The organizers of the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) have been called out for always snubbing Asaba-based actors such as Yul Edochie, Junior Pope, and Destiny Etiko, on a yearly basis.
Disgruntled Nigerians took to social media to express their displeasure with AMVCA for not giving recognition to the actors, despite airing their movies on their platforms.
This comes after the 9th edition of the award show which took place at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos over the weekend, and saw Bimbo Ademoye, Broda Shaggi, BBNaija stars, and other celebrities win big.
Following the show, some Twitter users took to the microblogging platform to slamm the organizers of the award show for failing to recognize and nominate Destiny Etiko and her colleagues in Asaba and the Eastern part of Nigeria.
Read some comments below,
@aishaossai wrote, “Am so pissed with the useless amvca award,very partial…is it that asaba actors don’t work hard,we have great talent there. Apart from that we have great actors like zuby Michael,chidi mokeme,ini Edo,mercy Johnson, Nse,destiny etiko,alot ,guys are u sure inec is not part of them”
@linusNoni wrote, “Africa magic Awards AMVCA always give awards to actors and actress that act in movies they don’t show,
On all Africa Magic channels you see more of Destiny Etiko and Zubby micheal,
But when it comes to award they take it to Timini and shaggy,
@loretanche wrote, “So Destiny Etiko hasn’t acted in a movie worth AMVCA recognition ?”
@ceeblack wrote, “In Nigeria, we have two film industry, Nollywood and Asabawood, during AMVCA asabawood will disappear where is Destiny Etiko and co #AMVCA”