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Movies That Dominated the AMVCA (2024) Nominations List

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The 10th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards nominee list was announced on the 24th of March 2024, showcasing the contenders for this year’s award ceremony. Among the array of movies vying for recognition at this year’s award, only a handful emerged as the frontrunners, bagging most of the nominations.Let’s take a look at the movies that topped this year’s nominee list. Over the Bridge: Over the Bridge leads the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including prestigious categories like Best Movie and Best Director. This film delves into the topic of mental health within Nigeria’s corporate world, aiming to raise awareness about stress and coping mechanisms. Directed by Tolu Ajayi, the film boasts a stellar cast featuring Ozzy Agu, Joke Silva, Deyemi Okanlawon, and Akin Lewis.Breath of Life: Directed by BB Sasore, Breath of Life follows closely behind with 11 nominations. It tells the moving story of Timi, a man who finds redemption through faith after experiencing a devastating tragedy. The film is recognized in categories like Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Movie.Mami Wata: This captivating black-and-white fantasy thriller stands out with its unique aesthetic and exploration of West African folklore. Written and directed by C.J. Fiery Obasi, the film raked in 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It’s also recognized for its exceptional makeup and art direction.Jagun Jagun: Directed by the duo of Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami, Jagun Jagun secured 10 nominations. The movie takes viewers on a journey of ambition, chronicling a young man’s quest to become a warrior. Its cultural significance and artistic merit shine through, with nominations in categories like Best Indigenous Language Film and Best Costume Design.Blood Vessel: This suspenseful drama-thriller isn’t far behind with 8 nominations. The film follows the difficult journey of six individuals who flee a polluted town by stowing away on a dangerous ship. Its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, spotlight the film’s gripping narrative and technical execution.With these movies making such a strong showing, the 10th AMVCA ceremony is sure to be an event to remember. Visit the Africa Magic website at https://www.dstv.com/africamagic/en-ng/show/amvca. to view the complete list of nominees in all categories.

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Top Sporting Moments of 2024 on GOtv

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We are at the midpoint of the year, a good time to look at the best moments of our 2024 sporting calendar so far. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for football fans who passionately follow their favourite football clubs. While events unravelled in the football world, there were also notable historic moments in other sports during this period. Let’s relive some of the top moments shared together on GOtv in the last few months and take a look at what’s still to come this year.United and City pick up vital wins: In what is arguably the most surprising plot twist in the football script for the season, Manchester United defied the odds by beating their bitter rivals, Manchester City, to win their 13th FA Cup title. A week earlier, City had just set a Premier League record for winning 4 League titles in a row; a record that was previously held by United at 3 titles on the trot. After a keenly contested season, Pep Guardiola’s men beat West Ham 3-1 on the final day of the season to clinch the title ahead of Arsenal to make Premier League history.Birth of a star at GOtv Boxing Night 31: While the football world continued to serve its entertainment, a new star was born in the Nigerian boxing scene. At the 31st edition of GOtv Boxing Night held on May 1, 16-year-old Raheem “Badoo” Animashaun, emerged the best boxer of the night, taking home a cash prize of N1 million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy. He defeated an experienced opponent, Samuel “Apataroro” Moses, in a match that was broadcast live on GOtv in over 50 African countries. When Ademola Lookman made history: A handful of Super Eagles stars have won European titles at club level, but none of them stole the show on the big night like Lookman did during the 2024 Europa League final. It was a night of mixed reactions for millions of Nigerian football fans as Lookman became the first player in Europa League/UEFA Cup history to score a hat-trick in the final. As the saying goes in the football world “the streets will never forget” that performance. On the other hand, Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella had to settle for silver medals with their Leverkusen team – their first and only loss of the entire football season.Crowning of The New Undisputed WWE Universal Champion: WrestleMania 40, the biggest event in the wrestling calendar year, held on April 6- 7, live on GOtv. The main fight saw Cody Rhodes defeat Roman Reigns in a Bloodline Rules match, to win SmackDown’s Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. GOtv customers also enjoyed the emotional celebration that followed, as Rhodes was joined on stage by his mother, his wife Brandi Rhodes, Randy Orton, Triple H, CM Punk, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, LA Knight, Cena, Rollins, Bruce Prichard and Triple H. UCL Final: At the climax of the season, GOtv customers enjoyed the biggest match in European club football, as Champions League royalty club, Real Madrid, claimed their 15th UCL title courtesy of a hard-fought 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. Still to Come: Club football season has ended, but football fest continues on GOtv. Stay connected to share more sporting moments with the Euros set to begin on the 14th of June and the Olympics in July, where our medal hopefuls like Tobi Amusan and the Super Falcons gear up for Gold in Paris. The Olympics will smoothly pass the baton of sports entertainment back as the European football season will kick off almost immediately.Download MyGOtv app or dial *288# to subscribe, reconnect or upgrade your package. You can also download the GOtv Stream app for nonstop sporting action.

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UCL Final: Dortmund Takes on Real Madrid at Wembley

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Borussia Dortmund is set to face Real Madrid in the highly anticipated UEFA Champions League (UCL) final at Wembley Stadium this Saturday. The match will be broadcast live on GOtv.

This final marks Borussia Dortmund’s return to the pinnacle of European football as they aim to secure their second Champions League title, their first since their triumph in 1997. The team claimed a spot in the final following their victory over PSG in the semifinals with an aggregate score of 2-0.

On the other hand, Joselu’s late brace against Bayern in the second leg of the semifinals earned Real Madrid a place in the final and a chance to compete for their 15th UCL title. Carlo Ancelotti’s side earlier defeated the defending UCL champions, Manchester City, in a fiercely contested quarterfinal round, ultimately triumphing in penalties.

Speaking with UEFA ahead of the final, Ancelotti, expressed his excitement about the match. “We’re really happy to play in yet another final. The nerves will come, but we aim to let them come as late as possible. We have to seize this moment, this huge match, the most beautiful match of the year, and also the most beautiful to experience,” he said.

As both teams prepare for the final match and hope to claim the UCL title, 35-year-old attacking midfielder, Marco Reus, will be breaking his exceptional bond with Dortmund after 12 years as he leaves the team. Speaking in an interview about the team’s qualification and his anticipation for the final game, he said, “The fact that the name Borussia Dortmund is in the final is indescribable, because it’s the biggest match that you can reach in club football. There’s a great sense of anticipation. There’s nothing better than to compete in and win a Champions League final in your last match.”

The final game this Saturday promises intense football action as both teams face pressure to determine who will win the league title. Tune in to GOtv Finals Pop-up (ch 65) at 8 p.m. on Saturday to watch the match live.

Stay connected to experience the final games as the season draws to an end. Download the MyGOtv app or dial *288# to subscribe, reconnect, or upgrade your package. You can also download the GOtv Stream app for nonstop sporting action.

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Update your Watchlist with these Interesting Shows/Series on GOtv

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Imagine marrying your worst enemy for revenge, only to fall in love with him along the way. This is the fate of a young lady who embarks on a mission to destroy the man she believes is responsible for the death of her childhood sweetheart. Vengeance is the order of the day in the thrilling series Glass House. Emeka and Adaku are childhood sweethearts with dreams of a future together, but when Emeka’s master is accused of killing him, Adaku vows to destroy Chief Amadi and his family. A shocking twist later reveals that her father is responsible for Emeka’s death. What will she do? Find out every Monday to Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. on Africa Magic Showcase GOtv channel 12.Glass House is just one out of the many captivating shows and series available on GOtv. Here are some more interesting series and shows that promise to keep you entertained, no matter your mood.Nigerian Idol: Follow the journey of 10 talented musicians who have dared to dream as they bring their A-game to the stage, performing in front of top-notch judges, Omawumi, Ric Hassani, and 9ice, along with a live audience. With weekly eliminations and jaw-dropping performances, each episode is packed with electrifying energy, surprises, and incredible talents. Don’t miss out on the journey of these amazing budding artists. Tune in every Sunday at 7 p.m. on Africa Magic Family GOtv channel 7 and Africa Magic Showcase GOtv channel 12.Sin: They say the consequences of sin are death and destruction, but will that be the case for Osagie? After receiving a presidential pardon and being released from jail, Osagie struggles to find his place amidst the changes in everyone’s lives. His sister is now engaged to a man his father prefers over him, and his father, who disowned him before his imprisonment, still refuses to forgive him. Despite all these challenges, he must also learn to navigate a judgmental society that refuses to look past his mistakes. Follow his journey as he faces these challenges every Thursday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. on Africa Magic Showcase GOtv channel 12.My Flatmates This hilarious sitcom follows the lives of four friends sharing an apartment. All sorts of chaotic and hilarious things happen as they go about their daily escapades in pursuit of a better life for themselves. Each episode brings a mix of comedy, drama, heartwarming moments, and relatable experiences. Tune in every weekday at 7 p.m. on Africa Magic Family TV channel 7.Pyramid Game Show: Celebrated as the greatest game show of all time, it features celebrities like Shaffy Bello, Ireti Doyle, Warri Pikin, Nancy Isime, Bimbo Ademoye, and many more. In this thrilling game show, two teams, each consisting of a celebrity and a contestant, compete against the clock to describe words to each other. The more words they guess correctly, the more points they score. The team with the most points advances to the winner’s circle, where they transform words into phrases for a chance to win 10 million naira. Catch new episodes every Saturday on Africa Magic Showcase GOtv ch 12 at 6:30 pm and re-run on Tuesdays at 11:30 pm, and Africa Magic Family GOtv ch 7 at 7 pm and re-run on Wednesday at 2 pm. Don’t get stuck on one channel. Use the GOtv TV guide on your decoder, download the GOtv Stream App, or visit the GOtv website to discover lots of other exciting and entertaining shows. Dial 288# to self-service or download the GOtv Stream app to watch on the go.

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