How to watch the AMVCAs this Saturday – AMVCA 8
Africa’s biggest and most prestigious celebration of film and television talent is here. Keen to settle in and watch the glitz and glam from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you are really (thank you, DStv App)?
Here’s a handy guide!
Meet The Red Carpet Host
Ahead of awards night on Saturday, 14 May, Africa Magic has unveiled top media personalities and fashion icons Toke Makinwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Uti Nwachukwu and Sika Osei as Red Carpet hosts for the night.
The AMVCA red carpet is famed for showcasing glamorous and over-the-top fashion by movie stars and celebrity guests. The popular quartet will be on ground to interview attendees and catch all the fashion moments, as well as predictions of the biggest wins for the night.
Toke, Ebuka, Uti and Sika are no strangers to the AMVCA Red Carpet. They have served as hosts at previous editions, captivating audiences with their unique styles of presenting and entertaining guests on the carpet. They will be making a return for the eighth edition to usher television viewers to the awards ceremony and set the tone for a glamorous show
How it works
The 8th AMVCAs will also feature the return of the Best Dressed Male and Female categories in recognition of the best-dressed guests on the Red Carpet and will be voted for on the night of the event. Attendees interested in this award are to be on the Red Carpet between 16:00 WAT (17:00 CAT) and 17:30 WAT (18:30 CAT) to have their pictures taken in our specially designed AMVCA photo booth. The Top 20; 10 men and 10 women, will be shortlisted by the AMVCA Style Council and shared on Africa Magic’s Instagram page @africamagic. Fans will be given the opportunity to vote using the ‘Like’ icon for their favourite best-dressed guest between 6pm and 8pm. The male and female pictures with the highest ‘Likes’ will win the coveted awards and announced on stage.
AMVCA 2022 Main Event Host
Multi-talented Nigerian media personality, IK Osakioduwa, will return to host the award show with South Africa’s media darling, Bonang Matheba, who will be making her hosting debut at the AMVCAs.
Bonang Matheba is a multi–award winning radio host, TV presenter and style icon renowned for her flamboyant presentation skills and her signature voice on South African radio and television.
She has hosted several award shows and prominent events, including 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, the pre-shows for the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards and 2016 BET Awards, and Miss South Africa 2019.
Announcing the awards’ hosts, Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr. Busola Tejumola said: “We are excited to have Bonang join IK as co-host for the eighth edition of the AMVCAs. They are both extremely talented and have attained continental acclaim having both hosted some of Africa’s biggest shows. Together they will keep the crowd entertained on the biggest night to celebrate African film and TV stars”.
Speaking on her AMVCA debut, Bonang expressed her excitement saying, “it’s been a long time coming”. On what viewers should expect to see, Queen B revealed that she will be bringing world-class, quality television hosting to the show.
“It’s always such an honor to host live productions and I think after COVID, we haven’t had the opportunity to be outside to have these big, big productions with live studio audiences. So, it’s lovely to have all of that back. It’s also an honor. Any single stage I get to step on is an honor. I’ve always wanted to work with IK. I am a huge fan of his. So, I’m looking forward to that too”, she said.
IK Osakioduwa began his career in 2001 as a radio on-air personality and became popular for his entertaining style of presentation. He has since gone to host several high profile shows and programmes such as Big Brother Africa and is the host of the ongoing Nigerian Idol season 7 competition.
Making his return to the glamorous AMVCA stage, IK said: “I feel really honored to be hosting the AMVCAs again. I’m also really excited about the decision to honor the social media content creators with a category of their own. Trust me when I say, without a doubt this year is going to be another amazing outing for the African film industry
For the eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, organizers announced a special eight-day series of events, starting with an Opening Night on Saturday, 7 May. This will be followed by a first-ever AMVCA runway show on Sunday, 8 May. On Monday, 9 May will be Young Filmmakers’ Day with movie screenings and panel discussions by students of the MultiChoice Talent Factory academy. Africa Magic will host industry stakeholders to a special Content Market Workshop on Tuesday, 10 May and a pan-African food festival and cultural day on Wednesday, 11 May. A Digital Content Creators’ brunch to spotlight the growing popularity of online content creators will hold on Thursday, 12 May followed by a special gala for nominees on Friday, 13 May. The glamorous awards night will be on Saturday, 14 May and aired live on Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv from 4pm WAT.
The eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is brought by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta.
Join the conversation using the hashtag #AMVCA8 and follow @africamagictv for live updates.