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#AMVCA2017 Nominations List: 93 leads with thirteen nominations

Globally acclaimed movie 93 days is currently up for a big win at the AMVCA (African Magic Viewers Choice Award) 2017. The prominent movie has received 13 nominations for this upcoming award ceremony scheduled to hold in March 2017. The movie has been selected in the following categories:

Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Art Director
Best Sound Track
Best Cinematographer
Best Actress in a Drama
Best Movie West Africa
Best Overall Movie
Best Picture Director
Best Lighting Design
Best Sound Editor
Best Make up
Best Picture Editor

AMVCA is an annual award ceremony organized to recognize outstanding achievements in the film making industry and this is the first time that any movie in the history of AMVCA has received this amount of Nominations.

Its been an excellent year for 93 Days which showed at international festivals such as the Chicago Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and even private international government functions such as the screening at the US Department of Health.

93 Days is a movie centred on the heroic doctors and organizations who put their lives on the line to save the Nigerian citizens from the deadly Ebola virus disease.

Directed by Steve Gukas, 93 Days starred Danny Glover, Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Iyamah Idhalama, Bimbo Manuel, Gideon Okeke and a host of other respected movie stars.

The movie was produced by Steve Gukas , Bolanle Austen-Peters, Dotun Olakunri, and Pemon Rami.

See full list of nominations:

Best Supporting Actress

Ivie Okujaye – Something Wicked

Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days

Adunni Ade – It’s Her Day

Ebele Okaro – Four One Love

Kehinde Bankole – 8 Bars and a Clef

Khanyi Mbau – Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Namonde Mbusi – Vaya

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/TV series)

Gideon Okeke – 93 Days

Warren Masemole – Vaya

Kofi Adjorlolo – Ghana Must Go

Mpho Sebeng – The Jakes Are Missing

Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married

Nkem Owoh – Ghana Must Go

Elsaphan Njora – Kati Kati

Best Art Director

76 – Pat Nebo

93 Days – Bola Bello

Oloibiri – Chima Adighije

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Gary Smith

Ghana Must Go – Godwin Ashong

Best Soundtrack/ Original Score

Oloibiri – Rex Ricketts

93 Days – George Kallis, Tunde Jegede and Banky W

No Good Turn – Brymo

The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade

76 – Hyacinth Ogbu, Daps Agwom, Ukachi Nnachi

Best Cinematographer

Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah

93 Days – Yinka Edward

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer

Oloibiri – Curtis Graham

76 – Yinka Edward

Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)

Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days

Ivie Okujaye – Slow Country

Rita Dominic – 76

Adesua Etomi – The Arbitration

Zimkhita Nyoka – Vaya

Meg Ottamwa – Derailed

Hannah Ojo – Love is A Prank

Best Actor in  a Drama

RMD – Oloibiri

Ramsey Nouah – 76

Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country

Gregory Ojefua – The Encounter

Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

Femi Jacobs –  Femi Jacobs

Best Actress in a Comedy

Tina Mba – Meet the In-Laws

Uche Jombo – Wives on Strike

Dineo Moeketsi – Mrs Right Guy

Chioma Akpotha – Wives on Strike

Funke Akindele – Jenifa’s Diary

Funke Akindele – A Trip to Jamaica

Omoni Oboli – Wives on Strike

Best Actor in a Comedy

Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine

Ayo Makun – A Trip to Jamaica

Bovi Ugboma – It’s Her Day

Blossom Chukwujekwu – Ghana Must Go

Mike Ezuruonye – Brother Jekwu

Okey Uzoeshi – The Life of a Nigerian Couple

Amechi Munagor – Meet the In-Laws

Best Writer

76 – Emmanuel Okomaiyi

The CEO – Tunde Babalola

A Trip to Jamaica – AY Makun

Oloibiri – Samantha Iwowo

Ghana Must Go – Tunde Babalolo

Vaya – Akin Omotoso

Best Movie West Africa

93 Days



A Trip to Jamaica


Best Movie South Africa

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word


The Jakes are Missing

All About Love

Best Movie East Africa


Naomba Niseme

Kati Kati



Best Overall Movie

Mrs Right Guy

Happiness is a Four Letter Word


93 Days


Naomba Niseme

Best Short Film or Online Video



Meet the Parents

Cat Face

Light Diaries: Spin Around

Best Documentary

Roots Gambia

Makoko: Futures Afloat


Amaka’s Kin: The Women of Nollywood

Petra’s Nebatean Heritage

Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)

Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson

Vaya – Vuyani Sondlo

76 – Emeka Ojukwu

Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Nicholas Costaras, Melanie Jankes Golden

93 Days – Antonio Ribeiro

Best Costume Designer

76 – Pat Egwurube

Oloibiri – Dele Akinleye, Chelsea Oliver

Ghana Must Go – Chiemela Nwagboso, Asantewa Clara Adjoa

Casino – Shileola Ibironke, Mojisola Sapara

King Invincible – Obijie

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Igbo)



Obi Nwanyi

Mmakwara series

Ikpe Omuma

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Hausa)


Mafarin Tafiya

Yaki Da Zuciya


Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Yoruba)

Somwhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola

Ode Iku – Samsideen Adesiyan

Ajoke Aiye – Olaide Olabanji

Tobajewo – Omirefa Titus

Iman – Oluwatoyin Bankole

Best Indigenous Language  TV series/movies (Swahili)

Siri Ya Mtungi

Mganga Bomba




Best TV series

Jenifa’s Diary

Sokhulu and Partners season 3


Beneath the Lies

Beyond Your Sight: The Police Story

Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)

93 Days – Elliot Sewape

Oloibiri – Amisu Alade, Edwin Lau

76 – Yinka Edwards

Happiness Is A Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer Sasc

A Trip To Jamaica – Fabian Hooks

Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)

93 Days – Pius Fatoke, Mzukisi Mtshiselo

Oloibiri – Mike Barnitt

76 – Solomon Emmanuel

Mrs Right Guy – Jean Niemandt

Vaya – Richard Mohlari, Dave Hawkins

Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)

76 – Chinwe Elovah

Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon

Umililo – Ronwyn Jarrett

93 Days – Thema Ozzy Smith, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Adetunmi Imoteda

Happiness Is A Four Letter Word- Dianne Allen

Best Director

Mrs Right Guy – Adze Ugah

93Days – Steve Gukas

Oloibiri – Curtis Graham

76 – Izu Ojukwu

A Trip to Jamaica – Robert O Peters

Ghana Must Go – Frank Rajah

Voting for the AMVCA closes on February 24, 2017

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