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  • These snubs highlight the competitiveness of the AMVCA awards and the unpredictability of the outcome, despite the anticipation surrounding certain nominees.
  • Received nominations in four categories, including Best Supporting Actor, Best Lead Actor, Best Writing in a Movie, and Best Director.

“Six Notable Snubs at the 2024 AMVCA Awards”

At the 2024 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), held at Eko Hotel in Lagos on Saturday, May 11, 2024, while some nominees celebrated victories, others faced disappointment as they were snubbed across multiple categories.

Over the Bridge emerged as the strongest contender with 12 nominations, closely followed by Mami Wata with 11 nominations. However, it was the Prime Video original, “Breath of Life,” that secured the most wins of the evening.

Despite high expectations, several nominees failed to secure a win in any category they were nominated for. Here are the six most notable snubs from the 2024 AMVCA:

  1. Afamefuna: Kayode Kasum’s film “Afamefuna” received nominations in four categories, including Best Supporting Actor, Best Lead Actor, Best Writing in a Movie, and Best Director. However, it failed to secure a win in any of these categories.
  2. A Tribe Called Judah: Funke Akindele’s movie “A Tribe Called Judah” garnered five nominations, including Best Supporting Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Makeup, Best Writing in a Movie, and Best Movie. Despite its commercial success, it did not win any awards.
  3. Mami Wata: CJ Obasi’s black-and-white fantasy thriller “Mami Wata” received 11 nominations, making it the second most nominated film of the evening. However, it only managed to secure one win for Best Makeup.
  4. The Real Housewives of Lagos (Season 2): Despite being a highly talked-about series in 2023, the second season of “The Real Housewives of Lagos” lost in the Best Unscripted Series category.
  5. The Black Book: Directed by Editi Effiong, “The Black Book” received nominations in five categories but only won for Best Editing.
  6. Skinny Girl in Transit: The Ndani TV series “Skinny Girl in Transit” was nominated for Best Writing TV Series but lost to another nominee.
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These snubs highlight the competitiveness of the AMVCA awards and the unpredictability of the outcome, despite the anticipation surrounding certain nominees.

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