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Logo for the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Nigerian musical powerhouse Timi Dakolo and two of Africa’s leading vocalists, Waje and Lira, are billed to perform at the fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) taking place at the Eko Hotel on Saturday 4 March. Viewers can tune in to watch the show live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv from 17:00 CAT.

The AMVCA is the biggest celebration of film and television talent across Africa with the first edition holding in 2013. This year being the fifth edition, the show promises to be even bigger with top contenders from across Africa competing for honours in a number of voting, non-voting and online polling categories including the newly introduced recognition award for M-Net’s original productions.

The Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “We are excited to once again celebrate the finest hands in African film and television. This is the fifth edition of the awards, and we urge viewers from all across Africa and the rest of the world to tune in on Saturday, 4 March as we find out who wins top honours this year. The show promises to be a great experience for our esteemed guests on the ground and the many viewers at home, as some of Africa’s biggest names in music will be performing.”

Viewers should expect an evening of fun, excitement and stellar performances from Africa’s finest musical talents including Timi Dakolo and leading African songstresses Waje and Lira. Also performing at the AMVCAs are the winner of the first edition of The Voice Nigeria A’rese alongside other The Voice talents Chike and the newly signed Mavin Records acts, the DNA twins.

John Ugbe, the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “We are delighted to once again bring the AMVCAs to our viewers across Africa. MultiChoice is a firm believer in recognising established and budding talent in the film and television industry, even as we remain committed to endeavours that recognise the hard work these talents put in every day, behind and in front of the cameras. We urge our viewers from across the country to catch the show as it promises to be truly exciting.”

The fifth edition of the AMVCAs takes place on Saturday 4 March and will be broadcast on all Africa Magic channels on DStv from 17:00 CAT.