AMVCA2016: Ten things to know about the show

The 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards is here!

Since inception, the AMVCA are a closely guarded affair, with producers taking a wait-until-you-see-it approach to movies’ biggest night.

See All The Photos From AMVCA 2015 (Performers, Red Carpet & Award Ceremony)

As we countdown to the biggest celebration of film and television talent in Africa, here’s a rundown of things you should know before the big night.

*Come Saturday the 5th of March 2016, the industry’s finest as well as notable personalities will gather in Nigeria’s commercial capital for the awards.

*The show is airing live from the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, with ik Osakioduwa & South Africa’s media personality, Minnie Dlamini assuming hosting duties.

*Red carpet begins at 4:00pm and the main awards 7:00pm prompt.

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*Africa Magic and MultiChoice in association with Amstel Malta created the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards to recognize and celebrate African film and TV talent.

*Gowns galore: The red carpet will be haute with fashion favorites, including nominees Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Linus, Mercy Aigbe, Ini Edo and Nse Ikpe-Etim.

*Couples to watch: Nollywood power couple Osas and Gbenro Ajibade should be the star of the night. Not forgetting Chris and Damilola Attoh,and a few others.
We’re also curious who Adesua Etomi, would bring to the event.

*The awards: A total of 26 awards will be handed out on the night, with each winner receiving prestigious AMVCA trophy.

*The nominees: Stephaine Linus ‘Dry’ and Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Road to Yesterday’ lead the nominations with 7, including Best Overall Movie (Africa), Best Director, Best Movie – West Africa(Drama/comedy) and Best Sound Editor.

*Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Road to Yesterday’ battle Stephanie Okereke’s ‘Dry’ for AMVCA Best Overall Movie award. The category which is dedicated to the best film in the continent has 7 nominations. Other movies in the category are ‘Freetown’, ‘Ayanda’, ‘Silverain’, ‘House Arrest’ and Akin Omotoso’s ‘Tell me something sweet’.

*Where to watch: Be sure to stay tuned to all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv as the organizers bring to you all the magical moments from red carpet glam to the excitement of the main awards!

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