It was announced on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, that the South African media personality, Bonang Matheba will be hosting the 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Bonang is set to join IK Osakioduwa, who has been the host of the prestigious AMVCA awards since its inception. Bonang will be replacing Mimmie Dlamini who was IK’s co-host between 2016 and 2018.
The Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, Busola Tejumola, said:
“We are excited to have Bonang join IK as co-host for the eighth edition of the AMVCAs.
“They are both extremely talented and have attained continental acclaim, having hosted some of Africa’s biggest shows. Together, they will keep the crowd entertained on the biggest night to celebrate African film and TV stars.”
Bonang Matheba reacted to the news as well. She said:
“It’s always such an honour to host live productions, and I think after Covid, we haven’t had the opportunity to be outside to have these big, big productions with live studio audiences.
“So, it’s lovely to have all of that back. It’s also an honour. Any single stage I get to step on is an honour.”
COVID and the AMVCA
In 2020, the AMVCA had a COVID scare with all who were in attendance having to be quarantined. The show has not held since that incident.
This year’s event is slated to put that incident behind and push forward with celebrating the best of African entertainment.
AMVCA 8 is moving forward with a seven-day event starting on Saturday, May 7, 2022.