Nigeria: AMVCA 2020 Highlights – Best Moments of the Night


The highly-anticipated seventh Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award ended on Saturday on a great note.

It was a thrilling night of brilliant performances, surprise wins, striking acceptance speeches and remarkable achievements in all disciplines of filmmaking.

From actor Jidekene Achufusi, aka Swanky JKA, scoring his first Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award as the ‘2020 AMVCA Trailblazer’ to Timini Egbuson’s well-deserved win, it was no doubt a great night for Nollywood starlets.

Here are the five biggest AMVCA moments that we won’t forget in a hurry.

Swanky JKA’s moment of glory

Jidekene Achufusi aka Swanky JKA, scored his first Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award as the ‘2020 AMVCA Trailblazer’ on Saturday and it didn’t come as a surprise. Despite being in the industry for four years, his lead role as ‘Nnamdi’ in ‘Living In Bondage’ shot his profile up in 2019.

Bisola Aiyeola, who won the same award in 2018, handed him his award.

BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, snags her first award

BB Naija winner, Mercy Eke, made a grand entrance into Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, venue of the AMVCA, looking every bit like a princess in a lovely Cinderella-inspired ball gown by Dona Matoshi.

For her second outfit, she rocked a beautiful emerald green dress paired with the right accessories that accentuated her outfit. She won the best dressed at the 2020 AMVCA ceremony and received a plaque for her win.

Funke Akindele emerged Nollywood’s queen of comedy

Funke Akindele secured the ‘Best Actress in a Comedy’ category for her role in ‘Moms at War.’ It was a keenly contested category that saw Funke up against equally talented acts like Toyin Abraham, Bimbo Ademoye and Ebele Okaro. The elated actress reminded the excited crowd that she is winning in that category for the fourth time.

Toyin Abraham’s big night

The AMVCA Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) was one of the major award categories this year. For Toyin Abraham, a win would be a game-changer in her career, especially as a cross-over actress. With the likes of Shola Shobowale and Zainab Balogun also nominated in the same category, Toyin’s fans, rose to the occasion. They voted en masse and their favourite emerged the winner.

Living in Bondage clinches seven major awards.