The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) has been kind to Kenyans over the years. Winners have included Kati Kati, Barbara Minishi, Zilizala, Elayne Okaya, Njoki Muhoho, Nairobi Half Life among others.
1. Nice Wanjeri, Auntie Boss – Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Nice Wanjeri beat Nigeria’s sweethearts Adesua Etomi, Dakore Akanda and Rita Dominic to win Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Auntie Boss. Wanjeri plays Shiru “Warugongo” as she likes to introduce herself, the naive househelp who will not think twice about selling her boss’ clothes to make a few extra bucks. Believe it or not, Shiru’s crazy antics have earned her a few enemies in the real world as Wanjeri recently revealed in a recent interview with Showmax.
Don’t miss Wanjeri’s award-winning performance, catch Auntie Boss S1-7 on Showmax.
It’s only fair to mention that The Flesh Business is Denis Maina’s first work as a documentary filmmaker. The Flesh Business is a one-hour documentary that sheds light on the rampant prostitution at the Kenyan coast from the point of view of the commercial sex workers. It’s a story that had to be told as Maina says, “Society prejudges sex workers without even knowing their stories. When you get to talk to them and get submerged into their world, you find that there are factors that contributed to them choosing this kind of life.”
This Is It is a comedy series that tells the story of newlyweds Tomide (Kenya’s Nick Mutuma) and Dede (Nigeria’s Chy Nwakanma) as they try to overcome the challenges of married life while staying true to the love that brought them together in the first place. Marriage may not a bed of roses but creator and producer Omolola Adeleke (Lowladee) paints her fairytale tale version in the best way she knows how.
Okafor’s Law is a Nigerian romantic comedy film that follows a serial womaniser and a bona fide smooth operator who chases after his past girlfriends to prove to his friends that he can have all his exes back if he wanted to.
1. Kati Kati – Best Movie East Africa (AMVCAs 2017)
Mbithi Masya’s Kati Kati takes us to a resort in the middle of nowhere where we meet Kaleche (Nyokabi Gethaiga), a young woman who finds herself stuck in the afterlife with no recollection of how she got there. Watch Kati Kati on Showmax.