Get excited! The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards are back with a bang, and after an amazing Nominee Show hosted by Adesua Etomi-Wellington and Daniel Etim-Effiong last year, we’ve enlisted the services of two talented thespians for this ninth edition; Bisola Aiyeola and Adjetey Anang.
Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr. Busola Tejumola expressed her excitement about the upcoming announcement, stating that the unveiling of the nomination list is a crucial step in the lead-up to the award ceremony, which will showcase the best of talent and creativity in the African film and television industry.
The AMVCAs are one of the most prestigious events in African film and television – and we pride ourselves in our commitment to recognise and celebrate the best talent in the industry, by giving actors and other professionals the platform to showcase their skills and get the recognition they rightfully deserve. What better way to kick things off for this edition than by revealing who our nominees are, anchored by amazing hosts, one of whom is an AMVCA award-winner.
Where and how to watch
The AMVCA 9 Nominees announcement is all set to air this Sunday 16 April, 2023 at 19:00 WAT (20:00 CAT) on Africa Magic Showcase, Urban, and Family on DStv and GOtv. Industry talent and fans alike will find out which actors have been nominated for major awards at #AMVCA9, following a submissions process that saw thousands of entries from across the continent. Grab the popcorn, get together with some friends, and get ready to see if your fave is in the running for an Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award this year.
The Nomination process
The nominees for the various award categories will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges, with the voting process being opened to the public shortly after. 14 categories will be open to public voting, while 21 categories will be decided by the panel of judges headed by Veteran film director, producer, and writer, Femi Odugbemi.
The 9th edition will feature the return of the Best Online Social Content Creator category, the Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series, and the Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series. Making a debut would be two new categories which are the Best Original Telenovela and Best Unscripted Original. As with last year’s edition, the Best Dressed Male and Female will take place live on the awards night on the 20th of May.
Now, on to our fabulous hosts!
Bisola Aiyeola is a multi-talented Nigerian actress, singer, and reality TV star. She rose to fame after appearing on the reality TV show Big Brother Naija in 2017, and since then, she's become one of the most beloved actresses in Nigeria. Bisola has acted in several movies and TV shows, and she's also known for her incredible singing voice. She’s also a valued part of our AMVCA family, having won a Trailblazer award at the AMVCAs in 2018. As a host, she's sure to bring her charm and charisma to the stage, and we can't wait to see what she has in store for us.
Joining her on stage is the one and only Adjetey Anang, also known as “the king of the Ghanaian movie industry”. He's one of the most respected actors in Ghana and has won several awards for his work. Adjetey is known for his versatility as an actor and his ability to bring complex characters to life. As a host, he's sure to bring his years of experience and expertise to the stage, and we're excited to see him in action. With his charming personality and undeniable talent, we know he's going to be the perfect co-host for Bisola.
In addition to Bisola and Adjetey’s sparkling presence, two young talents will be making an appearance. Jasmine Olarotimi and Nifemi Lawal from the popular Africa Magic original telenovelas, The Johnsons, and Ajoche.
We can't wait for the #AMVCA9 Nominees Show, and we're sure that Bisola and Adjetey will make it a night to remember. With their talent, charisma, and stage presence, they're sure to keep us entertained from start to finish. So mark your calendars and get ready for a night of glitz, glamour, and celebration!
Remember the #AMVCA Nominees Show airs on April 16, 2023, at 19:00 WAT (20:00 CAT) on Africa Magic Showcase, Urban, and Family on DStv and GOtv.
The 9th Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards is proudly brought to you by Africa Magic in Association with Multichoice and is sponsored by Amstel Malta and Zagg Energy Drink.