EXPO HALL, LAGOS – Shirley Nana Akua Frimpong-Manso won the award for Best Picture Editor at this year’s Africa Magic Viewers Choice held Saturday night in Lagos.

Miss Frimpong-Manso’s win was a huge statement for Ghana, which failed to go home with a single award last year. The serial winner was not present to receive the award but took to Twitter to express her excitement.

In it’s 4th year, this year’s ceremony, which kicked off Friday evening with a nominees cocktail party, played host to key industry professionals drawn from the continent’s booming and emerging markets.

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 received the prestigious AMVCA trophy. SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE

The AMVCA is appreciated by the continent’s biggest players. 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.

Ghana’s Patrick Asante of House of Eccentric lost out on the award for Best Costume Design for the Juliet-Asante-directed ‘Silverrain’ while Nana Mensah also lost in the Best Actress (Comedy) category. Juliet Asante missed out on winning the Best Movie in West Africa as well as the overall Best Movie award, which went to Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry’. MORE PHOTOS

Ghana’s nominated duo of Majid Michel and Van Vicker in the Best Actor (Drama) were beaten to it by Daniel K. Daniel for the movie ‘A Soldier’s Story’.

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This year’s ceremony was hosted by South African beauty Minenhle Dlamini and IK Osakioduwa.

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