AMVCA Full List of Winners: Breath of Life, Jagun Jagun, Others Win Big

The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) is back, and it’s bigger than ever! On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the prestigious event marked its tenth edition, shining a spotlight on the finest talents in African cinema and television. But the celebrations didn’t begin there; the festivities kicked off on Thursday, May 9, with an evening dedicated to icons, followed by a colorful Cultural Day extravaganza on Friday, May 10.

AMVCA Breath of Life, Jagun Jagun, Others Win Big, Full List of Winners

The grand occasion unfolded at the illustrious Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, drawing in a constellation of stars from across the continent. Among them were not just luminaries of the silver screen but also renowned musical talents.

The stage was set on fire by electrifying performances from the likes of Kcee, Adekunle Gold, Awilo Logomba, Seyi Shodimu, Shaffy Bello, and Chike.

Spearheaded by MultiChoice, the AMVCA stands as a beacon of recognition for exceptional contributions to television and film. As the curtains drew on this landmark edition, applause resounded for those who clinched the coveted awards.

AMVCA 2024 Full List of Winners

Here’s a rundown of the deserving winners:

Best Makeup

  • Francesca Otaigbe (Over the Bridge)
  • Campbell Precious (Mami Wata) – winner
  • Hadizat Gambo (Mojisola)
  • Hakeem Onilogbo
  • (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  • Feyisayo Oyebisi (A Tribe Called Judah)

Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa)

  • Mami Wata (CJ Fiery Obasi)
  • Jagun Jagun (Femi Adebayo) – Winner
  • Ijogbon (Kunle Afolayan)
  • Orisa (Odunlade Adekola)
  • Nana Akoto (Kwabena Gyansah)

Best Indigenous Language (East Africa)

  • Where The River Divides
  • Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
  • Wandongwa – Winner
  • Nakupenda
  • Itifaki

Best Indigenous Language (South Africa)

  • Service To Heart
  • Uncle Limbani
  • Motshameko O Kotsi – Winner

Best Art Direction

  • Blood Vessel (Victor Akpan)
  • Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade) – Winner
  • 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) – Winner
  • Bunmi Demilola Fashina (Mami Wata)
  • Daniel Obasi (Breath of Life)

Best Writing TV Series

  • Skinny Girl in Transit (Season 7)
  • Wura (Season 2)
  • Visa on Arrival
  • MTV Shuga
  • Naija Volume – Winner
  • 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) – Winner
  • 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 Sound Design

  • Ava Momoh (Over the Bridge)
  • Daniel Pellerin and Amin Bhatia (Kipkemboi)
  • Grey Jones Ossai (Blood Vessel) – Winner
  • Grey Jones Ossai (Breath of Life)
  • Samy Bardet (Mami Wata)

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) – Winner
  • Nathan Delannoy (Mami Wata)

Best Documentary

  • Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One)
  • Lobola, A Bride’s True Price? – Winner
  • Empalikino (Forgiveness)
  • The Water Manifesto: Osun (Water for Gold)
  • Sowing Hope

Best Cinematography

  • Mami Wata (Lílis Soares)
  • Blood Vessel (Gideon Chukwu)
  • Over The Bridge (KC Obiajulu) – Winner
  • Breath of Life (Ola Cardoso)
  • Jagun Jagun – The Warrior (Adeoluwa Owu)
  • Ijogbon – Chaos (Adekunle Nodash Adejuyigbe)
  • Omen (Joachim Philippe

Best Indigenous M-Net Original

  • The Passenger
  • Nana Akoto
  • Irora Iya – Winner
  • Love Transfusion (Kiapo Cha Damu)

Best Digital Content

  • National Treasure – Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay)
  • Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement – Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi) – Winner
  • Hello Neighbour – Elozonam Ogbolu, Lina Idoko and Jemima Osunde
  • The Boyfriend – Maryam Apaokagi-Greene

Best Short Film

  • T’egbon T’aburo Broken Mask – Winner
  • Eighteenth Year
  • Man and Masquerades
  • A Place Called Forward

Best Unscripted M-Net Original

  • What Will People Say
  • The Irabors’ Forever After
  • Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives) – Winner
  • Date My Family Zambia
  • Royal Qlique (Season 2)

Best Scripted M-Net Original

  • Slum King – Winner
  • Half Open Window
  • Itura
  • The Passenger
  • Magic Room

Best Supporting Actress

  • Joke Silva (Over the Bridge)
  • Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior)
  • Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book)
  • Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life) – Winner
  • Eliane Umuhire (Omen)
  • Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alexx Ekubo (Afamefuna)
  • Demola Adedoyin (Breath of Life) – Winner
  • 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)

Trailblazer Award

Chimezie Imo – Winner

Industry Merit Award

Idowu Philips (Iya Rainbow) – Winner

Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) – Winner

Best Lead Actress

  • Segilola Ogidan (Over the Bridge)
  • Lucie Debay (Omen)
  • Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)
  • Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
  • Adaobi Dibor (Blood Vessel)
  • Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata)
  • Kehinde Bankole (Adire) – Winner
  • Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)

Best Lead Actor

  • Wale Ojo (Breath of Life) – Winner
  • 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 Multichoice Talent Factory

  • Movie Grown Her Dark Past – Winner
  • Somewhere in Kole
  • Full Time Husband
  • The 11th Commandment
  • Mfumukazi

Best Scripted Series

  • Volume
  • Wura (Season 2)
  • Slum King
  • Itura – Winner
  • Chronicles

Best Unscripted Series

  • Lol Naija (Season 1)
  • Nightlife In Lasgidi
  • The Real Housewives Of Lagos (Season 2)
  • Gh Queens (Season 2) – Winner
  • 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) – Winner
  • 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 – Winner
  • Over The Bridge
  • Blood Vessel
  • A Tribe Called Judah
  • The Black Book
  • Mami Wata

Neo and Venita Shine Bright as Best-Dressed Duo at AMVCA Cultural Night

During the cultural night at the AMVCA, Big Brother Naija alumni Neo Akpofure and Venita stole the show with their stunning attire, reflecting their Itsekiri heritage. Sporting matching outfits, the BBNaija cousins exuded regal charm, capturing the essence of their cultural roots with elegance and grace.

Their sartorial choice didn’t go unnoticed, as they were crowned the best-dressed male and female celebrities of the evening. The announcement came as the festivities drew to a close, a fitting tribute to their impeccable style and cultural pride.

For Neo and Venita, this accolade brought more than just applause; it came with a tangible reward. Each of them walked away with a prize of N1 million, a testament to their exceptional fashion sense and cultural representation on the grand stage of the AMVCA.

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