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Entry Submissions open for the AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice Nigeria, today announced that entries are now being accepted for the seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). Entries open Wednesday, 13 November and close Friday, 13 December 2019.

The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous editions, preparations are now underway for the seventh edition which will hold in March 2020.

Channel Director, Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “It’s been a long wait, but we are pleased to finally announce that the seventh edition of the AMVCAs is here and set to once again celebrate film and television talent across Africa. Every year the industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds and we are proud to be a part of its success story through the AMVCAs. The AMVCAs remain Africa’s most prestigious awards and most reputable celebration of talent in front and behind the camera”.

Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe: “Beyond celebrating talent, the AMVCAs represent a significant investment in the African film and television industry, igniting ancillary industries in the process. Each year, revenues are increased and jobs are created to cater to the opportunities presented in areas like fashion, styling, photography and make-up. The AMVCAs also present a unique opportunity for the world to see and experience Africa beyond the headlines, telling its own story and celebrating its best storytellers.”

Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to be entered for the AMVCAs. Also, all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they are broadcast or publicly screened or exhibited during the period of 1 April 2018 to 30 November 2019.

Entry guidelines below:

· Prepare a 5-minute-long showreel for your online submission

· Log on to the Africa Magic website. Click on the AMVCA Seventh edition banner which will take you to a submissions page.

· Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission

· Please ensure the video edit represents the category of entry and is under 300mb

· Quoting your unique reference number, send a hard drive of the submitted project to one of the following, based on your region:

Nigeria

Busola Komolafe

Africa Magic

No 4 Industrial Street, Ilupeju

South Africa

Mathapedi Dhlamini

Magic Center 137 Bram Fischer Dr, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194

Kenya

Margaret Mathore

2nd floor, MNET offices

Local Production Studio

Jamhuri Grounds off Ngong road

Nairobi Kenya

For digital file delivery mechanism, entry guidelines & additional information please visit our website at www.africamagic.tv/AMVCA.

The seventh edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is brought to you by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta

Source: Africamagic.dstv.com

FLAVOUR & CHIDINMA RELEASE JOINT EP

It all started with a post on their social media handles, of a picture of both musicians in complete traditional wedding attire that made social media go crazy.

Flavour and Chidinma Ekile were at it again and wild speculations of their growing love quickly clogged our timelines.

But once again, fate would not give us this one request. It was all just a PR stunt in preparation for their joint forthcoming EP titled “40 Years (Everlasting).”

The two songbirds made the announcement on their Instagram handles and created a new Instagram account for the EP, containing the release date, artwork and tracklist.

“40 Years Everlasting” the upcoming 4-tracked EP which also features a bonus track, will drop on Monday the 18th of this month.

We, at the Lagos Review are itching for a first listen and a review.

Nvivo unveils Nvivo TV at AFRIFF2019

Nvivo, a pan African digital development platform, today announced its newest initiative, Envivo TV at a press conference at AFRIFF 2019

“The main purpose of starting Nvivo was to find a home for short movies.Today is the test launch for the industry to give feedback on what they expect from the future of storytelling. After that we will officially launch in 2 weeks to the general public.” said co-founder of Nvivo, Chioma Ude.

Mr. Gbenga Obadina who is also a co-founder of Nvivo reiterated that, “Nvivo is about creating the future and bringing efficiency to what we do.”

“In the US there is a cinema screen to every 8,000 people and 20,000 people to a screen in the UK but in Nigeria what you find is about I.6 million people to a cinema screen”, he added.

“We are bringing new experiences to mobile and on the entertainment front we are launching Nvivo TV, followed by the educational front where we have been appointed by the University of Lagos to run 10 degree programmes.”

The global director of Nvivo, Michelle, spoke about the role of the platform on the international front. She announced that the
aim of the global initiative was to leverage the Nvivo TV platform so other platforms can reach and amplify their audiences through experiencing different platforms like Hulu, Netflix all on one central platform.

“We are also looking into educational partnerships with local players in the educational sector as well as helping Nigerians access international degrees from the comfort of their homes. Although Original African programming is already being done here. There are significant projects being discussed with African stakeholders from writers, producers and others. We want to collaborate in areas like co-production opportunities,” she added.

The content acquisition strategy for Envivo TV is to license content both here in Nigeria and abroad.
Chioma went on to reveal that the Envivo TV platform focuses exclusively on short-form content and the i-cinema is in discussions with content providers to acquire movie rights as well as produce Envivo originals. This will effectively improve distribution and help monetize the industry.

“We have an undisclosed partner who is set to train 3200 animators for free and also a training programme marketplace with the unity brand.
We also have a strategic partnership with MTN for payments and have partnered with Cisco to build a content delivery network that features a compressed technology system that encodes and maximises our system.” she finished.

We are available on all platforms. Apple TV, Android TV, Smart TVs and Gaming platforms.

Nvivo is already in discussion with countries here in Africa like Namibia, Cape Verde , Kenya and Zambia. It is a pan African content platform and so representations from other African countries is important to the brand.

There are over 30 original series affiliated with Envivo but a few are yet to be released.
You can experience the Envivo TV magic by downloading it from www.nvivo tv.

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