As anticipation builds for the 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, organisers have announced this year’s award categories nominees.

The nominee announcement aired on Sunday on all Africa Magic channels, stirring excitement among fans across the continent.

The awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in African film and television, is slated to take place on the 10th and 11th of May.

Busola Tejumola, executive head of Content and Channels, West Africa, MultiChoice, said, ‘‘The quality of entries received was simply outstanding, and the jury cut their work out for them in shortlisting the nominees. This year’s lineup is exceptional, reflecting the diversity and creativity prevalent in African cinema and television, and we can’t wait to celebrate them’’.

The performance awards have undergone streamlining this year; they now fall under the categories of Best Actor and Best Actress in a leading or supporting role.

There are now 27 categories, 16 non-voting, nine audience voting categories, and two recognition awards – Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer Awards. The AMVCA panel of judges headed by ace filmmaker Femi Odugbemi will decide the non-voting categories.

The voting window is open until 28 April, allowing fans to support and honour the outstanding talent showcased throughout the year. You can vote on the Africa Magic website.

Nominees List

Best Digital Content
National Treasure – Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay)
Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement – Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi)
Hello Neighbour – Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina Idoko and Jemima Osunde
The Boyfriend – Maryam Apaokagi-Greene

Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa)

Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)
Jagun Jagun (Femi Adebayo)
Ijogbon (Kunle Afolayan)
Orisa (Odunlade Adekola)
Nana Akoto (Kwabena Gyansah)

Best Indigenous Language (East Africa)

Where The River Divides
Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)

Best Indigenous Language (South Africa)

Service To Heart
Uncle Limbani
Motshameko O Kotsi

Best Multichoice Talent Factory Movie

Her Dark Past
Somewhere in Kole
Full-Time Husband
The 11th Commandment

Best Scripted M-Net Original

Slum King
Half Open Window
The Passenger
Magic Room

Best Unscripted M-Net Original

What Will People Say
The Irabors’ Forever After
Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives)
Date My Family Zambia
Royal Qlique (Season 2)

Best Indigenous M-Net Original

The Passenger
Nana Akoto
Irora Iya
Love Transfusion (Kiapo Cha Damu)

Best Short Film

T’egbon T’aburo
Broken Mask
Eighteenth Year
Man and Masquerades
A Place Called Forward

Best Supporting Actor

Alexx Ekubo (Afamefuna)
Demola Adedoyin (Breath of Life)
Ibrahim Yekini (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)
Gregory Ojefua (This is Life)
Timini Egbuson (A Tribe Called Judah)
Levi Chikere (Blood Vessel)
Ropo Ewenla (Over the Bridge)

Best Supporting Actress

Joke Silva (Over the Bridge)
Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book)
Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life)
Eliane Umuhire (Omen)
Tana Adelana (Ijogbon – Chaos)
Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)

Best Lead Actor

Wale Ojo (Breath of Life)
Stan Nze (Afamefuna)
Marc Zinga (Omen)
Gideon Okeke (Egun)
David Ezekiel (Blood Vessel)
Richard Mofe Damijo (The Black Book)
Adedimeji Lateef (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos)

Best Lead Actress

Segilola Ogidan (Over The Bridge)
Lucie Debay (Omen)
Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)
Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
Adaobi Dibor (Blood Vessel)
Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata)
Kehinde Bankole (Adire)
Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)

Best Cinematography

Mami Wata
Blood Vessel
Over The Bridge
Breath of Life
Jagun Jagun (The Warrior)
Ijogbon (Chaos)

Best Editing

Chuka Ejorh And Onyekachi Banjo
Holmes Awa
Alex Kamau And Victor Obok
Dayo Nathaniel
Antonio Ribeiro
Nathan Delannoy

Best Art Direction

Blood Vessel (Victor Akpan)
Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade)
Breath of Life (Okechukwu Frost Nwankwo, Kelechi Odu)
The Black Book (Pat Nebo and Chima Temple)
Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Tunji Afolayan)
Mami Wata (C.J Fiery Obasi)
Omen (Eve Martin)

Best Costume Design

Over The Bridge – Demola Adeyemi
Fumilayo Ransome – Kuti (Bolanle Austen- Peters, Ituen Basi, Folake Coker, Clement Effanga)
Jagun Jagun - Lola Awe
Mami Wata - Bunmi Demilola Fashina
A Tribe Called Judah - Feyisayo Oyebisi

Best Writing TV series

Skinny Girls in Transit (s7) - Bunmi Ajakaiye, Ifeanyi Barbara Chidi and Abdul Tijani- Ahmed
Wura (s2) - Jeffery David Musa, Olumide Kuti and Esther Oyiza Kokori
Visa On Arrival - Bovi Ugboma,
MTV Shuga Naija
- Staying Alive Foundation
Volume - Mona Ombogo
Masquerades of Aniedo - Timendo Aghahowa and Motunde Akiode
Slum King - Donald Tombia, Ifeanyi Barbara Chidi, Fatimah Binta Gimsay and Xavier Ighordje

Best Writing Movie

Breathe Of Life – BB Sasore
Over The Bridge – Tosin Otudeko
Fumilayo Ransome Kuti – Tunde Babalola
Jagun Jagun – Adebayo Tijani
Afamefuna – Anyanwu Sandra Adaora
A Tribe Called Judah – Funke Ayotunde Akindele, Collins Okoh & Akinlabi Ishola
Mami Wata – CJ Obasi

Best Documentary

Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
Lobola – A Bride’s True Price?
Empalikino (Forgiveness)
The Water Manifesto: Osun (Water For Gold)
Sowing Hope

Best Series (Scripted)

Wura (s2)
Slum King

Best Series (Unscripted)

Lol Naija (s1)
Nightlife in Lasgidi
The Real Housewives of Lagos
Gh Queens (s2)
Mutale Mwanza Unscripted (s1)

Best Director

Moses Inwang (Blood Vessel)
Adebayo Tijani & Tope Adebayo (Jagun Jagun)
BB Sasore (Breath of Life)
Johnscott Enah (Half Heaven)
C. J. Fiery Obasi ( Mami Wata)
Kayode Kasum (Afamefuna)
Tolu Ajayi (Over The Bridge)

Best Movie

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Breath of Life
Over The Bridge
Blood Vessel
A Tribe Called Judah
The Black Book
Mami Wata

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