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‘Breath of Life’ Tops AMVCAs, Taking Home Five Awards

‘Breath of Life’ managed to snag the most wins in some of the major categories including the coveted awards for Best Movie.

  • Melony Akpoghene
  • 12th May 2024
‘Breath of Life’ Tops AMVCAs

The 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards took place on May 11, 2024, at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos State. The annual award show, presented by MultiChoice, recognizes outstanding achievements in television and film.


This year’s edition had 27 categories, 16 non-voting and nine audience voting categories. The winners were selected by a jury led by filmmaker and head judge Femi Odugbemi.


Though coming into the ceremony with fewer nominations than some competitors – Over the Bridge held a leading 12 – Breath of Life managed to snag the most wins in some of the major categories. This included the coveted awards for Best Movie, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Lead Actor.


Further, Chimezie Imo, who played lead alongside Wale Ojo in Breath of Life won the Trailblazer Award. Idowu Philips, aka Iya Rainbow, and  Richard Mofe Damijo received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Other winners included Over the Bridge and Jagun Jagun which both won two awards. The critically-acclaimed black-and-white fantasy thriller by CJ Obasi, Mami Wata won only one award for Best Makeup. 


Some high-profile films, however, went home empty-handed. Funke Akindele’s record-breaking A Tribe Called Judah and Kayode  Kasum’s Afamefuna, despite nominations, couldn’t convert them into wins.


See the full winners’ list:

Best Supporting Actor


Ademola Adedoyin (Breath of Life)


Best Supporting Actress


Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life)


Best Lead Actor


Wale Ojo (Breath of Life)


Best Lead Actress


Kehinde Bankole (Adire)


Best Movie


Breath of Life


Best Makeup


Campbell Precious (Mami Wata)


Trailblazer Award


Chimezie Imo


Industry Merit Award


Idowu Phillips aka Iya Rainbow


Second Industry Merit Award


Richard Mofe Damijo


Best Digital Content


Layi Wasabi


Best Indigenous Language Film (West Africa)


Femi Adebayo – Jagun Jagun


Best Indigenous Language (East Africa)




Best Indigenous Language (South Africa)


Motshameko O Kotsi


Best Multichoice Talent Factory Movie


Her Dark Past


Best Scripted M-Net Original


Slum King


Best Unscripted M-Net Original


Nwuyee Bekee (Foreign Wives)


Best Indigenous M-Net Original


Irora Iya


Best Short Film


Broken Mask (Kagho Idhebor)


Best Cinematography


Over The Bridge (KC Obiajulu)


Best Editing


Antonio Ribeiro (The Black Book)


Best Sound Design


Grey Jones Ossai (Breathe of Life and Blood Vessel)


Best Art Direction


Abisola Omolade (Over The Bridge)


Best Costume Design


Lola Awe (Jagun Jagun: The Warrior)


Best Writing TV series


Mona Ombogo (Volume)


Best Writing Movie


Tunde Babalola (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti)


Best Documentary




Best Series (Scripted)




Best Series (Unscripted)


GH Queens (Season 2)


Best Director


BB Sasore


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