The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) will be held in Lagos on May 20, 2023.
At a press conference on Thursday, the organizers of the annual award ceremony honoring African film stars unveiled the events for the ninth edition.
It went on to say that this year’s ceremony will take place over three days, from May 18 to 20, and will honor filmmaking talents, culture, fashion, music, and other aspects of African entertainment.
The award nominees will be revealed on April 9, according to Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels.
Tejumola revealed that this year’s edition saw a 40% rise in entries.
“The AMVCA, in the last 8 years, has become the unit by which excellence is measured and recognized and this 9th edition of the AMVCAs stands in a unique position being hosted in the 20th year of Africa Magic operations in Nigeria,” she said.
“This is at a point when cinematic output across Africa is entering a phase of global recognition and appreciation. We will be hosting a 3-day event that has begun with the call to entry which ended March 17.
“We have a 40% increase in the number of entries compared to the last edition. Shortlisting has begun, and we will move to the judging phases.
“The Head Judge for the 9th AMVCA is the veteran film director, producer and writer Femi Odugbemi. The nominee announcement will be on April 9, at 7 pm, across all Africa Magic channels, after which the voting portal will open.”
In February, Africa Magic announced that the entry portal for the submission of creative work will close on March 17.