at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Sola Sobowale who was the main character in the movie was praised for her outstanding performance
- Some Nigerians claimed that the organisers of the award played politics
The movie King of Boys was one of the most talked about movies of 2018 and the movie still got a lot of buzz in 2019. Due to the spectacular performance given by the stars in the movie and everything that made it viewers’ favourite, Nigerians expected King of Boys to take home some awards at the recently concluded African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
The award ceremony, which was held on Saturday, March 14, had many stars recognised for their hard work but Nigerians complained about the fact that one of the favourite movies was not honoured despite being one of the best.
It came as a surprise to many that the movie directed by Kemi Adetiba and had a list of talented stars like Sola Sobowale, Toni Tones, Illbliss, Akin Lewis, Reminisce, and Adesua Etomi-Wellington did not receive any award.
Nigerians took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the decision to snub the movie and the creators behind it. They stated that the award was full of politics and it is sad that one of the best movies could not get the recognition it deserved.
Some even used the opportunity to praise Sola Sobowale, who was the main character, for her outstanding performance in the movie.
Read tweets below:
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However, it is possible that the movie was left out because it was released in 2018.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier published a list of all the winners at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. It was reported that Ramsey Noah's film, Living in Bondage was the star of the show.
The movie won big at the show with over six awards to its name. While actress Toyin Abraham emerged as the best actress in a drama, and her co-star in the movie Elevator Baby, Timini Egbuson, emerged as winner in the male category.
Best Makeup Category - Lilian Omozele Paul (God Calling)
Best Costume Designer - Dimeji Ajibola (Ratnik)
Best Picture Editor - Tosin Igho and Byryan Dike (Elevator Baby)
Bets Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series) - Cristina Aragon (Living in Bondage)
Best Lighting and Designer (Movie/TV Series) - Cardoso (God Calling)
Best Cinematographer - John Demps (Living in Bondage).
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