10th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Kicks Off Friday

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The lineup of activities for the 10th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) will begin on Friday, May 10, 2024, with the Cultural Day event.

The Cultural Day event will formally kick off the series of activities preceding the Award Night on the D-Day on Saturday, May 11.

Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice West Africa, expressed her excitement about the upcoming event, stating that the award ceremony has enjoyed immense growth and recognition since its inception in 2013.

“The 10th edition of the AMVCA represents a significant milestone in our journey to celebrate African talent and creativity. This year’s edition celebrates a decade of excellence in African cinema and television. As we prepare to mark this momentous occasion, we look forward to honouring the incredible contributions of filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals who continue to inspire and entertain audiences across the continent and beyond,” she stated.

 

The 10th AMVCA will see winners emerge from 25 categories comprising 16 non-voting, nine audience voting categories, and recipients of two recognition awards – Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer Awards.

 

Sponsored categories include; Best Lead Actor and Actress categories, sponsored by Verve and Quickteller respectively, the Best Movie, Best Digital Content Creator, and Best Indigenous Africa Magic Originals categories sponsored by Amstel Malta, and the Best Director category sponsored by Martell. MTN sponsors the Best Short Movie category, and the Best in Cinematography category is sponsored by TECNO, while the Best Unscripted M-net original and Best Writing TV Series categories are sponsored by Indomie.

 

The Cultural Day event will feature musical performances and special cultural presentations. The award night will see the return of IK Osakioduwa as host of the event and live performances by talented music stars.

The Award Night will air live on May 11 on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv, starting from 4pm WAT.

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