In Summary

·         Kenyan film Click Click Bang leads Kenyan nominees in the continental awards, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

·         The film directed by Philip Karanja, Michael ‘Smallz’ Munyoki and screenplayed by Abel Mutua is competing in three categories.

·         The list has 17 Kenyan nominations.

Kenyan 2022 film Click Click Bang, which enjoyed massive success in the year of its release and won multiple awards, tops the Kenyan campaign in the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) nominations.

The film directed by Phil Karanja alias Phil Director is competing in three categories among them that of the Best Sound Editor, in a list with seventeen Kenyan nominations.

Local TV comedy show Njoro Wa Uba has been nominated under the Best Original Comedy category.

Showmax original films County 49 and Single Kiasi have both been nominated for Best TV Series.

County 49 is a political thriller series which follows closely the story of a new governor whose leadership is put to the test when she is taken hostage by a mysterious group citing corruption as the reason behind the abduction.

Single Kiasi follows the lives of three friends in Nairobi as they go through the ups and downs of marriage, relationships and their careers.

Other Nominees

County 49 star James Webbo has also bagged a nomination under the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series.

In the category of Best Movie East Africa, Baba Twins has been nominated alongside Click Click Bang and Married to Work.

Other Kenyan nominees include Salem for Best Original Telenovela, Pete for Best Original Drama Series and Multicjoice Talent Factory Films Cheza and Stinger for Best Multichoice Talent Film.

The 9th edition of the AMVCAs will take place in Lagos from May 18th to 20th.

Background on Click Click Bang

The crime and drama movie follows the life of Kev, a super talented footballer and an orphan who has a sick sister to take care of.

When his football dreams come crashing down, he is left with no choice but to join the world of crime.

In the process of trying to win the battle, he ends up losing the war.

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