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“Otelo Burning” wins the Best Movie Award! View ALL the Winners from the AMVCA – 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards



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The Winners List from the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)
OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby

Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)
Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)
Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl

Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)
Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind

Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV)
Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part

Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV)
Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl

Best Costume Designer
Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy

Best Short Film
Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever

Best Writer – Comedy
Tim Greene – Skeem

Best Sound Editor
Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground

Best Movie Director
Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Best Lighting Designer
Dave Howe – Otelo Burning

Best Art Director
Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning

Best Movie (Comedy)
Tim Greene – Skeem

Best Picture Editor
Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground

Best Movie (Drama)
Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground

Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)
Tunde Kelani – Maami

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

Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili)
Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope

Best Writer (Drama)
Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Best Television Series
Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai – The XYZ Show

Best Cinematographer
Paul Michelson – Man on Ground

Best Make-Up Artist
Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning

Best Movie
Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning

Industry Trailblazer Award
Ivie Okujaiye

Industry Merit Award
Olu Jacobs


  1. sarafina

    March 10, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Mirror boy deserves nothing! Stupid,meaningless trash! Politics…..Bye!

    • Idak

      March 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      I am still waiting for Silverbird to refund the 1k i spent on that flick. It was horrible to say the least.

    • denny

      March 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Jackie is the best, i love her

    • Say What?

      March 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you. It won Zilch at Amaa

  2. Visit

    March 10, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Mercy J!!! Go girl!

  3. Ayo

    March 10, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Fantastic list, but hey some pple shudnt have won tho’ Considering the kinda opponents dey had. And lovely pics u guyz ave gat here. Cool stuff

  4. Lily

    March 10, 2013 at 2:40 am

    So happy for OC Ukeje 🙂 Congratulations! You deserve it and many more to come.


    March 10, 2013 at 4:27 am

    One would think that on an African magic viewers night, nollywood would choose it to uplift us…show case contemporary African designers ,clothes and be original.
    Time was when Nollywood used to display trends in African designs.What happened? Colonial mentality and inferior complex?
    My people, there is Nothing like originality. We cannot beat people at their own game.


    March 10, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Meant… “Inferiority complex”

  7. Olufunmi

    March 10, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Good 4 ’em… :/

  8. Bey

    March 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Jackie Best wt??Mercy johnson is way to Go cox she’s indeed a Gud actress..Best actress of our Time is MJ

  9. Tola

    March 10, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Yaay Bey is back.. I second u Mj is the Best actress of our Time..missed your Hilarious comments

  10. Chima

    March 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Nawaoo the film Anchor baby suppose win . . . Politics kai

  11. Chyke

    March 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Mirror Boy got all those awards? Jackie Appiah best what? Mirror Boy wasn’t so gud but Genny delivered so she deserves it more but then again AMVCA na toy award. @Bey Mercy best actress of what generation? Abeg dat Mercy gal is a horr!ble actress. She isn’t gud though she is d Queen of Asaba movies as she totally overacts. I have neva seen her in a reasonable movie b4 sef.

    • toolzalltheway

      March 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      i think you should see mercy in Heart of a fighter and Royal Fight.She really did a great job there

  12. Chyke

    March 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Congrats Oc Ukeje

    • Idak

      March 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      I became a huge fan of his after seeing him, Carol King and Kate Henshaw give top performances in Laspapi’s adaption of Ajayi Crowther.

  13. bimpe

    March 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

    so none of the genevieve, funke akindele, rita and all won, yet they went there dressed up like they were nominated or even won anything loool

  14. Niyoola

    March 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Mirror boy is one of the most annoying films I’ve ever seen. It started really well and degenerated into nonsense!!!
    Jackie Appiah, best actress????????….. In d same category as Genevieve and Funke. Jackie has just 2 facial expressions: a smile and a frown with the narrowing of one eye.
    Mercy Johnson is ok, though I’d have preferred If Funke won actress in comedy.

    2 brides and a baby was also a waste of time for me. Lackluster acting, dragging and slow story. OC was the worst actor in the whole movie, and he won?????? Like seriously!!!!!! How is he supposed to improve on his acting if he wins for such mediocre acting?????

    • Idak

      March 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      After watching 2 Brides and a baby, i almost descended into depression. It was that bad.
      Thank God for good flicks like The Assassin’s Practice restored my feeble faith in Nollywood. Anyway, i don’t think these awards are to be taken serious. They are just pure PR exercises

    • honey

      March 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      sometimes i wonder if u guys really think at all….or it just mere ignorance!! because of a name,somebody have to win an award??? because its gene and funke,they have to win the awrd??? like really?? u guys are serious..!!! did ya’ll even watch the perfect picture?? best performances hands down….and besides,jackie won an academy(ama awrd) for that same movie,mind u the academy is the most prestigeous award in africa(just like the oscar) and there’s no way anyone would win an award for a performance at the academy award and not win any award that comes after it. ya’ll comments here about jackie win what?? and oh,how can she win the award in the same category with genny??? really??geeez! ignorance at its finest

  15. xoxo

    March 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    ….Why did you not vote for your choices??
    Medicine after death.

  16. Slim

    March 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Jackie looks preg in ds pic

    • paula

      March 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      I saw her at the show she was looking slim and trimmed. The pict ure didnt do justice to her

  17. philip

    March 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    like criosly, im pissed off bout the winners….WTF?….how on earth is jackie more popular than genny or even funke?…total politics!…….and mercy..well…congrats to her but we all knw that jenifa deserved it….as for OC ukeje….hes fine no doubt but the movie he won for was total crap!…….the movie industry cannot grow if we keep encouraging mediocrities!….omotola wasnt nominated but personally i tink she takes very challenging oscar-worthy roles!…..shes very deep and professional…i’d rather she won that best actress award..but its all good…congrats to the winners but there’s more room for improvement.
    P.S: Mirror boy shudnt be nominated for any award again…at least not in d acting categories..that was a total mess…last flight to abuja was way better.

  18. say it

    March 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Some of you seem to forget that this Africa viewers choice….not Nollywood choice…..I agree a bit though about mirror boy, but then again it was possibly marketed more outside the shores of Nigeria than other movies…..after all it was acted in Gambia…..

    I like Mercy im happy for her…generally was not really impressed..but a good attempt
    and i have to agree a bit with @Nnenne….if our Nigerian celebs cant wear English outfits well they should please do Native wears, also i would love our celebrities to promote our designers more….

  19. Idak

    March 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    These laughable choice of winners must not detract from the fact that Otelo Burning is a very good flick. Seek it out and watch it.

  20. bobby taylor

    March 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Nigerians are all bunch of annoyn people esp the ones commenting here on bn. I can’t stay in ur room and be typing crab. All of you writing crab here, how many of you people voted for your favourite actor or actress or movie. Then u come here writing rubbish and also note that this is africa viewers choice award and nt nollywood. And the award went round. Then about wearing our own designers, also note that all our naija celebrites wore naija designers nobody was wearing any western name. Do ur reasearch well before u come to bn and type trash.

    • anonymous

      March 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      thank u o,,,,pple can yan rubbish on ds blogs sef,,, i tire. Those clothes were made by Nigerian designers!!!! For crying out loud. Not everytime can one wear iro and buba with “madam Kofo” gele b/c they want to dress like Nigerians to African award. Change is good. Pls embrace it and support versatile upcoming young enterprising Nigerian designers who seek to compete on a world stage!!!

    • toolzalltheway

      March 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      crap not crab

    • ij

      March 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      crab you say?

  21. TiO

    March 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    An Award ceremony of this category and hype should not be based on viewers choices. I can say for sure, many Nigerians didn’t vote. While I’m not for people not voting, the fact is that the “voting” thing really makes no sense as its just to make money. When you truly want to reward good acting etc, you set up a solid reviweing panel constituted by proven industry professionals who will sit with the submissions and rate them properly and professionally – just like the Oscars! However, when you leave it to the ” voting public” to determine who is the best at something, you can never get accurate results! This isn’t a popularity show! I mean how can Maureen Koech win best supporting actress! How? Whoever knows Biola Alabi of MNET should tell her…you don’t organize an award of this magnitude and leave it to the public to decide! Set up a panel of professionals from the African movie industry and even include one or two Hollywood movie makers and get them to rate the acting and the movies! Then you will get accurate results! What’s the point of encouraging half baked acting! We are soooo past this Nigeria! Don’t put us through this torture next year abeg!

    • Joe

      March 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      This is not the Oscars ohhh,It is viewers choice its like the Peoples choice award.
      The viewers have spoken
      They have rewarded those voted as their best
      the is a next time.

    • Blake

      March 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      It’s a choice award not an Oscar. It’s just like we have kids choice awards and people’s choice awards here in the US. I am not sure why some of you are complaining because Nollywood didn’t choose the winners. The viewers chose them. You guys were supposed to be voting so I am not sure what the bickering is about.

  22. Demmy

    March 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Congratulations to the winners. I was expecting Funke Akindele’s Jenifa to win in the Best Actress Comedy category. Oh well. 🙂

  23. Joe

    March 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    This is just so funny This award is called AFRICA MAGIC (VIEWERS CHOICE)AWARDS and the whole of Africa was laible to vote its our choice be it west,east,central,north or south Africa,its not Nigerian viewers choice award ohhhhh
    Me personally was so excited for Jacky Appiah because she won best actress,she is not my most favourite actress but the way she delivered her role in the PERFECT PICTURE was so good as compared to Genevieve in the MIRROR BOY, every one has his or her own opinion and my opinion is that the MIRROR BOY is just a very wacky film i really do not see anything that film has if LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA was nominated for all those categories as The MIRROR BOY i would have said yes it deserved it.
    Secondly Mercy Johnson won yes cause me personally voted for her all through cause Dumebi the dirty girl is another movie she acted so well,Funke Akindele is a very good actress yes we know but the viewers have voted period.
    Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind won best supporting actress and yes the viewers have also spoken .
    Best Television series should have been Adams Apple for me as compared to all the other series that were nominated
    OC Ukeje won yes congratulations i really can complain cause it was left for the viewers to vote but to me ,Fabian Lojede should have won for Jacobs Cross,that guy is a better actor than OC Ukeje.
    And was with those nominated coming to present awards naaaaaaaaa that was not cool to me the are alot of actors and actresses all over Africa be it Nigeria,SouthAfrica,Ghana,Kenya i mean you do not take nominees to present awards thats not cool at all.
    Again what was Denrele Edun thinking on the red carpet Gosh,that guy almost made me grow mad How can you be talking to someone else when youve not ushered the other person out? Did anyone saw what Denrele did to Fumi Holda? She was still talking to Fumi Holda and not even finish he started introducing Rita Dominic in when he had not ushered Fumi out and Fumi taught Denrele was introducing her because when she walked into Denrele he did not introduce her first Huuuhhh who does that? and he was just so loud Gosh.
    This goes to Denrele Edun,please ma bro you do not interview two couples like they came seperately on the red carpet okkk,thats what he did to Omotola’s stylist she was all the with the husband and Was snubbed by Denrele you do not do that you interview them both since they came as a pair,Infact Denrele made me so mad on thr red carpet.
    And a big congratulations to Sara Blecher for winning the best Movie of 2012 she deserves it that film is so good as compared to all those other movies in that category
    Please AfricaMagic/Multichoice thanks for the wonderful award but please do not nominate a film again like MIROR BOY for all those categories cause that film naaaa was just rubbish winning best story in a drama????? haba were did go Perfect picture by shirley Frimpong Manso,or Otelo Burning that which is based on a true life story.
    All the same all the presenters were looking good especially people like
    Joselyn Dumas
    Eretiola Doyle
    Damilola Adegbite
    Rita Dominic
    Omo Sexy
    Biola Alabi
    Joke Sylva
    Stephanie Linus
    Genevieve Nnaji
    Jim Iyke
    atleast these people were looking fab and gorgeous and more others not listed but these were the ones that really raised my eye browse
    Hmmm Liz Benson good to see her after a very long time but she was not looking good at all from her hair,to her dress and make-up its like she had no make up on even.
    Kudos to IK and Vimbai a job well done.
    All the same ,God bless Africa.

  24. Naija Realist

    March 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I best the “viewers” who are moaning the loudest here never bothered to vote…LOL!

  25. Zizie

    March 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    lol, i slept off watching it, luckily i didn’t have to pay 1k to watch it sha

  26. Cima Brawn Stores

    March 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Well obviously peeps didnt vote. Secondly genny or no genny, mirror boy is the worst idea and film of all time nd for it to win in so many categories den wahala de. Award or no award, u wont stop us from watching the films we know are good from creative/ striving producers.

    • Joe

      March 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      This is good #CimaBrawn stores Mirror boy having all those nominations for what???

  27. dan

    March 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    jackie appiah you deseave it. I didnot waist my vote

  28. Just saying...

    March 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Chyke…abeg, go and sleep, how can you say MJ is ‘a horr!ble actress. She isn’t gud though she is d Queen of Asaba movies as she totally overacts. I have neva seen her in a reasonable movie b4 sef.’…
    Bad mouth person!

  29. jim

    March 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    jackie you are blessed

  30. sarah

    March 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    jackie i saw you at the event and you were lookung hot. You deserve the award you acted well in that movie

  31. nina

    March 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Im really happy for u jackie.

  32. lahips

    March 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Vimbia did a good job,i actually preferred her as a presenter to Ik.she was more fluent.

    • Joe

      March 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Thank you @Blake na weti with Oscars Oscars we are Africans so we do it our own way period.Yes oh @lahips Vimbai really did a great job did you see how well spoken and fluent she was?? All the same IK is a pro but its like he was timid on that day
      Them both looked great but for me,Vimbai nailed it.

  33. fred

    March 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    i knew jackie was goin to win

  34. lahips

    March 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Did that lady seriously tell Jim Iyke on stage he didnt come for rehearsals,i heard that as a passing statement,and Jim was just there looking lost,she should have done the presentation herself afterall she only gave him an opportunity to speak once.

  35. paula

    March 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Im in love with jackie appiah. I saw her at the show she was looking slim and trimmed

  36. proudlyghanaian

    March 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    efya killed it with her singing.

    proudly ghanaian.

  37. Toya Delazy

    March 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Well oh well….kudos to all d winners,though can’t remember when last I watch nollywood.

  38. hansel praise

    March 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    where is my genevieve biko

  39. Adwoa

    March 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    My only question is why was The Perfect Picture nominated if the movie was from 2010-2011??? If the wards is for 2013, why then should movies from 2010-2011 be part of the categories???

  40. Meredith

    March 11, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Who dey run Derele for here o?
    Mr Joe, this one na pure beef. I was on the Redcarpet and the guy was working on instructions. Plus after all he just went through, he still gave a stellar performance. I didn’t quite like the bit where he kept changin his jackets but then, it made for good TV.
    Wish you were in his shoes abi? Eeya.

    • Joe

      March 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Thank you @Blake na weti with Oscars Oscars we are Africans so we do it our own way period.Yes oh @lahips Vimbai really did a great job did you see how well spoken and fluent she was?? All the same IK is a pro but its like he was timid on that day
      Them both looked great but for me,Vimbai nailed it.
      @Meredith please dont get me wrong ok,he did a great job yes,but u were on the red carpet did you see all that was captured on camera.
      if you have a chance to watch the replay of this award you will know what am talking about,am a Cameroonian and i was watching live and i have watched the retro two good times ok.

  41. Bea

    March 11, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Yay! OC Ukeje- best actor! So proud 🙂 x

  42. tessa

    March 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Well done to South Africa for sweeping the awards clean.Otelo Burning,Man on Ground,Skeem.I think South Africa should give lessons to Nollywood on how movies are made.Not the rubbish they always feed us…

  43. Been there

    March 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Well deserved: Mercy Johnson For Dumebi the Dirty girl & our girl Ivie Okujaiye

  44. HotinAbj

    March 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Totally agree with you as regards Derenle. Kai that mix up with Funmi Holder / Rita Dominic was soooo wrong and belittling for Funmi. He needs to tone it down just a bit and improve on his interviews.

    • Joe

      March 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      thanks @HotinAbj am happy you also saw what happened that was just so belittling Fumi Holda he has to be calm and more focused he was just so excited,we all were excited for this award but as a personality on the red carpet doing interviews he has to be calm and stay so focus.

  45. shirly

    March 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    all you complainers are just wasting your time. the winners have won so go and sleep. im so happy for oc ukeje, he deserved it better than any one else in that category, and whoever said two brides and a baby is a babd movie doesnt know anything about film. chikena. a well knitted, woven and play out of events that movie was and oc sure desrves it. i even expected more wins from the movie than mirror boy

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