AMVCA 2023: Kunle Afolayan Wins ‘Best Indigenous Language’ For Anikulapo


Nigerian producer and director, Kunle Afolayan, has won the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) 2023 award on ‘Best Indigenous Language’ (Yoruba) for Anikulapo.

The biggest nominees of the night included Anikulapo with 16 nods, followed by Brotherhood featuring in 11 categories, and Shanty Town with 11 nominations.

Femi Adebayo’s King of Thieves (Agesinkole), Funke Akindele’s Battle on Buka Street, Jade Osiberu’s Brotherhood, and Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo, Kayode Kasum’s Ile Owo, Mugisha Morris’ Tembele, and Winifred Mena-Ajakpovi’s Four Four Forty-Four slugged it out in the Best Overall Movie category.

The event which is the 9th edition is currency ongoing at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.


The award which has been described as one of the biggest entertainment events in Africa was witnessed by stars, with a razzmatazz of colourful black carpet moments.


The event had Toke Makinwa, Uti Nwachukwu, Sika Osei, and VJ Adams as black carpet hosts, entertaining celebrities who graced the black carpet tonight.

As usual, the 9th edition of the award would avail viewers of the opportunity of choosing their best-dressed male and female celebrities of the night.

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