DRY Wins AMVCA 2016’s Movie Of The Year


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The best of African cinema gathered for a night of excitement, entertainment and red carpet glam as Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and sponsors Amstel Malta, announced the winners of the 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

The show, which was broadcast live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv, began with exciting displays on the red carpet, eventually culminating in a spectacular night for African cinema replete with exciting musical performances, comedic displays and emotional speeches.

The event, hosted by the brilliant duo of IK Osakioduwa and South African TV host Minnie Dhlamini, featured excellent performances by artistes Flavour, Yemi Alade and Zonke, as well as brilliant comedic displays by Ugandan comic Salvador, and Thomas Gumede from South Africa. A highlight of the evening was the receiving of the 2016 Industry Merit Award by Nollywood legends Sadiq Daba and Bukky Ajayi. An emotional Bukky Ajayi received a standing ovation from the audience who acknowledged her contributions to African film and cinema spanning over 50 years.

Another big winner of the night was Daniel K. Daniel, who took home the award for the best actor in a drama category for his role in A Soldier’s Story. Screen starlet Adesua Etomi took home the prize of best actress in a drama for her role in Falling. The visibly excited Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju won the 2016 trailblazer award, and was given a prize of an SUV from JAC Motors.

The Best Overall Movie (Africa) award went to our own Stephanie Linus for her film, DRY.

The full list of AMVCA winners:

Best Art Director (Movie/TV Series)

The refugees – Frank Raja Arase

Best Television Series

Daddy’s Girls – Ariyike Oladipo

Best Makeup Artist (Movie/TV Series)

Ayanda – Louiza Calore

Best Short Film Or Online Video

A Day with Death – Oluseyi Amuwa

Best Writer Of A Movie/TV Series

AYANDA – Trish Malone

Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series)

Common Man – Stanlee Ohikhuare

Best Cinematographer (Movie/TV Series)

Tell me something sweet – Paul Michaelson

Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series)

Dry – Marquex Jose Guillermo

Best Picture Editor

Rebecca – Shirley Frimpong-Manso

Best Costume Designer (Movie/TV Series)

Dry – Uche Nancy

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series – Hausa

Dadin Kowa – Salisu Balarabe

Best Documentary

FAAJI AGBA – Remi Vaughan-Richards

Best Supporting Actor

A Soldier’s Story – Sambassa Nzeribe

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Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series – Yoruba

Binta Ofege – Abiodun Jimoh and Jumoke Odetola

Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)

BEFORE 30 – Tunbosun Aiyedihin

Best Actor In A Comedy (Movie/TV Series)

Jenifa’s Diary – Folarin Falana

Best Actress In A Comedy (Movie/TV Series)

JENIFA’S DIARY – Funke Akindele


Lala Akindoju

Best Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV Series)

A SOLDIER’S STORY – Daniel K. Daniel

Special Industry Merit Award

Bukky Ajayi and Sadiq Daba

Best Movie – Southern Africa

Lilongwe – Joyce mhango chavula

Best Movie – East Africa

MAPENZI – Elizabeth Michael

Best Movie – West Africa (Drama/Comedy)

ROAD TO YESTERDAY – Chinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Chichi Nwoko

Best Actress In A Drama (Movie/TV Series)

Falling – Adesua Etomi

Best Director

Tell Me Sweet Something – Akin Omotosho

Best Overall Movie (Africa)

Dry – Stephanie Linus

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series- Igbo

Usekwu Igbo –Paul Igwe

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series – Swahili

KITENDAWALI – Josephat Lukaza



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