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AMVCAs Predictions; Who Wins the ‘Best’ title.

Cover ImageWith the AMVCA’s in just a matter of hours, blogs and online sites have basically began showing us what their interest for the day will be and if you haven’t guessed it by now, its Fashion, cocktails and all the lala in between.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in what the Hollywood celebrities wore to the GLOBES, SAGS and OSCARS ceremonies; if you missed that you can catch it here, here and here. But for the AMVCAs, I am equally interested in who takes what in the following categories such as ‘Best Film, Director, Script Writer, Editing, Costumes, Make-Up and the most important being the Best Actor and Actress.

While the latter categories, as well as the Best Director category having monetary compensation, the race for the trophy this year appears interesting with a mix of veterans, previous winners and several newcomers. While my favorite might not come out tops, because truth be told, I didn’t vote, but, let’s take a look at the nominees in the key categories, shall we:

Best Actress:

Nse Ikpe Etim ‘The Visit’

Nse Ikpe

Not new to this category, after winning the trophy the first time the AMVCAs kicked off, Nse is up for her role in ‘The Visit’! A movie I reviewed, click here to read. Now, personally, it was a cool performance being that Nse makes some bold and some not so smart film choices but did her fans think so?

Genevieve Nnaji (Road to Yesterday)


There were mixed reviews on this movie, even the review from Xplore was somewhat confusing! Read it here. However, after a break from the industry, Ms. Nnaji comes up with her own production, stars as the main character and pull no stops in delivering a good performance, while this earn her the converter title?

Mary Lazarus (Don’t cry for Me)


Newcomer to this category and a shocker for me *coveringface* for the nomination, Mary plays the role of a personal nurse, wasn’t a favorite performance of the year for me, so much so, reviewing it felt like a waste of my mental being, but hey she might have a fighting chance, with a good number of votes.

Belinda Effah (Stop)


Another newcomer to this category Belinda Effah was nominated for her role in the movie ‘Stop’! Xplore didn’t watch this movie, but there is something feisty about Belinda that shows in her roles. Hopefully, people loved her performance and voted for her.

Adesua Etomi(Falling).


The final newbie to this category, Adesua picked up an ELOY award for her role in ‘Falling’. While this is not America, there are good reviews about her portrayal of her character and my fingers are crossed on this.

Final Opinion:

While this is a tough one with Nse, Genevieve and Adesua all putting up good performances, I think Genevieve will probably win the trophy asides being the Ambassador for Amstel Malta the brand sponsoring the AMVCAs, she is also Nollywood’s sweet heart and would have garnered a lot of votes to make her come out tops.

P.S. The person I really want to win is Adesua Etomi, but hey, I didn’t vote.

Best Actor

Mike Ezuruonye (Breathless)


Second-time nominee for this category, Mike was nominated last year and lost to OC. Mike is back again. Haven’t watched the movie neither have I been able to lay my hands on a trailer, so I can’t say this was a fantastic performance. His win will be determined by his fans.

Majid Michel (Being Mrs. Elliot)


Another second-time nominee and only outsider in this list, is nominated for the a movie produced in 2014. While we aren’t mad, Majid is not a strong contender as far as I am concerned but if he drove his fans, of course the trophy will be his.

Daniel K. Daniel (A Soldier’s Story)

DanielNewcomer, to this category, Daniel has been pretty active, churning out great performances for his roles. A Soldier’s Story is no different. He is pretty much a contender and should be watched.

Segun Arinze (Jaja The Great)


Veteran actor is also a newcomer to this category. After seeing the trailer for this movie, I am in shock that Segun made it, but hey, who am i? If his fans voted for this movie then he obvious has a chance at winning.

Blossom Chukwujekwu (Falling):


One-time nominee for this category and one-time winner of the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category, Blossom is back again with his co-star who is also nominated Adesua.

Final Opinion:

I am seriously rooting for Mike to win this, even though I haven’t seen the movie. However, his strongest contenders are Daniel and maybe Blossom.

Best Director:

This category is quite tough with all the nominees looking good for their work.

Road to Yesterday – Ishaya Bako

Dry          Stephanie – Linus

Tell me Sweet Something – Akin Omotosho

Ayanda – Sara Blecher

Gbomo Gbomo express – Walter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur

Rebecca – Shirley Frimpong-Manso

This category is quite tough with all the nominees looking good for their work.

Final Opinion:

My top 3 contenders for this category are Road to Yesterday, Dry and Ayanda. Again i think the Genevieve Production ‘Road to Yesterday’ will pick this, however I would like Dry to win this as it speaks to a situation that is so prevalent in our society.

Best Overall Movie

Dry          – Stephanie Linus

Freetown – Adam Abel and Garrett Batty

Ayanda – Sara Blecher

Tell Me Sweet Something        Akin Omotosho

Road To Yesterday – Chinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Chichi Nwoko

Silverrain – Juliet Asante

House Arrest – Joseph Kenneth Sebaggala

Another tough category and I must say congratulations to all the nominees. My contenders for this category are Dry, Ayanda and Silverrain. I am rooting for Ayanda though, i haven’t seen the movie, but I heard it was great and from the trailer it should great promise.

So what are your predictions for the AMVCAs, share them in the comments section.

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