The International Headquarters of the Celestial Church of Christ, Ketu, has congratulated singer and songwriter, Kent Edunjobi, who is the Choir Master of the church, for winning the Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series) award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), which held on Saturday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The AMVCA is considered to be the most prestigious recognition platform in the African film industry.
The church, via its Instagram handle, said, “A big congratulations to our very own Choir Master @kent_edunjobi for winning Best Soundtrack in movie/series at the #AMVCA. EBENEZER is already working, make it work for you.”
Edunjobi, while receiving the prestigious award, had said, “This is my first time at the AMVCA, my first nomination and my first winning. This can only be God; this is my Ebenezeri. Thank you! Thank you, Mr Kunle Afolayan. Thank you for taking me as your brother and your son. Thank you to my lovely wife. Thank you to my CCC family, Apex Choir. Thank you to everyone who has supported Kent.”
Edunjobi has been receiving applause for the soundtrack he composed for ‘Anikulapo’, the latest movie of ace filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, which premiered in cinemas and on Netflix on September 30, 2022,In an interview with PUNCH Saturday Beats, Edunjobi, who opened up on how he made the soundtracks for the movie, said, “The first step was reading the script and understanding the story clearly. Then, I went on location to soak up the ambience of the film. Right there on location, we recorded some ambience and traditional drums for keep. Then, we started the songwriting process and recording the songs.
“I wouldn’t really say I was reached out to because I have been part of his team since 2016. ‘Anikulapo’ has been a project Mr Afolayan has been talking about and working on even before I joined his team. When the script came out and I read it, I knew it was time to make magic again. I got my team together and brought the excitement of the script down to the location and down to the music studio.”
Afolayan; and actress, Bimbo Ademoye, were some of the biggest winners at the AMVCA.
Awards won by Afolayan’s movie, ‘Anikulapo’ include Best Actress, Best Actress in a Drama won by Bimbo Ademoye; Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series) for Kent Edunjobi; Best Indigenous Language, Yoruba (Movie/TV Series); Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series) for Anu Afolayan; Best Writer (Movie/TV Series) for Sola Dada.Actor, Tobi Bakre, won the award for Best Actor (Drama) for Brotherhood; skit maker, Broda Shaggi won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy; filmmaker, Jade Osiberu, also won the award for Best Movie West Africa for Brotherhood; Elvis Chucks won the Best Movie Southern Africa award for Jewel; Elozonam and Kie Kie won the Best Online Social Content Creator category for their skit, Back From The Future; Philip Njenga won Best Indigenous Language Swahili (Movie/TV Series) for Click Click Bang; Abubakar Maishadda won Best Indigenous Language, Hausa (Movie/TV Series) for Aisha; Victor Iyke won Best Indigenous Language, Igbo (Movie/TV Series) for Uhuruchi; Wale Adeleke won Best Art Director for King Of Thieves (Agesinkole).
The ceremony was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report.
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