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Bisola Wins Surprise Award At AMVCA 2018

The biggest award event on the continent that celebrates actors, filmmakers and other contributors in the film industry took place on Sunday evening, 2nd September, at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.

AMVCA

AMVCA 2018 was sponsored by Konga, Airtel and H2o. It featured a brand new category called the AMVCA Achiever’s Award and had a surprise award – The AMCVA Trailblazer Award which was won by actress and singer, Bisola Aiyeola.

The Trailblazer award was not listed in the nominations and was presented by Ireti Doyle. Bisola was visibly elated to receive the award, and could not hide her excitement as she screamed. Alongside the gold-plated AMVCA trophy, the actress went home with a brand new car, courtesy of Multichoice.

Jade Osiberu’s Isoken won the award for Best Movie West Africa; the director also received the Best Director Award. The movie 18 Hours was the Overall Best Movie of the year.

The ceremony was lit up with performances by rave rapper, Falz, ace producer Cobhams Asuquo, a traditional dance group and an Orchestra.

The 6th AMCVA awards had TV and film celebrities from across Africa in attendance, including countries like Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Bisola

Bisola’s popularity in the entertainment industry began with her participation in the 2008 edition of MTN Project Fame, which introduced her to opportunities in the movie industry. She is also a One.org ambassador and represented the organization at the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Below is a complete list of winners at the awards

Best Sound Editor

Tatu – Kolade Morakinyo and Pius Fatoke

 

Best Picture Editor

18 Hours – Mark Maina

 

Best Lighting Designer Movie/TV Series

Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi

 

Best Cinematography Movies/TV series

Okafor’s Law – Yinka Edward

 

Best Costume/Designer Movie or TV Series

The Bridge – Ngozi Obasi and James Bessinone

 

Best Short Film/Online Video

Penance – Micheal Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde

 

Best Documentary

The Flesh Business – Dennis Wanjohi

 

Best Make Up Artist Movie/TV Series

Tatu – Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo

 

Best Art Director

Lotanna – Tunji Afolayan

 

Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series

Tatu – Evelle

 

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili

Super Modo – Sarika Hemi Lhakani

 

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Hausa

Mansoor – Ali Nuhu

 

Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Yoruba

Etiko Onigedu – Femi Adebayo

 

 

Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Igbo

Bound – Lilian Afegbai

 

Best TV/Drama/Comedy series

This Is It – Dolapo Adeleke

 

Best Movie East Africa

18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru

 

Best Movie West Africa

Isoken – Jade Osiberu

 

Best Movie Southern Africa

The Road to Sunrise – Shemu Joyah

 

Trail Blazer Award

Bisola Aiyeola

 

Industry Merit Award

Tunde Kelani

 

Best Writer Movie/TV Series

Alter Ego – Patrick Nnamani/Koye O/Moses Inwang

 

Best Supporting Actress

Lydia Forson – Isoken

 

Best Supporting Actor

Falz – New Money

 

Best Actress in a comedy and TV series

Nyce Wanueri – Auntie Boss

 

Best Actor in a comedy

Odunlade Adekola – A Million Baby —WINNER

 

Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – Alter Ego

 

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Adjetey Anang  – Keteke

 

Best Director

Jade Osiberu – Isoken

 

Best Overall Movie

18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru

 

View the full list of nominees here.

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