May 10, 2024

Nollywood actors who have won the most AMVCA awards


As the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) ceremony approaches on Saturday, May 11, 2024, excitement is mounting, and anticipation is high to see who will emerge victorious this year.

Since its inception in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 9, 2013, the AMVCAs have become one of the most prestigious award ceremonies on the continent, captivating audiences in over 50 countries.

The AMVCA recognises and celebrates established and emerging talents in the movie industry. 

From memorable performances in blockbuster films to critically acclaimed roles in television series, here are the actors with most AMVCA wins.

Funke Akindele (6 wins)

Funke Akindele stands out with six AMVCA wins, demonstrating her versatility in both comedy and drama.

Known for her portrayal of diverse characters, Akindele has excelled in comedy, earning her the title of the most awarded Best Actress in a Comedy at the AMVCA.

In 2014, she won the Best Actress (Comedy) category for ‘The Return of Sheri Koko’. She repeated this success in 2016. The following year, Akindele won two AMVCAs: one for her hit series ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ and another for Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series. In 2020, she won Best Actress in a Comedy for ‘Moms At War’. She also won Best Actress in a Comedy for ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ in 2022.

The acclaimed filmmaker has received another nomination this year in the Best Lead Actress category for her role in the record-breaking “A Tribe Called Judah.” Additionally, she is a contender for the Best Writing in a Movie award for the same film.

Rita Dominic (3 wins)

Rita Dominic, a powerhouse in Nigeria’s film industry, has made a lasting impression with her outstanding performances and impactful productions, earning acclaim and accolades over the years.

Dominic won for her performance in “The Meeting” (New Era Award, 2014 and Best Actress in a Comedy, 2015) and her performance in “76” (Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series, 2017) at the AMVCA.

Osas Ighodaro (3 wins)

Nollywood star Osas Ighodaro continues to impress in the entertainment industry, showcasing her exceptional talent and delivering captivating performances.

Her outstanding performance in ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’ earned her the ‘Best Actress in a Movie/Drama Series’ award in 2022. She also received the ‘Best Dressed Female’ award that same year. In 2023, she won the ‘Best Actress in a Movie/Drama’ award for her role in ‘Man of God’ at the AMVCA.

Falz (2 wins)

Folarin Falana, known as Falz, is a versatile artist who is successful in both music and film. He has won two AMVCAs: the first in 2016 for his role in the TV drama series “Jenifa’s Diary,” and the second as Best Supporting Actor in “New Money” two years later.

Broda Shaggi (2 wins)

Nigerian comedian Samuel Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggi, is a two-time Best Actor in a Comedy, Movie, or TV Series winner at the AMVCA for Dwindle (Best Actor in a Comedy, 2022) and Inside Life (Best Actor in a Comedy Drama, 2023).

Adesua Etomi (2 wins)

Adesua Etomi has clinched two AMVCAs. She first won the ‘Best Actress’ award in 2016 for her standout performance in ‘Falling’. She was later impressed once more, winning ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in ‘The King of Boys’ in 2019.

OC Ukeje (2 wins)

OC Ukeje is a Nigerian actor, model, and musician. He’s won the AMVCA for Two Brides and a Baby (Best Actor in a Drama, 2013) and Confusion Na Wa (Best Actor in a Drama, 2015).

Odunlade Adekola (2 wins)

Odunlade Adekola is a prominent figure in the Yoruba-language film industry.

He has consistently delivered memorable performances, winning in “A Million Baby” (Best Actor in a Comedy, 2018) or a supporting role, as in “Jankariwo” (Best Supporting Actor, 2022) at the AMVCA.

Sambasa Nzeribe (2 wins)

Sambasa Nzeribe is a Nigerian film and television actor, model, and entertainer.

He won the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award for ‘Soldier’s Story’ in 2016 and was honored as the AMVCA’s ‘Best Actor’ in 2017.