Debbie Odutayo has been announced as the very first Nigerian female head judge of the AMVCAs. Picture: Facebook

Edge of Paradise producer, Debbie Odutayo has been announced as the very first Nigerian female head judge of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs).  

The sixth addition of the awards is set to take place in September 1. And the veteran brings with her over 30 years of experience in entertainment industry. She is also the co-owner of the Nigerian production company, Royal Roots Communication Network.

According to Wangi Mba- Uzoukwu, the Director, M-Net West Africa, Odutayo's appointment reiterates Africa Magic's commitment to excellence and professionalism.

“Debbie Odutayo is a respected and seasoned television professional who brings extensive experience and renown to the AMVCA judging process. Her appointment as head Judge is in tandem with the AMVCAs being the biggest celebration of film and television talent in Africa," said Mba-Uuzokwu in an official press release.

“Besides being renowned and respected in the African film and TV space, Debbie also boasts experience with the AMVCA judging process, having worked on all previous editions. We are thrilled to have her with us as Head Judge, and we ask that our viewers stay tuned as preparations for the show enter the final stages,” Mba-Uzoukwu added.


 The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry and with the success of the previous five editions.

Entries for the AMVCAs opened on the March 1 and closed on April 30. The 2018 AMVCAs will be broadcast Live on all Africa Magic channels.