LAGOS – Africa’s most adored names in filmmaking are in Nigeria for the 4th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

The awards ceremony, which kicked off with a nominees cocktail party at Eko Hotel, Friday evening, is playing host to key industry professionals drawn from the continent’s booming and emerging markets.

Nigerian stars Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nuoah as well as Ghana’s Van Vicker, John Dumelo and Fred Nuamah, Founder of the Ghana Movie Awards, attended the event, which saw an electrifying live band performance.

Still one of Africa’s biggest nights in movies, the AMVCA acknowledges the contribution made by Pan African filmmakers, actors and technicians to the success of the continent’s film & television industries. It honours the rich entrepreneurial and creative spirit of the African filmmaker.

Winners at tonight’s event will receive the prestigious AMVCA trophy. SEE PHOTOS

Organizers maintain the scheme will endeavour to cultivate and inspire new talent within the various Pan African industries through its development programme. Content and technical Master Classes took place prior to the awards evenings.

Ghana is making a strong case this year with some six nominations;

1.      Silverain – Best Movie

2.      Silverain – Best Movie West Africa

3.      Silverain – Best Costume Designer

4.      Majid Michel- Best Actor in a Comedy

5.      Van Vicker- Best Actor in a Comedy

6.      Nana Mensah – Best Actress Comedy

Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu is excited about tonight’s event. SEE MORE PHOTOS

“We are excited to once again celebrate the finest hands in African film and television. We urge viewers from all across Africa and the rest of the world to tune in on Saturday, the 5th of March as we find out who wins top honours this year. The show promises to be a great experience for guests on ground and for viewers at home, as there will be exciting performances from some of Africa’s biggest names in music and comedy.” FOLLOW LIVE INSTAGRAM HASHTAG FOR PICTURES

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