Award-winning Ghanaian actor, Adjetey Anang has been announced as the host of the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominees’ announcement today, April 16 across all Africa Magic Channels on DStv and GOtv from 6 pm.
The movie star will announce all categories except the MNET original category which will be presented by two child actors, Jasmine Olarotimi and Nifemi Lawal who are also actors in Africa Magic Original telenovelas, The Johnsons and Ajoche.
Dr Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content and West African Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria said, “We are happy to unveil the nominees for the 9th edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
“This year, we saw a 40% increase in the number of entries received and hundreds of hours have gone into painstakingly reviewing each of them to arrive at the nominees. Each of the nominees for this year’s awards are reflective of the abundant talent our continent boasts and we can’t wait to celebrate them.”
The call for entries which started on February 20, 2023 and ended on March 17, 2023 was open to filmmakers across Africa whose works fell within the specified timeline and were relevant to the categories available.
Of the 33 categories, 10 will be open to public voting, 2 categories will be decided by live voting at the event and 22 categories will be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges headed by veteran filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi.
The AMVCA jury is working alongside Deloitte to ensure the voting process is free and fair.
The ninth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is a three-day event with the award show scheduled for May 20, 2023 with a live broadcast across all Africa Magic Channels on DStv and GOtv.
A number of Ghanaian actors have won AMVCA awards in previous years. In 2018, Lydia Forson won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Kukua in Jadesola Osiberu’s Romantic comedy ‘Isoken’.
Adjetey Anang was also awarded the Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Boi in Peter Sedufias ‘Keteke’. Last year, Nigerian actors Stan Nze and Osas Ighodaro won the Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) and Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) respectively for their roles in ‘Rattle Snake’.