Nominees for the second edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) were announced Thursday night as Nigeria’s Funke Akindele and producer, Obi Emelonye topped the list with multiple nominations. With almost 10 nominations, Obi’s “Last Flight To Abuja” is in for the big wins while Funke’s involvement with the English speaking movies earned her over 6 nominations with 3 nominations from the Best Actress in a comedy category.
In the Best actress in a drama category, Nkiru Sylvanus will have Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ivie Okujaye, Stephanie Wilson and Veronica Waceke to beat. The 2014 AMVCAs nominations were unveiled at the Landmark marquee on Victoria island, Lagos amid pomp and glee on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Announcing the nominees was the duo of Vimbai Mutinhiri and Lawrence Maleka during a special 90-minute edition of their entertainment roundup show, Star Gist. Big Brother Africa’s IK Osakioduwa also made a special appearance on the show which was broadcast live on AfricaMagic across 52 countries.Over 100 Nollywood stars gathered to witness the unveiling which also coincides with Africa Magic’s 10th anniversary.
Other celebrities spotted at the event include musicians and comedians. With 27 categories in total, the AMVCAs this year include 9 categories where viewers have the power to select the winner by voting.