It’s two days to go before the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewer’s Choice Awards (#AMVCA) and with all systems go for the big event, we spoke to event co-host Vimbai Mutinhiri about what she’s packed in her suitcase.
The awards will be broadcast live!
How many pairs of shoes are you taking to the awards?
I’m a little bit embarrassed to confess that I’ve packed I’ve packed eight pairs of shoes for a five day journey, but one can never be too prepared!
How many evening dresses and gowns are you going to be wearing this weekend… who are the designers of those gowns?
I have eight dresses in total, a mixture of cocktail dresses and full on gowns for the awards. I’ve collaborated with Zimbabwean designer Tru Blossom, Nigerian designer House of Nwocha and have also customized a Versace vintage dress.
What’s in your personal make-up kit when preparing for such a big event?
There is everything from a sewing kit and bobby pins, to double sided tape, baby wipes and nail polish. I’ve made sure I’m prepared for any last minute emergencies, because things get so hectic on the road to such a huge event, you don’t have the time to ask questions. Everything needs to be readily available, on hand.
Vimbai getting her final touch ups on the set of Star Gist!
What are the top five must haves in your suitcase for such a weekend?
2. Scented candles: it’s so important to rest well
3. A back up plan for everything, extra shoes and dresses ECT
4. Photos of my family (help me feel at home)
5. A good book
What are the three must haves in a clutch bag at the event?
1. Definitely lipstick in a yummy bold colour
2. Your fragrance
3. Face powder to keep the shine away!
Remember to catch AfricaMagic’s full coverage of the AMVCA on DStv channels AfricaMagic (154), AfricaMagic Entertainment (151), AfricaMagic World (155), AfricaMagic Movies (152) and AfricaMagic Movies 1 (153).
Catch the Red Carpet, pre-show on Saturday, 9 March from 19:00
Catch the glitz and glamour from the red carpet ahead of the show. See which actors are at the show, find out which designers and stylists dressed them and hear their thoughts on the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
Tune in for the AMVCA Live show on Saturday, 9 March at 20:00
Your votes have been tallied, the judges have made their decision and the awards are ready to be handed over. Live from the EKO Exhibition Centre in Lagos, it’s the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards. See if your favourites will walk away with the coveted trophy at this glamorous gala evening.
The AMVCA Technical Awards, Sunday, 10 March at 19:00
There’s so much that goes on behind-the-scenes in creating and producing a television series or movie. The AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards will honour these people, for their standout technical accomplishments.