In anticipation of the grand 9th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2023, Nollywood stars Tobi Bakre, Bimbo Ademoye, and Chidi Mokeme lead the pack in the list of nominees. The nominations were unveiled by the awards organizers, MultiChoice, on the evening of Sunday, April 16, 2023. This yearly event, which traditionally celebrates exceptional achievements in television, film, and entertainment, has expanded its scope to include digital content creation throughout Nollywood and the entire African continent.
A select number of categories will allow the public to vote for their favorite nominees, while the rest will be determined by a panel of judges assembled by the organizers. This year’s ceremony is slated to take place in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 20th. The following is a comprehensive list of nominees across various categories for AMVCA 2023:
For BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES), which is open to public voting, the nominees include Adokiye Horsfall (Romeo WJ) for Inside Life, Charles Etubiebi for Just Friends, Charles Inojie for City Hustler, Chinedu Ikedieze for Aki and PawPaw, Kunle Idowu for Unintentional, Nedu Ani (Nedu Wazobia) for Inside Life, Nkem Owoh for Battle On Buka Street, Nosa Afolabi for The Razz Guy, and Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) for both Inside Life and Survivors.
In the BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) category, also open for public voting, the nominees are Blossom Chukwujekwu for The Trade, Chidi Mokeme for Shanty Town, Chimezie Imo for Choke, Daniel Etim-Effiong for Kofa, Femi Adebayo for King of Thieves (Agesinkole), NKakalukanyi Patriq for Tembele, O.C. Ukeje for Black Mail, Richard Mofe Damijo for Four Four Forty Four, Tobi Bakre for Brotherhood, and Tope Tedela for All The Colours Of The World Are Between Black and White.
Nominees for BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES), open to public voting, are Albert Oluwatoyin for Visa On Arrival, Bimbo Ademoye for Selina, Funke Akindele for Battle On Buka Street, Grace Wacuka for Married to Work, Mercy Johnson for Battle On Buka Street, and Mercy Johnson Onogie for Passport.
For the BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) category, which is open to public voting, the nominees are Bimbo Ademoye for Anikulapo, Enado Odigie for Flawsome, Immaculata Oko Kasum for Ile Owo, Ini Dima-Okojie for Flawsome, Ini Edo for Shanty Town, Nimo Loveline for The Planters Plantation, Nse Ikpe-Etim for Shanty Town, Osas Ighodaro for Man of God, Queen Nwokoye for Strained, and Scarlet Gomez for Wura.
In the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) category, open to public voting, the nominees include Abdisattar Ahmed for Gacal, Bucci Franklin for The Razz Guy, James Webbo for County 49, Jeffroberts Walusimbi for Bedroom Chains, O.C. Ukeje for Brotherhood
, Taiwo Hassan for Anikulapo, and Yinka Quadri for Anikulapo.
The BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (MOVIE/TV SERIES) category, open to public voting, features nominees such as Dorcas Shola Fapson for Man of God, Efe Irele for Four Four Forty Four, Gina Castel for Kofa, Ivie Okujaye for On Your Own, Sola Sobowale for Anikulapo, Teniola Aladese for Love in a Pandemic, and Toni Tones for Brotherhood.
In the BEST SHORT FILM category, which is open for public voting, the nominees include Adeoye Adetunji for Pa Aromire, Gbenga Salu for Convictus, Nkem Nwaturuocha for The Song Maiden, Teniola Zara King for Teju’s Tale, Usama Mukwaya and Loukman Ali for Sixteen Rounds, Uzoamaka Aniunoh for Love Language, and Victor Onwudiwe and Goodnews Erico Isika for Away.
Finally, the BEST ONLINE SOCIAL CONTENT CREATOR category, open to public voting, features nominees such as Abiola for VIP Bathroom, Adeaga Bukunmi for Fake Alert with Mercy Johnson, Bimbo Ademoye for Iya Barakat Teropi Secxxion, Edem Victor for The Activist, Elozonam and Kie Kie for Back From The Future, Isbae U for My Sweet Mother In-law, Kenzy Udosen for Quick Pronunciations, Oluwadolarz and Abayomi Alvin for Soldiers at War (Compilation), and Steve Chuks for Husband’s Side Chic.
These talented individuals represent the best of Nollywood and African entertainment, showcasing their unique skills and contributions to the industry. As the AMVCA 2023 ceremony approaches, the anticipation grows for the big reveal of this year’s winners. It promises to be an exciting and unforgettable event celebrating the hard work, dedication, and creativity of these remarkable artists.