‘AMVCA is a Yoruba award, no regards for Igbo veterans’ – Zubby Michael

The 7th edition of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards held last weekend at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos had ended in grand style, yet amidst so much controversy.

Since the show which was anchored by seasoned broadcasters Amina Abdi Rabar and Ik Osakioduwa ended, lots of displeased celebrities have come out to express their dissatisfaction over the way the award was organized.

It would be recalled that leading the night was the movie, Living in Bondage with a total of 8 wins while Toyin Abraham won Best Actress for her role in Elevator baby, followed by Timini Egbuson, who clinched the award for Best Actor for his role in same movie.

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The likes of Nollywood actor Zubby Michael was not pleased with the fact that the New Living in Bondage clinched 8 Awards without any form of recognition to the Old Living in Bondage which actually paved way for the celebrated one.

“I am sure most of the organizer are Yoruba. They did not even recognize the pillars or Nollywood, the original owner of loving in Bondage was not mention but new living in Bondage got 8 awards, our dead heroes like Sam Loco and others where not mentioned, Award without people that made Mama G, Ski and Paw paw, Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo’.

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Ella Chioma

Ella Chioma is an entertainment and celebrity style editor with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of Linguistics & African Languages from the University of Ibadan. She obtained a Diploma in Mass Communication from the prestigious Enugu State University Of Science and Technology (Esutech). She likes to write, cook and listen to soothing music.


  1. He might be right o, so living in bondage is two different movies, and one was recognized ,and one went down the drain. Haba Mana

  2. Igbos always have problem with anything that is not in favour of them be it they merit it or not Living in Bondage is a movie produced by an Igbo man and the casts there are predominantly Igbo. I wonder how the movie even won more awards than The King of Boys and the Yorubas did not make a noise you treat everything with tribalism

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