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Here are Nollywood's most awarded actors and actresses at the AMVCAs

From Funke Akindele and Rita Dominic to Broda Shaggi, and Odunlade Adekola, these are AMVCA royalty.

A look at Nollywood's most awarded actors and actresses at the AMVCAs

The AMVCA honors a wide spectrum of talent, established and up-and-coming, and serves as a beacon of recognition for extraordinary accomplishments in Nollywood.

However, a few entertainers never fail to catch the attention of audiences with their enduring impact and this is always rewarded during awards season.

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Here is a list of the most decorated Nollywood actors in AMVCA history since the inaugural ceremony in 2013:

The filmmaker and actress has received the most awards at the AMVCA with a total of five.

Her impressive collection showcases her undeniable talent for portraying relatable characters. She won her first award in 2014, a year she was nominated for her leading role in three different movies in the category of Best Actress in a Comedy. She won for her role in The Return of Sheri Koko.

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Her other wins include Jenifa's Diary (Best Actress in a Comedy Role, 2016, Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series, 2017, and Best Actress in a Comedy, 2020) and Omo Ghetto: The Saga (Best Actress in a Comedy, 2022).

The star filmmaker is nominated again this year in the Best Lead Actress category for her role in her record-breaking A Tribe Called Judah and is also in the running for Best Writing in a Movie for the same film.

Dominic is an example of strength and versatility. She has three AMVCAs to her credit for her ability to capture a range of emotions in different genres.

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Dominic has won for her performance in The Meeting (New Era Award, 2014 and Best Actress in a Comedy, 2015) and her performance in 76 (Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series, 2017).

The AMVCAs have twice recognised Ighodaro's ability to portray complex characters, winning Best Actress in a Drama for Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story in 2022 and Best Actress in a Drama for Man of God in 2023.

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Known for his energetic character, Samuel Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggi, has carved a unique niche in the comedic landscape. His comedic timing has garnered him two AMVCAs for Dwindle (Best Actor in a Comedy, 2022) and Inside Life (Best Actor in a Comedy Drama, 2023), solidifying his status as a comedic force.

Ukeje is another testament to versatility. He seamlessly transitions between dramatic and comedic roles.

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He's won AMVCAs for Two Brides and a Baby (Best Actor in a Drama, 2013) and Confusion Na Wa (Best Actor in a Drama, 2015).

A figure in Yoruba cinema, Adekola is not only a captivating actor but also a skilled director. His dedication to his craft and ability to connect with viewers has resulted in two AMVCA wins.

Whether in a leading role, like A Million Baby (Best Actor in a Comedy, 2018), or a supporting role, like Jankariwo (Best Supporting Actor, 2022), Adekola consistently delivers memorable performances.

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