The 8th edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2022 premiered Saturday to commemorate the biggest and brightest in African film, television and now social media. It was glitz and glamour at Eko Hotel and Suites, Nigeria – Victoria Island. Pascal Aka and Raquel from the movie ‘Gold Coast Lounge’ won the Best Soundtrack category walking away with one million Naira at the AMVCA. The soundtrack was done in collaboration with Raquel.
Gold Coast Lounge is written and directed by Pascal Aka, who also starred in the film. Other featured actors includes, Alphonse Menyo, Adjetey Anang, Zynnell Zuh, Raquel. The film’s synopsis reads as “An afro-noir film set in the heart of Ghana. A crime family have to shape up before the government shuts down their lucrative lounge. When their leader is mysteriously killed, the eldest must take over, battling insurrection and a murder investigation”. In 2020 Golden Movie Awards, Gold Coast Loung won six awards and also Won 8 awards including ‘Best Director,’ ‘Best Lead Actor,’ ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at 2019 Ghana Movie Awards.
Below are the full list of winners for the 8th edition of MVCA 2022:
Best actress in a comedy
Funke Akindele Bello (Omo Ghetto: The Saga)
Best actor in a comedy
Samuel Perry ‘Broda Shaggi’ (Dwindle).
Best supporting actress
Omowunmi Dada (Country Hard).
Best supporting actor
Odunlade Adekola (Jankariwo).
Best actress in a drama
Osas Ighodaro (Rattlesnake).
Best actor in a drama
Stan Nze (Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story).
Best short film or online video
Taiwo Ogunnimo (I am the prostitute Mama described).
Best Indigenous language (Yoruba)
Alaise – David Akande, Demola Yusuf, Edgard Leroy.
Best indigenous language (Hausa)
oiceless – Rogers Ofime
Best Indigenous language (Igbo)
Nne-Ka – Uche Nnanna Maduka.
Best Indigenous language (Swahili)
Obambo (Freddy Feruzi).
Best art director (Movie or TV Series)
Tunji Afolayan – Amina
Best costume designer
Millicent T. Jack (Amina).
Best lighting designer
Matthew Yusuf (Nneka the pretty serpent).
Best picture editor:
Tunde Apalowo (Maria Ebun Pataki).
Best sound editor:
Jim Lively and James Nelson (Amina).
Best sound track
Pascal Aka, Raquel – Gold Coast Lounge
Balogun Abiodun ( Omo Ghetto The Saga).
Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia, Biodun Stephen (Introducing the Kujus).
Muhammed Atta Ahmed (Rattle Snake).
Best movie Southern Africa:
Hairareb – Dantagos Jimmy Melani.
Best movie East Africa:
The Girl In The Yellow Jumper – Morocco Omari
Best movie West Africa:
Collision Course – Bolanle Austen-Peters, Joseph Umoibom
Best overall movie:
Amina by Izu Ojukwu & Okey Ogunjiofor
Best Television series: (Drama or Comedy)
The Mystic River – Rogers Ofime.
The Multichoice talent factory:
Engaito by Daisy Masembe
Ramsey Nouah for Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
If Objects Could Speak – Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku Elena Schilling, Daniela Fritz, Ann Katrina Boberg.
Best social online content creator
Best Africa Magic Original Drama series:
Rishante – Dimbo Atiya.
Best Africa Magic Original Comedy series:
The Johnsons – Roger Ofime.
Industry Merit Award