The AMVCA nominations are in! Here are the women you should look out for

Every year, the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards are given to the most outstanding individuals in African film. These awards are a testament to the tenacity and creativity of African people in storytelling. Through these awards, we get to see who has put in the most work throughout the year and who is most deserving of accolades.  This year is not any different, as the AMVCA has now released the list of nominees for this year’s African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

As always at Marie Claire Nigeria, we are looking out for and spotlighting all the amazing women who have made it to the big leagues, and this time, we are doing it in film. Here are the women who have been nominated for the 2024 AMVCA.

Best Lead Actress


  • Segilola Ogidan (Over The Bridge)
  • Lucie Debay (Omen)
  • Omowunmi Dada (Asiri Ade)
  • Ireti Doyle (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)
  • Adaobi Dibor (Blood Vessel)
  • Evelyne Ily (Mami Wata)
  • Kehinde Bankole (Adire)
  • Funke Akindele (A Tribe Called Judah)


Best Supporting Actress

  • Joke Silva (Over the Bridge)
  • Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun, The Warrior)
  • Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book)
  • Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life)
  • Eliane Umuhire (Omen)
  • Tana Adelana (Ijogbon, Chaos)
  • Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi)


Best Costume Design

  • Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti (Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ituen Basi, Folake Coker, Clement Effanga)
  • Jagun Jagun (Lola Awe)
  • Mami Wata (Bunmi Demilola Fashina)


Best Makeup

  • Over The Bridge (Francesca Otaigbe)
  • Mami Wata (Campbell Precious Arebamen)
  • Mojisola (Hadizat Gambo)
  • A Tribe Called Judah (Feyisayo Oyebisi)


Best Writing Series

Skinny Girls in Transit (Season 7)

  • Bunmi Ajakaiye
  • Ifeanyi Barbara Chidi
  • Abdul Tijani- Ahmed

Wura (Season 2)

  • Jeffery David Musa
  • Olumide Kuti
  • Esther Oyiza Kokori


  • Mona Ombogo
  • Masquerades of Aniedo
  • Timendo Aghahowa
  • Motunde Akiode

Slum King

Best Writing Movie

  • Over The Bridge (Tosin Otudeko)
  • Afamefuna (Anyanwu Sandra Adaora)
  • ATCJ (Funke Ayotunde Akindele, Collins Okoh & Akinlabi Ishola)


Best Art Direction

  • Over The Bridge (Abisola Omolade)

These women have had an excellent run in film all through the year, and that’s why Multi-choice, through AMVCA, is awarding their excellence. Who are you rooting for this year? Let us know in the comments!


  • ChiAmaka Dike

    Chiamaka is the Features Editor at Marie Claire Nigeria. She is a woman who is passionate about God, women, and top-notch storytelling in all formats. Send all feature pitches her way -

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