Renowned Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, receives the highest number of nominations at the ninth Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) for his 2022 film, Anikulapo.
The movie is nominated in 16 out of 33 categories at this year’s event, making it the most nominated film.
Categories Anikulapo was Nominated at the 2023 AMVCA
- Best Overall Movie
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Indigenous Language – Yoruba
- Best Movie West Africa
- Best Writer In A Movie Or TV Series
- Best Actress In A Drama Movie/TV Series
- Best Costume Designer In A Drama/TV Series
- Best Sound Editor, Best Picture Editor
- Best Makeup Artist In A Movie or TV Series
- Best Lightning Engineer In A Movie Or TV Series
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Supporting Actor (Two actors nominated)
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Picture Editor
- Best Director
It is worth noting that Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo generated a significant amount of buzz on both Netflix and in theatres within two weeks of its release.
It became the top-performing film on Netflix’s Non-English global category with 8.7 million hours of hourly views for the week, while also grossing N12 million at the box office during the same period.