We continue to countdown and anticipate this years AfricaMagic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) that will be held in Lagos on Saturday, March 8 2014. To ease our anxiety, the hosts for the AMVCAs have been announced. The event will be co-hosted by IK Osakioduwa, Osas Ighodaro and Vimbai Mutinhiri, all of whom are part of AfricaMagic’s onscreen family.
According to M-Net Africa’s Managing Director of Special Projects Biola Alabi, “IK and Vimbai did a tremendous job of hosting the inaugural AMVCAs. We are confident that with the addition of Osas, this dynamic team will once more keep this exciting and fast-paced live event running smoothly. With more viewer voted categories, the launch of the New Era Award and a sensational new stage, the latest edition of these awards should be bigger and better.”
Also announced to work the red carpet during the AMCVA gala ceremony is Denrele Edun, that definitely sounds like the red carpet would have a lot of energy. Speaking on the upcoming event, IK, Vimbai and Osas were glad to share their opinions.
For IK, “There are many reasons why the AMVCAs are successful. Everyone in the industry takes these awards very seriously. People see them not only as transparent, but as trustworthy. The mileage the show attracts makes it a blessing to be nominated, let alone win. Also, one of my favourite categories is the Trailblazer Award, the continent’s first simultaneous look at new and developing talents. Plus, one of the things I loved last year was seeing the really glamorous outfits.”
Co-host Vimbai of StarGist agrees. “From witnessing some of the greatest contributors in African film and TV being recognized for their phenomenal work, to watching fresh faces embarking on new journeys into the industry, the evening is a reminder of how much work, passion and commitment goes into film and TV. Plus the nominees have helped drive African film into contemporary culture and modernity in so many ways, so it will be great to see who takes the first New Era Award.”
An enthusiastic and delighted Tinsel star Osas says, “I enjoyed every moment of the AMVCAs last year and I am very excited about this year’s show. Being in a room full of beautiful African stars celebrating amazing work and knowing it will broadcast all over Africa is nothing short of a blessing and I can’t wait. The AMVCAs certainly exudes quality and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
In total, 29 awards in 27 categories will be awarded with the recipients of the Industry Merit Award, New Era Award and Trail Blazer Award also to be announced. This year, there are 137 nominations from across 80 productions vying for awards. Fans who wish to vote for their favourites in the 9 viewer voted categories shouldn’t delay as voting closes on March 3. Voting is currently open on the website or via the mobile site on your mobile phone. Voting on the website and on the mobile site is free and you can vote once per hour. Fans can also vote via SMS by sending the relevant voting code to the SMS number. Voting codes are available online. SMS’s are charged as per specific network tariff. VAS rates apply. Free minutes do not apply. If voting via SMS, you can only vote 100 times per telephone number.
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