On Saturday, March 19, 2022, nominees for the eight edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards will be unveiled in a special broadcast on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv from 9pm.

Actors, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, and Daniel Etim-Effiong, will announce the nominees in all 33 categories for this edition.

The Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr Busola Tejumola, speaking on the broadcast, said, “We received a good number of quality entries from across the continent for this edition of the AMVCAs and we are pleased to reveal the final shortlist of nominees, which we are confident embody the excellence the awards is renowned for.”

For this edition, Africa Magic announced a new category for ‘Best Online Social Content Creator’ and the return of the ‘Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series’, and ‘Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series’, bringing the total number of categories to 33. Twelve of those categories will be open to viewers’ votes, while 21 categories will be decided by the AMVCA’s panel of judges headed by veteran filmmaker, Victor Okhai.

Other categories include ‘Best Movie in Southern, East and West Africa’, ‘Best Director’, and ‘Best Cinematographer’.

Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) is an annual accolade presented by MultiChoice recognizing outstanding achievement in television and film. The inaugural Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony was held in Lagos, Lagos State in Nigeria on 9 March 2013, and was broadcast live in more than 50 countries. Entries into the award ceremony are films and TV series that have been aired in the previous year.


Best Actor in a Drama/TV series
Best Actress in a Drama/TV series
Best Supporting actress in a drama
Best supporting actor in a drama
Best Actor in a comedy
Best actress in a comedy
Best Make-up artist
Best Costume designer
Best Lighting designer
Best Sound Editor
Best Art director
Best Cinematographer
Best Writer – Drama/Comedy
Best Indigenous Language (Hausa)
Best Indigenous Language (Igbo)
Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba)
Best Indigenous Language (Swahili)
Best Documentary
Best Short Film/Online video
Best TV series – drama/comedy
Best Movie (East Africa)
Best Movie (Southern Africa)
Best Movie (West Africa)
Best Movie director
Best Overall Movie
Best Soundtrack – Movie/TV series
Best TV series
Trailblazer Award
Legend/Industry Merit Award