YVONNE OKORO WANTS AN AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD BADLY

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Well, there is nothing wrong with wanting something badly. All of us do at some point in our lives. The Ghanaian actress’ movie, ‘Contract’ has picked multiple nominations for the 2014 AMVCAs.

‘Contract’, directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso, picked nine nominations – beating other giant Ghanaian movies.

Actress Yvonne Okoro has promised not to disappoint Ghanaians at the 2014 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCAs).

Earlier on in the year the same movie picked six nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) but could not win a single award at the main event. But it looks like this time Yvonne Okoro has faith in her movie.

In a very optimistic reply she said at nominees’ party which coincided with Africa Magic’s 10th anniversary celebration at Land Mark Village Center Victoria Island, Lagos.: “Well, in every competition there’s a victor, so it would be great if I win but in the end being nominated is a great achievement. It’s my first movie and every time I submit to a film festival it is received well. Do I have hope? (laugh) of course, because what’s life without hope?”

The AMVCA is organized annually by multichoice Africa( this being its second edition) to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution made by Pan Africa filmmakers. The party was hosted by Vimbai Mutinhiri, Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Africa’s IK Osakioduwa. Guests at the party included Majid Michel, Uche Jombo, OC Ukeje, Linda Edjiofo, Sandra Ankobiah, Joselyn Dumas, Leonora Okine and other personalities.

There were drama displays, comedy and music performances by artists including Efya.

Yvonne got nominated for Best Actress in a comedy, while ‘Contract’ lead actor Hlomia Dandala received two nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actor in a Drama. The rest of the nominations are Best Video Editor, Best Art Director, Best Writer (Drama), Best Movie Director, Best Movie 2013 and Best Movie (Comedy). Other Ghanaian nominees include Frank Rajah Arase, Chris Attoh, Ken Attoh, Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Pascal Amanfo, Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel. Let just hope her colleagues are half as optimistic as she is.

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