Living In Bondage Wins Big At The AMVCA 2020 + List Of Winners And Pictures

It was an amazing night full of entertainment, glamour on the red carpet as Africa’s biggest film and television stars gathered at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos for the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs).

Hosted by the duo of IK Osakioduwa and AMVCA newbie Amina Abdi Rabar, the event held on Saturday, March 14, and is organized by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice. The 7th edition of the AMVCAs was also sponsored by Amstel Malta

The biggest winner of the night was Nigerian thriller ‘Living in Bondage’, which walked home with seven awards including Best Overall Movie and Best Director which went to Nollywood legend, Ramsey Nouah. Timini Egbuson won Best Actor in a Drama whilst Toyin Abraham won in the Best Actress in a Drama, both wins for their performances in the movie ‘Elevator Baby’. Meanwhile, The MultiChoice Academy award went to East Africa for the movie ‘Promises’.

One of the highlights of the night was a family affair as a cinematic father-son duo took home awards. The Industry Merit award was presented to veteran broadcaster, Peter Igho who is best known for his achievements with the Nigerian Television Authority where many of his produced works laid the foundation for the Nigerian film and television industry. Breakout Living in Bondage star, Swanky JKA won the 2020 Trailblazer award.

Another highlight was the performance by award-winning African music icon Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia who performed a medley of his popular songs, whilst talented vocalists Mercy Aghedo, Adeniyi Timilehin Adeola, Ighwiyisi Jacobs also gave special renditions of songs nominated for the Best Soundtrack award.

See the full list of winners below:

NO.CATEGORY WINNERS
1BEST ART DIRECTOR 
 RATNIKDIMEJI AJIBOLA & IWAOTAN OLUSOLA ROBERTS
   
2BEST MAKE-UP 
 GOD CALLINGLILIAN OMOZELE PAUL
   
3BEST COSTUME DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES 
 RATNIKDIMEJI AJIBOLA
   
4BEST PICTURE EDITOR 
 SEVENTOSIN IGHO & BRYAN DIKE
   
5BEST SOUND EDITOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES 
 LIVING IN BONDAGECRISTINA ARAGON
   
6BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER IN A MOVIE OR TV SERIES 
 GOD CALLINGCARDOSO
   
7BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER 
 LIVING IN BONDAGEJOHN DEMPS
   
8BEST DOCUMENTARY 
 SKINBEVERLY NAYA
   
9BEST SOUNDTRACK MOVIE OR TV SERIES 
 LIVING IN BONDAGELARRY GAGA & FLAVOUR – TENE
   
10BEST WRITER 
 LIVING IN BONDAGEASINUGO NICOLE & CJ OBASI
   
11BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE (SWAHILI) 
 SUBIRARAVNEET SIPPY CHADH
   
12BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE (HAUSA) 
 TUNTUBEMUHAMMAD T. FINISHER
   
13BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE (YORUBA) 
 ALUBARIKAYEWANDE FAMAKIN
   
14BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE (IGBO) 
 NNEVICTOR IYKE
   
15SHORT VIDEO ONLINE 
 THORNBOLA AKANBI
   
16BEST TV SERIES 
 TRUTHANIS HALLOWAY
   
17MULTICHOICE TALENT FACTORY FILM          
 PROMISESEAST AFRICA
   
18BEST MOVIE SOUTHERN AFRICA 
 DALITSOABRAHAM KABWE
   
19BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA 
 PLAN BSARAH HASSAN
   
20BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA 
 LIVING IN BONDAGESTEVE GUKAS
   
21BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE/TV SERIES 
 GLORIA SARFOPERFECT PICTURE: 10 YEARS LATER
   
22BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE/TV SERIES 
 PASCAL TOKODIDISCONNECT
   
23BEST ACTRESS COMEDY IN A MOVIE/TV SERIES 
 FUNKE AKINDELEMOMS AT WAR
   
24BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY 
 CHIBUNOR “FUNNY BONE” STANLEYSMASH
   
25BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
 TOYIN ABRAHAMELEVATOR BABY
   
26BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
 TIMINI EGBUSONELEVATOR BABY
   
27BEST DIRECTOR 
 RAMSEY NOUAHLIVING IN BONDAGE
   
28BEST OVERALL MOVIE 
 LIVING IN BONDAGESTEVE GUKAS
   
 INDUSTRY MERIT AWARDPETER IGHO
   
 TRAIL BLAZER AWARDSWANKY JKA
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