On The AMVCA’s: My ‘Prediction’ About Olu Jacobs, and My ‘Endorsement’ of Marie Lora-Mungai

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    AMVCA  Olu Jacobs

    I feel really good about myself right now! Am I a Prophet or what? Mere weeks after I unequivocally declared that Olu Jacobs deserves an Oscar, he was awarded an Industry Merit award at the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). No nominees or anything, just Olu being appreciated and applauded. His speech was an inspiration as well.

    “You don’t have to be in front of the camera to be in the entertainment industry…there’s lighting, there’s directing, there’s scripting…Know what you want and pray that when you see it, you recognize it…if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try and try again.”

     He regaled the audience with tales of his struggles to break into the British acting scene which would serve as the foundation for a breath-taking career that has spanned decades.

    A second proof of my genius is that Marie Lora-Mungai whom I celebrated but a few days back won the award for best television series for the XYZ Show!!! Am I good or am I good? I have got the magic touch, so next time there is an award season, better queue up to ensure I bless you with my golden wand!!!

    Other winners were:

    Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV): OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby

    Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV): Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture

    Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Movies/TV): Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic Girl

    Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Movies/TV): Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind

    Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV): Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part

    Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV): Mercy Johnson – Dumebi the Dirty Girl

    Best Costume Designer: Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy

    Best Short Film: Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever

    Best Writer – Comedy: Tim Greene – Skeem

    Best Sound Editor: Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man on Ground

    Best Movie Director: Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

    Best Lighting Designer: Dave Howe – Otelo Burning

    Best Art Director: Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter – Otelo Burning

    Best Movie (Comedy): Tim Greene – Skeem

    Best Picture Editor: Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground

    Best Movie (Drama): Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene – Man on Ground

    Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba): Tunde Kelani – Maami

    Best Local Language Movie (Hausa): A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura

    Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili): Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava – The Ray of Hope

    Best Writer (Drama): Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

    Best Cinematographer: Paul Michelson – Man on Ground

    Best Make-Up Artist: Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning

    Best Movie: Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning

    Industry Trailblazer Award: Ivie Okujaiye

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