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AMVCA FAQS

Got any AMVCA7 related questions? This is where you'll get your answers about voting, broadcast details and more.

What new elements can the audience expect from the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards?

For this seventh edition, we introduced a new category: The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), which recognises the works of the pioneer set of The MTF Academy; an education programme that develops emerging TV and film talent in Africa. This category will be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.

Also new are the awards for the best-dressed male and female guests. This award is particularly exciting given the AMVCAs’ reputation as Africa’s biggest showcase of fashion, glitz and glam. 

How many categories are there for the seventh edition?

For the seventh edition, awards will be presented in 28 categories, with 7 categories open to public voting and 21 being categories to be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges

How were the nominees selected?

The selection process for the AMVCAs began with a call for entries. The entries were shortlisted based on compliance with the guidelines and entry criteria. Shortlisted entries were then reviewed in the 1st phase judging process to select the nominees. The whole process was monitored and verified by an independent auditor.

How will winners be determined in categories that are not up for public voting e.g. Best Overall Movie (Africa)?

They will be determined by the AMVCA panel of judges with the judging process monitored and verified by an independent auditor.

How will the male and female winner for the newly introduced best-dressed award be determined?

Attendees interested in this award are to be on the red carpet between 16:00 4:00 and 17:00 to have their pictures taken in a specially designed AMVCA photo booth. The top 50 (25 for men and 25 for women) will be selected by a constituted AMVCA Style Council and shared on Africa Magic’s Instagram account @africamagic. Fans will then be given the opportunity to vote by indicating their likes for their favourite picture between 18:00pm and 19:00pm. During the live award show, the male and female pictures with the highest likes will be the winners of the first-ever award for the AMVCAs Best Dressed, which will be announced on stage.                      

Who will be the presenters for the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards?

Presenters for the seventh AMVCAs are yet to be announced. Please follow all Africa Magic social media handles to find out who will be this edition’s presenters.

How do I register and vote on the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards?

You can vote for your favourite nominee on Mobile and Web only. AMVCA voting went live after the nomination live show on Thursday 6 February and will be open to registered voters only. Voters must have completed their registration to be eligible to vote for their favourite nominee(s) in the various categories. Here's a rundown on how to register and vote on mobile and web.

Registering on the AMVCA website:

You can register to vote on the Africa Magic website– africamagic.tv/amvca

Click on the Vote menu item.

Click on Register and enter your name, surname, cell phone number in the international format e.g. +27731234567, email address, select your location, enter your year of birth, gender and your preferred password, and select the checkbox to accept the Multichoice terms and conditions, then click “continue”

You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS.

Enter your OTP

Once registered, you will be able to vote after the nomination show

Website votes are free.

Data costs apply.

Voting on the AMVCA website if you’re a registered voter:

You may vote for your favourite nominee(s) via the Africa Magic website– africamagic.tv/amvca

Click on the Vote menu item.

Click on Sign in and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g. +27731234567.

Enter your chosen password

Select your favourite nominee(s) in the various categories.

Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.

Votes on the website are limited to 100 votes per user.

Website votes are free.

Data costs apply.

Registering on the AMVCA mobile site:

You can register to vote on the Africa Magic website– africamagic.tv/amvca

Click on the Vote menu item.

Click on Register and enter your name, surname, cell phone number in the international format e.g. +27731234567, email address, select your location, enter your year of birth, gender and your preferred password, and select the checkbox to accept the Multichoice terms and conditions, then click “continue”

You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS.

Enter your OTP

Once registered, you will be able to vote after the nomination show

Website votes are free.

Data costs apply.

Voting on the AMVCA mobisite if you’re a registered voter:

You may vote for your favourite nominee(s) via the Africa Magic website– africamagic.tv/amvca

Click on the Vote menu item.

Click on Sign in and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g. +27731234567.

Enter your chosen password

Select your favourite nominee(s) in the various categories.

Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.

Votes on the mobisite are limited to 100 votes per user.

Website votes are free.

Data costs apply.

How many categories can audience vote in the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards?

There are seven categories in which the audience can vote in the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards. They are:

  1. Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
  2. Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series).
  3. Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)
  4. Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)
  5. Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)
  6. Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)
  7. Best Short Film or Online Video.

When will voting close for in the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards?

Voting will close on Saturday 7 March at 22:00 WAT.

What should I do if I do not receive my registration OTP?

When your phone number is on DND, you will no longer receive notification from all of your services that sends notification SMS using third-party SMS services.

How to Unsubscribe from DND Lists:

You will have to send two text messages. First text STOP to 2442 and then Text ALLOW to 2442 to start receiving bulk SMS.

If after texting ALLOW to 2442, you are still not receiving third-party SMS, you might have to contact your telecommunication provider.

If the above fails, try the Network-specific opt-out below:

  1. For MTN lines text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes text ALLOW to 2442 and for more information click here 
  2. For AIRTEL lines text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes text OUT to 2442 and for more information click here
  3. For GLO/Globacom lines text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes text CANCEL to 2442 and for more information click here 
  4. For ETISALAT lines text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes text START to 2442 and for more information click here 
  5. For 9Mobile follow this handy guide 

Once the process is complete head on over to the AMVCA Seventh Edition Voting page to try register again.

 

When will the live event for the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards be broadcast?

The event will be broadcast on Saturday 14 March at 19:00 WAT.

On what channels will the audience get to watch the live event of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice awards?

The seventh AMVCAs will be broadcast live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv. Please visit www.dstvafrica.com or www.gotvafrica.com or contact your nearest MultiChoice office or branch to subscribe.

Will audience be able to stream the live event on DStv Now?

Yes. The AMVCAs will be available on DStv Now on the live Africa Magic channels. You can download the DStv Now app from your Android or iOS store. Make sure you have an active subscription to stream live content

How else can I keep interacting with the show during the live event?

Highlights of the top moments, as well as exclusive interviews with celebrities, will be loaded on the Africa Magic website which is www.africamagic.tv/amvca. You can also  follow Africa Magic’s social media accounts. They are:

Make sure that you are part of the conversation by using the official hashtag #AMVCA7