ShowMax originals like The Real Housewives of Lagos, Crime and Justice Lagos, Diiche, Flawsome and Wura have all bagged nominations at the much anticipated Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2023.
The award show which will be held in Lagos on the 20th of May 2023, which is its 9th edition has ShowMax Originals all from Nigeria nominated for 22 awards in 9 categories, including Best TV Series and Best Director.
The nominations were announced by award-winning actress Bisola Aiyeola and Ghanaian actor Adjetey Anang as well as child actors Jasmine Olarotimi and Nifemi Lawal.
AMVCA 2023: ShowMax Originals Bags 22 Nomination
Diiche, a thriller about an actress, who becomes a prime suspect for murder when her fiancée was found dead, was nominated 6 times in 6 categories,
Best TV series (James Omokwe),
Best Writer ((Sodi Kurubo, Stephanie Dadet & Victor Aghahowa),
Best Art Director (Uche Nwaohiri & Tunde Lawal),
Best Lighting Designer (Francis Wanyahdeh & Ebuka Enejere),
Best Picture Editor (Banjo Onyekachi, Winston Aig-Ohioma, Oluwaseun Adeosun),
Best Cinematographer (Charles Oleghe)
Best Director (Tolu Ajayi, Fiyin Gambo, Ifeoma Chukwuogo, James Omokwe).
While crime series, Crime and Justice Lagos, also got nominated 5 times in various categories;
Best TV Series (Yinka Edward),
Best Art Director (Pat Nebo & Temple Chima Adighije),
Best Lighting Designer (Francis Wanyahdeh),
Best Picture Editor (Holmes Awa & Daniel Tom)
Best Cinematographer (Yinka Edward).
Flawsome, a drama series which is details the lives of four women flawed but share unbreakable ties, was nominated 5 times in 4 categories;
Best Actress in a Drama (Enado Odigie and Ini Dima-Okojie),
Best TV Series (Tola Odunsi & Akin Akinkugbe),
Best Lighting Designer (Segun Adeleke)
Best Cinematography (Idowu Adedapo aka Mr. Views).
The most talked about series The Real Housewives of Lagos which was adopted from the The Real Housewives franchise was also nominated multiple times in 4 categories;
Best TV Series (Deola Art-Alade & Dare Art Alade),
Best Costume Designer (Deola Art-Alade),
Best Lighting Designer (Renaldo Van Den Berg, Emmanuel Patrick, David Otuokere)
Best Cinematographer (Mex Ossai, Philip Okpokoro, Esmond Igho, KC Obiajulu, Goke Oyerinde).
Wura, Showmax’s first telenovela as bagged a nomination at the AMVCA for the Best Actress in a Drama category. This nominations are proof that ShowMax is providing top-quality local content for their subscriber