AMVCA 2017: See full list of winners

By Orhungul ‘ODee’ Usha

“76”, “Oloibiri”, Rita Dominic and Funke Akindele win big at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards


“Which musician do you know is having AMVCA?” goes the popular line from the hit track Bad baddo baddest. Well, the AMVCAs are here yet again and though no musician won an award it was a ceremony for the ages. We therefore bring to you the winners from The fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards which held on March 4, 2017.
The event which held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.

The biggest winner from the night was “76” with the historical feature drama film and its crew picking up 5 accolades on the night including the highly coveted Best Movie Overall.
On a night where everyone was a winner, Check out the full list of winners;

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)

Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon

Best Costume Designer

76 – Pat Egwurube

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo


Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)


Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)

Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson

Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)

93 Days – Elliot Sewape

Best Cinematographer

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Best Documentary


Best Short Film or Online Video

Cat Face

Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series

Deborah Anugwa – Hustle

Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series

Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”

Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series

Meg Otanwa – “Hush”

Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series

David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”

Best M-Net original comedy series

The Johnsons

Best M-Net original drama series


Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)


Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa)

Yaki Da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba)

Somwhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo)


Best Soundtrack/ Original Score

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

Best TV series

Jenifa’s Diary


Best Writer


Best Supporting Actress

Ebele Okaro – Four One Love

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series)

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV series)

Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary

Best Actor in a Comedy

Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

Trailblazer award

Somkhele idhalama

Industry Merit Award

Mr. Chika Okpala

Best Movie East Africa

Kati Kati

Best Movie West Africa


Best Movie South Africa

All About Love

Best Actress in Drama/ TV/ Movies

Rita Dominic – 76


Best Actor in Drama/ TV/ Movies

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Best Director (Movie) 

Izu Ojukwu – 76

AMVCA best Overall Movie



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