By Solomon Mwesigwa
As the fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) popularly known as “Africa’s Oscars” went down in Lagos, Nigeria last Saturday, Uganda again came out empty handed on their second attempt.
Uganda’s nominated TV series – Beneath The Lies – in the category of Best TV Series in Africa felt short to Jenifa’s Diary.
However, the Beneath The Lies series producer Cedric Babu was offered a chance to present an award to Best Indigenous Language Movie/series (Igbo) to Crey Ahanonu of the Amonye Bu Onye.
The Best Movie in East Africa went to Kati Kati co-written and directed by Mbithi Masya and Mugambi Nthiga.
The event was held at Eko hotel and for second successive time hosted by Africa’s finest emcee’s Ik Osakioduwa and South Africa’s Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.
But the movie ’76, which was directed by Izu Ojukwu stole the show as emerged the biggest winners with five awards out of its 14 nominations.
The ’76 movie won the Best movie, Best Actress, Best Art Director, Best Director, and Best Costume and Design.