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Living Their Dream! 11 Outstanding Theatre Arts Students Share Their Amazing Experience at AMVCA 2015

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The just concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) sponsored by leading premium low-sugar malt brand, Amstel Malta and held at Eko Hotels and Suites was indeed an exciting one for the 11 outstanding Theatre Arts students who got a chance to attend along with other exciting packages like free make over sessions and an exclusive date with star actress, Genevieve Nnaji, all courtesy of Amstel Malta.

Pictures of the students arriving Lagos Pictures of the students arriving lagos 2

The students who were selected based on their academic performance across various Nigerian universities including Universities of Nigeria in Nsukka, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Benin, and arrived Lagos the Friday preceding the awards and were treated to an exquisite welcome dinner by the Amstel Malta brand team.

Amstel Malta Brand team welcomes the students Amstel Malta brand team welcomes students 2

A few hours after, the students were given a grand ride to Eko Hotel, Lagos, venue of the AMVCA Nominees cocktail, where they met with various celebrities. The stars willingly shared useful acting tips with the students.

Fidelia Unifoh and O.C Ukeje at the Nominees Cocktail

Fidelia Unifoh and OC Ukeje at the Nominees Cocktail

Ayobami and Jesse with Nse Ikpe Etim

Ayobami and Jesse with Nse Ikpe Etim

Students with Nonso Diobi and Blossom Chukwujekwu at the Nominees Cocktail

Students with Nonso Diobi and Blossom Chukwujekwu at the Nominees Cocktail

Mitchel Bare, Ayobami Aribisala and Jesse Bankole at the Nominees Cocktail

Mitchel Bare, Ayobami Aribisala and Jesse Bankole at the Nominees Cocktail

The morning of the award ceremony, the 11 students were interviewed on Cool FM and Beat FM in Lagos. They chatted happily with the OAPs about their experiences as Theatre Arts students and their expectations of the awards.

Students at Beat FM with Assistant Brand Manager, Amstel Malta, Phoebe Larry-Izamoje

Students at Beat FM with Assistant Brand Manager, Amstel Malta, Phoebe Larry-Izamoje

The Students at Cool FM with Assistant Brand Manager, Amstel Malta, Phoebe Larry-Izamoje

The Students at Cool FM

After the series of interviews, all 11 students became stars for the day as they were treated to a makeover session in preparation for the awards later that evening. Courtesy of the talented makeup artistes, the students’ looks were transformed to look every inch like the stars they aspire to be.

Priscaline Korie - Before

Priscaline Korie – Before

After

After

Mitchel Bare After her Makeover

Mitchel Bare After her Makeover

Jesse Bankole

Jesse Bankole

Precious Okuku - Before

Precious Okuku – Before

After

After

Kalu Nnamdi

Kalu Nnamdi

Isong Effiong

Isong Effiong

Ayobami Aribisala - Before

Ayobami Aribisala – Before

After

After

Mark Jonathan

Mark Jonathan

Fidelia Unifoh

Fidelia Unifoh

Princewill Ehis

Princewill Ehis

Isaiah Ode

Isaiah Ode

Just before heading out to the main event, an excited Genevieve Nnaji met the students and enjoyed an exclusive date with them, during which she taught them a few acting tips and encouraged them with her success story.

Date with Genevieve 2 Date with Genevieve

And then, the climax of the day: The students happily mingled and chatted with some of their favourite stars on the red carpet. They also got a chance to be interviewed before they were ushered into the hall for the award ceremony.

Students at the AMVCA redcarpet

The journey to the AMVCAs was certainly one that will linger in their memories. They thanked the Amstel Malta team for the experience as they returned to their schools the following day.

An emotional Isiong Mfoniso Effiong from University of Port Harcourt described his experience as amazing,

Emotional Mfoniso at the airport before departure

Isiong Mfoniso Effiong emotional at the Airport

“This experience is worth so much that I cant even express with words. I just wish this never had to end. I’m totally grateful to Amstel Malt for making this happen. This was certainly the best weekend I’ve ever had” he said.

Amstel Malta promises to keep encouraging the youths in every way possible to strive to be the best at what they do, just as the brand message says “ Be The Best You Can Be”.

The amazing journey was also captured on film! See a glimpse of the students’ memorable journey to the AMVCA.

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8 Comments

  1. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    March 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    THIS SHOULD MOTIVATE OTHER STUDENTS TO STUDY HARD SO AS TO MAKE IT INTO THE BATCH; THAT IS IF AMSTEL KEEPS DOING THIS ON A YEARLY BASES. KEEP IT UP!

    • Call Me Gorgeous..

      March 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      *basis*

    • BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

      March 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      K, TKS CHIC!

  2. rita

    March 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    thisis great

  3. Critique

    March 26, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Well done Amstel – Great initiative so keep it up! But ahem…. Gen, gen… giving advise. Really?!!? I hope she actually reversed the role a bit and took the time to get some advise from the students on the latest acting tips to date. Her acting skills could use some sharpening too you know.

  4. BlueEyed

    March 27, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Awww this is beautiful, well done Amstel Malta, keep it up.

  5. Addy

    March 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Nice one Amstel Malta, keep it up.

  6. ik

    March 28, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Heyyy is that Mr Obi-Okoli? I love it when student are rewarded for their hardwork!

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