SAN FRANCISCO, February 16, (THEWILL) – Africa Magic and MultiChoice in association with Amstel Malta, have announced the two hosts for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs). The multi-talented, fan-favourite IK Osakioduwa returns to host the awards for a fourth time and he will be joined by a new co-host, Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini.
Regarded as the hottest woman on South African television, Minnie, is an actress, TV presenter, radio DJ, Brand Ambassador, MC and Fashionista. Minnie broke into prominence in 2010 when she beat thousands of hopefuls in the nationwide search for a young and sassy presenter for one of South Africa’s biggest music shows. Within months, Minnie also landed a role as the sassy Miranda on the popular soap Generations, a role which opened her up to a bigger, Pan-African audience.
Speaking on the announcement, Minnie said: “I am very excited to be on the biggest platform for celebrating talent in Africa. The AMVCAs recognise and celebrate film and television talent across Africa, and as a proud African, I am truly delighted to play a role in this celebration.”
Returning to host the AMVCAs for a fourth successive year, IK is unarguably Africa’s biggest On Air Personality. IK has attained continental acclaim having successfully hosted some of Africa’s biggest shows and programmes. On his return to the AMVCA stage, IK said: “It is truly an honour to host the AMVCAs for a fourth successive year. I have been privileged to see firsthand the contribution of the awards to the film and television industry across Africa and this gets bigger and better every year. The 2016 edition will definitely be bigger than the others and viewers at home should tune in to catch it.”