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AMVCA’s N51 million spectacular show rocks (4): Where all the money went

THE third edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, had some hitches but despite that, it was applauded as a successful show.  The event held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the prestigious Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos gulped all of N50.7 million.

The breakdown is as follows:

THE N13 MILLION VENUE

Sources squealed to ENCOMIUM Weekly that about N13 million was paid by the organizers for the prestigious Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

N6 MILLION – STAGE AND SOUND EQUIPMENT

The state-of-the-art sound system and equipment, alongside the stage, lighting and big screen cost the organizers a fortune.

According to our source, all of N6 million went into it to make the show a huge success.

THE RED CARPET

The red carpet kicked off at 6 p.m.  Guests were ushered onto the long red carpet by ushers in lacy black gown.  It was rumoured that the organizers spent N1.5 million for the red carpet.

USHERS

Numbering about 20, fair skinned delectable ushers in different garbs, two were on stage, some on the red carpet, some at the waiting room and some inside the event hall.  Each usher was paid N30,000, while the modeling agency handling them collected N150,000.  They were lodged at Best Western Hotel for a night.  They took four rooms and each room cost N50,000.

N1.3 MILLION TROPHIES

The trophies made of wood and bronze, mounted on a base of glossy mahogany aside the gigantic trophy at the entrance of Eko Hotel and the smaller one within the roundabout, insiders squealed were made in South Africa.  Each trophy cost a hundred thousand, while the huge one at the entrance cost N500,000, the smaller one cost N250,000.  The remaining N250,000 accounts for logistics.

WARDROBE ALLOWANCE

The duo of I.K Osakioduwa and Vimbai Muntinhiri shared in the largesse of the awards.  They were compensated with N250,000 each as wardrobe allowance.  No wonder they changed their attires about three times before the show ended.

WHAT THE HOST TOOK HOME

The duo of I.K. Osakioduwa and Big Brother Vimbai Muntinhiri were paid N1.5 million each.

GUESTS, PRESENTERS, HOSTS, NOMINEES WERE LODGED

The organizers spared no cost in making sure they had a grand event.  Some of the guests were lodged at Eko Hotel & Suites.  Presenters, artistes, hosts and nominees were not left behind.  Foreign nominees were lodged as well as Nigerians.  Lodging per night costs N60,000.  They lodged 60 people.

N19 MILLION ARTISTE FEE

Mavin crew were the first on stage.  They kept guests singing cheerfully.  They were paid N10 million.

2Face was paid N5 million, while P-Square got N4 million.

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The media were not left out on MNET’s bill.  We learned the advertisements gulped N5 million.  They covered television, radio, billboards and print media.  It also included posters.

AMVCA 2015 GUESTS LIST

  • Olu and Joke Jacobs
  • 2Face and Annie Idibia
  • Gbenro Ajibade and Osas Igbodaro
  • Damilola Adegbite-Attoh
  • Senator Florence Ita-Giwa
  • Nkiru Anumudu
  • Zizi Cardow
  • Angela Onyenokwe
  • Mide Martins-Abiodun
  • Yomi Gold
  • Yaw
  • Sound Sultan
  • John Njamah
  • Kalu Ikeagwu
  • Immaculate
  • Bimbo Thomas
  • Eniola Badmus
  • Iyabo Ojo
  • Sasha
  • Omawumi
  • Waje
  • Munachi Abii
  • Jide Kosoko
  • Ramsey Nouah
  • Kehinde Fasuyi
  • Gabriel Afolayan
  • Alex Ekubo
  • Timi Dakolo and wife
  • Beverly Osu
  • Praiz and wife
  • Oge Okoye
  • Tee A
  • Patrick and Iretiola Doyle
  • Femi Brainard
  • Linda Ejiofor
  • Femi Jacobs
  • Adunni Adewale
  • Seyi Shay
  • Georgia Arnold
  • Tonto Dikeh and Mr. X
  • Adebayo Salami
  • Yemi Blaq
  • Tayo Faniran
  • Lilian Afegbai
  • Uti Nwachukwu
  • Sika Osei
  • Ozzy Agu
  • Eku Edewor
  • Kaylah Oniwoh
  • Emmanuel Ikubese
  • Kemi Lala Akindoju
  • Yvonne Bassey
  • Helen Paul
  • Chinedu Ikedieze
  • Kate Henshaw
  • Diamond Platinumz
  • Susan Peters
  • Ini Edo
  • Thelma Okodua
  • Mai AtafoMudi
  • Nse Ikpe Etim and husband
  • Omoni Oboli
  • Gideon Okeke
  • Omowunmi Akinnifesi
  • Melvin Oduah
  • Denrele Edun
  • Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi
  • Ali Baba
  • Ruth Osime
  • Keira Hewatch
  • Ashionye Raccah
  • Elvis Chuks
  • Ruth Kadiri
  • Ronke Ojo
  • Tamara Eteimo
  • Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
  • Zeb Ejiro
  • Shirley Frimpong-Manso
  • Mike Ezuruonye
  • Kulamen Ikyo
  • Freeze
  • Chidinma Ekile
  • Victoria Akujobi
  • Eucharia Anunobi
  • …And many others

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