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Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards: Here’s the full list of winners

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Phoebe Ruguru scooped the Best Movie East Africa at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Phoebe Ruguru scooped the award for the Best Movie East Africa at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

By Our Reporter

On Saturday, the much anticipated 6th edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) was held to much fanfare, glitz and glam at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.

As expected, the crème de la crème of the African film, TV and entertainment industry turned out on the famous AMVCA red carpet and the show, which was hosted by the returning duo of IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini, started with an electrifying performance by the critically acclaimed Niger-Delta dance troupe, Seki.

Other performances of the night include renditions by famous singer-producer Cobhams Asuquo, and Nigerian opera singer, Omo Bello who performed together with her orchestra. Nigerian rapper Falz also thrilled on the night, even as he won the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Drama’ award.

The big winners of the night include Adjetey Anang and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for ‘Best Actor in a Drama/Movie’ and ‘Best Actress in a Drama/Movie’ respectively while Jade Osiberu won in the ‘Best Director’ category for the movie ‘Isoken.’

Another highlight of the night was when renowned Nigerian cinematographer Tunde Kelani was presented with the Industry Merit award, a decision that was well received by the audience as evidenced by a prolonged standing ovation. In the same vein, the Trailblazer Award was given to Bisola Aiyeola in recognition of her growing impact in the African film and TV space.

The crowning of the night was the announcement of Phoebe Ruguru’s ’18 Hours’ as the Best Overall movie.

See the full list of winners at the 2018 AMVCAs below:

1. Best Documentary

The Flesh Business – Denis Wanjohi Maina

2. Best Television Series

This Is It – Dolapo Adeleke (Lowla Dee)

3. Best Cinematographer Movie Or Tv Series

Okafor’s Law – Yinka Edward

4. Best Movie East Africa

18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru

5. Best Writer (Movie/Tv Series)

Alter Ego by Patrick Nnamani, Koye O, Moses Inwang

6. Best Indigenous Language Movie Or Tv Series – Yoruba

Etiko Onigedu – Femi Adebayo

7. Best Lighting Designer Movie Or Tv Series

Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi

8. Best Picture Editor Movie/Tv Series

18 Hours – Mark Maina

9. Best Indigenous Language Movie Or Tv Series – Igbo

Bound – Lilian Afegbai

10. Best Sound Editor Movie Or Tv Series

Tatu – Kolade Morakinyo, Pius Fatoke

11. Best Sound Track Movie Or Tv Series

Tatu – Evelle

12. Best Costume Designer Movie Or Tv Series

The Bridge – Ngozi Obasi, James Bessinone

13. Best Indigenous Language Movie Or Tv Series – Hausa

Mansoor – Ali Nuhu

14. Best Make Up Artist Movie Or Tv Series

Tatu – Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo

15. Best Art Director Movie Or Tv Series

Lotanna – Tunji Afolayan

16. Best Indigenous Language Movie Or Tv Series – Swahili

Supa Modo – Sarika Hemi Lakhani

17. Best Movie Southern Africa

The Road To Sunrise – Shemu Joyah

18. Best Director Movie

Isoken – Jade Osiberu

19. Best Movie West Africa

Isoken – Jade Osiberu

20. Best Overall Movie

18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru

21. Best Actor In A Comedy (Movie/Tv Series)

A Million Baby – Odunlade Adekola

22. Best Actor In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series)

Keteke – Adjetey Anang

23. Best Actress In A Comedy (Movie/Tv Series)

Auntie Boss – Nyce Wanjeri

24. Best Actress In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series)

Alter Ego – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

25. Best Supporting Actor In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series)

New Money – Falz

26. Best Supporting Actress In A Drama (Movie/Tv Series)

Isoken – Lydia Forson

27. Best Short Film Or Online Video

Penance – Michael ‘Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde

28. Industry Merit Award

Tunde Kelani

29. Trail Blazer Award

Bisola Aiyeola

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Rema and Hamza show-off with fancy Iddi day celebrations, see photos

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By BigEyeUg Team

Songstress Rema Namakula together with her newly married husband Dr. Hamza Sebunya are yet again an item grinding social media and becoming the main talk around town.

This follows Rema storming social media with conspicuous photos together with her husband, Hamza on Iddi Day, the photos which have since hit-hard to their tormentors.

The pics have also sent her ex-lover, Eddy Kenzo’s fans babbling with criticizing comments.

It has been Rema’s efforts and dream of having a relationship so good this far, that everyone is jealous of it.

The ‘Clear’ singer also believes that if you want a relationship that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on earth, you need to treat it like it is the most amazing thing on earth.

The lovely couple is closing-in to a one-year marriage anniversary since their glamorous ‘Kwanjula’ ceremony in November, 2019.

Rema and Hamza haven’t had a child yet together but their marriage is really fascinating and prove its their wish to have one and when.

Rema’s actions, words, music are undoubtedly provocative to her baby papa, Eddy Kenzo ever since they broke-up before she hooked herself a new man of her dreams, Hamza Sebunya.

See photos;

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Radio City’s Miss Deadan joins Sanyu FM

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By BigEyeUG Writer

Following the sacking of Sanyu FM employees in June over a salary-cut protest, new workers were recruited including the celebrated actress and radio personality Diana Deedan Muyira also known as Miss Deedan.

This was confirmed to us by Sanyu FM and Deedan. She even went ahead to post about it on Social. The talented MC said that she was excited to start her new journey in another home which is Sanyu FM.

In addition to that, Miss Deedan thanked Radio City her molding her into the presenter she is right now.

“I cannot believe the daughter of Radio city is now old enough to leave home and start her journey in a new home, Radio city molded me into this presenter, I will forever be grateful! Sanyu FM thank you for welcoming me” She tweeted.

Miss Deedan will be hosting “The Breakfast club” alongside Salvado and Yvonne every weekday from 6am -10am starting this Monday the 3rd of August.

Deedan was born in Kenya and moved to Uganda to work and she has been active in the media industry since 2013. She She featured in the famous movie “Beneath the lies” as Tracy Kintu which put more light to her fame. She has been doing “the jam” an afternoon show on radio city from 3-7pm.She received a lot of congratulatory messages from her fans and friends upon her new journey. We also wish you the best Miss Deedan.!

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Chris Evans excited after Kabaka performance

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As Buganda held a commemorative event for the coronation of Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, artistes including Chris Evans, Maureen Nantume, Mesach Semakula, Kazibwe Kapo and many more were invited to perform.

This left celebrated artiste, Chris Evans, excited as he had words overflowing while talking about the thrilling event.

Evans said he had two months of no sleep from the time he learnt that he was to perform at the coronation,” Nga okuva emyezi ebiri emabega, mbadde sikyebakanga nga ninze olunaku lutuka ddi? Amazima gali nti mbadde kubunkenke”

He was shocked by the invitation which gave him sleepless nights as he prepared for the long awaited day.

In the same spirit, Chris continued to praise the Kabaka for the good leadership full of positivity, innovation, honesty and collaboration.

We congratulate the Kabaka on celebrating the 27th Amatikkira.

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Meet The New Singing Duo The Executives ready to take on the music scene by storm

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The Executives is a Ugandan male singing Duo consisting of a 29 year old Hustle King born Paul Owor and Kirunda Derrick aka Hustle Chief.

The duo is signed to Gifted Music Group which is also owned by Paul Owor. Having tried out artist management which was also a successful venture, managing a couple of sold out artists like Allan Toniks, Latinum, Ziza Bafana and Sheena Skies among others, the two have now decided to trake the matters in their own hands by hitting the studio to record music

Earlier today they released their first single Tonjagala and officially kick started their musical journey and this is one of the many they are yet to release.

Tonjagala was recorded and produced by legendary singer, songwriter and Producer Daddy Andre who also features on the same track

According to the Duo, the video of the song is already underway and will be out by next week latest.

Here is the Audio listen to it



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