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Africa Magic Unveils Nominees for 10th AMVCA Edition, “Over the Bridge” garners 12 nominations

As excitement mounts for the milestone 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), the stage is set for a celebration of excellence in African film and television
March 27, 2024
5:39 am

The African entertainment landscape is abuzz with anticipation following the revelation of nominees for the 10th AMVCA, aired across all Africa Magic channels on Sunday, March 24, 2024.


The organizers have curated an exceptional lineup reflecting the diversity and creativity prevalent in African cinema and television, promising a memorable event scheduled for May 10th and 11th, 2024.


Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and Channels, West Africa, MultiChoice, expressed delight at the outstanding quality of entries received for this milestone edition. The process of shortlisting nominees proved challenging due to the sheer excellence displayed by filmmakers from across the continent.


Entries for the prestigious awards were solicited from January 15th to February 14th, 2024, inviting submissions from filmmakers whose productions were publicly exhibited or broadcast between December 1st, 2022, and December 31st, 2023.



Notably, performance awards have been streamlined into Best Actor and Best Actress categories, totaling 27 categories, including non-voting, audience voting, and recognition awards.


Over the bridge

The nominees span various categories, showcasing exceptional talent and creativity. Leading the pack with 12 nominations is Tolu Ajayi’s “Over the Bridge,” followed closely by CJ Fiery Obasi’s “Mami Wata” with over 11 nominations. Other notable contenders include “Breath of Life,” “Jagun Jagun – The Warrior,” “Afamefuna,” and “Blood Vessel.”


In the acting categories, acclaimed talents such as Wale Ojo, Stan Nze, Segilola Ogidan, Lucie Debay, and Omowunmi Dada vie for top honors. Additionally, Timini Egbuson and Funke Akindele receive recognition for their performances in “A Tribe Called Judah,” which garnered five nominations in total.


Voting is now open until April 28th, 2024, providing fans with the opportunity to support their favorite talents and productions. To participate, viewers can visit the Africa Magic website and cast their votes.


In a notable change earlier this year, the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress categories will now be determined by a jury instead of public votes, highlighting the commitment to recognizing excellence in the industry.


The 10th AMVCA edition is presented by Africa Magic in collaboration with lead sponsor Amstel Malta, alongside Pepsi, Promasidor, Martell, Tecno, Verve, QuickTeller, Tiger Beer, MTN, and Indomie.


The highly anticipated award show is scheduled for May 11, which will be broadcast live  across all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv.


Check out the Full Nomination List below:

Best Digital Content

National Treasure – Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay)

Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement – Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi)

Hello Neighbour – Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina idoko and Jemima Osunde

The Boyfriend – Maryam Apaokagi-Greene


Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa)

Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)

Jagun Jagun (Femi Adebayo)

Ijogbon (Kunle Afolayan)

Orisa (Odunlade Adekola)

Nana Akoto (Kwabena Gyansah)


Best Indigenous Language (East Africa)

Where The River Divides

Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)






Best Indigenous Language (South Africa)

Service To Heart

Uncle Limbani

Motshameko O Kotsi


Best Multichoice Talent Factory Movie


Her Dark Past

Somewhere in Kole

Full Time Husband

The 11th Commandment



Best Scripted M-Net Original

Slum King

Half Open Window


The Passenger

Magic Room


Best Unscripted M-Net Original

What Will People Say

The Irabors’ Forever After

Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives)

Date My Family Zambia

Royal Qlique (Season 2)


Best Indigenous M-Net Original

The Passenger

Nana Akoto


Irora Iya

Love Transfusion (Kiapo Cha Damu)


Best Short Film

T’egbon T’aburo

Broken Mask

Eighteenth Year

Man and Masquerades

A Place Called Forward


Breath of Life

Best Supporting Actor

Alexx Ekubo (Afamefuna)

Demola Adedoyin (Breath of Life)

Itele d Icon (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)

Gregory Ojefua (This is Life)

Timini Egbuson (A Tribe Called Judah)

Levi Chikere (Blood Vessel)

Ropo Ewenla (Over the Bridge)


Best Supporting Actress

Joke Silva (Over the Bridge)

Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)

Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book)

Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life)

Eliane Umuhire (Omen)

Tana Adelana (Ijogbon – Chaos)

Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)


Stan Nze Afamefuna

Best Lead Actor

Wale Ojo (Breath of Life)

Stan Nze (Afamefuna)

Marc Zinga (Omen)

Gideon Okeke (Egun)

David Ezekiel (Blood Vessel)

Richard Mofe Damijo (The Black Book)

Adedimeji Lateef (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)

Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos)


Best Lead Actress

Segi Lolaogidan (Over the Bridge)

Lucie Debay (Omen)

Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)

Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)

Adaobi L. Dibor (Blood Vessel)

Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata)

Kehinde Bankole (Adire)

Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)



Best Cinematography

MAMI WATA (Lílis Soares)

Blood Vessel (Gideon Chukwu)

Over The Bridge (KC Obiajulu)

Breath of Life (Ola Cardoso)

Jagun Jagun – The Warrior (Adeoluwa Owu)

Ijogbon – Chaos (Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe)

Omen (Joachim Philippe)


Best Editing

Chuka Ejorh And Onyekachi Banjo (Over The Bridge)

Holmes Awa (Breath of Life)

Alex Kamau And Victor Obok (Volume)

Dayo Nathaniel (Ogeere – Earth)

Antonio Ribeiro (The Black Book)

Nathan Delannoy (Mami Wata)


Best Sound Design

Ava Momoh (Over the Bridge)

Daniel Pellerin and Amin Bhatia (Kipkemboi)

Grey Jones Ossai x2 (Breathe of Life and Blood Vessel)

Samy Bardet (Mami Wata)


Blood Vessel

Best Art Direction

Blood Vessel (Victor Akpan)

Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade)

Breath of Life (Okechukwu Frost Nwankwo, Kelechi Odu)

The Black Book (Pat Nebo and Chima Temple)

Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Tunji Afolayan)

Mami Wata (C.J Fiery Obasi)

Omen (Eve Martin)


Best Costume Design

Demola Adeyemi (Over The Bridge)

Bolanle Austin Peters, Ituen Basi, Folake Coker and Clement Effanga (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti)

Lola Awe (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)

Bunmi Demilola Fashina (Mami Wata)

Daniel Obasi (Breath of Life)


Best Makeup

Francesca Otaigbe (Over the Bridge)

Campbell Precious (Mami Wata)

Hadizat Gambo (Mojisola)

Hakeem Onilogbo (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)

Feyisayo Oyebisi (A Tribe Called Judah)


Best Writing TV Series

Skinny Girl in Transit (Season 7)

Wura (Season 2)

Visa on Arrival

MTV Shuga Naija


Masquerades of Aniedo

Slum King


Best Writing in a Movie

Breath of Life (BB Sasore)

Over The Bridge (Tosin Otudeko)

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Tunde Babalola)

Jagun Jagun: The Warrior (Adebayo Tijani)

Afamefuna (Anyanwu Sandra Adaora)

A Tribe Called Judah (Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele, Collins Okoh and Akinlabi Ishola)

Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)


Best Documentary

Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)

Lobola, A Bride’s True Price?

Empalikino (Forgiveness)

The Water Manifesto: Osun (Water for Gold)

Sowing Hope


Best Scripted Series


Wura (Season 2)

Slum King




Best Unscripted Series

Lol Naija (Season 1)

Nightlife In Lasgidi

The Real Housewives Of Lagos (Season 2)

Gh Queens (Season 2)

Mutale Mwanza Unscripted (Season 1)


Best Director

Moses Inwang (Blood Vessel)

Adebayo Tijani And Tope Adebayo (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)

Bb Sasore (Breath of Life)

Johnscott Enah (Half Heaven)

C.J Fiery Obasi (MAMI WATA)

Kayode Kasum (Afamefuna)

Tolu Ajayi (Over The Bridge)



Best Movie

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Breath of Life

Over The Bridge

Blood Vessel

A Tribe Called Judah

The Black Book



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