The 2016 edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), held on March 6, 2016 and a lot of people have been commenting about it both positive and negative and I want to educate us on what has been said for those that don’t know.
The first that really got me was Gollywood actress Yvonne Nelson stating that the awards weren’t genuine as they favored those they can seek favors from and those they have a good relationship and I was really shocked because for once I think AMVCA got it right, even though they still need to thrive to get it more better. Seems she forgot that is a choice award ceremony so it mainly has to do with votes and besides i don’t see any of their movies challenging those that was awarded. All it clearly shows is that Gollywood need to really go back to the drawing board and do something right because trust me I don’t enjoy watching Ghanaian movies even though sometimes Nollywood movies could be annoying except for those who are actually taking the pain to give us quality movies. So please Yvonne, take a seat and strategize on how to dish it real hot and I bet you, you will be a recipient.
Now there were those that felt Genevieve Nnaji needed to do more challenging roles probably she should try comedy like her colleagues and stop the usual role she is known for and my question is which usual role? Everyone has a niche and something they are good at. Can you picture Celine Dion rapping? Or picture Jay Z giving us cool blues? Now if she ventures into another aspect, these same people will say, she is doing copy cat and obviously not good at it and she should do what she is good at.SMH
I totally loved Mercy Aigbe’s outfit but trust people to always criticize even when you are looking purrfecttt..Reading some of the comments got me laughing as some felt she was so overdressed when she isn’t billed to get an award. They were like, why go overboard with your dressing when you weren’t nominated rather you are just attending the show? Chai Naija people sha
Ibinabo Fiberesima’s outfit was another discussion among some people as they felt she didn’t bring her “A game”. I believe she had the mind of promoting the African culture because it is clearly an African occasion and let’s not eat her raw. However, there are 1001 better ways of promoting the African culture through better and alluring styles and I hope this challenges her designer to re-brand.
Pulse Ng interviewed comedian AY and his wife Mabel, and some people were saying they could feel the tension coming from Mabel and it appeared AY didn’t even want his wife to say anything during the interview as he was just doing the talking except for when a question was directed to his wife.
Others are advising Ini Edo to fire both her personal stylist and makeup artist as she never seems to get it right on the red carpet. hmmm
Folarin Falana (Falz) and Funke Akindele won from their comedy series, Jenifa’s Diaries and that is awesome because, in that category, I didn’t really see anyone beating them except for Akpororo in the male category. However I wonder why The Johnson’s family wasn’t nominated in the first place because some of their episodes do crack me up like that of Jenifa’s Diaries and I must confess that some episodes of Jenifa’s Diaries lack the comedy vibes, likewise in the Johnson’s family.
We do hope to see much better AMVCA next year and till then, producers, film makers and the artistes should develop themselves to be able to stand out and win the hearts of their fans and the general public.
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