Here are the 2024 AMVCA top makeup and costume designers

Here are the 2024 AMVCA top makeup and costume designers

The 10th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) concluded with an exhilarating celebration of African cinema and creativity. Among the prestigious awards presented were those for Best Costume and Makeup Design, recognising the exceptional talents behind the captivating visual storytelling on screen. Let’s unveil the deserving winners of these coveted categories.

Best makeup design winner: “Mami Wata” (Campbell Precious Arebamen)

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“In Mami Wata,” makeup artist Campbell Precious Arebamen truly brought the film’s supernatural elements to life. Characters were beautifully decorated with intricate white patterns of dots and lines across their faces, echoing traditional African body art. This bold makeup contrasted vividly with their skin and complemented their ornate costumes of beads and shells. The overall effect was mesmerising, pulling the audience into a world that felt both ancient and otherworldly, perfectly capturing the film’s mystical ambience.

Best costume design winner: “Jagun Jagun” (Lola Awe)

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In “Jagun Jagun,” Lola Awe’s costume designs masterfully highlighted cultural heritage and authenticity. Each costume was crafted with meticulous attention to detail and rich textures that underscored the film’s narrative depth rooted in Yoruba culture. Awe’s work immersed viewers in a vivid cultural tapestry, enhancing the storytelling by visually anchoring the characters within their vibrant historical and cultural context.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Best Costume and Makeup Design categories at the 2024 AMVCA! Your remarkable talents continue to elevate African cinema and inspire countless artists and filmmakers across the continent. Here’s to celebrating the magic of makeup and costume design in storytelling.

Follow the AMVCA Diaries for more highlights and updates from the 10th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, where excellence in African filmmaking takes centre stage!


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