The 9th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) is set to hold in Lagos on May 20, 2023.


Organisers of the annual award ceremony which celebrates African movie talents announced the activities for the ninth edition at a press conference held on Thursday.

It added that this year’s ceremony will span three days — between May 18 and 20 — and will celebrate film production talents, culture, fashion, music, and other elements of African entertainment.

Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels, said award nominees will be unveiled on April 9.


Tejumola disclosed that this year’s edition received about a 40% increase in entries.

“The AMVCA, in the last 8 years, has become the unit by which excellence is measured and recognized and this 9th edition of the AMVCAs stands in a unique position being hosted in the 20th year of Africa Magic operations in Nigeria,” she said.

“This is at a point when cinematic output across Africa is entering a phase of global recognition and appreciation. We will be hosting a 3-day event that has begun with the call to entry which ended March 17.


“We have a 40% increase in the number of entries compared to the last edition. Shortlisting has begun, and we will move to the judging phases.

“The Head Judge for the 9th AMVCA is the veteran film director, producer and writer Femi Odugbemi. The nominee announcement will be on April 9, at 7 pm, across all Africa Magic channels, after which the voting portal will open.”

In February, Africa Magic announced that the entry portal for the submission of creative work will close on March 17.


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