2023 AMVCA: Kunle Afolayan’s “Anikulapo” Bags 16 Nominations

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Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has received the highest number of nominations at the ninth Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) for his latest film, Anikulapo.

2023 AMVCA: Kunle Afolayan's "Anikulapo" Bags 16 Nominations
Kunle Afolayan

The movie received a total of 16 nominations in the 33 categories for this year’s event, making it the most nominated film of the year.

The AMVCA is an annual event that celebrates outstanding achievements in African television and film. It is a platform that recognizes the contributions of talented actors, producers, and directors in the African entertainment industry.

This year’s event promises to be exciting, with a wide range of nominees across various categories.

The AMVCA ceremony will take place in Lagos, Nigeria, and will be broadcast across various African countries. The event is highly anticipated, and fans of Anikulapo and Kunle Afolayan will be eagerly waiting to see if the film will win any of the 16 categories it has been nominated for.

Categories Anikulapo was Nominated at the 2023 AMVCA

Best Overall Movie
Best Soundtrack
Best Indigenous Language – Yoruba
Best Movie West Africa
Best Writer In A Movie Or TV Series
Best Actress In A Drama Movie/TV Series
Best Costume Designer In A Drama/TV Series
Best Sound Editor, Best Picture Editor
Best Makeup Artist In A Movie or TV Series
Best Lightning Engineer In A Movie Or TV Series
Best Cinematographer
Best Supporting Actor (Two actors nominated)
Best Supporting Actress
Best Picture Editor
Best Director

Anikulapo has generated a significant amount of buzz on both Netflix and in theatres within two weeks of its release. It became the top-performing film in Netflix’s Non-English global category with 8.7 million hours of hourly views for the week, while also grossing N12 million at the box office during the same period.

Kunle Afolayan is a renowned Nigerian filmmaker who has received critical acclaim for his previous works such as “The Figurine” and “October 1”. Anikulapo is his latest offering, and it has been praised for its compelling storyline and exceptional production values.

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