AMVCA 2024: Iya Rainbow, RMD Bag Lifetime Awards As Bankole, Ojo Win Best Actors


AMVCA 2024: Iya Rainbow, RMD Bag Lifetime Awards As Bankole, Ojo Win Best Actors


Veteran Nollywood actress, Idowu Philips, also known as Iya Rainbow, and actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, better known as RMD, have been honoured with the Industry Merit Awards at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

This is as another actor, Kehinde Bankole, won the Best Actress category for her role in the movie, Adire.

Another popular actor, Wale Ojo, also won the Best Actor category for his role in the movie, Breath of Life.

This year, which is the 10th anniversary of the AMVCA, was held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, on Saturday.

Hosted by ace broadcaster and master of ceremony, Ik Osakioduwa, the AMVCA celebrates actors and filmmakers from all across Africa for incredible performances and storytelling.

Receiving the award, Iya Rainbow, who was visibly joyous, thanked God for keeping her alive to see the day.

She said, “I thank God that I am still alive to receive this award. I dedicate this award to the almighty God, my creator, my husband, my children, and all my fans.”

Receiving the award, celebrated actor, RMD said the award was completely unexpected.

He said, “This is completely unexpected. This is for every actor out there. I am very privileged to be alive to receive this award. This is to all the actors and producers I have been blessed to work with. Thank you.”

Also, Bakole, expressed joy as she received another AMVCA.

Bankole had, in 2015, clinched the Best Lead Actress Award for her compelling portrayal in ‘October 1’ directed by award-winning director, Kunle Afolayan.

It was her first nomination for the award and marked her as the third actress to win in that category.

Receiving his award for Best Actor in the movie Breath of Life, Ojo, who busted into a Yoruba gospel song, thanked his family and fans for the award.

“God is alive. Halleluyah!” he said. Continuing, he added, “I thank God for this award; I am grateful.”

Best Editing – Antonio Ribeiro (“The Black Book”) – Winner

Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa) –  “Jagun Jagun” (Femi Adebayo) – Winner

Best Indigenous Language Film (East Africa) – Ormoilaa Ogol (The Strong One) – Winner

Best Indigenous Language Film (South Africa) – Motshameko O Kotsi – Winner

Best Documentary – Lobola, A Bride’s True Price? – Winner

Best Cinematography – Over The Bridge (KC Obiajulu) – Winner

Best Indigenous M-Net Original – Irora Iya – Winner

Best Digital Content – Medical Negligence and Copyright Infringement – Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola (Layi Wasabi) – Winner

Best Short Film – Broken Mask – Winner

Best Unscripted M-Net Original – Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives) – Winner

Best Scripted M-Net Original – Slum King – Winner

Best Supporting Actress – Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life) – Winner

Best Supporting Actor – Demola Adedoyin (Breath of Life) – Winner

Trailblazer Award – Chimezie Imo – Winner

Best Unscripted Series – Gh Queens (Season 2) – Winner

Best Director – BB Sasore (Breath of Life) – Winner

Best Movie – Breath of Life – Winner