Reno Omokri celebrates Wale Ojo for winning AMVCA Best Lead Actor


Wale Ojo and Reno Omokri

By Taiw Okanlawon

Reno Omokri, a social commentator, has lauded Nollywood actor, Wale Ojo for his brilliant outing at the 10th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, AMVCA, held in Lagos on Saturday.

Wale Ojo, won the Best Lead Actor award for playing the lead actor in the Nigeria drama film, Breath of Life.

Ojo beat Stan Nze (Afamefuna), Marc Zinga (Omen), Gideon Okeke (Egun), David Ezekiel (Blood Vessel), Richard Mofe Damijo (The Black Book), Adedimeji Lateef (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior) and Gabriel Afolayan (This is Lagos) to win the award.

Reacting, Omokri said no one deserve the award more than Ojo, describing him as “actor par excellence.”

On his X handle, he wrote: “Congratulations to my doppelganger, Wale Ojo, for his Best Lead Actor win at the tenth Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

“Nobody could deserve this more. An actor par excellence, and a pride to Nigeria. More wins!”

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The movie, Breath of Life also won the best Movie award, defeating others such as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Over The Bridge, Blood Vessel, A Tribe Called Judah, The Black Book and Mami Wata to emerge winner.

Genoveva Umeh (Breath of Life) also won the Best Supporting Actress, beating Joke Silva (Over the Bridge), Fathia Williams (Jagun Jagun – The Warrior), Bimbo Akintola (The Black Book), Eliane Umuhire (Omen), Tana Adelana (Ijogbon – Chaos) and Ejiro Onojaife (The Origin: Madam Koi Koi) to scoop the award.

Additional accolades bestowed upon the movie include Best Supporting Actor (Demola Adedoyin), and Best Director (BB Sasore).

The event took place at the Eko Hotel & Suites and was hosted by IK Osakioduwa for the tenth time consecutive year. Toke Makinwa, Uti Nwachukwu, and Adams Ibrahim, aka VJ Adams also returned as red carpet hosts.

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