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BON Awards 2018: Tope Oshin, Tana Adelana Win Big [Full List Of Winners]

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Tope Oshin’s young-adult film ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ carted the most awards at the 10th Best of Nollywood (BON) awards ceremony which held on Sunday at the Kakanfo Conference Centre in Ibadan, Oyo.

It won in four categories; including best director, best editing, movie of the year while the most promising actor award was jointly won by Francis Sule and Temidayo Akinboro.

The movie bagged 10 nominations when the contenders’ list was unveiled in November.

The film, which is aimed at tackling homophobia, tells the story of two teenage boys who fell in love with each other and had to deal with society.

‘A Lonely Lane’ also won two big categories, best actor and best actress in a lead role (Igbo).

‘Oga Bolaji’ which had 10 nominations only picked up one award, same number as ‘Queen of Queens’, ‘Obsession’ and ‘Body Language’.

Kelechi Udegbe beat Ramsey Nouah, Nosa Obaseki and Femi Branch to win the best actor (English). On the other hand, Yemi Solade edged Femi Adebayo, Ninalowo Bolanle, and Lateef Adedimeji to pick up best actor (Yoruba).

Tana Adelana won the best actress in a leading role (English) while Ronke Ojo came tops in the Yoruba category.

The event was hosted by comedian Helen Paul and veteran actor Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey and had the governor, Abiola Ajimobi, as the chief host.

Nollywood stars thronged the ceremony; from Segun Arinze, Nobert Young, Yemi Solade, Fathia Balogun, Femi Branch, Dayo Amusa to Liz DaSilva and Judith Audu.

See the full list of winners below.

Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)

Kelechi Udegbe – Bedroom Points

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)

Shawn Faqua – Personal Assistant

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)

Yemi Solade – Irolabi and Femi Adebayo – Etiko Onigedu

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Jamiu Azeez – Hey

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hausa)

Umar M Shareef in Mariya

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)

Swanky JKA in A Lonely Lane

Best Actress in a Leading Role (English)

Tana Adelana – Body Language

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)

Bimbo Ademoye – Personal Assistant

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)

Ronke Ojo – Osun Sengede and Bukunmi Oluwasina = Hey

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Lanre Da Silva – Eniolami

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hausa)

Maryam Yahaya in Mariya

Best Actress in a Leading Role ( Igbo)

Kindness Fidelis in A Lonely Lane

Best Child Actor in a Movie

Daniel Adesina- Ofefe

Best Child Actress in a movie

Jasmine Fakunle in Oga Bolaji

Moses Olaiya Movie with the Best Comedy

A Million Baby

Movie with the Best Social Message

Surrogate

Best Short Film of the Year

Mirabel

Documentary of the year

Green Passport

Movie with the Best Special Effect

Ebosimi

Movie with the Best Screenplay

Queen of Queens

Best use of Nigerian food in a Movie

Simbi Alamala

Best Use of Costume in a Movie

Ebosimi

Best Use of Make-up in a Movie

Disguise

Movie with the Best Production Design

Etiko Onigedu

Best Kiss in a Movie

Mawuli Gavor/ Odera Olivia Orji – Obsession

Movie with the Best Sound Track

Queen of Queens

Movie with the Best Editing

We don’t Live Here Anymore

Most Promising Actor

Francis Sule and Temidayo Akinboro in We don’t Live Here Anymore

Most Promising Actress

Oreoluwa Adedoyin in Ofefe

Movie with the Best Cinematography

10 Days in Sun City

Director of the Year

Tope Oshin- We don’t Live Here Anymore

Movie of the Year

We don’t Live Here Anymore

Revelation of the Year (Female)

Adebimpe Oyebade

Revelation of the Year (Male)

David Akande

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Nigerian Journalist, Rita Okoye Wins ‘Entertainment Writer Of The Year ‘Award

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Gifted journalist, Rita Okoye of The Sun Newspaper Nigeria emerged Entertainment Writer of the Year at the just concluded 13th edition of Nigeria Media Nite-Out Awards (NMNA).

The enterprising writer clinched the award alongside Ayo Alonge, and Funsho Arogundade of the aforementioned Newspaper who won the ‘Business writer and Society writer of the year’ awards respectively.

The event which was held at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on Sunday, and themed: “The Nigerian Economy and Political Development: Finding the Missing Piece,” had the keynote address delivered by a former presidential aspirant, John Onche Shaibu, with Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, who was special guest of honour, recognized as the Most Security-Conscious Governor of the Year.

Rita Okoye popular for her weekly entertainment page, Inside Nollywood, is a seasoned entertainment and lifestyle writer who is has become one of the nation’s most sought after entertainment correspondents. Okoye’s knack for unique story angles makes her page a must-read.

The Anambra Stare born sought after media gal has worked and made a visible impact in reputable media houses in and out of Nigeria.
This includes the likes of Complete Fashion, Beauty Box, Hints, Nigeria Films, Entertainment Express, Kemi Filani News, Vanguard Allure Magazine, Dailypost, Al Jazeera, defunct National Life and more.

Rita Okoye also owns and manages her personal blog; pearlsnews.com

Expressing her excitement, Ms Okoye stated that her joy knows no bounds as she looks forward to bigger achievements.
“I’m happy to say that indeed hard work pays. I appreciate the organizers for putting this together to encourage all media practitioners out there. We need to celebrate ourselves, this job is not an easy one. I also hope and pray for more recognition home and abroad,” she said.

Over the last 13 years of its existence, the NMNA has been acknowledged as a platform which seeks to recognise the sterling performances of journalists and all media professionals across the country. Organisers, at the event, said all awardees deserved their respective laurels, as adjudged by the jury, having played their parts in the development of their careers and the profession of journalism in general.

One of the high points of the event was the posthumous recognition of Late Precious Owolabi, the corps member with Channels Television who was killed in Abuja, during the clash between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiites, and the police.

Late Owolabi was honoured with the award of the Reporter of the Year. A property development agency, Revolution Plus, also gifted a plot of land in Lagos to his parents who could not hold their tears, while receiving both the plague and gift.

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Olamide, Mayorkun, Rema, Others To Thrill Customers At Zenith Bank Aspire Music Festival 2019

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Zenith Bank Plc is set to treat its loyal customers to good music and maximum entertainment at the forthcoming ‘Aspire Music Festival’ which will hold on the 21st of September, 2019.

A-list artistes Olamide, Flavor, Mayorkun, Phyno alongside energetic singer Niniola and fast-rising Mavin Records Artiste, Rema, will be dishing out good music at the Aspire Music Festival.

The event is strictly for Zenith Bank customers who have an active account with the bank.

Visit www.zenithbank.com/style to register your attendance

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Xenophobia: Tiwa Savage Cancels Performance In South Africa At DSTV Festival

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Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has canceled her performance at the upcoming DSTV festival in South Africa.

Tiwa Savage announced this on Tuesday following xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

The mother of one lamenting about killings of Nigerians said her decision was in solidarity with victims of attacks in South Africa.

On her verified Twitter page, she wrote: “I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK.

“For this reason, I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.”

Calling for an end to the killings, Tiwa added that the solution to fighting crime is not by killing one another.

“Killing anyone that is African is bad my people, whether they are Nigerians or not.

“I’m not in support of drug dealing nor am I in support of killing. The solution to fighting drug crime is not killing my dear brother,” she added.

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