Channel Director, Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, has said that the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) received close to 3000 entries across the continent. She made the revelation while announcing that nominees for the 2018 edition will be announced via a televised broadcast on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv on Saturday, June 30 at 7pm WAT.
The nominees for each category will be revealed by popular Ghanaian actress and TV host, Joselyn Dumas and Nigerian comedian and actor, Bovi.
Speaking on the milestone telecast, Mba-Uzoukwu, also said that the judging panel spearheaded by veteran film-maker, Debbie Odutayo, painstakingly reviewed each of the entries to arrive at the final shortlist of nominees.
“We are honoured to showcase and celebrate the creative industry each year on the platform of the AMVCAs. In the past five years, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to nurture and showcase indigenous talent from across the continent. Join us on Saturday, 30 June as we reveal the nominees for the sixth edition of the Awards,” she said.
Launched in March 2013, the awards continue to celebrate the contributions of African film-makers, actors and technicians to the success of the continent’s film and television industry. For the 2018 edition, a number of awards will be presented in 27 categories, with seven categories open to public voting and 20 being categories to be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges.
The full list of nominees will be published on the Africa Magic website, www.africamagic.tv and social media platforms following the reveal. Viewers can join the conversation using the hashtag #AMVCA2018 and follow @dStvng, @gotvng and @africamagictv for live tweets.
Watch the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) Nominee Announcement on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv on Saturday, 30 June at 7pm WAT.
This year’s edition is brought to viewers across the continent by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and the sponsors, Airtel and Konga.