Femi Adebayo, Wale Ojo, Kehinde Bankole, Others Shine at 10th AMVCA

10th AMVCA, Femi Adebayo, Others Shine at the Excellence-Rewarding Event

May 15, 2024 - 16:27
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Femi Adebayo, Wale Ojo, Kehinde Bankole, Others Shine at 10th AMVCA

The 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2024 which took place at Eko Hotels and Suites, has once again recognized outstanding excellence in cinematography with the celebration of excellence in African film making industry.

 The milestone event marked 10 years of recognizing talent and artistry in the African film industry wiith 27 categories, including 16 non-voting and 9 audience-voting categories, the winners were selected by a by ace filmmaker and head judge, Femi Odugbemi.

The awards ceremony saw Wale Ojo take home the Best Male Actor award, while Kehinde Bankole won Best Actress of the Year. Other notable winners included Femi Adebayo's "Jagun Jagun" for Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa) and "Breath of Life" for Best Movie. The event also recognized outstanding achievements in writing, directing, and makeup, among other categories.

Veteran Nollywood actress, Idowu Philips, also known as Iya Rainbow, and actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, better known as RMD, have been honoured with the Industry Merit Awards at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Receiving the award, Iya Rainbow, who was visibly joyous, thanked God for keeping her alive to see the day.

She said, “I thank God that I am still alive to receive this award. I dedicate this award to the almighty God, my creator, my husband, my children, and all my fans.”

Receiving the award, celebrated actor, RMD said the award was completely unexpected.

He said, “This is completely unexpected. This is for every actor out there. I am very privileged to be alive to receive this award. This is to all the actors and producers I have been blessed to work with. Thank you.”

The AMVCA had a significant impact on the African film industry, showcasing the continent's diverse stories and talent to a global audience. Over the past years, the awards have created over 3,000 direct and indirect jobs, with an estimated total of 27,000 jobs across all editions. The event was sponsored by Amstel and tactical sponsors, Pepsi, Promasidor, and Martell, among others. The 10th edition of the AMVCA was a show up to the growth and excellence of African film making industry celebrating and looking to more celebrations and achievements to come.

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