Actor Jidekene Achufusi speaks on AMVCA snub for best actor

Swanky JKA, a well-known actor from Nigeria, has recently spoken out about how he was not nominated for any of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) in 2024.

Swanky JKA, who gained recognition for his role as Emeka Judah in Funke Akindele’s film “A Tribe Called Judah,” was left out of the March nomination announcement, even though both the actress and Timini Egbuson, another co-star, were picked.

In a recent interview with Arise TV, Jidekene said that creative professionals shouldn’t be driven solely by awards.

Jidekene responded calmly when questioned about his feelings at not being included on the list.

Well, experience teaches you that everytime there is always going to be a generational shift. Sometimes, the people who do these awards have targets. It could be, ‘Let’s make sure we bring on new people or let’s make sure the veterans know that we see them.’”

“It could also be, ‘Last year we went that way, this year let’s go this way.’ I don’t know what they think about when they make the selections that they make. But I do believe that collectively, there would always be news about whatever selections that they made.

“So my advice would be, it is a win-win for everybody. Whatever your motivations are, it shouldn’t be limited to awards because at the end of the day, if you made good films or you are getting better roles than you did last year, you are winning. And our real focus is to feed the Nigerian film market. Not necessarily about who is where or who is not where.”

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