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Pete Edochie Wins Merit Award For Giant Role In African Film Sector


Legendary actor, Pete Edochie has been honoured with a Merit Award by the AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA), for his contribution towards the growth of the film sector in Africa.
The award was conferred on him at this year’s edition of the AMVCA, held in Lagos over the weekend.
Edochie was presented with a brand new Hyundai SUV car which was received on his behalf by his son,Yul Edochie.
The veteran actor has been riding like colossus, on the Nigerian movie industry for the past 35 years, after playing the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all time best selling novel, “Things Fall Apart” in the 80s.
Michelle Bello whose ‘Flower Girl” film won the Best Writer in a Comedy award was also honoured at the occasion and went home home with an Hyundai SUV car. He won the  Trailblazer award even as Rita Dominic won the Best New Era Award as the award came with a trip to Dubai.
Other Nollywood stars who won big at the event were Funke Akindele–Best Actress in Comedy, Nse Ikpe-Etim- Best Actress in Drama for her role in “Journey To Self,’ Osita Iheme–Best Actor in Comedy for his role in “The Hero,” Desmond Elliot – Best Supporting Actor in Drama for his role in “Finding Mercy,” Elvis Chucks – Best actor in Comedy, Obi Emelonye-Best Sound Editor and Luke Corradine(Last Flight to Abuja), Mercy Aigbe–Best Indigenous Language Yoruba award among others.
However, Kenyan’s film, “Nairobi Half Life” was the highlight of the night as the movie won 4 of the 5 awards won by Kenyan actors. Also,  Ghanaian ace-producer, Shirley Frimpong-Manso won three awards for the movie, “Contract.”
The awards night, which held at the Expo Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, and hosted by IK Osakioduwa, Osas Ighodaro and Vimbai Mutinhi was filled with glamour and glitz, as Nollywood and Ghollywood stars legends graced the event. Thrilling the audience with live performances were Davido, Bez, Waje and Cobhams.

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