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The biggest award event on the continent that celebrates actors, filmmakers and other contributors in the film industry took place on Sunday evening, 2nd September, at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.


AMVCA 2018 was sponsored by Konga, Airtel and H2o. It featured a brand new category called the AMVCA Achiever’s Award and had a surprise award – The AMCVA Trailblazer Award which was won by actress and singer, Bisola Aiyeola. The Trailblazer award was not listed in the nominations and was presented by Ireti Doyle. Bisola was visibly elated to receive the award, and could not hide her excitement as she screamed. Alongside the gold-plated AMVCA trophy, the actress went home with a brand new car, courtesy of Multichoice. Jade Osiberu’s Isoken won the award for Best Movie West Africa; the director also received the Best Director Award. The movie 18 Hours was the Overall Best Movie of the year. The ceremony was lit up with performances by rave rapper, Falz, ace producer Cobhams Asuquo, a traditional dance group and an Orchestra. The 6th AMCVA awards had TV and film celebrities from across Africa in attendance, including countries like Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Ghana, and Nigeria.


Bisola’s popularity in the entertainment industry began with her participation in the 2008 edition of MTN Project Fame, which introduced her to opportunities in the movie industry. She is also a ambassador and represented the organization at the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Below is a complete list of winners at the awards

Best Sound Editor Tatu – Kolade Morakinyo and Pius Fatoke   Best Picture Editor 18 Hours – Mark Maina   Best Lighting Designer Movie/TV Series Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi   Best Cinematography Movies/TV series Okafor’s Law – Yinka Edward   Best Costume/Designer Movie or TV Series The Bridge – Ngozi Obasi and James Bessinone   Best Short Film/Online Video Penance – Micheal Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde   Best Documentary The Flesh Business – Dennis Wanjohi   Best Make Up Artist Movie/TV Series Tatu – Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo   Best Art Director Lotanna – Tunji Afolayan   Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series Tatu – Evelle   Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili Super Modo – Sarika Hemi Lhakani   Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Hausa Mansoor – Ali Nuhu   Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Yoruba Etiko Onigedu – Femi Adebayo     Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Igbo Bound – Lilian Afegbai   Best TV/Drama/Comedy series This Is It – Dolapo Adeleke   Best Movie East Africa 18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru   Best Movie West Africa Isoken – Jade Osiberu   Best Movie Southern Africa The Road to Sunrise – Shemu Joyah   Trail Blazer Award Bisola Aiyeola   Industry Merit Award Tunde Kelani   Best Writer Movie/TV Series Alter Ego – Patrick Nnamani/Koye O/Moses Inwang   Best Supporting Actress Lydia Forson – Isoken   Best Supporting Actor Falz – New Money   Best Actress in a comedy and TV series Nyce Wanueri – Auntie Boss   Best Actor in a comedy Odunlade Adekola – A Million Baby —WINNER   Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Alter Ego   Best Actor in a Drama Series Adjetey Anang  – Keteke   Best Director Jade Osiberu – Isoken   Best Overall Movie 18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru   View the full list of nominees here.

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This article was first published on 3rd September 2018 and updated on November 15th, 2018 at 2:10 pm


Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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