Find Out the Emerging Winners & Get Your LIVE Updates from the Ongoing #AMVCA2016

– The #AMVCA2016 have officially kicked off and this year the red carpet hosts are Eku Edewor and Ozzy Agu on one end, Helen Paul and Uti Nwachukwu on another while Veronica Odeka and Denola Grey are taking on the different styles in their Fashion Police corner.

– The official hashtag for the event has been announced as #AMVCA2016 and Eku Edewor and Ozzy Agu have taken the first red carpet selfie to kick things off.

First Red Carpet Selfie of the Night

First Red Carpet Selfie of the Night

– Eku Edewor is having a chat with John Ube, who looks extra dapper in Tayor Gabriels

– Host of the night Ik Osakioduwa (in Mai Atafo) just walked the red carpet with wife, Olohi. Ik says “She looks better than I do”


– The glam team, Veronica and Denola, have shared a quick recap of last year’s African looks from men.

– Actor Daniel K. Daniel looking very interesting in a bold floral tuxedo for red carpet as he chats with Eku Edewor.

– Meanwhile, on the inside, the final touches are happening.

Sneak Peek

4:45 PMFalz just stepped up on the red carpet in a mustard suit. He brought his hilarious accent along too.

4:58 PMFunke Akindele looks amazing!! She’s in a green and silver floor-length sequin dress.


4:58 PM – Ozzy Agu can’t stop gushing about her. Someone has a crush…

5:02 PM – Another big star just stepped up on the red carpet. It’s Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, the Director of Mnet West Africa. She’s styled in a gorgeous blue dress from Valerie Davis, accessorized with a Fendi clutch. On we should anticipate tonight she says a lot of work has gone into this year and it is a fun packed show.

5:02 PM– Helen Paul and Uti Nwachukwu are chatting with actress Mercy Aigbe Gentry who looks gorgeous in House of Liminee.

Wow! @mercyaigbegentry is stunning as she gets ready to walk the red carpet #AMVCA2016

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5:06 PM – Opening act for the show Yemi Alade is on the red carpet with Ozzy Agu right now.


5:09 PM – A quick commercial break

5:14 PM – And we are back with Mike Ezuruonye chatting with Eku Edewor on the red carpet.

5:18 PM – South African Minnie Dlamini is on the red carpet and she is dazzling. She will be co-hosting the show for the first time with Ik Osakioduwa. She says she can’t wait to feel the energy from the audience.

5:30 PMMai Atafo is on the red carpet with his famous tassled shoes. He’s talking about the men he has styled tonight – Ozzy Agu, Chris Attoh, Ik Osakioduwa and more.

5;34 PM – Another commercial break.

5:34 PM – Be sure to keep up with all the fab styles on our Instagram page as well guys.

5:35 PM – And we’re back!

5:40 PM – Eku Edewor is chatting with Adesua Etomi who has been nominated for Best Actress for “Fallen”. Interestingly she already has her winning speech prepared, just in case. We love that.

5:47 PM – The red carpet is still going on. Blessing Egbe is chatting with Helen Paul and Uti about her movie “Iquo’s Journal” which is nominated. She says even if she doesn’t win, just being nominated is a win.

5:49 PM – Eku Edewor has Ramsey Nouah on the red carpet and she says he doesn’t seem to age. Is he a vampire? She wants to know.

5:50 PM – Ramsey Nouah just revealed he is doing a short film and a serial this year. Whoop!

5:53 PM – We just caught a climpse of Rita Dominic in Elvira Jude on the red carpet and she killed it. She looked so awesome that they are doing a quick recap of her AMVCA style.


5:58 PM – Rita Dominic is chatting with Helen Paul and Uti Nwachukwu.

6:02 PM – Another quick commercial break

6:10 PMEgo Boyo has a chat with Ozzy Agu, looking stunning in a piece from House of Deola. She will be presenting the “Merit Award” tonight.

6:16 PMStephanie Linus just made her first red carpet debut at the AMVCAs since having her baby boy 4 months ago and we have to say she looks gorgeous in a bedazzled green dress from Lisa Folawiyo.

6:20 PM – It’s a double does of hotness on the red carpet with Eku Edewor and Ozzy Agu as they interview both Desmond Elliot and Richard Mofe-Damijo. Trust us when we say they both look extra HOT. They two men are currently talking about their journey into politics.

6:25 PMBlossom Chukwujekwu just stepped on the red carpet for the first time with his wife.

6:27 PMGenevieve Nnaji is on the red carpet. She’s talking about her movie and her best friend Chinny. She says “Chinny is my strength when I’m weak and I’m her strength when she is weak”.  BTW, Genneveive is wearing a bedazzled dress from Tope FnR.

6:28 PM – The Fashion Police are giving their final opinions about the red carpet trends.

6:29 PMIni Edo is the last guest for the Jara team. She says her secret to a good laugh is a good joke.

6:30 PM – Eku Edewor and Ozzy Agu just wrapped up the red carpet segment and now it’s time for the main event.

6: 32 PM – Footage from last night’s AMVCA Nominee Cocktail is being screened.

7:00 PM – The main show has been kicked off with an African dance.

7:03 PM – Hosts of the night, Minne Dhlamini and Ik Osakioduwa are on stage to officially kick things off. Ik says Minnie is “unrepentantly sexy”.

7:04 PM – South African Minnie is showing us just how much she loves Nigeria by speaking Igbo.

7:12 PM – The award show proper has kicked off. Chris Attoh is presenting “Best Art Director (Movie/TV Series).

7:13 PM – …and the winner is Frank Raja Arase for “The Refugees”.

7:14 PMIreti Doyle and Gideon Okeke presenting the nominess for Best TV Series.

7:15 PM …and the winner is Ariyike Oladipo for “Daddy’s Girls”

7:17 PMOzzy Agu and Stella Obinwa from Dubai Tourism present the award for “Best Makeup”. Dubai Tourism just announced they’ll be giving a business class ticket for two to both the Best Actor and Best Actress.

7:19 PM – …and the winner is Louiza Calore for “Ayanda”

7:20 PM – The first performance of the night is from Tanzanian singer Alikiba.

7:25 PM – Presenting the award for “Best Short Film” we have Adunni Ade and Frank Donga for online video…and Frank Donga is still hilarious!!

7:27 PM … and the winner is Oluseyi Amuwa for “A Day With Death”

7:28 PM Hot couple Osas & Gbenro Ajibade present the award for “Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)”

7:29 PM … and the winner is Trish Malone for “Ayanda”.

7:30 PM – A quick commercial break.

7:33 PM – And we’re back as they present the nominees for Best Lighting.

7:35 PM … and the winner is Stanley Ohikuare for “Common Man”

7:36 PM – Eku Edewor & Uti Nwachukwu present the award for Best Cinematography

7:37 PM … and the winner is Paul Michaelson for “Tell Me Sweet Something”

7:39 PMSika Osei and Blossom Chukwujekwu are presenting the award for “Best Sound Editor”

7:40 PM … and the winner is Marquez Jose Guillermo for “Dry”

7:42 PM – Presenting the award for Best Picture Editor are Yaw and Destiny Amaka.

7:43 PM … and the winner is Shirley Frimpong-Manso for “Rebecca”

7:44 PMMai Atafo presenting the award for Best Costume Design. He says “I’m a tailor”

Mai Atafo

Mai Atafo

7:45 PM … and the winner is Uche Nancy for “Dry”

7:47 PM – South African actor and comedian Thomas Gumede is on stage making the audience laugh.

8:01 PMIk Ogbonna and Chioma Akpotha presenting the award for Best Indigenious Language (Igbo)

8:02 PM … and the winner is Paul Igwe for “Usekwu Igbo”

8:03 PM – A quick commercial break.

8:07 PM – And we’re back with the award for Best Documentary presented by Nse Ikpe-Etim and Femi Odugbemi. Unfortunately Femi did not make it to the stage so Nse presented alone.


8:09 PM … and the winner is Remi Vaughan Richards for “Faaji Agbea”.

8:10 PM – The award for Best Supporting Actor in a movie or TV series goes to Sambassa Nseribe for “A Soldier’s Story”.

8:13 PMMajid Michel presents the award for Best Supporting Actress

8:14 PM … and the winner is Tunbosun Aiyedehin “Before 30”

8:16 PM – A grand performance from Yemi Alade!!!!!!!!!!

8:21 PM – Presenting the award for award for Best Actor (Comedy) are Chigul and Mr. Ibu

8:22 PM … and the winner is Folarin Falana for “Jenifa’s Diary”

8:29 PM – The role of honour is being shown with Peter Bunor, Mufatau Hasani, Tosin Badmus, Orioye Sokunbi, Mike Odiachi, Sikiru Adeshina, Olumide David, Peter Ontehidelem, Hafasatu Sherada, Saleh AGM, Aisha Dankano, Nana Gichuru, Benson Wanjau, Tiki Nxumalo and Solomon Sampah. May their souls rest in peace.

8:31 PM – A quick commercial break.

8:34 PM – We are back with only 9 awards less!

8:36 PMKemi Lala Akindoju just won the Trailblazer award and a brand new car. Lovely!


8:39 PMEgo Boyo presenting the awards to two legends who have thrilled viewers in Nigeria for Decades. The 2016 AMVCA Industry Merit Award goes to Bukky Ajayi and Sadiq Daba.

8:44 PM – Industry veteran Bukky Ajayi is in tears as she gives her thank you speech. “I wish I could stand up. But if I stand up I will fall down. Are you all standing for me? Thank you. I am very very grateful to you.” – Bukky Ajayi


8:46 PM – Ugandan comedian Salvador takes the stage.

8:58 PM – More awards….. Best Movie (Southern Africa) – “Lilongwe” by Joyce Mhango Chavula | Best Movie (Eastern Africa) – “Mapenzi” by Elizabeth Michael

9:00 PMChioma Afe and Kunle Afolayan presenting the award for Best Western Africa Movie.

9:01 PM … and the winner is “Road To Yesterday” by Chinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji & Chichi Nwoko

9:05 PM – A performance by Zonke.

9:10 PM – A quick commercial break.

9:13 PM – We are back with the four big awards of the night!

9:14 PMDakore Akande and Ramsey Nouah presenting Best Actress (Drama).

9:15 PM … and the winner is Adesua Etomi for Falling.

9:18 PMKate Henshaw and Richard Mofe-Damijo presenting the award for Best Actor (Drama).

9:19 PM … and the winner is Daniel K Daniel for “A Soldier’s Story”

9:22 PM – With two awards to go, Flavour takes the stage for an energetic performance

9:28 PMRita Dominic and John Ugbe presenting the award for Best Director

9:29 PM … and the winner is Akin Omotosho for “Tell Me Sweet Something”

9:32 PM – Time for the most anticipated award of the night, Best Overall Movie.

9:33 PM … and the winner is DRY by STEPHANIE LINUS. She also wins a brand new car from GAC motors. Awesome!

9:38 PM – Stephanie Linus dedicates her award to people like Ese and more people who are suffering from VVF and people who are child brides.

9:40 PM – AND IT’S A WRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

26 Comments on Find Out the Emerging Winners & Get Your LIVE Updates from the Ongoing #AMVCA2016
  • Marie Antoinette March 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    BN please will it stream live online?
    Link please, many thanks.

    • kudus March 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Are you serious? Bellanaija didn’t write an update on jide Babs/Lanre Hassan presentation, has discrimation eaten so deep into us?

      • Marie Antoinette March 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

        Ha! Aunty/Uncle no vex abeg, BN never discriminates…maybe they missed it, glitch or something

      • Tosin March 7, 2016 at 7:05 am

        who are they – you have the floor + now curious.

  • Marie Antoinette March 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    BN please will it stream live online?
    Link please, many thanks.

  • Gracep March 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    ok pls am looking for link to stream live. Help BN

  • keke driver March 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Nice one BN

  • Blaqui_boi March 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    This year’s #AMVCS fashion is at its peak, from Funke to Mercy cant wait to see others…….

  • Busarni March 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Na wah ooh; all these our social climbers be begging photographers to take their photos on the red carpet.
    We know the real celebs; smh; they actually beg to be snapped and put on blogs . Real celebs dodge from paparazzi’s. I am really in a good mood I for spill some major tea….

  • prec March 5, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Wish there is a live stream.

  • King Bey March 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Yaaaas the queen just slayed @ the AMVCA red carpet @ Rita you are one gorgeous lady ….. Best dressed are Rita,Mercy Gentry and Adesua @ the moment

  • Etchu Lora eyong March 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm


  • nene March 5, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    rita, mercy aigbe and genevive looked amazing. people always slate toolz to lose weight, eku needs to gain weight, i think she’s lost more weight but her face still looks pretty. i saw caroline danjumas dress on instagram, it looked fabulous.

  • Marie Antoinette March 5, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Wow! Almost all the yoruba actresses slayed this year with Mercy leading…way to go ladies!!! Super impressed!

  • Ej March 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Mercy is not yorubas she is an eco girl

  • Ej March 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm


  • ope March 5, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Please BN, I am looking for the link to stream live. Help!!!

  • deka March 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    thanks for live update…

  • Marie Antoinette March 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the updates BN!

  • mr man March 5, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Respect to Bukky Ajayi. True Legend of the Nigerian Film Industry. I remember her excellent roles in Diamond Ring and Thunderbolt Magun. She is a Unique actress and i am glad she was given the merit award.

  • Marlvina March 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Pls why’s Ini Edo putting on a wedding gown?

  • Whocares March 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Awwww bukky ajayi!!!!! I did not even know what the acronym for the award stood for or about the awad itself until now. bn this update is such a brilliant idea!! I got slightly teary when I read bukky’s part and saw she was in tears.

  • Nina March 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Adesua etomi well deserved! A very wonderful actress. Thank God we ve left behind givin award bacause u re a big star and givin to who deserves and worked!

  • hilary March 5, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Nice update

  • mr March 5, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Veronica and Denola plix talk once once na. I can’t hear either one of you while you are trying to out talk each other

  • Free March 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    This is really good BN,thanks for d updates. Much appreciated.

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