Get to Know the Best Overall Movies of AMVCA 2018

12 July 2018
They are the best of the best and the jury is out on which movie will take the trophy.

So it's down to six movies and we've been wrecking our brains trying to pick our favourite so we thought we should turn to you to help us decide.

But, first things first, let's get to know the stories behind the stories just to help you in your selection.

Alter Ego

Origin: Nigeria

DIRECTOR: Moses Inwang/Esther Eyibio 

Synopsis: The story centers around Ada Igwe (played by Omotola) who is a successful lawyer by day and a nymphomania by night (and day too…lol). Ada is hell-bent on ensuring that perpetrators of sexual assault against women end up atoning for their sins whether by means of imprisonment or public disgrace. As the story progresses, Ada finally meets a guy who she likes and begins to dial back on her escapades, only to find out that the dude is the baba nla of sexual assault. We also learn that Ada was molested as a child and that experience shaped the rest of her life.

Devil's Chest

Origin: Uganda

DIRECTOR: Hassan Mageye

Synopsis: A true story about Joseph Kony and Lords Resistance Army (LRA). A village woman has to fight for her freedom after forced to be the wife of a rebel leader (Joseph Kony) that is responsible for her husband's and other people's deaths.


Origin: Nigeria

DIRECTOR: Awal Abdulfatai 

Synopsis: When Kalu Achebe (Zack Orji) found out that his only daughter lost her life to the recklessness of his business rival's son, he is all out for blood and vengeance. However, Andrew Morgan ( Matt Stern ) has other to bring to his Knees.


Origin: Kenya


Synopsis: Inspired by true events, 18 HOURS follows a rookie paramedic who spends 18 hours in an ambulance for the life of a road crash victim who struggles to be admitted to any hospital.

Potato Potahto

Origin: Nigeria

DIRECTOR: Shirley Frimpong Manso

Synopsis: A divorced couple who decide to share equal space in their ex-matrimonial home soon realize that the ingenious idea is easier said than done. Bent on flexing their egos and scoring points, the two implore various hilarious tactics that soon inflames emotions and turns an already complicated situation into a roller coaster ride.

The Road to Sunrise

Origin: Malawi

DIRECTOR: Shemu Joyah

Synopsis: Exploited by men and ridiculed by the world, two young women, Rubia and Watipa, learn to rely on each other as they struggle to survive in the rough, unforgiving townships of Blantyre, Malawi. When Rubia develops an unlikely love affair with a naive young man and then has a tragic confrontation with a rich businessman, the women begin their uncertain journey towards emancipation.

This may not be a voting category but we know that the jury will have it tough deciding on the ultimate Movie of AMVCA 2018. Which movie deserves Best Overall Movie?  

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To vote for your favourite nominees in the various categories, click here. Join the conversation on social media using #AMVCA2018. Winners will be announced at a glitzy event on September 01, 2018.