Kenyans Dominate at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

Kenya scooped six awards in the sixth Annual Africa Magic Movie Awards (AMVCA’s) held in Lagos, Nigeria last weekend.

“Congratulations to all winners! Kenya showed we are the pride of Africa and we’re proud of the contribution we make to keep our communities entertained, and our business has grown hand-in-hand with local economies by forging long-term partnerships with film-makers and entrepreneurs,” said MNet Channel Director, East and Southern Channels, Timothy Okwaro.

The movie 18 Hours, inspired by true events won 3 awards including Best Overall Movie in Africa (Phoebe Ruguru), Best Movie East Africa (Phoebe Ruguru) and Best Picture Editor (Mark Maina).

Nyce Wanjeri, popularly known as Shiro on the comedy Auntie Boss was declared the best actress in Africa.

“This is the first time to board a plane and came to Nigeria and my first time to win an award,” said Wanjeri. “Mama!! I made it!! Watch me from heaven and see my dream as we watched those naija movies, afro cinema continues shortly…”
Other Kenyan Winners include Denis Maina Wanjohi whose documentary “The Flesh Business” was declared the Best Documentary and Sarika Hemi Lakhani for her movie “Supa Modo” which bagged the Best Indigenous Language movie or TV series.
Best Picture Editor: Idemuza – Aloaye Omoake; 18 Hours – Mark Maina WINNER; Alter Ego – Moses Inwang/Tunde Bakare; Hakkune – Asurf Oluseyi; Hidden – Jibril Mailafia
Best Lighting Designer Movie/TV Series: Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi WINNER; Kada River – Godwin Gata; Hidden – Agbo Kelly; Lotanna – McBaror; Children of Mud – Sunday Olalekan
Best Documentary: The Flesh Business – Dennis Wanjohi WINNER; Nightfall in Lagos – James Amuta; God’s Wives – Bolanle Olukanni; Omidan, Styles Defunct by Ayaworanho3d – Aderemi Davies; Calabar Carnival: What the People Think – Oghenefego Ofili
Best Movie East Africa: 18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru WINNER; Devil’s Chest – Hassan Mageye; The Forbidden – Kizito Samuel Saviour; Rain – Mathew & Eleanor Nabwiso; Bella – Math BishBest Actress in a comedy and TV series: Rita Dominic – Big Fat Lie; Adesua Etomi – 10 days in Sun city; Queen Nwokoye – Excess Luggage; Bimbo Ademoye – Backup Wife; Dakore Akande – Isoken; Nyce Wanjeri – Auntie Boss WINNER

Speaking after the event, MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director Eric Odipo congratulated the winners for their hard work and win.

“Kudos to all the winners for their high-flying achievement in Africa. We are proud to know that Kenyan content has come of age and can compete globally and in Nollywood. At Multichoice, our role is to enrich lives. As Africa continues to change rapidly, the entertainment industry is ever more relevant. We are using our influence and resources to play a positive role in Africa, helping to grow Africa’s people and creative industries into vibrant, economic powerhouses,” said Odipo.