A movie by probably Malawi’s finest filmmaker Joyce Mhango Chavula, Lilongwe, has been nominated for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer Choice Awards (AMVCA).
Lilongwe, which was released in October this year, has been nominated for Best Film – Southern Africa.
Chavula took her feat to Facebook Monday saying she was excited about the nomination.
“I’m so humbled and grateful to the Lilongwe film crew. Malawi woyee! Go on and start voting for Lilongwe. It is free,” she wrote.
Voting for Lilongwe can be done through the following link http://amvca2016-awards.dstv.com/nominees/best-movie-southern-africa_1.
Chavula’s Lilongwe is up against Sara Blecher’s Ayanda and Akin Omotosho’s Tell Me Sweet Something.
The Lilongwe-based filmmaker called on Malawians to vote for her.
“It is all about putting our country on the continental map for good things,” she told Nyasa Times.
Chavula who was once nominated for Director for Best Feature Film courtesy of her movie No More Tears at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has resiliently said that she wants to continue producing movies, and “attract more women to the career.”
Lilongwe is a story of young woman played by Brenda Mselu who is a professional prostitute and has three children from three different men.
She has a decent day job but her main cash cow is the married men she sleeps with.
The climax is when she seduces and falls in love with a foreign married man played by Joab Chakhaza who is in Lilongwe on duty.
When his wife played by Chavula later comes to visit, hell breaks loose as Lilongwe’s past comes back to haunt her. Throughout the story according to Chavula, Lilongwe is saying, “don’t judge me, you don’t know my story.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :