Femi Adebayo Salami, a popular Yoruba Nollywood actor, has responded to his loss at the recent Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). The news came as a surprise to many fans and colleagues, especially considering his movie ‘Ageshinloke, King of Thieves’ had received 11 nominations.
The outcome sparked outrage online, with numerous people expressing their displeasure and even alleging foul play and cheating on the part of the awards’ organizers.
Femi, visibly concerned about his loss, took to Instagram to share a snippet from the nominated film. In his post, he expressed gratitude to all who had shown concern and appreciation for his work. He thanked his fans and followers for voting and supporting him, as well as acknowledging the AMVCA organizers for the nominations. In a gracious gesture, Femi also extended his congratulations to the winners of the awards ceremony.
In a separate development, veteran Nollywood actress Patience Ozokwor also reacted to her Industry Merit Award, which she received at the AMVCA. Taking to her Instagram page, she expressed her appreciation to well-wishers and her fellow actors for celebrating her achievement. The actress shared pictures from the AMVCA event, featuring herself alongside her children and grandchildren.
These responses from Femi Adebayo Salami and Patience Ozokwor showcase the emotional impact of the AMVCA on the nominees and winners alike. Despite the disappointment of not securing the coveted award, Femi’s gratitude and congratulations reflect his professionalism and sportsmanship. Similarly, Patience Ozokwor’s appreciation and family-oriented celebration highlight the joy and significance of being recognized with a lifetime achievement award.
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