Click Click Bang, Njoro Wa Uba scoop AMVCA 2023 awards
- Kenyan film “Click Click Bang” directed by Philip Karanja Njenga wins Best Movie in the East Africa category at the AMVCA 2023 awards.
- The film also receives the award for Best Indigenous Language, Swahili (Movie/TV Series), highlighting its cultural significance.
- The comedy series “Njoro Wa Uba” secures the award for Best Original Comedy Series, earning recognition for its humour and engaging storyline.
Kenyan film “Click Click Bang,” directed by Philip Karanja Njenga, has been recognized and celebrated at the prestigious AMVCA 2023 awards.
The movie triumphed as the Best Movie in the East Africa category, highlighting its outstanding contribution to the regional film industry. Additionally, “Click Click Bang” received the accolade for Best Indigenous Language, Swahili (Movie/TV Series), further cementing its cultural significance and excellence.
Njoro Wa Uba at AMVCA 2023
The AMVCA 2023 awards ceremony was an evening of recognition and appreciation for the talents and achievements within the African film and television industry. A standout winner was the popular comedy series “Njoro Wa Uba,” which secured the award for Best Original Comedy Series. The series’ humour and engaging storyline resonated with audiences, earning it critical acclaim and applause.
Acknowledging the exceptional performances in various genres, the awards honoured individuals who brought their characters to life with remarkable talent and dedication. Samuel Perry, widely known as Broda Shaggi, was awarded Best Actor in a Comedy for his outstanding portrayal. Bimbo Ademoye’s remarkable performance in “Selina” earned her the title of Best Actress in a Comedy.
In the drama category, Tobi Bakre’s captivating role in “Brotherhood” earned him the prestigious award for Best Actor, while Osas Ighodaro’s remarkable performance in “Man of God” led her to win Best Actress in a Drama. The winners showcased their versatility and ability to captivate audiences with their compelling performances.
The awards also recognized the contributions of supporting actors and actresses, with Abdisattar Ahmed winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Gacal,” and Efe Irele taking home the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in “Four Four Forty-Four.” Their exceptional skills and ability to enhance storytelling were acknowledged and appreciated.
The AMVCA 2023 awards also celebrated other essential aspects of the industry, such as short films, online social content creators, and original television series. The winners in these categories demonstrated their creativity and ability to engage audiences through their work.
Notable mentions included the winners of Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Picture Editor, and Best Sound Editor, among others. These professionals played a significant role in shaping the artistic vision and technical aspects of the productions, contributing to their overall success.
The Multichoice Talent Factory Film category honoured “Leaked,” showcasing the platform’s commitment to nurturing and showcasing emerging filmmaking talent. It highlighted the importance of fostering creativity and providing opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their skills and tell impactful stories.
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The AMVCA 2023 awards also paid tribute to industry legends, presenting the Industry Merit Award to Patience Ozokwor for her invaluable contributions to the film and television sector. Angel Onigwe was honoured with the Trailblazer Award, recognizing her as a trailblazer and pioneer in the industry.
The ceremony was not only a celebration of outstanding achievements but also an opportunity to showcase fashion and style. Enioluwa Adeoluwa and Beauty Tukura received recognition as the Best Dressed Male and Female, respectively, highlighting their exceptional sense of fashion.
The AMVCA 2023 awards concluded with a sense of anticipation and excitement for the future of African filmmaking and storytelling. The winners, nominees, and industry professionals showcased the immense talent and potential within the African film and television industry.
Below is the list of winners:
Best Actor in a Comedy – (Movie/TV Series)
Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggi) –
Best Actress in a Comedy – (Movie/TV Series)
Bimbo Ademoye – Selina
Best Actor in a Drama – (Movie/TV Series)
Tobi Bakre – Brotherhood
Best Actress in a Drama – (Movie/TV Series)
Osas Ighodaro – Man of God
Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)
Abdisattar Ahmed – Gacal
Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)
Efe Irele – Four Four Forty-Four
Best Short Film
Adeoye Adetunji – Pa Aromire
Best Online Social Content Creator
Elozonam, Kie Kie – Back From The Future
Best Original Telenovela
Best Unscripted Original
Best Original Comedy Series
Njoro Wa Uba
Best Original Drama Series
Best Art Director
Wale Adeleke – King Of Thieves (Agesinkole)
Best Costume Designer (Movie/TV Series)
Adeola Art-Alade – The Real Housewives of Lagos (Reunion Episode)
Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series)
Mathew Yusuf – Brotherhood
Best Picture Editor (Movie/TV Series)
Holmes Awa & Daniel Tom – Crime & Justice
Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series)
Anu Afolayan – Anikulapo
Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series)
Kent Edunjobi – Anikulapo
Loukman Ali – Brotherhood
The Multichoice Talent Factory Film
Best Indigenous Language, Swahili (Movie/TV Series)
Philip Karanja Njenga – Click Click Bang
Best Indigenous Language, Yoruba (Movie/TV Series)
Anikulapo – Kunle Afolayan
Best Indigenous Language, Hausa (Movie/TV Series)
Aisha – Abubakar Bashir Maishadda
Best Indigenous Language, Igbo (Movie/TV Series)
Uhuruchi – Victor Iyke
Best Overall Movie, Africa
Anikulapo – Kunle Afolayan
Industry Merit Award
The Trailblazer Award
Best Dressed Male
Best Dressed Female
Best Makeup (Movie/TV Series)
Maryam Ndukwe, Hakeem Effects Onilogbo – Shanty Town
Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)
Sola Dada – Anikulapo
Best Cinematographer (Movie/TV Series)
Loukman Ali – Brotherhood
Best Movie, Southern Africa
Jewel – Elvis Chucks
Best Movie, East Africa
Click Click Bang – Philip Karanja Njenga
Best Movie, West Africa
Brotherhood – Jade Osiberu
Best Television Series
Crime & Justice – Yinka Edward
Nigeria-the Debut – Nora Awolowo