Kunle Afolayan, O.C Ukeje, Kehinde Bankole And Steve Gukas have emerged winners of the Amstel Malta 4 million naira cash prize. The actors were rewarded with a million naira each for winning the Best Overall Movie, Best Actor In A Drama, Best Actress In A Drama and Best Movie (Drama) respectively, at the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, sponsored by Amstel Malta.
The cash prizes presented by Amstel Malta representatives, including Brand ambassador, Genevieve Nnaji who looked stunning in a flawless orange dress by Nigerian designer, Elvira Jude and former Amstel Malta Box Office winner, O.C Ukeje, was received with great joy by the four winners.
“I’m very excited about my win especially for the fact that October1 won in various categories. The AMVCA plaque is a real honor and the cash prize from Amstel Malta makes it so much of a great news. We will keep doing our best to boost the growth of the industry in every way we can”, said Kunle Afolayan, winner of the Best Overall Movie category.
Speaking at the event, the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kufre Ekanem, explained the brand’s motive for rewarding the winners this edition.
“We are really glad to have been a part of the AMVCAs since its inception and the twist this year with the cash prize happened because we felt there needed to be some extra motivation for winners. As a brand, Amstel Malta is keen on encouraging people to be the best they can be and the cash prize was a way to re-emphasize that”, he said.
The premium brand which also rewarded 11 outstanding Theatre Arts students selected from five universities across Nigeria with an all-expense paid trip, makeover sessions and a date with Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, also promised the winners 6 months supply of the Amstel Malta low-sugar malt drink.