Women are taking the bull by the horn in film making across Africa.

At the 2017 African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA), women took home about 9 of the awards in over 20 categories.

But in the 2018 edition, they have matched the men category for category, pound for pound.

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Out of the 28 categories, women won exactly half of the awards and  went home with some of the more significant awards.

Phoebe Ruguru from Kenya won the Best Overall film for 18 hours and Best Movie East Africa.

Nigeria’s Jade Osiberu won Best Director for Isoken, and Isoken won Best film in West Africa.

Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Igbo, Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series, Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series, Best Costume/Designer Movie or TV Series, were competed for by both male and female, and the womenfolk spoke louder and career.

It's time Nollywood and other movie industries in other African countries put some ‘respec’ for female movie makers and every woman  who contributes to the industry.

See al the awards won by women below:

Best Costume/Designer Movie or TV Series
The Bridge – Ngozi Obasi and James Bessinone

Best Make Up Artist Movie/TV Series
Tatu – Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo

Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series
Tatu – Evelle

Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series – Swahili
Super Modo – Sarika Hemi Lhakani

Best Indigenous Language Movies or TV Series – Igbo
Bound – Lilian Afegbai

Best TV/Drama/Comedy series
This Is It – Dolapo Adeleke

Best Movie East Africa
18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru

Best Movie West Africa
Isoken – Jade Osiberu

Trail Blazer Award
Bisola Aiyeola

Best Supporting Actress
Lydia Forson – Isoken

Best Actress in a comedy and TV series
Nyce Wanueri – Auntie Boss

Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Best Director
Jade Osiberu – Isoken

Best Overall Movie
18 Hours – Phoebe Ruguru