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7th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Nominates Six Films In New Multichoice Talent Factory Award Category

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The 7th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) in association with MultiChoice has nominated six films in the newly launched category, the MultiChoice Talent Factory Award. The category aims to reward excellence in storytelling and provide a platform for alumni of MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academies, MultiChoice Africa’s shared-value initiative, with academies in West, East and Southern Africa.

The films nominated are Life of Bim  (West Africa), DreamChaser (West Africa), Ensulo (East Africa), Promises (East Africa), Savannah Skies (Southern Africa) and The Painting (Southern Africa), which were produced by students of MTF’s class of 2019 and culminated the 12-month immersion programme, aimed at developing the next generation of African film and TV creatives.

In a live broadcast across Africa Magic channels on 6 February, Nollywood’s Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman announced nominees in all 28 categories of the AMVCAs. Seven of  the AMVCA’s 28 categories will be open to public voting and 21 categories, including the MultiChoice Talent Factory Award, will be decided by the AMVCA panel of judges, headed by award-winning filmmaker and MTF Academy Director for West Africa, Femi Odugbemi, who is making his return as Head Judge of the awards for the fourth time.

“I am excited about the new MTF category in the AMVCA because it showcases the AMVCA’s commitment to the importance of professional training as a critical factor towards enabling richer storytelling.” – Femi Odugbemi

Since inception in 2013, the AMVCAs celebrates contributions of African filmmakers, actors and industry specialists in the continued growth of the continent’s film and television industry and lives up to one of the MultiChoice Group’s mandates of being the most-loved African storyteller. Through launching the MultiChoice Talent Factory Award, the AMVCAs becomes a platform for MTF alumni across West, East and Southern Africa to build strong creative reputations and provide a springboard for their careers.

“This new category carries the hopes of many aspiring filmmakers and as Africa’s most-loved storyteller, we are honoured to have played a role in unearthing this talent. We hope platforms such as the MultiChoice Talent Factory and AMVCAs will catapult them to greater heights,” says Reatile Tekateka, MultiChoice Africa Executive Head for Corporate Affairs.

The two West African MTF films nominated are Life of Bim, a film about an aspiring footballer whose dreams of becoming a professional athlete are threatened by family pressure, and Dreamchaser, which follows a young woman as she navigates the challenges of the music industry.

East Africa MTF nominations include Ensulo, a film about Princess Zuri, whose life dramatically changes after the death of her father, King Mfalme, and Promises, about a boda-boda driver who struggles to raise his children after the death of his wife during childbirth. Lastly, Southern Africa MTF films are Savannah Skies, a story about a young woman forced into marriage, and The Painting, a film about a struggling artist who finds a painting in her home, which brings a surprising twist to her career and life.

The 7th edition of AMVCAs brought to viewers across the continent by Africa Magic and is proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta will take place on Saturday, 14 March, in Lagos, Nigeria. Voting for the awards is now open and closes at 10pm GMT on Saturday, 7 March 2020. For more information about the 7th AMVCAs, please visit www.africamagic.tv.

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Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Opens Nominations For 23rd Edition

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The organisers if the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Ghana, have opened nominations for this year’s edition.

They are therefore calling on all GH artistes, producers, and record labels with works released between Jan 1st – Dec 31st, 2021 to submit your entries for VGMA23 nominations to www.entry.ghanamusicawards.com

See their press release below:

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KiDi, Kuami Eugene To Perform At Indigo At The O₂ In London On March 6

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Lynx Entertainment signees, KiDi and Kuami Eugene are spreading their wings as far as their music careers are concerned.

While their songs are making inroads into other music markets the world over, they are not resting on their laurels in their bid to have a physical presence in those areas.

On 6th March 2022, the two Ghanaian music superstars will be performing at the Indigo at the O2 in London.

KiDi and Kuami Eugene are two of Ghana’s illustrious sons in the music industry who have enjoyed critical and commercial success, less than six years into their music careers.

They have quickly established themselves and have found places in the Highlife and Afrobeats genres.

KiDi, who is currently Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Afrobeats Artiste of the Year has released hugely successful singles such as ‘Odo’, ‘Say Cheese’, ‘Enjoyment’ and the 2021 smash hit ‘Touch It’ which went viral on TikTok and spent several weeks on the UK Afrobeats Chart and the Billboard Global Triller Chart.

Kuami Eugene is a four-time Highlife Artist of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). He also won the ultimate slot (Artiste of the Year) at the 2020 VGMA.

He is known for hit songs such as ‘Angela’, ‘Confusion’, ‘Wish Me Well’, ‘Open Gate’ and is currently enjoying a lot of success with his massive collaborations such as ‘Happy Day’ (with Sarkodie) and ‘Love Nwantiti’ remix (with Ckay and Joeboy).

Kuami and KiDi are also loved for their riveting stagecraft and have rocked a lot of high-profile stages (both home and abroad).

Click on the link below for all your ticket reservations: https://www.axs.com/uk/events/421801/kidi-and-kuami-eugene-tickets?skin=indigo

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Juliet Ibrahim Collaborates With United Airlines For “A Toast To Life” Book Tour

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Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim teams up with global airline company United Airlines as she is set to tour America with her book ‘A Toast To Life’.

This collaboration comes as Juliet Ibrahim was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 by MIPAD.

As a Mipadian, The Actress will be working with United Airlines to promote their routes across continents.

Announcing the new partnership via social media, a delighted Juliet, expressed how it will be easier to go on her tour due to the convenience of a direct flight from Ghana and Nigeria to the United States of America.

She wrote; ” Super excited to be collaborating with @united this January as I tour the USA with my book @atoasttolifebook Flying direct from Ghana and Nigeria to Dulles airport is so convenient! Let the globetrotting #2022 begin!!! Thanks to @mipad100 for the connect. #USAtriploading #Traveltheworld #United #MyUnitedJourney”

‘A Toast To Life’ is a highly acclaimed auto-biography detailing how Juliet Ibrahim survived three civil wars and how she lost some family members while her family was trying to escape from rebels. The book also reveals her survival from rape and sexual abuse, the ups and downs of her previous relationships, dealing with self-esteem issues, depression and Motherhood.

‘A Toast To Life’ is available for purchase online on Amazon, Kindle, and in several bookstores.

United Airlines is a major American-owned company that flies direct from Ghana and Nigeria to the United States of America and vice versa. The airline operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six inhabited continents. United Airlines is the third-largest airline in the world and the actress turn author is indeed going global.

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