The 5th Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards held on the 4th of March 2017 and hardly any other actor had two wins except Funke Akindele for Jenifa’s Diary. Including the comedy series, other top winning films and major contenders were:
Best Lighting Design – Elliot Sewape
Best Art Director, Best Picture Editor, Best Sound Editor, Best Soundtrack/Original Score, Best Make Up Artist, Best Movie (West Africa), Best Cinematographer, Best Supporting Actor In A Drama, Best Supporting Actress In A Drama, Best Actress In A Drama, Best Director, Best Overall Movie.
This film, dedicated to Ameyo Adadevoh, was directed by Steve Gukas and stars Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover, Somkele Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel and Sola Oyebade. The story centres on the sacrifices made by men and women who risked their lives to make sure the Ebola virus was contained before it became an epidemic.
Best Television Series – Funke Akindele
Best Actress in a Comedy – Funke Akindele
The non stopping, rib cracking, hilarious Nigerian comedy shows on AIT Sundays 7.30pm and will soon be available on www.sceneone.tv. The series is created by Funke Akindele and stars Lolo, Yemi Blaq, Lolo, and Falz to name a few.
Best Sound Editor – Guy Steer
Best Writer – Craig Freimond, Tshabalira Lebakeng, Anthony Mafela, David Majoka, Madoda Ntuli, Harriet Perlman, Robbie Thorpe.
Best Picture Editor, Best Movie (South Africa), Best Supporting Actor In A Drama, Best Supporting Actress In A Drama, and Best Actress In A Drama.
Screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Vaya has been described as “a gripping, deeply moving and often funny narrative about struggling for survival and dignity in the city”. The film was directed by Akin Omotsho and stars Mncedisi Shabangu, Sibusiso Msimang, Zimkhitha Nyoka, Sihile Xaba and Warren Masemola.
Best Picture Editor – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson
Best Movie (West Africa) – Rogers Ofime
Best Make Up Artist – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon
Best Art Director, Best Costume Designer, Best Lighting Designer, Best Sound Editor, Best Soundtrack/Original Score, Best Cinematographer, Best Writer, two nominations for the Best Actor In A Drama (Richard Mofe-Damijo and Olu Jacobs), and Best Director.
Written by Samantha Iwowo and based on true events, Oloibiri is a narrative action feature about the 1st oil well drilled in Nigeria and how the impact has affected a small Nigerian Delta Village( Oloibiri) and the lives of those involved. It stars Olu Jacobs (AMVCA & AMAA award winning veteran), Richard Mofe Damijo (Multiple award winning actor/politician), William R. Moses (CSI, Touched by an Angel), Taiwo Ajai-Lycett (Multiple award winning actress), Ivie Okujaye (AMVCA) and Ifeanyi Williams.
Best Art Director – Pat Nebo
Best Costume Designer – Pat Egwurube
Best Actress In A Drama – Rita Dominic
Best Director – Izu Ojukwu
Best Overall Movie – Adonijah Owiriwa, Tonye Princewill
Best Lighting Designer, Best Picture Editor, Best Sound Editor, Best Soundtrack/Original Score, Best Make Up Artist, Best Movie (West Africa), Best Cinematographer, Best Writer and Best Actor In A Drama.
The film follows the life of a young officer from the Middle Belt who gets into a romantic relationship with an O-level student from the South-eastern region. The soldier gets accused of being involved in the 1976 unsuccessful military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, and the heavily pregnant wife, gets entangled in an emotional dilemma. ‘76 stars Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Rita Dominic and Ibinabo Fiberesima.