The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) stands as a beacon of excellence in the African film industry, honouring the brightest actors in the television and film industry.


With six awards, Funke Akindele is the most decorated actor in AMVCA history. Surprisingly, she is nominated for this year’s edition, which is another opportunity to increase her tally.

As the 10th AMVCA approaches, anticipation is high for who will take home the coveted golden statues on May 11.

Without further ado, here is the scoreboard on the actors with the most awards — all of whom have won at least two AMVCAs.


Funke Akindele (6):

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Akindele leads the pack with six AMVCAs. She has showcased her versatility in comedy and drama over the years. In 2014, she clinched the Best Actress (Comedy) category for ‘The Return of Sheri Koko’, she reemerged victorious as she snagged the coveted category for the second time in 2016. The following year, Akindele won two AMVCAs; one for her hit series ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ and the Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series category. In 2020, the movie star won Best Actress in a Comedy for ‘Moms At War’. She also won Best Actress in a Comedy for ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ in 2022.


Rita Dominic (3):

Dominic is a unique storyteller who consistently delivers unforgettable performances. Her dedication to her craft earned her three awards at the AMVCA. Her movie ‘The Meeting’ earned her the ‘Best New Era’ category at the 2014 AMVCA. She also won ‘Best Actress in a Comedy’ at the 2015 AMVCA. In 2017, Dominic won ‘Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)’ award for the movie ‘76’.

Osas Ighodaro (3):


With both grace and talent, Ighodaro has secured three AMVCAs. Her brilliant performance in ‘Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story’ earned her the ‘Best Actress in a Movie/Drama Series’ award in 2022. She also won the ‘Best Dressed Female’ award in the same year. In 2023, she clinched the award for ‘Best Actress in a Movie/Drama’ for her role in ‘Man of God’.

Falz (2):


Born Folarin Falana, Falz is a multi-talented artiste who straddles the worlds of music and film. This creative boasts of two AMVCAs. He first bagged the award in 2016 for his role in TV drama series, ‘Jenifa’s Diary’. Two years later, he won his second acting honour as the Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘New Money’.

Oc Ukeje (2):

Ukeje is one of the foremost AMVCA winners. He bagged his first award as the Best Actor in a Drama for ‘Two Brides and a Baby’ in 2013. His versatility was further recognised with a Best Supporting Actor win for ‘The Department’ in 2016.


Sambasa Nzeribe (2):

This actor is known for taking on challenging roles that showcase the depth of his talent. In 2016, he won the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category for ‘Soldier’s Story’ and was named AMVCA’s ‘Best Actor’ in 2017.

Adesua Etomi (2):

Etomi, the talented actress, has secured two AMVCAs. Her breakout role in ‘Falling’ earned her the ‘Best Actress’ award in 2016. She later impressed again with a ‘Best Supporting Actress’ win for ‘The King of Boys’ in 2019.

Broda Shaggy (2):

Shaggy is a two-time Best Actor in a Comedy, Movie, or TV Series winner at the AMVCA in 2022 and 2023. He began his career as a skitmaker and transferred his comedy skills into Nollywood. Since bringing his humour to the screen, he has carved a niche for himself in the fil

Odunlade Adekola (2):

Adekola’s roots are in the Yoruba-language film industry. He is a phenomenal actor who weaves comedy into his craft. His role in ‘A Million Baby’ landed him the ‘Best Actor in a Comedy’ award in 2018.

In 2022, he received the ‘Best Male Supporting Actor’ recognition for ‘Jankariwo’ at the AMVCA with a N2 million prize.

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