The organizers of the prestigious African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) have come under fire for allegedly consistently overlooking talented Asaba-based actors, including Yul Edochie, Junior Pope, and Destiny Etiko, during their annual award ceremonies.
Disappointed Nigerians took to social media platforms to express their discontent with the AMVCA, criticizing them for failing to recognize these actors despite showcasing their movies on their platforms.
The controversy emerged in the wake of the recently concluded 9th edition of the AMVCA, which was held at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos over the weekend. News About Nigeria reports.
The event saw notable personalities like Bimbo Ademoye, Broda Shaggi, and stars from Big Brother Naija clinching awards in various categories.
However, the omission of Asaba-based actors from the nominations list sparked a wave of criticism on Twitter and other platforms.
Numerous Twitter users voiced their disappointment, specifically calling out the AMVCA organizers for disregarding Destiny Etiko’s talents and colleagues from Asaba and the Eastern part of Nigeria.
Many argued that these actors had consistently delivered remarkable performances in their movies, deserving recognition for their contributions to the Nigerian film industry.
Read some comments below,
@aishaossai wrote, “Am so pissed with the useless amvca award,very partial…is it that asaba actors don’t work hard,we have great talent there. Apart from that we have great actors like zuby Michael,chidi mokeme,ini Edo,mercy Johnson, Nse,destiny etiko,alot ,guys are u sure inec is not part of them”
@linusNoni wrote, “Africa magic Awards AMVCA always give awards to actors and actress that act in movies they don’t show,
On all Africa Magic channels you see more of Destiny Etiko and Zubby micheal,
But when it comes to award they take it to Timini and shaggy,
@loretanche wrote, “So Destiny Etiko hasn’t acted in a movie worth AMVCA recognition ?”
@ceeblack wrote, “In Nigeria, we have two film industry, Nollywood and Asabawood, during AMVCA asabawood will disappear where is Destiny Etiko and co #AMVCA”