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Funke Akindele Battles Genevieve Nnaji, Kunle Afolayan For Awards In The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

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Nollywood actresses Funke Akindele and Genevieve Nnaji have been nominated in the Best Actress category of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. Other actresses nominated in the category include Bubu Mazibuko, Nolwazi Shange and Ghanaian Jackie Appiah.

Funke Akindele was nominated for her role in Maami while Genevieve Nnaji was nominated for her role in Mirror Boy. The other three actresses were nominated for their roles in Man on Ground, Otelo Burning and Perfect Picture respectively.

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As Akindele battles with Genevieve Nnaji in the Best Actress category, the nominations released on Monday reveal the talented actress has more than Genevieve to battle with in Nollywood for an award in the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, as she’s nominated in the Best Actress in a Comedy category with The Return of Jenifa, where she is competing with Lilian Esoro (Clinic Matters) and Mercy Johnson (Dumebi the Dirty Girl).

In the Best Actor in a Comedy however, Hafiz Oyetoro (House a Part) is competing with Kunle Bamtefa (Glorious Journey), Bovi Ugboma (The Bovi Ugboma Show), Francis Odega (Clinic Matters) and Ikhide Isaac (Wanna Be).

Obi Emeloye (The Mirror Boy) has Akin Omotoso (Man on Ground), Tim Green (Skeem), Sara Blecher (Otelo Burning) and Shirley Frimpong-Manso (Perfect Picture) to beat in the Best Movie Director category.

Funke Akindele’s battles won’t end in the Best Actress categories as her Return of Jenifa slugs it out with Kule Afolayan’s Phone Swap producer in the Best Movie (Comedy) category, alongside Geore Edmund’s Open Fire and others.
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With a total of 28 awards in 26 categories, the AMVCA includes six categories where viewers will vote for winners and 18 more technically-focused segments where winners will be selected by a judging panel.

Full List of Nominees

The nominees for the maiden edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ choice award was unveiled yesterday. See who and what film got nominated.
Full list of Nominees

1) BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Man on Ground | Bubu Mazibuko
The Mirror Boy | Genevieve Nnaji
Otelo Burning | Nolwazi Shange
Maami | Funke Akindele
Perfect Picture | Jackie Appiah

2) BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
The Return of Jenifa | Funke Akindele
Clinic Matters | Lilian Esoro
Dumebi the Dirty Girl | Mercy Johnson

3) BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jacob’s Cross | Fabian Adeoye Lojede
Two Brides and a Baby | O.C Ukeje
Down & Out | Kenneth Uphopho
The Mirror Boy | Edward Kagutuzi
Otelo Burning | Jafta Mamabolo

4) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Man on Ground Fabian Adeoye Lojede
The Mirror Boy Osita Iheme
Otelo Burning Thomas Gumede
A Good Catholic Girl Matthew Nabwiso
Two Brides and a Baby Kalu Ikeagwu

5) BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
House a Part | Hafiz Oyetoro
Glorious Journey | Kunle Bamtefa
The Bovi Ugboma Show | Bovi Ugboma
Clinic Matters | Francis Odega
Wanna Be | Ikhide Isaac

6) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Man on Ground | Thishiwe Ziqubu
Otelo Burning | Harriet Manamela
Akun | Regina Chukwu
Old Cargo Young Blood | Taiwo Atigogo
Lies that Bind | Maureen Koech

7) BEST COSTUME DESIGNER
The Mirror Boy | Ngozi Obasi
Perfect Picture | Jayne Awoonor-Williams
Two Brides and a Baby | Frank Osodi Richard
Kawanu | Preston Mwila
Spider | Nkiru Nwauzor

8) BEST SHORT FILM
Big Daddy | Christopher Ihidero
Yellow Fever | Ngendo Mukii
Down & Out | Udoka Oyeka

9) BEST WRITER (COMEDY)
Skeem | Tim Greene
Perfect Picture | Shirley Frimpong-Manso
Clinic Matters | Paul Igwe
The Bovi Ugboma Show | Bovi Ugboma
Wanna Be | Teru Ekuerhale

10) BEST SOUND EDITOR
Man on Ground | Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky
Otelo Burning | Juli vanden Berg & Tiago Correia-Paulo
The Mirror Boy | Obi Emelonye
Perfect Picture | Elorm Adablah
A Sting in a Tale | Elorm Adablah

11) BEST MOVIE DIRECTOR
Skeem | Tim Greene
Man on Ground | Akin Omotoso
The Mirror Boy | Obi Emelonye
Otelo Burning | Sara Blecher
Perfect Picture | Shirley Frimpong-Manso

12) BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER
Otelo Burning | Dave Howe
Two Brides and a Baby | Eleazu Texas
Maami | Oluwole Olawoyin
Down and Out | Terry Emmanuel
Perfect Picture | Ken Attoh

13) BEST ART DIRECTOR
Maami | Bola Belo
Ties that Bind | Carol Mbugua
Kawanu Bernard | H. Mulenga
Two Brides and a Baby | Blessing Effiom Egbe
Otelo Burning | Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter

14). BEST MOVIE (OVERALL)
Skeem | Tim Greene
Man on Ground | Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene
Jozi King | Jamie Ramsay
Otelo Burning | Sara Blecher
The Mirror Boy | Obi Emelonye

15) BEST PICTURE EDITOR
Otelo Burning | Megan Gilli
Man on Ground | Aryan Kaganof
Two Brides and a Baby | Shola Ayorinde
Lies that Bind | Reg Chuhi & Kevin Ireri
Clinic Matters | Kayode Afolabi

16) BEST MOVIE (COMEDY)
Skeem | Tim Greene
Wisdom of Thomas Collins | Chinedu Ezenwa
Phone Swap | Kunle Afolayan
The Return of Jenifa | Funke Akindele
Open Fire 2 | George Edmund

17) BEST MOVIE (DRAMA)
Man on Ground | Akin Omotoso/Fabian Adeoye Lojede/Hakeem Kae-Kazim/Rosie Motene
The Mirror Boy | Obi Emelonye
Otelo Burning | Sara Blecher
Adams Apple | Ken Attoh
A Sting in a Tale | Ken Attoh

18) BEST LOCAL LANGUAGE MOVIE (YORUBA)
Maami | Tunde Kelani
Akun | Regina Chukwu
Gbajumo Oladipo | Ariyeke

19) BEST LOCAL LANGUAGE MOVIE (HAUSA)
Asirka | Aminu Abdullahi/Hafizu Bello
Yunkuri | Aminu Abdullahi
Faida Nura | A. Ali/Hafizu Bello

20) BEST LOCAL LANGUAGE MOVIE (SWAHILI)
The Ray of Hope | Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava
Sakalakata | Henry Lenga
Zeinabu | Rudi Nyumbani Quentin Hughes/Alex Konstantaras

21) BEST WRITER (DRAMA)
Otelo Burning | James Whyle/Sara Blecher/The Cast Workshop
The Mirror Boy | Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye
Two Brides and a Baby | Blessing Egbe
A Sting in a Tale Shirley | Frimpong-Manso
Perfect Picture | Shirley Frimpong-Manso

22) BEST TELEVISION SERIES
The XYZ Show | Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie Lora-Mungai
Peep | Ken Attoh/Shirley Frimpong-Manso
Jozi Moving the City | Lance Stehr
DemiGods | Benjamin Odiwuor Abonyo
Makutano Junction | Patricia Gichinga/David Campbell

23) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
The Mirror Boy | Clive Norman
Skeem | Tom Marais
Man on Ground | Paul Michelson
Otelo Burning | Lance Gewer
Maami | Sarafa Abagun

24) BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST
Otelo Burning | Jacqui Bannermen
The Mirror Boy | Gabriel Okorie
Tales of Eve | Biola Poopola
Perfect Picture | Jayne Awoonor-Williams
Kawanu | Christin Ngoma

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“Know Who You’re Coming For” – BBNaija’s Cee-C Debunks Rumor That She Didn’t Pass Her Bar Exams

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Former BBNaija housemate, Cynthia Nwadiora, also known as Cee-C, has silenced those doubting her educational qualifications.

Taking to Instagram, the law graduate uploaded throwback and recent photos of herself cladded in a black robe, bib and wig.

The 28-year-old reality TV Star captioned the image with the words;

“How it started” vs “How it is going.

Still a “Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria”.

Six years post call!”.

Reacting to the post, a follower left an unwarranted comment as she asked the reality TV star if she actually passed her “Call to Bar” exams or if she is about to purchase the certificate.

“Did you finally pass or you are about buying it?”, the lady wrote.

The reality TV star, who is not going to let anyone steal her shine, hit back at the lady and  shared photos of her certificates with the caption;

“It was worked HARD for. One exam sitting = SECOND CLASS HONOURS (UPPER DIVISION)”.

Cee-C also replied the lady saying; “know who you’re coming for.”

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OAP Toolz Recounts How Almost Everyone In Her Home Tested Positive For COVID-19

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Media personality, Tolu Demuren alias Toolz, has narrated how she and the members of her household tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

The on-air personality, in a string of tweets, mentioned that she was mainly concerned about her two children but fortunately, they did not contract the virus. Toolz also revealed that they have all fully recovered in her home.

In her words;

“Feeling super thankful to God today! This time last month, we were going through a very scary period! Almost everyone in our house (including myself) tested positive for Covid-19.

I was just about to return to work after my maternity, and it all started with Captain complaining of ‘malaria-like’ symptoms. He had them for a few days, and didn’t seem to get any better…so we ended up taking him to hospital.

He had taken a Covid-19 test a few days before which was negative, so I thought it was a bad case of malaria. He was admitted with malaria and a bacterial infection we were told. After being given intravenous antibiotics and other meds he still wasn’t getting better.

I decided to move him to a different hospital, and they tested again, and he ‘blew up’ the test according to the doctor. My body went cold, and my first thought was ‘OMG the babies!!’. Then a short while later, I thought about myself. I did a rapid test, and it was positive.

Neither of us initially had the common symptoms- no coughing, no breathing issues…although I later lost my smell and taste. Captain was in hospital for a week and this was around the time of the Lekki shooting, so I was doubly terrified.

My main fear was the babies…especially our youngest son as he was just about 3 months old. We didn’t test them, but I was certain they had Covid too as we literally kiss and cuddle our boys every day. The doctor assured us that they wouldn’t be affected.

Thank God the doctor was right, other than a sneeze here & there, our babies were perfectly fine. I was generally ok too, just scared. Once you get that positive result, you get all these random symptoms you didn’t have before. My back would hurt…I’d be like hmmm corona oo

The weirdest thing was the taste and smell thing. Everything Captain had tasted bad, he’s a foodie so that was strange. One of my super powers is my sense of smell…and it just gradually faded. I actually put a bottle of bleach under my nose one day and…nothing.

I kept waiting to fall ill, and it didn’t happen. I started thinking I had indaboski blood, but then I had 2 days where I felt like I had the worst hangover in the world, then there was some fatigue, but I was generally ok.

Captain on the other hand felt super rundown, couldn’t keep food down, had cramping all over and a bunch of other symptoms. After a week, he came back home, and we finished our isolation period together.

After 2 weeks we all retested and were all thankfully Negative. Thanks to Almighty God for seeing us through, a big thank you to the doctors that looked after us… especially Dr Majekodunmi of Eurocare for the constant reassurance, and for taking my a million and one calls.

I’m super thankful I didn’t get it while I was pregnant. Imagine I travelled to have my baby, came back, did a 7 covid tests, and it was the 8th that was positive. The craziest thing was that a week before I legit told someone that there’s Covid in Lagos anymore. Silly me”, she concluded.

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‘Many Christians Speak In Tongues But It’s Hard To Find Interpreters’ – Uti Nwachukwu

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Popular media personality, Uti Nwachukwu, has come for Christians who speak in tongues without interpreters. The ex BBA winner took to his official Twitter account to state that he finds it weird that a lot of Christians speak in tongues without anyone to interpret the tongues, stating that it is contrary to what is in the Bible.

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His tweet reads:

“I find it sooo weird that a LOT of Christians speak in tongues, But till today I have not met ONE person that can interprete the tongues. Afterall the Bible (1 Cor 12 V10) says Holy Spirit gifts some with tongues and others with interpretation? Where are the INTERPRETERS?”

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