- The 9th edition of the Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards is holding today, May 20, and just a few hours into the show, winners have emerged
- Content creators Kie Kie and Elozonam won Best Online Social Content Creator for Back From The Future
- Kunle Afolayan's Anikulapo also won Best Indigenous Language Yoruba, and Best Overall movie a well-deserved win, according to netizens
The 9th edition of the AMVCA just like others, is a wide spread of works of art and creatives nominated across different categories.
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Legit.ng has compiled a list of winners at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards:
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1. Elozonam and Kie Kie
The duo won Best Online Social Content Creator for their comedy skit, Back From The Future.
2. Kunle Afolayan
Kunle Afolayan's 2022 movie Anikulapo won 'Best Indigenous Language Yoruba (Movie/TV series), and Best Overall Movie Award,
3. Jade Osiberu's Brotherhood
Jade Osiberu's Brotherhood featuring Tobi Bakre, Falz, and a host of other talented stars, won the award for Best Movie from West Africa.
4. Bimbo Ademoye
The talented 'Iya Barakat' actress won the Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV) category. Bimbo didn't have a speech prepared as she revealed that she didn't expect to win.
5. Efe Irele
The actress won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, Movie, or TV Series.
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6. Broda Shaggi
Samuel Perry, aka Shaggi, won Best Actor in a Comedy Drama, Movie, or TV Series.
7. Osas Ighodaro
the talented curvy queen won the Best Actress in a Drama, Movie, or TV Series category.
8. Tobi Bakre
The Brotherhood actor beat everyone in his category and emerged Best Actor in a drama (Movie/TV Series).
9. Diane Russet
Diane's Youtube series Ricordi beat other works in the category to emerge winner of the Best Original Drama Series. This makes her the third BBNaija housemate to be rewarded at the AMVCA.
10. Patience Ozokwor
Mama G, as she is fondly called, was one of the winners of the night, not in a movie category but for a Merit Award.
The veteran actress received the esteemed Industry Merit Award.
11. Angel Unigwe
The young actress went hone with The Trailblazer Award, a remarkable honour.
The influencer and fashion icon emerged best dressed at the 2023 AMVCA.
Eni, according to the award organisers, set the black carpet on fire with his impeccable style, debonair charm, and fashion-forward choices.
13. Beauty Tukura
The ex-BBNaija housemate won the best-dressed female for the night.
According to Africa Magic, the beauty queen's impeccable fashion choices and elegance made her stand out.
14. Kent Edunjobi
This is another indirect win for Kunle Afolayan's Anikulapo, as Edunjobi's track in the movie won Best Soundtrack in a Movie/TV series.
According to the singer, the 2023 AMVCA is his first nomination and win in his career.
In an exclusive chate with Kent Edunjobi, he talked about being one of the winners of the night, his expectations, and what it meant to him.
In his words:
"Well, let me just say I didn't put much attention to winning, but of course, it would be nice to win. I considered the nomination as a win. It meant my work was recognised."
Netizens celebrate AMVCA winners
"Dialo shippers we see what you did tonight"
"Anikulapo deserves all the recognition "
"Beauty is my fave but hello beauty you don’t deserve this one tonight."
"I'm a proud mother!!! Right from biggie house!! "
"Yessss! I was looking forward to this. Congratulations Tobi "
"Well deserved, tbh brotherhood didn’t get the right recognition on the gram like shantytown did, tobi did a great job on that movie and deserves that award "
"Yeeeeeeee! Well deserved Tobi don try Abeg."
"I'm so so happy for Bimbo Ademoye coz have been waiting for her to get an award tonight "
"I made a comment praying for Bimbo to win earlier and someone replied she won't win that category cos she was small, let me go and find that person, i am too petty abeg ....Well deserved win "
Kunle Remi trends for missing out on AMVCA 2023 nominees’ list
The organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) released the 2023 nominations list for the annual movie awards.
Fans of the fast-rising movie talent, Kumle Remi, were quick to notice that he was missing from the compilation, despite the movies he was cast in getting multiple nominations.
The fans shared their grievances on Twitter as they wondered why he was snubbed.