8 exciting moments from AMVCA 2022
The 8th edition of the African Magic Viewers Choice Award concluded today, May 14, 2022, and Kemi Filani presents you these 8 thrilling moments from the ceremony in case you missed it.
The evening was kicked off by actress Deyemi Okanlawon, who tried to do a Will Smith stunt on the show’s host, Ik Osakioduwa, when Osakioduwa quipped about Nollywood stars needing to boost their game in movie production and acting to deserve accolades. Deyemi Okanlawon, clearly unimpressed by Osakioduwa’s jokes, rushed to the stage to greet Ik Osakioduwa, but was hauled back by bouncers.
Another thrilling moment was when JJC Skillz and his wife, Funke Akinele, managed to defuse the situation by arriving on stage together to accept an award, despite allegations that they were experiencing a marital problem. JJC Skillz’s pleasure and joy as he shouted and praised his wife was amazing, and the greatest part was when Funke Akindele dedicated her award to him and their babies.
Iyabo Ojo also faltered on stage when announcing other category prizes with actress Caroline Danjuma, including best MakeUp Artist in a Movie/TV Series. We’re not sure if it was intentional or a blunder. We loved it when she embraced Funke Akindele on stage and exchanged pecks with her, putting an end to their long-running feud.
Also worthy of mention was the beautiful rendition of Beyonce’s I was Here by Nigerian Idol 2021 finalists, Kingdom and Akunna, in honor of the departed Nollywood super stars.
Some other favorite performances were that of Yemi Alade who opened the show, singer Lagbaja and his ever green konko below track and also D’banj closing performance for the show.
We also had actress Osas Ighodaro emerging best dressed for the night in a veekay James dress and this win is interestingly coming after her recent fashion clash with actress Eve Esin at Ini Edo’s 40th birthday party.
How could we forget the moment Hollywood actress, Tasha Smith announced a $2000 cash gift for the trail blazer award winner, Teniola Aladese.
Veteran actress, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett made us beam with smiles as she danced on stage to receive her lifetime achievement award, she also rendered a beautiful speech.
Topping it all was the announcement of the commence meant of the 2022 editon of the Big brother Naija auditions by Ik Osakioduwa as the show ended.