The Big Night is finally here

The 5th annual Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards is taking place tonight in Nigeria. With the phenomenal IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini as the official hosts.

03 March 2017

After any months of preparation, the day that all of Africa has been waiting for with baited breath is finally here! The 5th annual Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards is taking place tonight in Lagos, Nigeria. With the phenomenal IK Osakioduwa and SA's TV darling, Minnie Dlamini as the official hosts.

Bringing all of Africa’s greatest talent onto one location to not only celebrate, applaud but acknowledge them for their great dedication and hard work. This will be done in one incredible night that shows off all of Africa’s creative flair.

The AMVCAs continuously seeks to recognize outstanding achievement in Television and Film. This year has telecommunications giant MTN in association with Nigeria’s largest online mall Konga.com as well as premium quality blend Top Tea as the official sponsors.

The 2017 nominees list shows off the enormous steps of progress the African Film and Television industry continues to take. As Africa Magic, we'd like to thank you, the supporters and fans who took the time to vote for their favorite nominees.

The AMVCA 2017 Categories are made up of the following:

  • Best Movie (SA)
  • Best Movie (EA)
  • Best Movie (WA)
  • Best TV Series
  • Best Indigenous Language Movie or Television series (Igbo)
  • Best Indigenous Language Movie or Television (Hausa)
  • Best Indigenous Language Movie or Television (Swahili)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series)
  • Best supporting Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Cinematographer (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Soundtrack/Original score (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Make-up Artist (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Indigenous Language movie or TV series (Yoruba)
  • Best Overall Movie 2016 (Africa)
  • Best short Film/Online video
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV series)
  • Best Costume Designer (Movie/TV series)
  • As well as the special AMVCA Special Recognition awards for MNET Original Productions.

Congratulations to all the AMVCA 2017 Nominees, May the best men and women win tonight.

It promises to be an exquisite affair from the red carpet, to the amazing line up of performances as well as winner announcements and everything else that makes this event special.

Tune into any of your favorite Africa Magic channel from 5 PM WAT and catch the spectacular #AMVC 2017 LIVE!