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African Magic Viewers Choice Awards nominees unveiled

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NOMINEES for Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards were unveiled on Friday, December 11, 2015 and voting starts immediately after their names were released.

Africa Magic made a call for the entry for the 2016 edition of the award which is its fourth in September 2015.

Entries were received for films and television works produced and broadcasted or publicly exhibited from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Some of the categories of awards include Best Overall Movie, Africa, Best Writer of a Movie/TV Series, Best Costume Designer Movie/TV Series, Best Actor in Drama Movie/TV Series and a host of others.

The likes of Stephanie Linus, Akin Omotosho, Adam Abel and Garrett Balty, Juliet Asante, Olabisi Jinadu, Gerald Langiri, Ariyike Oladipo, Blessing Egbe, were nominated for different categories of awards.

AMVCA was created to celebrate the contribution of African film makers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry.

The debut edition, held in 2013, was a success by miles.  The third edition held in March 2015, had the likes of Kehinde Bankole, Blossom Chukwujekwu, O. C. Ukeje winning big at the awards.  The fourth edition taking place in 2016 also promises to be mind blowing.

ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke with some of the nominees on their chances of winning.

 

IK OGBONNA

ik ogbonna (1)How does it feel to be nominated for the fourth edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards?

I feel great. I am one actor that believes in growth not being an option.  I might have started off rusty but that constant believe in myself and the zeal to want to be better and more efficient kept me going.  This is just an extra piece of motivation.  It’s a billion reason to believe that you can achieve greatness.

What are your chances of winning?

I am nominated alongside wonderful talented acts that I respect. I believe we all have equal chances of winning.  I put in my best to my work and I am pretty sure they did same too. Let the best man win.  As for me, I believe nothing is impossible

 

Best Writer of a Movie/TV Series, Blessing Egbe (Iquo’s Journal)

How does it feel to be nominated for the fourth edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards?

It feels all right to be part of something that can be recognized.  I am happy that people like what I do.

What are your chances of winning?

I always don’t tell because nomination is a win for me already.  Anybody can win but I am grateful for getting to this stage.

 

Lepacious Bose

1-Lepacious-Bose-BellaNaija-4How does it feel to be nominated for the fourth edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards?

It feels great when you are nominated for any award.  Being nominated for AMVCA is like winning already.  It is fantastic. I was nominated for two awards.

What are your chances of winning?

I don’t know.  The competition is tight, anybody can win.

 

Blossom Chukwujekwu 1-Fullscreen capture 12162015 52757 PMBlossom Chukwujekwu

How does it feel to be nominated for the fourth edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards?

I feel very grateful. I am still in awe of God’s grace.  I really have no words to express how I feel.  Just sheer gratitude.

What are your chances of winning?

Everyone has an equal chance because it is a viewer’s choice awards.  So, I urge all our fans to please log on to Africa Magic’s site to vote.  May the best man win.

-SHADE WESLEY-METIBOGUN

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