NTV presenter Amina Abdi Rabar has been selected to host the 7th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) alongside a Nigerian radio and TV personality Ik Osakidouwa.
Amina confirmed the appointment through a post on her Instagram on Monday, March 9, where she indicated that she was the first East African to be granted the honours.
“It was all a dream…” The first time hosted by an EAST AFRICAN!!! Humbled beyond words. Thank you so much to the entire DSTV Kenya family for being so instrumental to my career from the jump.
Thank you Tim, Jakki, Maggy, and everyone from Maisha Magic East for the constant love and support manze. From Eastleigh 3rd street to one of the biggest stages on the continent. Let no one tell you anything is impossible,” she effused.
Nigerian Radio and TV personality Ik Osakioduwa (pictured) will host the 7th AMVCA alongside Amina Abdi Rabar.
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The news of her selection was first reported by a Nigerian publication identified as Yes! Magazine on March 7, which indicated that Amina would be a co-host in the prestigious event held at Lagos.
The magazine quoted Wangi Mba Uzoukwu, the Regional Director for M-Net and Africa Magic, who was full of praise for Amina Abdi.
“We are excited to present Amina Abdi Rabar as the new female co-host of the 7th edition of the AMVCAs. She is vivacious, full of wit and has a very cheerful personality. We look forward to her and Ik bringing some magic on stage as we gather to celebrate the best in film and television”, Wangi was quoted.
Our calls and texts to Amina went unanswered by the time of going to press.
Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards is touted as Africa’s most prestigious celebration of film and TV talent behind and in front of the cameras.
It celebrates among many categories, including the Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series), Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series), Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series), and Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series).
It also celebrates the Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series), the Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series), and the Best Short Film or Online Video.
The 2020 event is set to be held on Saturday, March 14, at Ekos Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigerian Actress Adesua Etomi rocks the red carpet during the AMVCA Awards held in 2017.