Tafadzwa Zimoyo recently in Lagos, Nigeria
M-Net, Africa’s largest television network has challenged African countries whose movie productions have not been showcased on international platforms to submit their content to their various Africa Magic channels for consideration.Speaking at the recently held 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) in Lagos, M-Net regional director Wangi Mba- Uzoukwu said contrary to popular belief that Africa Magic is biased to Nigeria, they try to accommodate all African countries.
“Expose your stars and we’ll give them the platform,” said Uzoukwu.
As part of efforts to incorporate content from marginalised countries, especially those in the East and Southern African region, Uzoukwu said they had since launched channels such as Maisha Magic and Zambezi Magic. The channels are wholly dedicated to content from those regions.
“We recently launched Zambezi Magic as we want content from the Southern region to be exposed,” she said.
Meanwhile, top South African TV and radio personality Minnie Dlamini stunned as host of the AMVCAs that took place on Saturday night in Lagos.The starlet played co-host alongside renowned Nigerian radio and TV personality IK Osakioduwe. Minnie was a modern minimalism beauty as she walked the red carpet in an ivory off-the-shoulder beaded Gert-Johan Coetzee creation.
Then as the live telecast kicked-off, Minnie shimmered as she channelled an ancient Egyptian goddess in a Gert-Johan Coetzee pleated gold embellished ensemble. She closed the night by slipping into a white lace Tuelo Nguyuza sheer gown, with a feminine mermaid skirt.
Mzansi songstress Zonke also took to the stage to perform her hit songs Reach It and SOS. Big South African winners included movie Ayanda scooping Best Writer of a Movie/TV series as well as Best Makeup.
Other winners were actors – Folarin Falana, Funke Akindele, Daniel K. Daniel and Adesua Etomi.
The AMVCA Industry Merit Award went to Bukky Ajayi and Sadiq Daba. — Additional reporting by Johannesburg Sunday World.