It’s official! Malawi has bagged it’s first ever Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs golden horn, four years after the accolades were introduced.
Lilongwe, a 2015 production by actress, movie producer and director Joyce Chavula Mhango, becomes the third from Southern Africa to win the biggest awards on the continent.
“This is a first AMVCA for Malawi, thanks all of you for voting. We dedicated this to Malawians,” said a visibly ecstatic Chavula Mhango who was joined onstage by lead actress in the movie, Brenda Mselu.
By the time Lilongwe was being recognised as the best Southern Africa film, it’s number one competitor, Ayanda by South Africa’s Sara Blecher had garnered two awards for the best make up and movie writer, while Akin Omotoso’s Tell Me Sweet Something had won the golden horn for the best cinematography.
The two movies had lost out on best sound editor which both they were nominated on top of Tell Me Sweet Something’s missing out on the best editor and best supporting actress.