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The Best of Nollywood (BON) awards will be hosted by actors Gbenro Ajibade and Rahama Sadau, the organisers have announced.

The award ceremony which is billed to hold in December in Abeokuta, Ogun state, will see Bolanle Ninalowo, Gabriel Afolayan, Paul Utomi, Sambasa Nzeribe, Alexx Ekubo and Joseph Benjamin compete for the best actor gong.

The best actress category will be won by either Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Mitchell Dede, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Rahama Sadau and Esther Audu.

Speaking of the selection of Ajibade and Sadau as hosts of the award, Seun Oloketuyi, executive producer of BON, said “not only do they have the requisite physical demands for such an assignment, they surely do possess the intellectual gravitas to steer it to a safe habour”.

Here is the full list of nominees for the BON Awards.

Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)
Sambasa Nzeribe in Slow Country
Alexx Ekubo in Inikpi
Joseph Benjamin in Dance to my Beat
Bolanle Ninalowo in Picture Perfect
Gabriel Afolayan in Tatu
Paul Utomi in What lies Within

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
IK Ogbonna – Excess Luggage
Kelechi Udegbe – Behind the Wheels
Tope Tedela – Slow Country
Segun Arinze/Sambasa Nzeribe – Tatu
Funny Bone – Dance to my Beat

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Niyi Johnson – Okun
Gabriel Afolayan – False Flag
Femi Adebayo – Afaila Ojo
Odunlade Adekola – Gangan
Abdulateef Oladimeji- Ojo Meta

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Tobiloba Abraham – Okun
Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse
Taiwo Ibikunle – Afaila Ojo
Abdulateef Oladimeji- 1983
Wale Akorede in Somewhere in the Dark

Best Actor in a Leading Role(Hausa)

Rabiu Rikadawa – Ko Bayan Raina
Adam Zango – Matatace Shaida

Best Actor in a Leading Role(Igbo)
Tim Ebuka – Akuko Uwa
Browny Igboegbu – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

Best Actress in Leading Role (English)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde in Alter Ego
Ivie Okujaye in Slow Country
Ufuoma McDermott in The Women
Michelle Dede in What lies Within
Rahama Sadau in Tatu
Esther Audu in Inikpi

Best Actress in Supporting role (English)
Queen Nwokoye – Excess Luggage
Bayray Mcnwizu – Trace
Bisola Aiyeola – Picture Perfect
Toyin Abraham/Funlola Raimi – Tatu
Kate Henshaw/Omoni Oboli/ Katherine Obiang- The Women

Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)
Ronke Odusanya – Ailatunse
Aisha Lawal in False Flag
Mercy Aigbe – Ojo Meta
Jumoke Odetola – Somewhere in the Dark
Adeola Ayoade in Okun

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Ireti Osayemi – Ojo Meta
Feyisara Hassan – Okun
Omowumi Dada – Somewhere in the Dark
Iyabo Ojo – Gangan
Temitope Solaja- Ashabi Akata

Best Actress in a Leading Role(Hausa)
Jamila Nagudu – Ko Bayan Raina
Rahama Sadau – Matatace Shaida

Best Actress in a Leading Role( Igbo)
Chizzy Alichi – Akuko Uwa
Rachel Okonkwo – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

Best Child Actor in a Movie
Adebayo Thomas – Slow Country
Dumebi Nzeribe – Tatu
Kunuji Boluwatife – The Maniac
Abayomi Gabriel – Excess Luggage
Ero Josh-Behind the Wheels

Best Child Actress in a movie
Martina Obi – Truncated
Bella Ufondu- Excess Luggage
Teniola Awobiyi in Tatu

Comedy of the Year
Ufuoma
Three Wise Men
A Trip to Jamaica
Excess Luggage
American Driver

Movie with the Best Social Message
False Flag
Alter Ego
Busted
Behind the Wheels

Best Short Film of the Year
Truncated
Mustapha
I AM
Aramide

Movie with the Best Special Effect
Slow Country
Oloibiri
Misery Lane
Somewhere in the Dark
Goddess of Fire
Behind the Wheels
What lies within

Movie with the Best Screenplay
Okun
Oloibiri
Tatu
What Lies Within
Slow Country
The Women

TV Series of the Year
The Johnsons
Zone 222

Best use of Nigerian food in a movie
Picture Perfect
Ufuoma
Trace
Stormy Heart

Best Use of Costume in a Movie

Picture Perfect
Tatu
Inikpi
Okun
The Women

Best Use of Make-up in a Movie
Somewhere in the dark
Tatu
Slow Country
Picture Perfect

Movie with the Best Production Design
Oloibiri
Tatu
Okun
Inikpi
Alter Ego

Best Kiss in a Movie
Omowunmi Dada/Eddie Watson – Bias
Daniel K. Daniel/Chelsea Eze – Scorned
Ufuoma McDemott/Kalu Ikeagu – The Women
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde /Kunle Remmy – Alter Ego
Ronke Odusanya/Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse

Movie with the Best Sound Track

Oloibiri

Tatu

Inikpi

Stormy Heart

Movie with the Best Editing
Tatu
What Lies Within
Slow Country
The Women
Okun

Most Promising Actor
Suara Olayinka in Tatu
Peter Jacobs in I AM

Most Promising Actress

Chisom Steve in Akuko Uwa
Tinuola Oladoye in I AM

Movie with the Best Cinematography
Tatu
Slow Country
What Lies Within
Oloibiri
A Trip to Jamaica

Director of the Year
Eric Aghimien for Slow Country
Blessing Egbe for The Women
Bogunmbe Abiola Paul for Okun
Vanessa Nzediegwu for What lies Within
Don Omope for Tatu

Movie of the Year
Slow Country
Okun
Tatu
Oloibiri
What Lies Within

Revelations of the Year(Female)
Regina Daniel
Bimbo Ademoye
Yvonne Enakhene
Selia Adebowale
Folahunsho Adeola

Revelation of the Year(Male)
Timini Egbusan
Abayomi Alvin
Baaj Adebule

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BON Commiserates With Baba Sala’s Family, Names Comedy Award Category After Him

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Following last week’s death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.

A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognizing the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.

Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.

“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.

He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.

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BREAKING: Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Is Dead

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Veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead, The PUNCH is reporting.

According to the newspaper, Adejumo, who hails from Ilesa in Osun State, died on Sunday night at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.

His Media Assistant, Isaac Haastrup, confirmed the development to The PUNCH in a telephone interview.

Hastrup said: “Baba has died.

“He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night.

“His remains had been taken to the morgue.

“He died of old-age related sickness.

“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction.

“Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people, including his fans.”

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BON Awards 2018 Gets Date, Announces October 29 for Host State, Nominees Unveiling

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Best of Nollywood, BON Awards, the highly coveted award platform in Nollywood, has announced December 9, as the date for the 2018 edition of the ceremony, which also doubles as the celebration of a decade of the award ceremony, a press statement has revealed.

The statement was made public on Friday, September 28, and signed by the Chief Executive of BON, Seun Oloketuyi.

He revealed that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced October, 29. Oloketuyi also assured that this years edition which is also the tenth year anniversary of the award will be the mother of all in Nollywood.

BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honour outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Movie Industry.

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