AMVCA 2017: Full List Of Nominations


The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) is one of the most looked forward to events in the African film industry. The nomination announcement for AMVCA 2017 took place on December 14, 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos.

Here are your nominees for the AMVCA 2017;

Best Soundtrack/Original Score

  • Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts
  • 93 Days – George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W
  • No Good Turn – Brymo
  • The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade
  • 76 – Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

Best Cinematographer

  • Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah
  • 93 Days – Yinka Edward
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer
  • Oloibiri – Curtis Graham
  • 76 – Yinka Edward

See Also: Ghana Movie Awards 2016: Full List Of Winners

Best Actress in a Drama

  • Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
  • Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country
  • Rita Dominic – 76
  • Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration
  • Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya
  • Meg Ottamwa – Derailed
  • Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

Best Supporting Actress

  • Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked
  • Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days
  • Adunni Ade – It’s Her Day
  • Ebele Okaro – Four One Love
  • Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars and a Clef
  • Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word
  • Namundi Mbusi – Vaya

Best Supporting Actor Movie/TV series

  • Gideon Okeke – 93 Days
  • Warren Vasemole – Vaya
  • Kofi Adjorlolo – Ghana Must Go
  • Mpho Sebeng – The Jakes Are Missing
  • Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married
  • Nkem Owoh – Ghana Must Go

AMVCA 2017 Best Art Director

  • 76 – Pat Nebo
  • 93 Days – Bola Bello
  • Oloibiri – Chima Adighije
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Gary Smith
  • Ghana Must Go – Godwin Ashong

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Best Actor in a Drama

  • RMD – Oloibiri
  • Ramsey Nouah – 76
  • Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country
  • Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter
  • Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri
  • Femi Jacobs – Femi Jacobs

Best Actress in a Comedy

  • Tina Mba – Meet the In-Laws
  • Uche Jombo – Wives on Strike
  • Dineo Moeketsi – Mrs Right Guy
  • Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike
  • Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary
  • Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica
  • Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike

Best Actor in a Comedy

  • Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine
  • Ayo Makun – A Trip to Jamaica
  • Bovi Ugboma – It’s Her Day
  • Blossom Chukwujekwu – Ghana Must Go
  • Mike Ezuruonye – Brother Jekwu
  • Okey Uzoeshi – The Life of a Nigerian Couple
  • Amechi Munagor – Meet the In-Laws

AMVCA 2017 Best Writer

  • 76 – Emmanuel Okomaiyi
  • The CEO – Tunde Babalola
  • A Trip to Jamaica – AY Makun
  • Oloibiri – Samantha Iwowo
  • Ghana Must Go – Tunde Babalolo
  • Vaya – Akin Omotoso

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Best Movie West Africa

  • 93 Days
  • 76
  • Oloibiri
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  • The CEO

Best Movie (South Africa)

  • Mrs. Right Guy
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word
  • Vaya
  • The Jakes Are Missing
  • All About Love

Best Movie East Africa

  • Aisha
  • Kati Kati
  • Epidemic
  • Homecoming

Best Overall Movie

  • Mrs. Right Guy
  • Happiness is a Four Letter Word
  • Aisha
  • 93 Days
  • 76
  • Naomba Niseme

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Best Short Film or Online Video

  • Ireti
  • Loot
  • Meet the Parents
  • Cat Face
  • Light Diaries: Spin Around

Best Documentary

  • Roots Gambia
  • Makoko: Futures Afloat
  • Alison
  • Amaka’s Kin: The Women of Nollywood
  • Petra’s Nebatean Heritage

Best Television Series

  • Jenifa’s Diary
  • Sokhulu and Partners
  • Duplicity
  • Beneath the Lies
  • Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

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Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Swahili)

  • Siri Ya Mtungi (Season 2)
  • Mganga Bomba
  • Fihi
  • Zilizala

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo)

  • Amonye-bu-onye
  • Obi-Eze
  • Obi Nwanyi
  • Mmakwara series
  • Ikpe Omuma

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa)

  • Salim
  • Mafarin Tafiya
  • Yaki Da Zuciya
  • Maula

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba)

  • Somewhere In The Dark
  • Ode Iku
  • Ajoke Aiye
  • Tobajewo
  • Iman

Best Costume Designer

  • Pat Egwurube- 76
  • Dele Akinyele/Chelsea Oliver- Oloibiri
  • Chiemela Nwagboso/ Asantewa Clara Adjoa- Ghana Must Go
  • Shileola Ibironke and Mojisola Sapara- Casino
  • Obijie- King Invincible

Best Lighting Designer

  • Elliot Sewape- 93 Days
  • Amisu Alade/ Edwin Lau- Oloibiri
  • Yinka Edwards- 76
  • Lance Gewer Sasc- Happiness Is a Four Letter Word
  • Fabian Hooks- A Trip To Jamaica

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Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV Series)

  • Nnodim Chigozie and Paula Peterson- Oloibiri
  • Vuyani Sondlo- Vaya
  • Emeka Ojukwu- 76
  • Antonio Ribeiro- 93 Days
  • Nicholas Costaras/ Melanie Jankes Golden- Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series)

  • Mike Barnitt- Oloibiri
  • Pius Fatoke and Mzukisi Mtshiselo- 93 Days
  • Richard Mohlari/ Dave Hawkins- Vaya
  • Solomon Emmanuel- 76
  • Jean Niemandt- Mrs. Right Guy

Best Make Up Artist (Movie/ TV Series)

  • Chinwe Elovah- 76
  • Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola/ Perekeme Odon- Oloibiri
  • Ronwyn Jarrett- Umililo
  • Thema Ozzy Smith/ Lola Maja-Okojevoh/ Adetunmi Imoteda- 93 Days
  • Dianne Allen- Happiness Is A Four Letter Word

AMVCA 2017 Best Director

  • Adze Ugah- Mrs Right Guy
  • Steve Gukas- 93 Days
  • Curtis Graham- Oloibiri
  • Izu Ojukwu- 76
  • Robert O Peters- A Trip to Jamaica
  • Frank Rajah-Ghana Must Go

Best Shortfilm

  • Ireti
  • Loot
  • Meet The Parents
  • Cat Face
  • Light Diaries: Spin Around