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2017 AMVCA Full List of Winners: ’76’ Movie Sweeps All the Best Categories!

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The 5th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) has finally crawled to an end, and this year saw amazing voices and movies bagging the best awards of the night.

Funke Akindele.

Some of the stars who shone so bright last night include Funke Akindele who bagged the award for best comic actress, while iconic act, Rita Dominic took home the award for the Best Actress in a Drama. Other voices, like the veteran actor Chika Okpala was recognised for his contributions to the movie industry, while the movie ’76’ featuring Rita Dominic, swept five categories including Overall Best Movie, Best Costume Designer, Best Director, and more.

Check out the full list of this year’s AMVCA winners:

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series):

Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon

Best Costume Designer:

76 – Pat Egwurube

Best Art Director:

76 – Pat Nebo

Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series):


Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series):

Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson

Best Lightning Designer (Movies/TV series):

93 Days – Elliot Sewape

Best Cinematographer:

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Best Documentary:


Best Short Film or Online Video:

Cat Face

Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series:

Deborah Anugwa – Hustle

Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series:

Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”

Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series:

Meg Otanwa – “Hush”

Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series:

David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”

Best M-Net original comedy series:

The Johnsons

Best M-Net original drama series:


Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili):


Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa):

Yaki Da Zuciya

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba):

Somewhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo):


Best Soundtrack/ Original Score:

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

Best TV series:

Jenifa’s Diary

Best Writer:


Best Supporting Actress:

Ebele Okaro – Four One Love

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series):

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

Best Actor in a comedy:

Imeh Bishop Umoh – The Boss is Mine

Best Actress in a comedy:

Funke Akindele

Winner for the Best Movie:

East Africa – Sarika Hemi Lakhani

Best Movie West Africa:


Best Movie South Africa:

All about love

Best Overall Movie:

Adonijah Owiriwa And Izu Ojukwu- 76

Best Director:

Izu Ojukwu -76

Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series):

Rita Dominic – 76

Best Actor in a Drama:

Sambasa Nzeribe

#AMVCA2017 Industry Merit award:

Mr Chika Okpala

Trailblazer award:

Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama

Ada Okoye

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