Ghanaian musician and film director Nicholas Tetteh Nartey, popularly known as Big Ghun, has achieved a remarkable feat at this year’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs). His co-directed movie, “Leaked,” won the prestigious MultiChoice Talent Factory award, bringing recognition to Ghana and making history as the first West African winner at the AMVCAs. This achievement marks a significant milestone for Big Ghun and highlights the growing talent and potential of Ghana’s film industry.
For Big Ghun, winning his first AMVCAs represents a dream fulfilled. As an artist aspiring to take his craft to a global stage, this recognition signifies the beginning of something extraordinary. In a recent interview with Graphic Showbiz, he expressed his joy and gratitude, emphasizing his commitment to producing outstanding productions and seeking support from Ghana’s film industry.
A Collaborative Success
Big Ghun acknowledges the pivotal role played by his co-director, Andrea Peregrino, in the success of “Leaked.” As a Nigerian filmmaker, Peregrino’s contributions were instrumental in bringing the production to life. This collaboration between two young filmmakers from different West African countries showcases the spirit of unity and cooperation within Africa’s film industry. It serves as an encouraging example for aspiring talents across the continent.
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is an annual event hosted by MultiChoice, aimed at honoring remarkable achievements in television and film across Africa. This year’s ceremony, held in Lagos, Nigeria, was a spectacular display of glamour and talent from the entertainment industry. The awards showcased mesmerizing performances by top Nigerian music acts, including Tiwa Savage, Spyro, and Iyanya, who captivated the audience with their music and choreography.
The 9th edition of the AMVCAs recognized excellence in various categories, honoring talented individuals who have made remarkable contributions to African cinema. Notable winners include Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) for Best Actor in a Comedy, Tobi Bakre for Best Actor in a Drama, and Bimbo Ademoye for Best Actress in a Comedy. The awards also acknowledged the exceptional work of filmmakers in indigenous language categories, highlighting the diversity and richness of African culture portrayed through cinema.
The 9th edition of the AMVCAs saw deserving winners across various categories. Here are some notable award recipients:
Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) won the Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) category.
Tobi Bakre was recognized as the Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) for his role in “Brotherhood.”
Bimbo Ademoye received the Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) award for her performance in “Selina.”
Maryam Ndukwe and Shanty Town won the Best Makeup (Movie/TV Series) category.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory Film award was bestowed upon “Leaked,” co-directed by Big Ghun.
Kunle Afolayan, Abubakar Bashir Maishadda, and Victor Iyke were recognized for their outstanding work in indigenous language films.
These awards, along with others, celebrated the diverse talents and exceptional achievements within the African film industry.