The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards are back, and Amstel Malta, the event’s lead sponsor, is poised to shine a spotlight on a male and female young Nigerian, allowing them to experience the glitz and glam of the event.
The AMVCAs began on May 7th and will conclude today, May 14th. In between activities and events, Amstel Malta fan reporters will have the opportunity to interview celebrities on the red carpet, as well as participate in Amstel Malta couch sessions and other event elements. Opening Night, Fashion Show, Cultural Day & Food Festival, and AMVCA Gala are among the events that fan reporters will attend.
If there’s one thing you can’t take away from the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA), it’s the glitz and glamour that come with the continental showpiece. Right from inception seven years ago, the film award has continued to set the pace in terms of class and caliber of guests that grace event. Though usually hosted in Nigeria, AMVCAs has become a pan-African platform for the celebration of the continent’s rich film culture.
This year, it was an emotionally charged night full of entertainment, glamour and red carpet extravaganza as Africa’s biggest film and television stars gathered at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos for the 8th edition of the award ceremony.
However, ahead of tonight’s show, organizers on Thursday unveiled top media personalities and fashion icons, Toke Makinwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Uti Nwachukwu and Sika Osei as red carpet hosts for the night. Also, IK Osakioduwa is returning for the eighth time as host of the show alongside South Africa’ Bonang Matheba. One shouldn’t expect anything less than the best tonight.
This year’s show will witness the attendance of Hollywood stars. Led by Tasha Smith, an actress, director and producer known for her role in the acclaimed film ‘Why Did I Get Married?’ and its sequel, ‘Why Did I Get Married, Too?’ The Hollywood stars who are already in the country as announced by the organizers ahead of tonight’s show will spice up the night with their swag as they network with their African counterparts.
Tasha is said to be joined by the likes of Bayo Akinfemi, a cast member of the popular television series, ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ as well as Brandon Micheal Hall of the ‘God, Friended Me’ series fame.
However, besides the glamour and razzmatazz that is expected to rule the night, the air is already thick with expectations, as keen fans of the glamorous show that rewards deserving African filmmakers and stars, are apprehensive on who wins what at this year’s edition.
As it were, pundits are hopeful that the 2021 historic movie, ‘Amina’ produced by Okechukwu Ogunjiofor will carry the day. But the battle is expected to be between ‘Amina’ and Funke Akindele’s “Omo Ghetto,
‘Ámina’, which tells the story of the legendary Queen Amina of Zazzau whose daring courage and conviction set loose a series of upheavals that altered the fate of her people bagged 13 nominations including the Best Overall Movie and Best Director to beat.
Ramsey Nouah’s directed “Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story” which got nine nominations in all.