Veteran Drama Producer of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) in the 70’s Peter Igho Saturday night at the Eko Hotels Convention Center, Lagos Nigeria carted away the Legendary Award of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA).
His son, Tosin won the best Cameraman’s award making the first time a father and a son would win an award in the greatest media continental show.
While Peter produced many of the present veteran Nollywood stars from some of his old
Peter Igho and son Tosin at the awards in Lagos
Television productions like COCK CROW AT DAWN and supervising other many productions, his son was reputed to have started his camera handling while being a teenager and when his father was not at home to rebuke him. Peter Igho went home with a two million Naira gift.
The awards night was full of its razzmatazz as IK Osakioduwa hosting since inception was paired with Kenya’s TV star, Amina Abdi Rabar who was stepping on the Nigerian soil for the first time finding it difficult to cope with some the slangs of IK which were peculiar to Nigeria.
The organizers introduced for the first time in the seven years of the show, best male and female dressed attendants from the audience won by Mike Edwards and the first runners up in the BIG BROTHER AFRICA, Mercy Eke.
Ramses Noah’s directed movie LIVING IN BONDAGE dominated the night with six awards but Ramses who won Best Director’s Award was on set of another movie and could not take a personal shine. His movie was the best overall movie for 2020.
The film ELEVATOR BABY produced Best Actress in Toyin Abraham while Timini Egbuson was Best Actor. Omo Ghetto crony, Funke Akindele aka Jennifa won the Best Actress in Comedy award with the film MUMA AT WAR and Chibuna “funnybone” Stanley was the funniest male actor with SMASH.
Best Movie for West Africa was LIVING IN BONDAGE; East Africa – PLAN B. and Best Movie South Africa - Palitso.
Best Television series was TRUTH from Annis Halloway and best short film was THORN by Bola Akanbi.
Best Language movies were TUNBUBE by Muhammed Finisher for Hausa; SUBERA by Rareet Sippy Chadh for Swahili; ALUBARIKA by Yewande Famakinwa for Yoruba and NNE by Victor Iyke for Igbo.
Tosin Igho and Bryan Dike jointly won Best Picture Editor; Christiana Aragon won best Sound Editor; Cardosa was best lighting man; John Demps was the best Cinematographer and Dimeji Ajibola was best costume designer.
- By Toluwanimi Olatunji, Director of Operations Patmos Media Line. A graduate of International Relations and Diplomacy.