It’s Curtain Call at the 2018 AMVCAs as Stars Shine on TV’s Most Prestigious Night
On Saturday, the 1st of
September 2018, the much anticipated 6th edition of the prestigious Africa
Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) held to much fanfare, glitz and glam at
the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
As expected, the crème de la
crème of the African film, TV and entertainment industry turned out on the
famous AMVCA red carpet and the show, which was hosted by the returning duo of
IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini started with an electrifying performance by
the critically acclaimed Niger-Delta dance troupe, Seki.
Other performances of the
night include renditions by famous singer-producer Cobhams Asuquo, and Nigerian
opera singer, Omo Bello who performed together with her orchestra. Nigerian
rapper Falz also thrilled on the night, even as he won the ‘Best Supporting
Actor in a Drama’ award.
The big winners of the night
include Adjetey Anang and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for ‘Best Actor in a
Drama/Movie’ and ‘Best Actress in a Drama/Movie’ respectively while Jade
Osiberu won in the ‘Best Director’ category for the movie ‘Isoken.’
Another highlight of the night
was when renowned Nigerian cinematographer Tunde Kelani was presented with the
Industry Merit award, a decision that was well received by the audience as
evidenced by a prolonged standing ovation. In the same vein, the Trailblazer
Award was given to Bisola Aiyeola in recognition of her growing impact in the
African film and TV space.
The crowning of the night was
the announcement of Phoebe Ruguru’s ’18 Hours’ as the Best Overall movie, a fitting
tribute to an event that featured many other Kenyan winners.