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Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) Opens Submissions for 10th Edition

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As the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) approaches its milestone 10th edition, Africa Magic, in collaboration with Multichoice Nigeria, invites African filmmakers to submit their works for consideration. The prestigious awards ceremony has been celebrating outstanding achievements in the African film industry since 2013 and will honor the best talents in a grand ceremony later this year.

The call for submissions is open to all African filmmakers, urging them to submit movies and films publicly exhibited or broadcast between December 1, 2022, and December 31, 2023, for this year’s edition. The entry portal opens on January 15, 2024, and closes on February 14, 2024. Eligible works include films aired in cinemas or otherwise, made-for-television movies, and television series.

Head of Content and Channels West Africa at MultiChoice, Dr. Busola Tejumola, expressed Africa Magic’s commitment to spotlighting authentic African stories over the past decade. She announced a bold initiative for the 10th edition, aiming to reevaluate award categories to align with global trends and benchmarks. This involves retiring specific categories, streamlining others, and revisiting the voting and non-voting classifications.

The tenth edition will feature 27 categories, including 16 non-voting, 9 audience voting, and 2 Recognition Awards – Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer Awards. The jury, comprising experienced filmmakers from across the continent, will determine winners in the 16 non-voting categories. Deloitte will audit the judging process and verify voting results.

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The non-voting categories cover various aspects of filmmaking, such as Best Lead Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Best Writing in a Movie and TV Series, Best Movie and TV Series, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, and Best Sound Design, Editing, and Makeup.

Public voting will determine winners in categories like Best Scripted and Unscripted Africa Magic Original, Best Digital Content Creator, Best Indigenous Language (West, East, and Southern Africa), Best Multichoice Talent Factory Film, and Best Indigenous Africa Magic Original.

Dr. Busola Tejumola emphasized the AMVCAs’ commitment to celebrating incredible talent in the African film and television industry. Filmmakers can submit their entries online through the official submission portal: Africa Magic AMVCA Submissions.

The tenth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is presented by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice, with Amstel Malta as the headline sponsor. The awards ceremony continues to be a platform for recognizing and applauding the remarkable work within the African entertainment industry.

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Nigerian Actress Patience Ozokwor Robbed Clean

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Nollywood star actress Patient Ozokwor well known as Mama G was robbed clean by unknown people as she was on her way to Uganda to grace the launch of Uganda Film Festival.

nollytrailers reports that Ozokwor landed at Entebbe International Airport yesterday morning aboard Brussels Airlines but her luggage had disappeared mysteriously while she was on the plane.

Sources at Entebbe Airport have revealed that Ozokwor only had her hand bag and she looked disappointed when her luggage could not be traced.

It took the initiative of Uganda Communications Commission to get her some clothes and jewelry.

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Patient Ozokwor has featured in more than 200 movies and they include; I Need a Husband (2007), In the Name of the Lord (2007), After My Heart (2008), Battle of Religion (2008), Act of Faith (2008), A Date with Destiny (2009), Web of Mistake (2009), Love in Berlin (2009), Scent of a Woman (2010), Buried in Heaven (2010), Total Sin (2010), Power of a Kiss (2011), Sisters at War (2010), Blood on Fire (2011), Sisters on Fire (2011), A Dance for the Prince (2011) and many more.

The Uganda Film Festival was launched yesterday at Uganda Communications House in Kampala.

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Ademola Adeleke appoints popular nollywood actress, Laide Bakare as SSA

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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has appointed popular Nollywood Actress, Laide Bakare as senior special adviser to the governor on entertainment, arts, tourism and culture.

The 43 years old Nollywood actress hails from Ibadan, Oyo State while her mother is from Oshogbo, Osun State.

The new SSA announced her appointment in an Instagram post on Thursday with photos from her visit to the governor.

Laide Bakare also thanked Adeleke for the opportunity to serve, promising to deliver her best.

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According to her, “NOW AN HONORABLE ya Allah I am grateful . To my New Boss GOVERNOR ADEMOLA JACKSON ADELEKE Imole Osun. Thank you so much for the trust and opportunity to serve. I promise to deliver my Best. So help me God SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATES ON ENTERTAINMENT, ART, CULTURE AND TOURISM.

“Lot of work to be done. Shall we? Cc @aadeleke_01 the entire good people of Osun state and Nigeria at large. It’s actually a new dawn for me starting my political career from here. God bless Nigeria,” she wrote.

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Why I Like Dating Mostly Older Women – 19-Year-Old Nigerian Singer, Khaid Reveals

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Nigerian singer, Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, better known as Khaid, has revealed why he likes dating older women.

Nollytrailers reports that the 19-year-old singer, while featuring as a guest in the latest episode of the ‘Spill With Phyna’ podcast, hosted by reality star Josephina Ijeoma Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, said most of the women he has dated are older than him.

He said, “Most of the females I’ve been with are older than me, and they don’t really have an issue with it.”

According to Khaid, older women are more experienced and respectful, stressing that they are not bossy, contrary to social stereotypes.

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He added that cheating is a deal breaker in a relationship.

He said, “If a lady cheats on me, the relationship is over.”

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