Imagine a big, exciting party where all your favorite TV shows and movies come together to celebrate how amazing they are! That’s kind of what the AMVCA Awards are like, but for grown-ups who make TV shows and movies in Africa.

Everything You Need to Know About AMVCA Awards 2024
Everything You Need to Know About AMVCA Awards 2024

AMVCA stands for Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. It’s a special event where people who make TV shows and movies in Africa get trophies and prizes for doing a great job. Just like when you get a gold star at school for doing something awesome, these awards are like super shiny gold stars for grown-ups who make really cool stuff that lots of people love to watch.

There are lots of different awards for things like best actor (the person who acts the best in a TV show or movie), best director (the person who tells everyone what to do in a TV show or movie), and even best TV show or movie (the one that everyone thinks is the coolest!).

People dress up in fancy clothes and walk down a red carpet like superstars, and there’s lots of clapping and cheering when someone wins an award. It’s a big, fun celebration of all the amazing TV shows and movies that people in Africa create!” So who is the winner of this great award in 2024?

What happened at the AMVCA 2024 10 Edition

The 10th edition of the AMVCA took place on Saturday, May 11th, after voting for the categories had ended in April.

This edition started with a red carpet-event where celebrities showcased their outfits and looked stunning.

The event began at 4:00 PM WAT (5:00 PM CAT) on Saturday, May 11, 2024, with the red carpet.

At 7:00 PM, they moved on to the main event where they began announcing the winners for each category.

Host

The popular IK Osakioduwa hosted the AMVCA for the tenth time since 2013.

IK is a presenter and TV host with a captivating voice, and on Saturday, he hosted and celebrated ten years of highlighting African talents in the industry.

Who Hosted The Red Carpet

For the 2024 edition of the AMVCA, Sir Uti, Toke Makinwa, Sika Osei, and VJ Adams were present with celebrities and guests on the red carpet as hosts.

The three of them entertained guests, nominees, and other celebrities on the red carpet.

Highlights

There were 26 categories awarded at this year’s AMVCA.

As the show began, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave a speech where he praised the organizers for sustaining the award for ten years.

Lagos has been the host state for many years, and Governor Sanwo-Olu said they have plans for many projects that will help the entertainment industry.

Another highlight of the night was the dance show where the host, IK, invited some actors to join him on stage.

Kunle Remi, Olumide Oworu, and Tobi Bakre were among the actors who came on stage to dance, but you can trust their dance moves didn’t disappoint.

AMVCA Award 2024 10 Edition

Award Category Nominees Winners
Trailblazer Award Chimezie Imo Chimezie Imo
Industry Awards Esther Idowu Phillips (Iya Rainbow) Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi)
Best Digital Content Richard Mofe Damiji (RMD) Femi Adebayo
Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa) Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay) Genoveva Umeh
Best Supporting Actor Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi) Wale Ojo
Best Supporting Actress Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina Idoko and Jemima Osunde Kehinde Bankole
Best Lead Actor Maryam Apaokagi-Greene Antonio Ribeiro
Best Lead Actress CJ Fiery Obasi Abisola Omolade
Best Cinematography Femi Adebayo Lola Awe
Best Editing Kunle Afolayan Campbell Precious
Best Sound Design Odunlade Adekola Mona Ombogo
Best Art Direction Kwabena Gyansah Tunde Babalola
Best Costume Design Alexx Ekubo BB Sasore
Best Makeup Demola Adedoyin Kayode Kasum
Best Writing TV Series Itele d Icon Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Best Writing in a Movie Gregory Ojefua Lobola
Best Director Timini Egbuson Gh Queens (Season 2)
Best Movie Levi Chikere Motshameko O Kotsi
Best Documentary Ropo Ewenla Her Dark Past
Best Scripted Series Joke Silva Slum King
Best Unscripted Series Fathia Williams Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives)
Best Indigenous Language (East Africa) Bimbo Akintola Irora Iya
Best Indigenous Language (South Africa) Genoveva Umeh Broken Mask
Best MultiChoice Talent Factory Movie Eliane Umuhire Her Dark Past WINNER

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