Nigerian actress, Bisola Aiyeola and Ghanaian actor, Adjetey Anang, are the hosts to announce the nominees for the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
For nearly a decade, the AMVCA has recognized excellence in filmmaking throughout Africa, and this year, the ceremony will mark its 9th edition.
On April 16, 2023, the nominees for the 2023 awards will be revealed by stakeholders at an event that will be broadcasted on all Africa Magic Channels on DStv and GOtv starting from 7 PM WAT.
The two movie stars will announce nominees for all categories except for the MNET original category, which will be presented by two child actors, Jasmine Olarotimi and Nifemi Lawal, who are also actors in Africa Magic Original telenovelas, “The Johnsons” and “Ajoche”.
Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West African Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria said, “We are happy to unveil the nominees for the 9th edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. This year, we saw a 40% increase in the number of entries received and hundreds of hours have gone into painstakingly reviewing each of them to arrive at our nominees. Each of the nominees for this year’s award is a reflection of the abundant talent our continent boasts of, and we can’t wait to celebrate them.”
The call for entries commenced on February 20, 2023, and ended on March 17, 2023, and was open to filmmakers from across Africa whose made-for-television movies or television series fell within the specified timeline and were relevant to the categories available.
Of the 33 categories, 10 will be open to public votes, 2 categories will be decided by live voting at the event and 22 categories will be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges headed by veteran filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi. The AMVCA jury is working alongside Deloitte to ensure the voting process is free and fair.
The ninth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is a 3-day event with the award show scheduled for the 20th of May with a live broadcast across all Africa Magic Channels on DStv and GOtv.