Nigerian celebrities who have won ‘Best Actor’ in AMVCA

Nigerian celebrities who have won ‘Best Actor’ in AMVCA – Multichoice’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) recognize outstanding achievements in television and movies on a yearly basis. The inaugural Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony took place on March 9, 2013, in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria, and was televised live in over 50 countries. Entries for the award ceremony are films and TV shows that aired the previous year.

Nigerian celebrities who have won 'Best Actor' in AMVCA

Let’s take a look at the Nigerian actors who have won the BEST ACTOR category in the AMVCA award ceremony since inception;

Best Actor
YearNomineesFilmResult
2005Richard Mofe DamijoThe MayorsWon
2006Kanayo O. KanayoFamily BattleWon
Osita Iheme & Chinedu IkediezeSecret AdventureNominated
Bil AkaSofiaNominated
Nosa EhinwenAniniNominated
Modu CessayArrou (Prevention)Nominated
2007Olu JacobsDancing HeartWon
Kunle AbogunlokoCovenant ChurchNominated
Ayo LijaduMarokoNominated
2008Nkem OwohStronger Than PainWon
Van VickerReturn Of Beyonce & Princess TyraNominated
Kanayo O. KanayoAcross the NigerNominated
OC UkejeCheck PointNominated
[[[eter Badejo]]White WatersNominated
2009Farouk Al-FichawiSeventh HeavenWon
Godfrey OdhiambaFrom a WhisperNominated
Mike EzuruonyeThe AssassinNominated
Majid MichelAgony of the ChristNominated
Peter BadejoArugbaNominated
2010Ramsey NouahThe FigurineWon
Lucky EjimThe TenantNominated
Majid MichelSin of a SoulNominated
Sadiq AbuSoul DiasporaNominated
John Osie Tutu AgyemanI Sing of a WellNominated
2011Themba NdabaHopevilleWon
Patsha BayViva Riva!Nominated
Jimmy Jean-LouisSinking SandsNominated
Ekon BlanksonCheckmateNominated
Antar LaniyanYemojaNominated
Majid MichelPool PartyNominated
2012Majid MichelSomewhere in AfricaWon
Menzi NgubaneHow to Steal 2 MillionNominated
Chet AnekweUnwanted GuestNominated
Jafta MamaboloOtelo BurningNominated
Karabo Lance48Nominated
Wale OjoPhone SwapNominated
Hakeem Kae-KazimMan on GroundNominated
2013Justus EsiriAssassins PracticeWon
OC UkejeAlan PozaNominated
Bimbo ManuelHeroes and ZerosNominated
Lindani NkosiZama ZamaNominated
Hlomla DandalaContractNominated
Femi JacobsThe MeetingNominated
Amurin WumnembomNinah’s DowryNominated
2014Mothusi MaganoOf Good ReportWon
Zengo NgqobeForgotten KingdomNominated
Kanayo O. KanayoApayeNominated
Joseph BenjaminMurder at Prime SuitesNominated
Adjetey AnangPotomantoNominated
Majid MichelBrother’s KeeperNominated
2015Sadiq DabaOctober 1Won
Tony KrorogeCold HarbourNominated
Sdumo MatshaliiNumber NumberNominated
Abdoul Kareem KonateRunNominated
Gerard EssombaLe PresidentNominated
2016Daniel K DanielSoldier’s StoryWon
Oris ErhueroThe Cursed OnesNominated
OC UkejeAyandaNominated
Fragrass AssandeEye of the StormNominated
Maps MaponyaneTell Me Sweet SomethingNominated
Buiferi YakoubiLa PagneNominated
2017Jahwar SoudaniThe Last of Us (film)Won
Sambassa NzeribeSlow Country (film)Nominated
Ibrahim KomaWuluNominated
Richard Mofe DamijoOloibiriNominated
Amine EnnajiA Mile in My Shoes (film)Nominated
David OyelowoQueen of KatweNominated
Dann-Jacques MoutonCall Me ThiefNominated
Ramsey Noah’76 (film)Nominated
2018Richard Mofe DamijoCross RoadsWon
Vuyo DabulaFive Fingers for MarseillesNominated
Sam DedeIn My CountryNominated
Sani BouajlaThe Blessed VostNominated
OC UkejePotato PotahtoNominated
Chris AttohEsoheNominated
Oros MampofuLucky SpecialsNominated
Frank DongaHakkundeNominated
2019Marc ZingaThe Mercy of the JungleWon
Gabriel AfolayanGold StatueNominated
The Burial of KojoJoseph OtsimanNominated
Chinedu IkediezeLara and the BeatNominated
Jimmy Jean-LouisRattlesnakesNominated
Gil AlexandreRedemptionNominated
Ezra MabengezaSew the Winter to My SkinNominated
Ayoub BombweFatumaNominated
2020Jimmy Jean-LouisDesrancesWon
Gabriel AfolayanComing From InsanityNominated
Kang QuintusThe Fisherman’s DiaryNominated
Bongile MantsaiKnuckle CityNominated
Alphonse MenyoGold Coast LoungeNominated
Eyinna NwigweBadamasiNominated
Robert Agengo/Mwaura Bilal/Andreo Kamau/ Xavier Ywawa40 SticksNominated
Darrin Dewitt HensonZulu WeddingNominated
2021Omar AbdiThe Gravedigger’s WifeWon
Gary GreenFried BarryNominated
Lateef AdedimejiAyinlaNominated
Melvin AlusaMission To RescueNominated
Jude AkuwudikeEyimofeNominated
David NjaveraHairarebNominated
Nonso BasseyLa Femme AnjolaNominated

In AMVCA 2022, below are the list of nominees and the winner of the ‘BEST ACTOR‘ role;

  • Stan Nze – Rattlesnake (Winner)
  • Uzee Usman – Voiceless
  • Gabriel Afolayan – For Maria Ebun Pataki
  • Efa Iwara – This Lady Called Life
  • Femi Jacobs – Introducing The Kujus
  • Eyinna Nwigwe – Dear Affy
  • Timini Egbuson – Introducing The Kujus