Following the successful first edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs), MultiChoice and AfricaMagic are pleased to announce the call to entry for the second edition. The AMVCAs were created to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution made by Pan African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry.
This year a total of 28 awards in 26 categories will be awarded ranging from acting and directing to scriptwriting and cinematography, with 9 of those categories being voted for by the viewers. Other areas in which honours will be given are editing, make-up, sound, lighting, including the most anticipated of the whole ceremony, the Industry Merit Award and the Trailblazer of The Year Award. Last year the two awards were awarded to veteran Nigerian actor Olu Jacobs and Nigerian actress Ivie Okujaiye respectively.
The inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony took place in Lagos on 9 March 2013. The event was attended by the some of the big name actors and actresses across the continent’s TV and film industry. Some of the movies that took top honors were Otelo Burning (Best Movie Overall), Skeem (Best Movie- Comedy) and The Mirror Boy (Best Movie – Drama). The Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama accolades went to Nigerian O.C. Ukeje and Ghanaian Jackie Appiah.
Entry is free and the deadline for all submissions is Friday 01 November at 19:00 (CAT). Entries can be sent to AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards, PO Box 2963, Pinegowrie, 2123, for attention – Manager: Local Productions Africa. For more details on the submission procedure and requirements log on to