#AMVCA2020: Reactions as King of Boys returns empty-handed
The 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) was held on Saturday, March 14th at the Eko Hotel with winners emerging in 28 different categories.
The trend on Twitter, however, is about the popular movie King of Boys that dominated the cinemas in 2019.
The movie nominated in four different categories did not win any award and several Nigerians have taken to social media to voice their displeasure.
Many are of the opinion that veteran actress Sola Sobowale should have won the biggest prize for her outstanding performance in the King of Boys movie.
Many are of the opinion that it was the biggest movie in the country last year so much so that veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo was shocked that popular musician Remilekun ‘Reminisce’ Safaru did not emerge winner in his category for his role in the movie.
King of Boys had seven nominations but went home empty-handed
1 Reminisce lost out to Pascal Tokodi for the Best Supporting Actor
2 Sola Sobowale lost out to Toyin Abraham for Best Actress in a Drama
3 Toni Tones lost out Gloria Sarfo for Best Supporting Actress
4 Yolanda Okereke lost out to Dimeji Ajibola for Best Costume Designer for a Movie or TV Series
5 Hakeem Effects lost out to Lillian Omozele Paul for Best Make-Up for a Movie or TV Series
6 Sess, Reminisce & Adekunle Gold lost out to Larry Gaaga and Flavour for Best Soundtrack
7 Kemi Adetiba lost out to Dimeji Ajibola and Iwaotan Olusola Roberts for Best Art Director:
Reactions to snub on King of Boys
“I barely see movies tbvh , worse with Nigerian movies , I saw king of boys twice and was willing to see it a third time . Sola Sobowale didn’t deserve this robbery by the organisers . King of boys had a strong message & brilliant rendering .
“hey cheated on King of boys no cap Expressionless face
“King of boys was so good I had to jot lines from it … or wait is it because it’s a female dominant movie ? Would it have won if a man played the role ? Did the storyline seem vague & unrealistic to the organisers ? What exactly makes living in bondage a better story ?
“Was there a ban on Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys or what? It looks like they were blacked out at this ongoing award or na my timeline?
“Omo Toyin Abraham ate up her role in Elevator baby but Fam Sola Sobowale was out of this World in King of Boys!
“King of Boys didn’t win? Lol. People get liver sha
“What a slap in the face of all the cast and crew of King of boys, this guyz produced one of the best film outta Africa last year, I can’t believe they ain’t getting their well deserved recognition
“Kemi Adetiba did great with King Of Boys. I don’t think she needs AMVCA to validate that. No be by award really. The work speaks for itself.
“Is it an industry beef against King Of Boys or what?
“Nah Sola Sobowale was done dirty here for me, she ate up her part in King Of Boys for 3 Hours. This is up there with Modric Winning the Balon D’or in 2018.
Why are they intentionally ignoring Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys??
— unripe pawpaw (@Rho_daaaa) March 14, 2020
— Bayelsan (@AntiXenophobian) March 14, 2020
Can we all just give the only king of boys , her award right here on twitter?
And the award for best actress in a drama goes to Sola Sobowale, in the King of Boys .😍😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/0GmsMtV627
— AdejokeTheNutritionist (@adejoke_adewusi) March 14, 2020