Minnie Dlamini, IK, announced as Hosts for 2016 AMVCAs

IK and Minnie

IK and Minnie Dlamini

Africa Magic and MultiChoice in association with Amstel Malta, have announced the two hosts for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs). The multi-talented, fan-favourite IK Osakioduwa returns to host the awards for a fourth time and he will be joined by a new co-host, Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.
Regarded as the hottest woman on South African television, Minnie, is an actress, TV presenter, Brand Ambassador, MC and Fashionista. Minnie broke into prominence in 2010 when she beat thousands of hopefuls in the nationwide search for a young and sassy presenter for one of South Africa’s biggest music shows. Within months, Minnie also landed a role as the sassy Miranda on the popular soap Generations, a role which opened her up to a bigger, Pan-African audience.
The Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “We are excited to present Minnie as the co-host of the 2016 edition of the AMVCAs. She joins an elite group of people who have hosted the most prestigious celebration of film and television talent in Africa. Minnie brings to the stage excitement, fun, intensity and wit; her pairing with IK guarantees a great show and there’s no doubt that our viewers are in for a great time.”
In April 2013, Minnie ventured into the world of sport, ultimately spearheading the current trend of merging sport, entertainment and lifestyle. In the eight months that followed, she has had the honour of co-hosting some of the biggest sporting and lifestyle events in South Africa – maintaining her girly side while showing off her sporty and funky style.
Speaking on the announcement, Minnie said: “I am very excited to be on the biggest platform for celebrating talent in Africa. The AMVCAs recognise and celebrate film and television talent across Africa, and as a proud African, I am truly delighted to play a role in this celebration.”
On the 5th of March, 2016, Minnie will take the stage alongside IK to present the 4th edition of the AMVCAs to viewers across Africa and the rest of the world. The AMVCAs will be broadcast live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv.
Returning to host the AMVCAs for a fourth successive year, IK Osakioduwa is unarguably Africa’s biggest On Air Personality. Articulate intelligent and quick witted, IK has wowed audiences across radio and television through his comfort and skill on the microphone. IK has attained continental acclaim having successfully hosted some of Africa’s biggest shows and programmes. On his return to the AMVCA stage, IK said: “It is truly an honour to host the AMVCAs for a fourth successive year. I have been privileged to see firsthand the contribution of the awards to the film and television industry across Africa and this gets bigger and better every year. The 2016 edition will definitely be bigger than the others and viewers at home should tune in to catch it.”
Nominees for the 2016 AMVCAs were announced on the 11th of December, 2015 and public voting closed on Friday the 26th of February, 2016.

Here are the Nominees

NOMINEES FOR 2016 AMVCAS
CATEGORYNOMINEE
BEST OVERALL MOVIE (AFRICA) 
DryStephanie Linus
FreetownAdam Abel and Garrett Batty
AYANDASara Blecher
Tell Me Sweet SomethingAkin Omotosho
Road To YesterdayChinny Onwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Chichi Nwoko
SilverainJuliet Asante
House ArrestJoseph Kenneth Ssebaggala
BEST TELEVISION SERIES 
Jane and AbelDorothy Ghettuba
How to find a HusbandErica Sugo Anyadike
SantalalGerald Langiri
Officer TitusOlabisi Jinadu
Daddy’s GirlsAriyike Oladipo
BEST WRITER OF A MOVIE/TV SERIES 
FREETOWNMelissa Leilani Larson
ANNIVERSARYAFE OLUMOWE
ROAD TO YESTERDAYEmil B. Garuba
IQUO’S JOURNALBLESSING EGBE
AYANDATrish Malone
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
DryUche Nancy
SilverainPatrick Asante
Being Mrs ElliotByge Oru
The First LadyTomi Adeoye
Oracle OnlineEjiro Amos Tafiri/Vanessa Otarva
CougarsAngel Nwakibie
BEST MAKEUP ARTIST (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
DryGabriel Okorie
AyandaLOUIZA CALORE
Jaja the GreatInnocent Abba
OjujuFunke Olowu
Being Mrs ElliotMoses Ogunlana
BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
Common ManStanlee Ohikhuare
Kpians-the feast of soulsStanlee Ohikhuare
House ArrestFrancis Lubanjuma
Gbomo Gbomo ExpressDavid Wyte and Paul Gambit
Being Mrs ElliotOluwole Olawoyin
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
Officer TitusKelechi Udegbe
StopIK Ogbonna
Caught in the ActBishop Imeh Umoh
Head goneBowoto Jephthah
Jenifa’s diaryFolarin Falana
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
BREATHLESSMike Ezuruonye
BEING MRS ELLIOTMajid Michel
A LONG NIGHTVan Vicker
A SOLDIER’S STORYDaniel K. Daniel
JAJA THE GREATSEGUN ARINZE
FALLINGBLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU
BEST DIRECTOR 
Road to YesterdayIshaya Bako
DryStephanie Linus
Tell me Sweet SomethingAkin Omotosho
AyandaSara Blecher
Gbomo gbomo expressWalter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur
RebeccaShirley Frimpong-Manso
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
JENIFA’S DIARYFunke Akindele
BEING MRS ELLIOTLepacious Bose
SKINNY GIRL IN TRANSITAbimbola Craig
AN AFRICAN CITYNana Mensah
DESPERATE HOUSE GIRLSIni Edo
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
Road to yesterdayGenevieve Nnaji
Don’t cry for meMary Lazarus
StopBelinda Effah
AyandaFulu Mugovhani
FallingAdesua Etomi
The visitNse Ikpe-Etim
BEST PICTURE EDITOR 
Tell me Sweet SomethingVuyani Sondlo
Road To YesterdayChuka Ejorh
A soldier’s storyFrankie Ogar
RebeccaShirley Frimpong-Manso
Special Crimes Unit: Lasgidi CopsAdeyemi Olowoshagba
BEST DOCUMENTARY 
THE NEW AFRICAKagho Crowther Idhebor
FAAJI AGBARemi Vaughan-Richards
GOGE AFRICA ENCOUNTERS WILD GORILLANneka Isaac-Moses
DEMYSTIFYING AUTISMDotun Akande
DAWN TO DUSKNanmet Anthony
BEST MOVIE – SOUTHERN AFRICA 
AyandaSara Blecher
Tell Me Sweet SomethingAkin Omotosho
LilongweJoyce mhango chavula
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
A soldier’s storySambassa Nzeribe
Stolen WaterBlossom Chukwujekwu
StigmaSoibifaa Dokubo
A soldier’s storyOlumide Oworu
The DepartmentO.C. Ukeje
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
BEFORE 30Beverly Naya
TELL ME SWEET SOMETHINGThishiweZiqubu
BEFORE 30TunbosunAiyedihin
DRYZubaidat Ibrahim Fagge
THE GREEN NECKLACELepacious Bose
BEST ART DIRECTOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
StigmaDagogoDiminas
DryGabriel Okorie
Common manStanleeOhikhuare
The refugeesFrank Raja Arase
Elephant in the roomPatrick ‘koinage’ Nnamani
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
AYANDAJonathan Kovel
COUPLE OF DAYSToluLordTanner
THE REFUGEESOkey Oku and Robert Peters
DRYAngel Barroeta
COMMON MANStanleeohikhuare
TELL ME SOMETHING SWEETPaul Michaelson
BEST SHORTFILM OR ONLINE VIDEO 
Panic ButtonBongiwe Selane
YawaKassim Braimah
A Day with DeathOluseyiAmuwa
Blood TaxiFolasakinIwajomo
A Cup of SugarBongiwe Selane
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES – YORUBA 
Taxi driver (OkoAshewo)Don Omope
VictimsMERCY AIGBE GENTRY
AyomiBukunmiOluwasina
ShadowKazimAdeoti
BintaOfegeAbiodunJimoh and JumokeOdetola
Best Movie – West Africa (Drama/Comedy) 
DRYStephanie Linus
STIGMADagogoDiminas
THE VISITBiodun Stephens (Koga Studios)
THE REFUGEESFrank Rajah Arase
SILVERAINJuliet Asante
COMMON MANStanleeohikhuare
ROAD TO YESTERDAYChinnyOnwugbenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Chichi Nwoko
BEST SOUND EDITOR (MOVIE/TV SERIES) 
AyandaGuy Steer
Road to yesterdayKulanenIkyo
DryMarquex Jose Guillermo
Candle in the windBernie Anti
BambitiousMaurice Kings
Tell me Sweet SomethingGavin McCullough
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES- IGBO 
ChetannaChigozieAtuanya
The Missing GodUbaka Joseph Ugochukwu
UdoGba koi koiOnyekachukwuOkeke
NdukaCharles Novia
Usekwu IgboPAUL IGWE
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES – HAUSA 
SarkiJatauBashir Abdullahi
Inji Yan’ Ca CaNajjashi Sb Jakara
SakainaAbubakarmaishadda and Hafizu Bello
Baya Da KuraNuhuAbdullahi
Dadin KowaSalisuBalarabe
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE/TV SERIES – SWAHILI 
MYUMBA 10Damaris Irungu-Ochieng
SAMAKI MCHANGANIAmilShivji
FIHICaroline Mbaturia
SUMUNeemaNdanuKilon
KITENDAWALIJosephatLukaza
BEST MOVIE – EAST AFRICA 
HOUSE ARRESTJoseph Kenneth Ssebaggala
MAPENZIElizabeth Michael
CALL 112Joseph Kenneth Ssebaggala
KITENDAWALLJosephatLukaza
MPANGO MBAYAStafordKihore
DADDY’S WEDDINGHoneymoon Aljabri

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