AMVCA 2017: Funke Akindele And Rita Dominic Win Big At The Showpiece Event


The much anticipated Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA 2017) just held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, the awards night was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.

Izu Okukwu emerged best director. Rita Dominic won Best Actress while Sambasa Nzeribe won best actor. He defeated seasoned actors likes of Ramsey Noah, Olu Jacobs and Richard Mofe Damijo.

Funke Akindele, better known as Jenifer emerged the greatest winner at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, AMVCA.

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Her Jenifer’s Diary won two awards, Best Actress in a Comedy and Best TV Series. Imeh Bishop, (OKON), won Best Actor In a comedy, while Funke Akindele won Best Actress in a comedy.


Here’s a full list of the winners

Trailblazer Award

Somkele Idhalama

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)

Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon

Best Costume Designer

76 – Pat Egwurube

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo

Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)


Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)

Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson

Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)

93 Days – Elliot Sewape

Best Cinematographer

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Best Documentary


Best Short Film or Online Video

Cat Face

Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series

Deborah Anugwa – Hustle

Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series

Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”

Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series

Meg Otanwa – “Hush”

Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series

David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”

Best M-Net original comedy series

The Johnsons

Best M-Net original drama series


Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Swahili)


Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Hausa)

Yaki Da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Yoruba)

Somwhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Igbo)


Best Soundtrack/ Original Score

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

Best TV series

Jenifa’s Diary

Best Writer


Best Supporting Actress

Ebele Okaro – Four One Love

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series)

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

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Best Actor in a Comedy

Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

Best Movie East Africa

Kati Kati

Best Movie West Africa


Best Movie South Africa

All About Love

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Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)

Rita Dominic – 76

Best Actor in a Drama

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Best Overall Movie


Naomba Niseme

Best Director

76 – Izu Ojukwu

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