Femi Adebayo Salami, a renowned actor in the Yoruba Nollywood industry, has shared his reaction to not winning at the recent Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). The news came as a shock to many of his fans and colleagues, especially considering the impressive 11 nominations his movie ‘Ageshinloke, King of Thieves’ received.
The unexpected outcome led to a wave of outrage online, with numerous people expressing their disappointment and even raising concerns about the integrity of the awards, alleging possible cheating.
Concerned about his loss, Femi took to Instagram, where he posted a snippet from the nominated film. In his heartfelt message, he expressed deep appreciation for the support and love shown by everyone who had been rooting for him. He specifically thanked his dedicated fans and followers for their votes and unwavering support throughout the process. Femi also acknowledged the AMVCA organizers for the nominations and gracefully congratulated the winners of the awards ceremony.
In a separate development, veteran actress Patience Ozokwor, who received the prestigious Industry Merit Award at the AMVCA, also shared her reaction on Instagram. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to well-wishers and fellow actors in the industry for celebrating her remarkable achievement. Patience delightedly shared snapshots from the AMVCA event, featuring herself alongside her children and grandchildren, capturing the joyous moments of the occasion.
These responses from Femi Adebayo Salami and Patience Ozokwor reflect the range of emotions experienced by nominees and winners at the AMVCA. Despite the disappointment of not securing the desired award, Femi’s gratitude and well-wishes demonstrate his professionalism and resilience. Similarly, Patience Ozokwor’s heartfelt appreciation and cherished family moments underscore the significance and happiness associated with receiving a lifetime achievement award.
Overall, these actors’ reactions serve as a testament to their dedication to their craft and the impact that recognition and acknowledgment have on their artistic journeys.