AMVCA 2017: Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele win best awards

Nollywood finest, Rita Dominic won “Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series)” for the movie “’76” at the African Movies Viewers Choice Award #AMVCA2017, after nearly two decades in the industry.

Funke Akindele

“It is very important that we teach our children the events that helped shaped this country (Nigeria)”, Rita said on Saturday at the Eko Hotels, venue of the event in Lagos.

She also dedicated the award to “the unsung heroines”, the Army Wives.


“’76” also won “Best Overall Movie” with nominations in 14 categories at the #AMVCA2017.


The movie 76, is a story told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, the then Head-of State of Nigeria.



Funke Akindele won the Best Actress in Comedy award.


The event, hosted by Nigeria’s IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini from South Africa, the ceremony’s fifth edition made highlights of outstanding achievement in television and film during the 2016, voted on by the general public.


Here are the winners at the AMVC Award night:


Trailblazer Award


Somkele Idhalama


Best Make Up Artiste (Movies/TV series)


Oloibiri – Hakeem Onilogbo Ajibola, Perekeme Odon


Best Costume Designer


76 – Pat Egwurube


Best Art Director


76 – Pat Nebo


Best Sound Editor (Movies/TV series)




Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV series)


Oloibiri – Nnodim Chigozie, Paula Peterson


Best Lighthing Designer (Movies/TV series)


93 Days – Elliot Sewape


Best Cinematographer


Happiness is a Four Letter Word – Lance Gewer


Best Documentary




Best Short Film or Online Video


Cat Face


Best Actress in an M-Net original comedy series


Deborah Anugwa – Hustle


Best Actor in an M-Net comedy series


Samuel Ajibola – “The Johnsons”


Best Actress in an M-Net original drama series


Meg Otanwa – “Hush”


Best Actor in an M-Net original drama series


David Jones David – “Hotel Majestic”


Best M-Net original comedy series


The Johnsons


Best M-Net original drama series




Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Swahili)




Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Hausa)


Yaki Da Zuciya


Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Yoruba)


Somwhere in The Dark – Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola


Best Indigenous Language TV series/movies (Igbo)




Best Soundtrack/ Original Score


The Encounter – Michael ‘The Truth’ Ogunlade


Best TV series


Jenifa’s Diary


Best Writer




Best Supporting Actress


Ebele Okaro – Four One Love


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


Rotimi Salami – Just Not Married


Best Actor in Comedy


Imeh Umoh Bishop – The Boss is Mine


Best Actress In Comedy


Funke Akindele


Best Movie East Africa


Kati Kati


Best Movie West Africa




Best Movie South Africa


All About Love


Best Actress in a Drama (Movies/TV Series)


Rita Dominic – 76


Best Actor in a Drama


Sambasa Nzeribe – Slow Country


Best Overall Movie




Naomba Niseme


Best Director


76 – Izu Ojukwu


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