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Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje, Funke Akindele & Kalu Ikeagwu Make the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Nominees List | First Photos from the Announcement in Lagos



Which of your favourite movie stars will take home the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards in March 2013? Well it’s in your hands.

The complete nominees list of the inaugural Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards was announced during a special hour-long edition of lifestyle series 53 Extra on Monday 28th January 2013.

Leading the list of nominees include Funke Akindele, Genevieve Nnaji, Bovi Ugboma, Kalu Ikeagwu, Blessing Egbe‘s Two Brides and a Baby, Obi Emelonye‘s The Mirror Boy and Shirley Frimpong-Manso‘s Perfect Picture among others.

At the nominees announcement, Nollywood’s brightest were present in their most stylish ensembles. In attendance include Ini Edo, Uti Nwachukwu, Uche Jombo-Rodriguez, Omoni Oboli, Genevieve Nnaji, Segun Arinze, Kunle Afolayan, Alex Ekubo, Osas Oghodaro, Victor Olaotan, Femi Brainard, Damilola Adegbite, Jide Kosoko and Gbenro Ajibade.

BN will bring you all the photos from the event soon. Till then, check out all the nominees and first photos from the event.

The Full 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Nominees List
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Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)
Fabian Adeoye Lojede – Jacob’s Cross
OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby
Kenneth Uphopho – Down & Out
Edward Kagutuzi – The Mirror Boy
Jafta Mamabolo – Otelo Burning

Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)
Bubu Mazibuko – Man on Ground
Genevieve Nnaji – The Mirror Boy
Nolwazi Shange – Otelo Burning
Funke Akindele – Maami
Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)
Fabian Adeoye Lojede – Man on Ground
Osita Iheme – The Mirror Boy
Thomas Gumede – Otelo Burning
Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl
Kalu Ikeagwu – Two Brides and a Baby

Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)
Thishiwe Ziqubu – Man on Ground
Harriet Manamela – Otelo Burning
Regina Chukwu – Akun
Taiwo Atigogo – Old Cargo Young Blood
Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind

Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV)
Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part
Kunle Bamtefa – Glorious Journey
Bovi Ugboma – The Bovi Ugboma Show
Francis Odega – Clinic Matters
Ikhide Isaac – Wanna Be

Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV)
Funke Akindele – The Return of Jenifa
Lilian Esoro – Clinic Matters
Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl

Best Costume Designer
Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy
Jayne Awoonor-Williams – Perfect Picture
Frank Osodi Richard – Two Brides and a Baby
Preston Mwila – Kawanu
Nkiru Nwauzor – Spider

Best Short Film
Christopher Ihidero – Big Daddy
Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever
Udoka Oyeka – Down & Out

Best Writer – Comedy
Tim Greene – Skeem
Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Perfect Picture
Paul Igwe – Clinic Matters
Bovi Ugboma – The Bovi Ugboma Show
Teru Ekuerhale – Wanna Be

Best Sound Editor
Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground
Juli vanden Berg & Tiago Correia-Paulo – Otelo Burning
Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Elorm Adablah – Perfect Picture
Elorm Adablah – A Sting in a Tale

Best Movie Director
Tim Greene – Skeem
Akin Omotoso – Man on Ground
Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Perfect Picture

Best Lighting Designer
Dave Howe – Otelo Burning
Eleazu Texas – Two Brides and a Baby
Oluwole Olawoyin – Maami
Terry Emmanuel – Down and Out
Ken Attoh – Perfect Picture

Best Art Director
Bola Belo – Maami
Carol Mbugua – Lies that Bind
H. Mulenga – Kawanu Bernard
Blessing Effiom Egbe – Two Brides and a Baby
Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning

Best Movie (Drama/Comedy)
Tim Greene – Skeem
Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground
Jamie Ramsay – Jozi King
Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Best Picture Editor
Megan Gilli – Otelo Burning
Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground
Shola Ayorinde – Two Brides and a Baby
Reg Chuhi & Kevin Ireri – Lies that Bind
Kayode Afolabi – Clinic Matters

Best Movie (Comedy)
Tim Greene – Skeem
Chinedu Ezenwa – Wisdom of Thomas Collins
Kunle Afolayan – Phone Swap
Funke Akindele – The Return of Jenifa
George Edmund – Open Fire 2

Best Movie (Drama)
Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground
Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning
Ken Attoh – Adams Apple
Ken Attoh – A Sting in a Tale

Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)
Tunde Kelani – Maami
Regina Chukwu – Akun
Gbajumo Oladipo – Ariyeke

Best Local Language Movie (Hausa)
Aminu Abdullahi/Hafizu Bello – Asirka
Aminu Abdullahi – Yunkuri
A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura

Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili)
Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope
Henry Lenga – Sakalakata
Rudi Nyumbani Quentin Hughes/Alex Konstantaras – Zeinabu

Best Writer (Drama)
James Whyle/Sara Blecher/The Cast Workshop – Otelo Burning
Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
Blessing Effiom Egbe – Two Brides and a Baby
Shirley Frimpong-Manso – A Sting in a Tale
Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Perfect Picture

Best Television Series
Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai – The XYZ Show
Ken Attoh/Shirley Frimpong-Manso – Peep
Lance Stehr – Jozi Moving the City
Benjamin Odiwuor Abonyo – DemiGods
Patricia Gichinga/David Campbell – Makutano Junction

Best Cinematographer
Clive Norman – The Mirror Boy
Tom Marais – Skeem
Paul Michelson – Man on Ground
Lance Gewer – Otelo Burning
Sarafa Abagun – Maami

Best Make-Up Artist
Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning
Gabriel Okorie – The Mirror Boy
Biola Poopola – Tales of Eve
Jayne Awoonor-Williams – Perfect Picture
Christin Ngoma – Kawanu

To vote for any of your favourites in the first six categories, click HERE

First Photos from the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Nominees Announcement

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna


  1. Dprodigaldaughter

    January 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    This is a decent list of nominees. I’m glad my girl, Mercy Johnson got nominated; I hope she wins.. ..

  2. ejogene

    January 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    The BN Red carpet “regulars” must you be at every event?

    • Partyrider

      January 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Aren’t you tired of asking this same question?

    • Madam the Madam

      January 29, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      If they are not there, then who will be there?

  3. CG is back

    January 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm


  4. millen

    January 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations to the nominees and may the best woman (and man) win. If people dont turn up for events, you guys have something to say, when they do, you all have something to say. If you want to get invited, say so and quit bugging people about going to events they obviously get invited to! Mmsscchheeww!

  5. lovelyn

    January 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Nice and precise categories…Team Genny and Funke all d way!

  6. Abdulmalik Yahaya

    January 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    gorgeous pics all the way down and why is Nse Ekpe Etim not on the list #partial judgement. Karen Igho needs an extreme makeover, which ever way she does the face doesn’t jst wrk 4 her + she’s pretty endowed up-front. #Nice.

  7. e-bukun

    January 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I’m sorry, what year are these movies from? Hasn’t Mirror Boy been out for a minute? Are these based on movies that Africa Magic has aired then?

  8. ibukungeorge

    January 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Funke really tried for the return of Jenefa. two brides and a baby-I was really disappointed when I watched the movie.It was just opinion lol

  9. sweets

    January 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    karen u look preetyy wit ur mouth dat way , nd tank goodness d powder is beginning to get less. luv u dear

  10. Bukky

    January 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    See oily faces!KAI!

  11. bubblybliss

    January 29, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    But has Africa Magic shown all these movies? Busy showing us movies from ancient Nollywood history

  12. nene

    January 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    karen looks soo much better and pretty. never thought i’d see this day

  13. Edmond-joe

    January 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    This list me aint impresed i just belive why all those old and some infact i was so shock yesterdae when i was listenix to the nominations they nominate some cast members in LIES THAT BIND THEN WHAT ABOUT TINSEL NO NOMINEES HABA

  14. Edmond-joe

    January 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    perfect picture is really out dated a little haba

  15. Omo Jesu

    January 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    i remember watching funke in maami. that movie made me cry

  16. Winny

    January 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    What the heck is that on Omoni’s face?

  17. alpha bah

    January 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    this list was really gonna be complete with Omosexy’s name added to it, why do they always make Gene first? This is not fun at all.

    • okon

      January 29, 2013 at 10:32 pm


    • Pele dear

      January 30, 2013 at 12:02 am

      Abegi….If your omosexy no act for feem wetin you want make them do?? Nominate her for breathing or what?? abeg shift jere…[email protected] fun at all, E remain small make you begin cry??#shuoo

    • Bukki

      January 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Yes then , nominate her for breathing * tongue out* then their list would have made sense.


      January 30, 2013 at 10:13 am


    • Bukki

      January 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

      *Holds laugh* … With the list I see up there? Buhaha….

  18. victornch

    January 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Brenda and Philip from Tinsel should have made it

  19. Nma

    January 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Karen this hair style suits you pls stick to it.

  20. Iy

    January 29, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    It’s based on movies summitted people , if your fav act or movie is not on the list it means the producers didn’t summit their work don’t make it personal with your own list on Bella naija..they should have put in their films

  21. Specs

    January 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I really liked that Akun movie(Yoruba) the chick was a menace mehn(production was so so though) And of cos Dumebi the Dirty Girl and Phone Swap were superb..routing for phone swap though

  22. prim

    January 30, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Never complimented Karen lgho but for th First time, She actually looks pretty and acceptable. She looks rested.

  23. Yemi

    January 30, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Most of the movies nominated here are ancient! Disappointed much! Gene for mirror boy? N there was no acting there.
    If they had nominated more recent movies t would have been interesting . Would have been more competitive with Omotola – Ties that bind , Nse etim- mr $ mrs,… Now that would have been good competition. Whatever…boring much.

  24. Tesonma

    January 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Shirley Frimpong Manso ur movies are the greatest ever! Funke Akindele’s Jenifa is an all
    time favourite. Good good choices!

  25. Freda

    January 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Good enough list. I’m routing for my naija peeps, Jenny, kunle, blessing, oc and Kali and of course funke Akindele…well done guys

  26. tata

    January 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    mercy,am with ya all de way!
    i love de nominees,

  27. philip

    January 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    i must say im highly disappointed in african magic for these wack nominations!……im totally pissed off..why wud they nominate a film like perfect picture a 2008 movie… criosly who does that??……and genny for mirror boy??….that wasnt even challenging at all………..please nigerians ans africans shud grow up and be realistic as regards movie nominations!…..this is soo crazy!

  28. Pan

    January 31, 2013 at 11:32 am

    How come no one is taking about. Lilian Esoro. I think she is really funny in that sitcom “Clinic matters” n her acts flows naturally n speaks fluently. When I saw her name come up alongside mercy n Funke. I was like… At last a breath of fresh air. Time for the fresh bloods to take over. #lilianesoro all the way…

  29. yenika yvonne kiven

    February 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    congrats to my dear genny. she performs well in her acting career and am happy she is noticed and given the award she deserves. keep on flying my girl. i cherish all u do.

  30. loveth O.

    February 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Omoni Oboli that Spec doesn’t make u look good alrit

  31. Ash

    February 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    i am very disappointed with d nominees….what about Tonto Dikeh? did u mean that she will not be nomineted ………..hmnnn she is working hard and everybody know but somehow and somewhere someone is receiving her rightful award instead of her……………smh

  32. babious

    February 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    yellow dresssssssssssss! dats all i see,dnt care wat they r doing here

  33. Angel Millicent

    March 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    nice one, congratulations to those dat won

  34. wealth francis

    July 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    GenEvieve nnaji is d best actress in naija follow by mercy johnson, well as. 4 utalkin abt omotola u should knw by now dat gen is her big sis in d industry nd as u tonto dike make she park well jor who knw dat one

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