The announcement of Nollywood actress Bimbo Ademoye as the winner of the recently held Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award’s category for “Best Actress in a Comedy/TV Series” has divided fans.
To win the prize in the category, Ademoye bested Mercy Johnson, Funke Akindele, and other contenders.
The actress was nominated for the award due to her performance in “Selina.” Additionally nominated for their performances in “Battle on Buka Street” were Akindele and Johnson.
However, social media users shared their thoughts on the results of the category nominations.
While some people insisted that Ademoye deserved the award, others made it clear that Mercy Johnson, who was also nominated in the category for her work in “Passport,” missed out on the award.
A Twitter user, Safiyanu Jarumi, said, “It’s funny how AMVCA robbed Mercy Johnson of her win for Passport/Battle on Buka Street. Anyways, congratulations to the new best actress in a comedy movie. Mercy Johnson won 1st in 2013 for Dumebi. Then Funke has been winning since 2014-2022. Now Bimbo Ademoye, congratulations sha.”
Another tweep, Sammie, said, “Nominating Mercy Johnson twice in the same category for different movies was the first blow because obviously the votes were going to be divided. Passport was a comedy and was perfect for the comedy category but Battle on Buka street was not a comedy.”
Another user @Swanky_Hec wrote, “She is good and deserves something but in a comedy category where mercy johnson was nominated twice? yo that was a gift”