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7 Films with the Most Nominations at the #AMVCA10

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The extremely anticipated tenth version of the Africa Magic Viewers Selection Awards (AMVCAs) has unveiled its nominees. This annual ceremony celebrates the very best in Pan-African movie and tv, recognising the exceptional contributions of filmmakers, actors, and technicians who elevate the continent’s leisure scene.

This yr’s AMVCAs has many contenders vying for the celebrated AMVCA trophy, and all eyes are on “Over The Bridge,Tolu Ajayi‘s movie that leads the pack with a whopping twelve nominations, adopted carefully by CJ Obasi‘s “Mami Wata” and Eku Edewor‘s “Breath Of Life” at eleven nominations.

Right here’s a rundown of the movies with the very best nominations and their classes:

“Over The Bridge” –  Tolu Ajayi

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, “Over The Bridge” tells the story of Folarin Marinho (Ozzy Agu), an funding banker with secrets and techniques. Suffering from an alcohol downside and intermittent panic assaults, his life is turned the wrong way up when his ethics are compromised over a controversial rail development venture.

Directed by Tolu Ajayi and written by Tosin Otudeko, it stars Ozzy Agu, Segilola Ogidan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Joke Silva, Chimezie Imo, Paul Adams, Akin Lewis, Elma Mbadiwe, Oludara Egerton-Shyngle, Ropo Ewenla, Toyin Oshinaike and the late Sola Onayiga.

“Over The Bridge” has twelve nominations in these classes: Finest Cinematography, Finest Modifying, Finest Sound Design, Finest Artwork Path, Finest Costume Design, Finest Make-up, Finest Writing In A Film, Finest Director, Finest Film, Finest Supporting Actor (Ropo Ewenla), Finest Supporting Actress (Joke Silva), and Finest Lead Actress (Segilola Ogidan).

“Breath of Life” – BB Sasore

“Breath Of Life” is the story of Timi, a gifted man, whose world crumbles after a heartbreaking tragedy after a heartbreaking tragedy strikes his life. It’s not till Elijah, a humble and impoverished younger man, steps in as his housekeeper, that Timi begins to see a glimmer of sunshine. By their years collectively, Timi not solely learns to like Elijah however discovers a newfound goal inside the depth of his grief.

Written and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor, “Breathe Of Life” stars Wale Ojo, Chimezie Imo, Genoveva Umeh, Ademola Adedoyin, Eku Edewor, Sam Dede, Tina Mba and Sambasa Nzeribe.

“Breath Of Life” has eleven nominations in these classes: Finest Cinematography, Finest Modifying, Finest Sound Design, Finest Artwork Path, Finest Costume Design, Finest Writing In A Film, Finest Director, Finest Film, Finest Supporting Actor (Ademola Adedoyin), Finest Supporting Actress (Genoveva Umeh), and Finest Lead Actor (Wale Ojo).

“Mami Wata“- CJ “Fiery” Obasi  

A black-and-white fantasy thriller impressed by West African folklore, “Mama Wata” tells the story of two sisters, Prisca  Evelyne Ily) and Zinwe (Uzoamaka Aniunoh) who should bridge the divide of their seaside village. Torn between loyalty to their water goddess and the attract of a brand new lifestyle, the sisters battle to revive concord earlier than their group is misplaced.

Written and directed by CJ “Fiery” Obasi, and produced by Oge Obasi, the movie contains a stellar forged together with Evelyne Ily Juhen, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Kelechi UdegbeEmeka Amakeze, Rita EdochieRobust Bone, and Jakob Kerstan.  It has garnered essential acclaim and awards nominations, together with Finest Worldwide Movie Nomination for 2024 Movie on the Unbiased Spirit Awards and the 2023 Africa Film Academy Awards (AMAA) for Finest Actress in a Supporting Function, Finest Achievement in Make-Up, and Finest Achievement in Costume Design.

“Mami Wata” has eleven nominations in these classes: Finest Indigenous Language, Finest Cinematography, Finest Modifying, Finest Sound Design, Finest Artwork Path, Finest Make-up, Finest Costume Design, Finest Writing In A Film, Finest Director, Finest Film, and Finest Lead Actress (Evelyne Ily).

“Jagun Jagun” – Femi Adebayo

“Jagun Jagun” follows the story of “a bloodthirsty warlord who feels threatened by a decided younger warrior who seeks solely energy and the love of a robust girl.”

Co-directed by Tope Adebayo and Adebayo Tijani, the action-adventure stars Femi Adebayo, Ibrahim Yekini IteleFathia WilliamsDebo AdebayoLateef AdedimejiBukunmi OluwashinaMuyiwa AdemolaOdunlade AdekolaAdebayo Salami, and Yinka Quadri.

“Jagun Jagun” has ten nominations within the classes: Finest Indigenous Language Movie (West Africa), Finest Cinematography, Finest Artwork Path, Finest Costume Design, Finest Writing In A Film, Finest Director, Finest Make-up, Finest Supporting Actor (Ibrahim Yekini, aka Itele D Icon), Finest Supporting Actress (Fathia Balogun), and Finest Lead Actor (Adedimeji Lateef).

“Blood Vessel” – Moses Inwang

Set within the agrarian city of Nembe earlier than oil was found, “Blood Vessel” is a narrative of six younger males introduced collectively by probability who launched into a dangerous journey on the ocean inside a ship laden with stolen crude oil headed to Europe.

Directed by Moses Inwang, the survival drama stars Adaobi Lilian DiborDavid Ezekiel, Levi Chikere, Obinna Okenwa, Slyvester Ekanem, Alex Budin, Bimbo Manuel, Ebele Okaro, John Dumelo, Pere Egbi, Francis Duru, Rene Mena, Oyibo Insurgent, Haillies Sumney, Katerina Ataman, and Alexa Iniye.

“Blood Vessel” has eight nominations within the classes: Finest Cinematography, Finest Film, Finest Artwork Path, Finest Director, Finest Supporting Actor (Levi Chikere), Finest Supporting Actress (Fathia Balogun), Finest Lead Actress (Adaobi Dibor) and Finest Lead Actor (David Ezekiel).

“The Black E-book” – Editi Effiong 

Marking Editi Effiong‘s directorial feature-length debut, “Black E-book” is a narrative of a bereaved deacon who takes justice into his personal fingers and fights a corrupt police gang to absolve his son after he’s framed for a kidnapping.

The film stars  Richard Mofe DamijoOlumide OworuSam DedeShaffy BelloIretiola DoyleTaiwo Ajayi LycettAde Laoye, Ikechukwu OnunakuPatrick Doyle, and Bimbo Manuel.

“The Black E-book” has 5 nominations within the classes: Finest Film, Finest Artwork Path, Finest Modifying, Finest Supporting Actress (Bimbo Akintola), and Finest Lead Actor (Richard Mofe-Damijo).

“A Tribe Referred to as Judah” – Funke Akindele

The film follows the story of a household of boys who resolve to rob a small mall with the assistance of their mom. Nonetheless, on getting there, they’re confronted with armed robbers.

Co-directed by Funke Akindele and Adeoluwa Owu, ATCJ contains a star-studded forged that features Funke AkindeleJide Kene AchufusiTimini EgbusoUzee UsmanTobi Makinde, Olumide OworuEbelle OkaroUzor Arukwe, Nse Ikpe EtimGenoveva UmehFaithia WilliamsNosa RexGreg Ojefua, Ibrahim YekiniBoma AkporePaschaline AlexEtinosa IdemudiaJuliana Olayode, and Yvonne Jegede.

“A Tribe Referred to as Judah” has 5 nominations within the classes: Finest Film, Finest Writing In A Film, Finest Make-up, Finest Supporting Actress (Funke Akindele), and Finest Supporting Actor (Timini Egbuson).

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