Nigerian actors OC Ukeje and pretty Kehinde Bankole have been acknowledged the best actors in Africa by movie viewers across the world. Ukeje won the prize for his role in the thriller ‘Secret Room’ while Bankole picked up the award for her role in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘October 1′. Both stars received a prize of One Million Naira (N1,000,000) each for winning.
Below is Chidumga Izuzu’s account of the award event as published at www.pulse.ng
The prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) took place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Eko Hotel Convention Centre.
The event which was transmitted live on Africa Magic stations via DSTV, saw Kunle Afolayan walk away with the biggest awards of the night thanks to his ‘October 1’ movie which won 9 awards!
OC Ukeje won the ‘Best Actor’ award while Kehinde Bankole was the recipient of the ‘Best Actress’ prize. Best supporting actor and actress went to Blossom Chukwujekwu and Linda Ejiofor respectively.
Another big winner of the night was Rita Dominic and Mildred Okwo’s ‘The Meeting’ which won the ‘Best Movie (Comedy)’ and spun awards for Femi Jacobs (Best Actor in Comedy) and Rita Dominic (Best Actress in Comedy).
There were music performances from The Mavin Crew, Diamond Platinumz and comedic theatrics from Basketmouth and Eddie Kadi.
Check out the full list of winners below.
Best Movie: October 1 – Kunle Afolayan
Best Movie (Comedy): The Meeting
Best Movie (Drama): A place in the Stars – Steve Gukas
Best Actor in a Drama: OC Ukeje – Secret Room
Best Actress in a Drama: Kehinde Bankole – October 1
Best Supporting Actor: Blossom Chukwujekwu – Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Best Supporting Actress: Blossom Chukwujekwu – The Meeting
Best Actor in a Comedy: Femi Jacobs – The Meeting
Best Actress in a Comedy: Rita Dominic – The Meeting
Best Movie Director: Kunle Afolayan – October 1
Best Art Director (Movie/TV): Pat Nebo – October 1
Best Cinematographer (MOVIE/TV): Stanlee Ohikhuare – Verdict
Best Drama Writer (Movie/TV): Tunde Babalola – October 1
Best Comedy Writer (Movie/TV): Tunde Babalola – The Meeting
Best Costume Designer (Movie/TV): Deola Sagoe/Obijei Oru – October 1
Best Documentary: The Gift to the Nile -Yvonne Bassey
Best Lighting Designer: Lanre Omofaye – October 1
Best Indigenous Language – Hausa: Bincike – Hafizu Bello/Abubakar Bashir
Best Indigenous Language – Yoruba: Iya Alalake – Faithia Balogun
Best Indigenous Language – Igbo: Onye Ozi (The Messenger) – Obi Emelonye
Best Indigenous Language – SWAHILI: Veve – Srika Hemi Lakhani
Best Make-Up Artist: Sacred by Lola Maja: October 1
Best New Media – Online: Hard Times – Imoh Umoren
Best Sound Editing: October 1 – Kulanen Ikyo
Best Video Editor: Victoria Akujobi – Reflections
Best Television Series: Shuga
Best Short Film: Oblivious – Kiki Omeili
New Era Award: Ayo Makun (AY) – 30 Days in Atlanta
Industry Merit Award: Amaka Igwe
(Written by CHIDUMGA IZUZU | Pulse.ng)
OC Ukeje, 2015 AMVCA Best Actor
Kehinde Bankole, 2015 AMVCA Best Actress