Nollywood Actors With The Most AMVCA Wins In Acting Category


The 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards was held last night at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island and Nollywood showed up strong as always. See the full list of winners here

The continental awards can be likened to Hollywood’s Academy Awards in Africa and since its inception in 2013, Nollywood actors have walked home with one or more awards.

Below is a list of Nollywood actors that have won in the acting Category

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele AMVCA
Nollywood Actors With Two Or More AMVCA Awards In Acting Category


Nollywood actress is the most decorated winner in the short history of the AMVCA. She’s won it a total of 7 times with 5 of those coming in the acting category

Best Actress In a Comedy – Return of Sheri Koko (2014)

Best Actress In A Comedy – Jenifa’s Diary (2016)

Best Actress In Comedy – Jenifa’s Diary (2017)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series – Moms At War (2020)

Best Actress in A Comedy – Omo Ghetto (2022)

OC Ukeje

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Nollywood actor Okechukwu Ukeje, also known as OC Ukeje won the Best Actor category in the early years of the continental award. His win came in 2013 and 2015 from three Nominations.

Best Actor In A Drama – Two Brides and a Baby (2013)

Best Actor In A Drama – Secret Room (2015)

Rita Dominic

Nollywood veteran, Rita Dominic has won the AMVCA a total of three times with two coming from an acting category.

Best Actress In A Comedy – The Meeting (2015)

Best Actress In a Drama – 76 (2017)

Odunlade Adekola

Nollywood Actors With Two Or More AMVCA Awards In Acting Category
Odunlade Adekola. Photo from Nairaland

Nollywood Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola has won the prestigious AMVCA Award twice. One in the Best Supporting Lead Actor in 2018 and most recently, Best Actor in a comedy in 2022.

Best Actor In A Comedy – A Million Baby (2018)

Best Actor In A Drama – Jankariwo (2022)

Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi AMVCA

Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi has gone home with the AMVCA plaque twice – Her first in 2016 and a second in 2019.

Best Actress In A Drama – Falling (2016)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – The King Of Boys (2019)


Falz Win AMCA

Nigerian rapper, singer, and actor, Folarin Falana also known as Falz has won the acclaimed award twice in his short Nollywood career.

Best Actor in a Comedy Movie/Series – Jenifa’s Diary (2016)

Best Supporting Actor – New Money (2018)

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