Historical movie “76”, has won five categories out of its fourteen nominations, at the fifth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).
The awards ceremony took place on Saturday in EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos. The movie won three of the Big Four categories; best picture, best director and best actress.
“76” was closely followed by Oloibiri which won three categories while Vaya won two awards. Sambasa Nzeribe, star of the movie “Slow Country,” edged Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Nouah and Richard Mofe-Damijo to win best actor in Africa.
‘76, formerly Lions of ’76 is an historical fiction drama film produced by Adonaijah Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu and directed by Izu Ojukwu. It stars Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Rita Dominic and Ibinabo Fiberesima.
The film which is set in the ’70s was shot in Ibadan, Oyo went through a seven-month “historical account” approval period at the Nigerian Military before filming started. Also the film was in production for about five years.