Vimbai Mutinhiri to host Africa film (AMVCAs), TV awards

ZIMBABWEAN TV star Vimbai Mutinhiri will co-host the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) – one of the most important events in the African film and television calendar. Mutinhiri, who represented Zimbabwe in the 2011 Big Brother Africa, got a job almost as soon as she left the show as host of the South African daily entertainment show, Star Gist, on cable channel Africa Magic. Now Mutinhiri, a model, is adding a new feather to her impressive cap after being named as co-host of the AMVCAs with Nigeria’s IK Osakioduwa, host of Big brother Africa. The awards, hosted annually by MultiChoice and sponsored by Amstel Malta, will be held at the EKO Exhibition Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on March 9. MultiChoice said in a statement: “IK’s cool and calm professionalism combined with his effortless charm is clearly a benefit during busy live broadcasts, while the always optimistic and stylish Vimbai’s enthusiasm for lifestyle programming makes her the ideal co-host for what we are confident will be a glittering, glamorous night for African stars, industry insiders and audiences watching at home.” Vimbai has told of her delight at the confidence shown in her by MultiChoice. “There’s no better way to pay homage to the outstanding stars we have on this continent than to be a part of the grand occasion to honour each one of them. I am sincerely humbled,” said the 26-year-old.

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