AMVCA 2024: Breathe of life bags the most awards

AMVCA 2024: Breathe of life bags the most awards


The 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) concluded with a grand celebration on May 11 at the Eko Expo Hall in Lagos, Nigeria. This 10th edition marked a significant milestone, showcasing the finest in African film and television over a two-day event filled with glitz, glamour, and memorable moments.

Key Highlights Of AMVCA 2024

Best Movie AMVCA 2024 Award

“Breath of Life” emerged as the top winner, clinching the coveted Best Movie Award. This film, directed by BB Sasore, captivated audiences and judges alike with its compelling narrative and stellar production quality (DStvGO) (The Culture Newspaper).

Acting Honors

1. Best Actor: Wale Ojo took home the Best Actor award for his powerful performance in “Breath of Life.” His ability to bring depth and authenticity to his character was widely praised (The Culture Newspaper).

2. Best Actress: Kehinde Bankole won the Best Actress award for her role in “Adire,” demonstrating exceptional talent and versatility (DStvGO).

Supporting Roles

1. Best Supporting Actress: Genoveva Umeh’s performance in “Breath of Life” earned her the Best Supporting Actress award, adding to the film’s accolades (The Culture Newspaper).

2. Best Supporting Actor: Alexx Ekubo was recognized for his work in “Afamefuna,” highlighting his skill in enhancing the film’s emotional impact (Leadership News).

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Directorial Excellence

BB Sasore, director of “Breath of Life,” received the Best Director award, celebrating his creative vision and leadership in bringing the story to life (Leadership News).

Trailblazer and Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Trailblazer Award, given to a rising star who has made significant contributions to the industry, went to Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi), known for his innovative digital content. The Lifetime Achievement Award honored veteran actress Joke Silva for her enduring impact on African cinema (DStvGO).

AMVCA 2024 Fashion and Red Carpet

The red carpet was a spectacle of fashion, with celebrities showcasing stunning ensembles that blended traditional African aesthetics with contemporary trends. The event underscored the AMVCAs’ role not only as a film and television awards show but also as a major fashion event (DStvGO).

Public Participation

Unlike previous editions, this year saw a mix of jury-decided and publicly voted categories, ensuring a broader engagement with audiences across Africa. The public had the opportunity to vote in nine categories, while a panel of industry experts decided the rest (DStvGO).

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Noteworthy AMVCA 2024 Nominations 

1. Best Lead Actress: This category was fiercely competitive, with nominees including Segilola Ogidan (Over The Bridge), Lucie Debay (Omen), Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade), Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi), Adaobi Dibor (Blood Vessel), Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata), Kehinde Bankole (Adire), and Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah). Each actress brought a unique performance that captivated audiences (The Culture Newspaper).

2. Best Lead Actor: In addition to Wale Ojo, nominees included Stan Nze (Afamefuna), Marc Zinga (Omen), Gideon Okeke (Egun), David Ezekiel (Blood Vessel), Richard Mofe Damijo (The Black Book), Adedimeji Lateef (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior), and Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos). These actors showcased diverse roles that highlighted their versatility and skill (The Culture Newspaper).


The 2024 AMVCAs celebrated the diversity and richness of African cinema, honoring exceptional talent across various categories. The event underscored the growing global influence of Nollywood and other African film industries, setting a high benchmark for future awards. With memorable performances, emotional speeches, and glamorous fashion, this year’s AMVCAs were a testament to the vibrant and dynamic nature of African storytelling.

The AMVCAs 2024 once again highlighted the depth of talent and creativity within the African entertainment industry, setting a high standard for future editions. The event not only celebrated the achievements of filmmakers and actors but also reinforced the growing global influence of African cinema.

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