In response to the actor Kunle Remi’s absence from the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) nomination list, some Nigerians took to Twitter to express their outrage.
Outstanding performances in television, cinema, and entertainment are honored at the yearly event.
The TV talents Bisola Aiyeola and Adjetey Anang unveiled the nominations for the 9th AMVCA on Sunday.
A plethora of prominent and upcoming actors made the nomination list.
Some of the nominees in the ‘Best Actor in Drama (Movies/Series)’ category include Tobi Bakre, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Richard Mofe Damijo, Chidi Mokeme, Daniel Etim-Effiong, and Femi Adebayo, among others.
But a noticeable omission from the list was Kunle Remi.
His omission from the list after his excellent portrayal of “Saro” in the 16-nominated film “Anikulapo.”
Many movie fans turned to twitter to express their shock that Kunle didn’t make the nomination list despite “Anikulapo’s” domination.
“So Kunle Remi, the lead actor for Anikulapo, was snubbed by the AMVCA? Lovely stuff,” a user wrote.
Another user wrote: “Kunle Remi gave one of the best performances in Nollywood last year. Still surprised he didn’t get nominated for BEST ACTOR. Still one of the best tho.”
A user alleged that “There’s something fishy about Kunle Remi not being nominated in the “Best Actor” category for Anikulapo in #AMVCA9 but the movie was nominated in other categories. I don’t know if I’m just being paranoid, but it feels like he’s been boycotted for his exposè on Nedu’s podcast.”
Here are what some users had to say below:
Kunle Remi missed out on AMVCA best actor nomination for his role as Saro
Even Elesin Oba didn't get nominations!
That's weird. I thought everyone loved Saro alaso ofi lati ilu gbongan 🤔
— Best African Actor (@yosoye_elisha) April 16, 2023
Just watched #AMVCA nominations and kunle Remi was not nominated for best actor in Anikulapo but Bimbo was nominated for best actress??? How???🙄
— Abisola💖BEAUTY’S LIPS (@TherealAbisola_) April 16, 2023
Kunle Remi aced his role in Anikulapo. Should have been nominated. He's a great actor & shows some promise when it comes to versatility.
— Sir David Onyemaizu🦍 (@SirDavidBent) April 16, 2023
So Kunle Remi, the lead actor for Anikulapo, was snubbed by the AMVCA?
— Biggest Boy in Calabar🎆 (@Bigboy_Hansel) April 16, 2023
~ Kunle Remi gave one of the best performances in Nollywood last year. Still surprised he didn’t get nominated for BEST ACTOR. Still one of the best tho ❤️
— Diji The Great. (@directordiji) April 16, 2023
Kunle Remi na my own Best Actor of the year o, no need for election sef. AMVCA, let's know what we're doing abeg. pic.twitter.com/x3Hwhe7aSA
— Seyi Adejumo (@SeyiAdejumo2) April 16, 2023
There’s something fishy about Kunle Remi not being nominated in the “Best Actor” category for Anikulapo in #AMVCA9 but the movie was nominated in other categories. I don’t know if I’m just being paranoid, but it feels like he’s been boycotted for his exposè on Nedu’s podcast
— Jasmine Roberts (@moodlikejasmine) April 16, 2023
Anikulapo sweeping nominations and the male lead Kunle Remi is snubbed? God abeg! #AMVCA9
— WAWPODCAST (@WAWPODCAST1) April 16, 2023
Anikulapo got 16 nominations and Kunle Remi that was the lead actor in the movie got zero nomination
Since last year till now, I don’t even think there has been any actor that bodied their role the way Kunle bodied SARO
AMVCA will soon lose it the way HEADIES lost it pic.twitter.com/d2oZDZBU8S
— Big Uncle (@Usmanashafe) April 17, 2023
— The Scoove Africa (@thescooveafrica) April 16, 2023
AMVCA y’all rubbed Kunle Remi for Anikulapo haba now.. he literally is the reason that movie got all the recognitions it got.. Is Saro a joke to y’all??? Shame!! #AMVCA9
— Tife (@Therealtife) April 16, 2023