Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards: The first-ever African ‘Oscars’

Just when you thought award show season was over, the red carpet will make another appearance at the first-ever Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) in Lagos, Nigeria! Premiering on Sunday, March 9th, the award show boasts an exciting, live, one-hour red carpet pre-show where the best of African film and TV will dazzle before being celebrated for contributing their talents.

It will be hard for fans across Africa to miss out on what is being called the biggest initiative in the African film and television industry ever. The event will be screened live to more than 50 countries on the African continent on the DStv Network, with 28 awards within 26 categories voted for directly by viewers online.

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IK from Big Brother Africa will help host the big night. Photo credit: www.ynaija.com

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Colorful personality Denrele Edun will be interviewing the stars at the red carpet pre-show. Photo credit: clemsdebest.blogspot.com

Known for his cool, punk style, TV personality Denrele Edun, among other famous hosts from the continent, will be surveying the red carpet, getting fun interviews with the stars, and of course, asking them about their fashion choices for the evening.

At 7pm WAT, the show will kick off live with hosts IK Osakioduwa and Vimbai Muntinhiria. IK, presenter of the popular Big Brother Africa reality game show, predicted in a press interview that the award show “is going to grow really huge over the years” and is excited to be a part of the very first one.

Vimbai, best known as the host of Africa’s hottest entertainment show, Star Gist, is most excited to see “some hot entertainment”.  And she won’t be disappointed- Nigerian Afro-beat king Femi Kuti and his full band will perform hits like Africa for Africa at the AMVCA’s.  Also hitting the stage is Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, award-winning Kenyan Afro-pop band Sauti Sol, and other surprise performers

The gala, held in association with South Africa’s leading pay media destination, MultiChoice, and sponsored by the fastest growing malt drink in Nigera, Amstel Malta, will surely be a hit with its high profile guests, industry insiders, and the best emerging talent in African Film and Television!

Make sure to check out the nominees for this brilliant night in African film and TV glamour at http://awards.dstv.com/amvca/index.html and follow @africamagictv for live updates from show!