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2020 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards winners’ list

The annual Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards was reinstated for the 7th season last Saturday, March 14 inside the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos. Monikered as the Oscars of Africa, the sequel version of the 1992 film ‘Living in Bondage’ swept home the highest number of wins (8) including best film West Africa and overall film Africa.

In the acting categories, first time nominee Timini Egbuson and Toyin Abraham won the best actor and best actress in a drama movie/film for their performance in ‘Elevator Baby’. Multiple AMVCA winner Funke Akindele Bello took to the podium once again as the best actress in a comedy movie/series with ‘Moms At War’, whiles stand-up comedian Chibunna Stanley won the best actor in a comedy ‘Smash’.

Going into the night as the only Ghanaian actress with a nomination, Gloria Osei Sarfo bagged the best supporting actress honors with Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘The Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later’, while Pascal Tokodi won for best supporting actor with ‘Disconnect’.

Despite losing the acting categories to other major contenders, Ramsey Noah Jnr. scored his first best director award with his debut directorial feature film, ‘Living In Bondage’. The best documentary category went to ‘Smash’ produced by Beverly Naya and the best short film went to Bola ‘Enigma’ Akanbi’s ‘Thorn’. As part of the former’s winning package was a price reward of 1 million Naira.

The show was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Amina Abdi Rabar.

Check below for the full list of nominees.

  • Best Makeup Category – Lilian Omozele Paul (God Calling)
  • Best Costume Designer – Dimeji Ajibola (Ratnik)
  • Best Picture Editor – Tosin Igho and Byryan Dike (Elevator Baby)
  • Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series) – Cristina Aragon (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Lighting and Designer (Movie/TV Series) – Cardoso (God Calling)
  • Best Cinematographer – John Demps (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Documentary – Beverly Naya (Skin)
  • Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series) – Larry Gaaga and Flavour (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Writer (Movie/TV Series) – Asinogu Nicole and CJ Obasi (Living in Bondage)
  • Best Indigenous Language (Movie/TV Series) Swahili – Raveet Sippy Chadha (Subira)
  • Best Indigenous Language (Movie/TV Series) Hausa – Muhammad T. Finisher (Tuntube)
  • Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Yoruba – Yewande Famakin (Alubarika)
  • Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Igbo – Victor Iyke (Nne)
  • Best TV Series Drama/Comedy) – Anis Halloway (Truth)
  • Best Short Film or Online Video – Bola ‘Enigma’ Akanbi (Thorn)
  • Best Multichoice Talent Factory Film – Promises (East Africa)
  • Best Movie Southern Africa – Dalitso (Abraham Kabwe)
  • Best Movie East Africa – Plan B (Sarah Hassan)
  • Best Movie West Africa – Living in Bondage (Steve Gukas)
  • Industry Merit Award – Peter Igho
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series – Gloria sarfo (The Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series – Pascal Tokodi (Disconnect)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) – Funke Akindele (Moms At War)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie or TV Series) – Chibunna “Funny Bone” Stanley (Smash)
  • Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) – Toyin Abraham (Elevator Baby)
  • Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) – Timini Egbuson (Elevator Baby)
  • Best Dressed Male – Mike Edwards
  • Best Dressed Male – Mercy Eke
  • Trailblazer Award – Swanky J.K.A
  • Best Director – Ramsey Noah (Living in Bondage)
  • Overall Movie – Living in Bondage
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