Multichoice award show attendees in Lagos asked to self-isolate

AMVCA hosts on stage Amina Abdi Rabar and IK Osakioduwa. (Photo: AfricaMagic/DStv)
AMVCA hosts on stage Amina Abdi Rabar and IK Osakioduwa. (Photo: AfricaMagic/DStv)

The Ministry of Health in Lagos, Nigeria has sent out an alert that people who attended the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards' (AMVCA) may have come into contact with one of the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.

The annual Multichoice awards show which recognises outstanding achievement in television and film was held on Saturday, 14 March at Eko Hotels in Lagos despite the growing global pandemic.

The star-studded ceremony, which was aired on TV, was followed by an after-party.

The annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards was held on the same night in Johannesburg at the Ticket Pro Dome amid strong criticism against the event taking place.

On Tuesday the health ministry in Nigeria tweeted on their official account that attendees may have come into contact with someone who has the virus and called on everyone who was there to self-isolate and to contact the helpline if they experience any symptoms.


Nigeria has 44 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 29 of those cases in Lagos. 

Channel24 has reached out to Multichoice for comment and will update this article as soon as a response is received. 

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