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Spotlight on the Best Scripted & Unscripted M-Net Originals – AMVCA 10

13 April 2024
Dive into the captivating stories vying for the Best Scripted and Unscripted M-Net Original awards!
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The 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards (AMVCAs) is upon us, and the nominees for Best Scripted and Unscripted M-Net Originals are a captivating bunch. Without a doubt, these nominees stand out for their exceptional contributions to African storytelling and entertainment.

Best Scripted M-Net Original Nominees:

Slum King - Produced by Chinenye Nworah

Released in October 2023 on Africa Magic, Slum King delivers a gripping narrative that delves into the complexities of power, redemption, and survival. Directed by Dimeji Ajibola and led by a stellar cast including Tobi Bakre, Teniola Aladese, and Gideon Okeke, the series follows the journey of Edafe 'Majemijesu' Umukoro, a traumatized youth thrust into the world of crime and violence. As he ascends to become the enigmatic Slum King, viewers are taken on a riveting ride through the slums of Lagos, exploring themes of ambition, trauma, and the search for identity. Show your support for this thrilling work of art by voting here.

Itura - Directed by James Kalu Omokwe

Set in the fictional kingdom of Ibaokuta, Itura is an epic drama series that grapples with themes of tradition, power, and betrayal. Against the backdrop of a kingdom in turmoil, the story unfolds as Jagungbade, the beloved king, passes away, leaving behind a legacy marred by prophetic visions and political intrigue. With stunning visuals and a captivating storyline, Itura promises to immerse audiences in a world where the quest for peace collides with the realities of power and ambition. Want to see Itura take home the trophy? Vote now!

Half Open Window - Directed and produced by Margaret Hamza Wacera

This Kenyan film offers a poignant exploration of family, aging, and the bonds that define us. Following the journey of a retired photographer grappling with dementia, Half Open Window sheds light on the challenges of growing old and the importance of connection in the face of adversity. With heartfelt performances and a thought-provoking narrative, the film invites viewers to reflect on the universal experiences of love, loss, and resilience. Help Half Open Window win big! Click here to throw in your support.

Magic Room - Directed by Thomas Yustin Wikesi

Magic Room weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, faith, and self-discovery. Centered around Diana, a young woman navigating the complexities of life amidst mystical forces, the film offers a compelling exploration of spirituality and personal growth. Through its evocative storytelling and compelling characters, Magic Room transports audiences into a world where the boundaries between the seen and unseen blur, inviting them to embark on a journey of wonder and transformation. Want to see Magic Room take home the trophy? Vote here!

The Passenger - Directed, written, and produced by Usama Mukwaya, Meddy Sserwadda & Hadijah Nakanjako

In the heart of Uganda, The Passenger unfolds against the backdrop of a nation grappling with fear and uncertainty. As tensions escalate on a bus journey marred by suspicion and paranoia, the film explores themes of trust, prejudice, and the human capacity for both cruelty and compassion. With its gripping narrative and powerful performances, "The Passenger" shines a light on the complexities of human nature and the choices that define our shared humanity. Support this amazing piece by voting now.

Best Unscripted M-Net Original Nominees (Sponsored by Indomie):

Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives) - Produced by Adaora Nneka Nnodim

Directed by Chigozie George Nnodim, Nwunye Bekee offers a captivating glimpse into the intercultural relationships between Igbo men and their foreign partners. Through its engaging storytelling and intimate portrayals, the reality show celebrates the beauty of cultural diversity and the transformative power of love and understanding. Love this show? Vote here to prove it.

The Irabors' Forever After - Directed by Hadizat Ibrahim

Celebrating forty years of marriage, The Irabors' Forever After offers a heartwarming tribute to love, commitment, and companionship. Through the lens of Nigeria's beloved celebrity couple, Betty and Soni Irabor, the show invites viewers into their world of laughter, challenges, and enduring affection, reminding us that true love knows no bounds. Celebrate this love story with your votes now by clicking here.

Royal Qlique (Season 2) - Directed by Maurice Raydo Malowa

Royal Qlique invites audiences into the glamorous world of Zambia's top influencers and celebrities, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their lives, passions, and aspirations. With its vibrant energy and candid storytelling, the show explores the intersection of fame, fashion, and personal identity, capturing the essence of modern African culture. Make Royal Qlique a winner! Click here to vote now.

Date My Family Zambia - Produced by Nancy Handabile

In a quest for love, Date My Family Zambia takes viewers on a journey of romance, humor, and unexpected connections. Through its unique premise of sending singles on dates with their potential partners' families, the show offers a fresh perspective on matchmaking and the complexities of modern relationships. Make a difference in African reality TV by voting here.

What Will People Say - Written and produced by Uche Ikejimba 

In the unpredictable world of blind dates, What Will People Say, directed by Anis Hallowey, invites viewers to witness the quest for love unfold in real-time. With its diverse cast of characters and lively interactions, the show celebrates the universal desire for connection and companionship, proving that when it comes to matters of the heart, anything is possible. Don't wait any longer! Show your support for What Will People Say by voting here.

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The 10th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards is brought to viewers by Africa Magic in partnership with Amstel Malta as the lead sponsor. Other sponsors include Pepsi, Promasidor, Martell, Tecno, Verve, QuickTeller, Tiger Beer, MTN, and Indomie. The award show is scheduled for May 11 with a live broadcast across all Africa Magic Channels on DStv and GOtv.