Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards was created to celebrate African film and television talent, both in front of and behind the cameras. The AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards featured several special categories in which viewers decided the winners directly, alongside several professionally judged categories.

In total, 28 awards in 26 categories were awarded ranging from acting and directing to script-writing and cinematography. Other fields were honored include editing, make-up, sound, lighting and costuming among others. In addition the awards featured two categories destined to become annual talking points – the Industry Merit Award and the Trailblazer of the Year Award. Here’s the full list of winners…

Best Movie (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim Greene

Best Movie (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye

Best Movie (Overall) – Otelo Burning, Sara Blecher

Best Television Series – The XYZ Show, Godffrey (Gado) Mwampembwa and Marie Lora-Mungai

Best Local Language Swahili – The Ray of Hope, Sameer Srivastava and Sanjni Srivastava

Best Local Language – Yoruba – Maami, Tunde Kelani

Best Local Language – Hausa – Faida, Nura A Ali and Hafizu Bello

Best Movie Director – Man on Ground, Akin Omotoso

Best Writer (Drama) – The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye and Amaka Obi Emelonye

Best Writer (Comedy) – Skeem, Tim Greene

Best Cinematographer – Man on Ground, Paul Michelson

Best Short Film – Yellow Fever, Ngendo Mukii

Best Art Director – Otelo Burning, Anita van Hemert and Chantel Carter

Best Costume Designer – The Mirror Boy, Ngozi Obasi

Best Make-up Artist – Otelo Burning, Jacqui Bannermen

Best Lighting Designer – Otelo Burning, Dave Howe

Best Picture Editor – Man on Ground, Aryan Kaganof

Best Sound Editor – Man on Ground, Micheal Botha and Joel Assaizky

Best Actor Comedy – House a Part, Hafiz Oyetoro

Best Actor Drama – Two Brides and a Baby, OC Ukeje

Best Actress Comedy – Dumebi the Dirty Girl, Mercy Johnson

Best Actress Drama – Perfect Picture, Jackie Appiah

Best Supporting Actor Drama – A Good Catholic Girl, Matthew Nabwiso

Best Supporting Actress Drama – Lies that Bind, Maureen Koech


VVIP N20, 000
VIP N10, 000
Regular N5000
N2000 [Students with ID cards]

Date: Friday 15th March 2013
Venue: Ibom Hall, IBB Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Red Carpet: 6pm

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