AMVCA: 3 gbosa for the organisers


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A huge joke disrupted the higgledy-piggledy of the African film-making scene on Wednesday night.

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) released its nominees for the upcoming fifth edition of the annual award ceremony.

With 2016 turning out to be a good year for Nollywood, not only in terms of quality of films made but also global recognition and cinema revenue, many people anticipated the announcement.

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However, by 11 p.m. when the announcement was done and the full list of nominees available, it was immediately evident that AMVCA had come from nowhere to win joke of the year. Not even Uncle Lai and his MOPICON cousins come close.

Last year, it was the highly questionable decision to award Genevieve Nnaji’s production, Road to Yesterday the award for Best West African Movie while Dry, a brilliant flick by Stephanie Linus (a film from West Africa) won Best Overall Film.

No problems there you say? Think about that for a second. This year, their joke has hit the ground running.

READ: ‘Why Dry won Best Movie in Africa’ – AMVCA organisers

They came up with the amazing idea of naming AY Makun among the Best Writer nominees for a film whose biggest flaw was its storyline, A Trip to Jamaica. Apart from being a textbook example of how not to make a great film, A Trip to Jamaica offers little else.

It destroyed previous box office records, yes. But what do you expect of Nigerians who think that Jenifa’s Diary is the next best thing after garri Ìjẹ̀bú?

As if that prank wasn’t startling enough, these AMVCA folks named it among the contenders for West African Film of the Year. Someone call my mum!

I would have personally trekked to their office and demanded a whiff of what they have been smoking if they had left out Akin Omotosho for his writing genius in VayaVaya didn’t even make the cut for best overall movie.

What a time to be alive!

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Then The Arbitration‘s snub was so confusing, even an arbitration panel would have been left helpless. That film is arguably in the top three films made this year in Nigeria.

How it misses out on both the Best West African Film and Best Overall Film categories is a wawu . Niyi Akinmolayan wasn’t even considered in the Best Director category while Robert Peters and Curtis Graham got nods for A Trip to Jamaica and Oloibiri respectively.

Good one.

You people brought out your joke in time to win the joke of the year award.

Three gbosa for you!

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