2023 AMVCA: Award Organisers Officially Announce Date for 9th Edition
- The official date for the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) has been announced as shortlisting of nominees begin
- The event will take a different shape as it is set to be a three-day procession that would include a cultural day event and the celebration of digital content creators and young filmmakers' day
- According to the organisers, the 9th edition of the AMVCA will hold in Lagos, with the main event commencing on May 20, 2023
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Wheels have been set in motion to celebrate Africa's film industry, its incredible talents and creativity as the renowned African movie award show, AMVCA, officially announces the date for its 2023 edition.
In partnership with Multichoice, the organisers of the 9th edition of the AMVCA have announced the date for the 2023 awards, the head judges for the event and its plan.
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According to Busola Tejumola, Head of Content and West Africa Channels at Multichoice, the awards have become a yardstick for measuring excellence in the Nigerian movie industry and in Africa, and the 9th edition would be unique.
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Tejumola further disclosed that this year's edition received 40% more movie entries than in 2022, announcing that the event would span three days.
The show will start on May 18 with the opening night and cultural day, then the digital content creators, young filmmakers' day, and the runway show/nominee gala will follow on May 19. The celebration will climax with the Award Night on May 20.
"The AMVCA has in the last 8 years become the unit by which excellence is measured and recognized and this 9th edition of the AMVCAs stands in a unique position being hosted in the 20th year of Africa Magic operations in Nigeria and at a point when cinematic output across Africa is entering a phase of global recognition and appreciation."
Continuing, she added:
"We will be hosting a 3-day event that has begun with the call to entry which ended March 17. We have a 40% increase in the number of entries compared to the last edition. Shortlisting has begun, and we will move to the judging phases.
"The Head Judge for the 9th AMVCA is the veteran film director, producer and writer Femi Odugbemi. The nominee announcement will be on April 9, at 7 pm, across all Africa Magic channels, after which the voting portal will open."
She also declared that the AMVCA is committed to celebrating the incredible talents in the African film and TV industry and the amazing people who do the work in front and behind the cameras, to encourage them to keep telling authentic African stories.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that Nollywood stars Funke Akindele and Nancy Isime were amongst those who shone brightly on the red carpet on Saturday, May 14, 2022, for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Other celebrities who showcased their high fashion sense at the show include Mercy Aigbe and Idia Aisien, among others.
Celebrated annually, this year’s event was held for eight days, with Saturday night as the grand finale and main show.