By Ayo Onikoyi
With the 6th edition of the AMVCAs only a few weeks away, Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice hosted this year’s nominees and sponsors to an exclusive cocktail party at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos on Friday, August, 10, 2018.
The event which had popular media personality, IK Osakioduwa, as host, had in attendance some of Nollywood’s biggest names including Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Odunlade Adekola, Kunle Afolayan, Hilda Dokubo, Adesua Etomi, Linda Ejiofor and many others.
Also present at the event were 2018 AMVCA nominees, media personalities, celebrities including ex-housemates of Big Brother Naija.
The awards which is sponsored by Konga and Airtel will hold in Lagos on September 1, and will be broadcast live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv.
10 facts about AMVCA
- It is the biggest celebration of outstanding achievements in the African film and TV industry viewed in 50 African countries and in the diaspora
- The first edition of the AMVCAs held in March 2013
- 151 awards have been handed out since inception
- The Pan-African event celebrates the best Eastern, Southern and West African movies
- It gives audiences a chance to vote their best films and filmmakers on the continent
- It recognizes established industry talents with the acclaimed Industry Merit Award
- It encourages up and coming talents with the coveted Trailblazer Award
- Over 10,000 entries have been received since the beginning of the awards
- Through the AMVCAs, MultiChoice is igniting Africa’s creative industries
- The 6th edition will be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria, on September 1, 2018