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BON Awards 2016

The organizers of the Best of Nollywod Awards have released the list of nominees for the 2016 edition. The nominees’ list was unveiled in Lagos to an exclusive audience comprising entertainment editors and select stakeholders in the movie industry.

According to Niran Adedokun, president of the BON jury, the release followed weeks of screening of over 120 entries made up of feature films in English, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo, ten short films, five documentaries and seven television series.

While congratulating the nominees, Adedokun, also a popular Punch Newspapers columnist, acknowledged the resilience of Nigerian filmmakers for defying the current harsh economic realities to sustain their creative activities. He thanked organisers of the awards for the opportunity to serve while encouraging practitioners to continue to strive for excellence noting that the industry has unlimited prospects.

Aimed at recognising and promoting the best of films and filmmakers in Nigeria, the BON Awards, in less than one decade of its existence, has become the most authentic home grown platform honouring the richness and ingenuity of Nigerian cinema. This year’s edition shall be hosted by the executive governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ipkeazu.

BEST OF NOLLYWOOD 2016 NOMINATION LIST
Best Actor in Leading Role (English)
• Wale Ojo  in For The Wrong Reasons
• Alexx Ekubo in The First Lady
• Fredrick Leonard in Woeman
• Stan Eze  in Just Not Married
• Enyinna Nwigwe  in Hire A Man
• Okey Uzoeshi in Something Wicked

Best Actor in Leading Role (Yoruba)
• Femi Adebayo in Gbewiri Meta
• Niyi Johnson in Lifeline
• Muyiwa Ademola in Eni –Owo
• Lateef Adedimeji in Yeye Oge
• Yomi Fabiyi in Metomi

Best Actor in Leading Role (Hausa)
• Ali Nuhu in Gamu nan Dai
• Sadiq Dan Sadiq in Mat Da Lados

1. Best Actor in Leading Role (Igbo)
• Bloosom Chukwujeku in Icheke Oku
• Amadi Magnus in Akaraaka

Best Actress in Leading Role (English)
• Omotu Bissong in Woeman
• Judith Audu in Just Not Married
• Ebube Nwagbo  in Anniversary
• Belinda Effah in Oracle Online
• Omoni Oboli in The First Lady
• Iretiola Doyle in Something Wicked

Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)
• Mercy Aigbe in Victims
• Temitope Solaja in Lehin Ikoro
• Toyin Aimakhu in Metomi
• Wumi Toriola in Eni Owo
• Oyinade Adegbenro in  Yeye Oge
• Jumoke Odetola in Binta Ofege

Best Actress in Leading Role (Igbo)
• Nichole Banna- Icheke Oku
• Adaeze Chiegbu in Akaraaka

Best Actress in Leading Role (Hausa)
• Jamila Umar in Kasata
• Rahama Sadau in Mati Da Lado

Best Supporting Actor (English)
• I.K Ogbonna in Hire a man
• Nkem Owoh in Ghana Must Go
• Daniel K. Daniel in A Soldier’s story
• Seun Akindele in Black Val
• Rotimi Salami in Just Not Married
• Gabriel Afolayan in Something Wicked

Best Supporting Actress (English)

• Nancy Isime in Hire a man
• Onyii Alex in Don’t fight it
• Helen Paul in Ghana Must go
• Eniola Badmus in Black Val
• Yvonne Jegede in The First Lady
• Adesua Etomi/ Ivie Okujaye-Egbon/Beverly Naya in Something Wicked

Most Promising Actor

• Rotimi Salami in Just Not Married
• Steve Enagbare in Destiny Gate
• Iyke Adiele in Fidelity
• Seun Ajayi in Studio

Most Promising Actress
• Princess Osayomwanbor Peters in Destiny Gate
• Gina Castle in Fidelity
• Ade Laoye in Studio
• Zainab Balogun in A Soldier’s Story

Best Child Actor in Movie
• Daniel Udah in Opeyemi
• Tunde Babasola in D’ Wish

Best Child Actress
• Pricilia Ojo in Black Val
• Neraya Akaboa in D’ Wish
• Angel Unigwe in Woeman

Best Comedy of the Year

• Ghana Must Go
• ATM
• Behind the Scenes
• The First Lady
• Just Not Married

Movie with the Best Social Message

• Voiceless Scream
• Leyin Ilekun
• For the Wrong Reasons
• ATM
• Woeman

Movie with the Best Special Effect
• Icheke Oku
• Gbewiri Meta
• A soldier’s story
• Storm

Movie with the Best Screenplay
• For the Wrong Reasons
• Hire  a man
• Icheke Oku
• Just Not Married
• Irawe Igbo
• Something Wicked
• Eni-Owo
Best Short Film of the Year
• Opeyemi
• D’ wish
• Deeply Cut
• Pepper Soup
• Silence
• Homesick
Best Documentary of the Year
• Amaka’s kin
• D’ ability
• For you my son
Best TV Series of the Year
• Lasgidi cops (SCU)
• Studio
• 5ive
• Ayanfe mi

Movie with the Best Editing
• Ghana Must go
• Not Just Married
• Hire A man
• Eni-Owo
• Something Wicked
Movie with the Best Sound Track
• Icheke Oku
• Igbehin loju
• Irawe Igbo
• Ghana must go
Movie with the Best Production Design
• Irawe Igbo
• Yeye Oge
• Icheke Oku
• The First Lady
• Something Wicked

Movie with the Best Cinematography
• A Soldier’s story
• Eni-owo
• Icheke Oku
• Just Not Married
• Something Wicked

Best Use of Nigerian Costume in a Movie
• Irawe Igbo
• Yeye Oge
• Icheke Oku
• Keji
• Ghana must go
Best Use of Make up in a Movie
• Icheke Oku
• A Soldier’s story
• Storm
• Black Val
Movie of the Year
• Icheke Oku
• Irawe Igbo
• A Soldier’s Story
• Something Wicked
• Eni-Owo

Director of the Year
• Aliu Gafar for Irawe Igbo
• Uduak-Obong Patrick for Not Just Married –
• Emeka Amakeze for  Icheke Oku
• Desmond Elliot for Hire A Man
• Frankie Ogar for A Soldier’s Story
• Yemi Morafa for Something Wicked
• Adebayo Tijani/Muyiwa Ademola in Eni Owo

Best Kiss in a Movie
• Gideon Okeke and Zhinnel Zhu in Anniversary
• Chelsea Eze and Mike Godson in Guy Next Door
• Seun Akindele and Mercy Aigbe in Victim
• Ik Ogbonna and Nancy Isime  Hire A Man
• Enyinna Nwigwe and Zhinnel Zhu  Hire A Man
• Omowumi  Dada and Gabriel Afolayan in Something Wicked

Revelation of the Year (female)
• Inem Peters
• Callista Okonkwo
• Mercy Macroe
• Chineye Uyanna
• Bukky Adeeyo
• Victoria Kolawole

Revelation of the year (Male)
• Poju Oparanti
• Wasiu Rafiu
• Jomiloju Olumbe
• Femi Remi
• Duncan

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Wizkid: Buhari and Trump Are Clueless, Only Difference Is One Can Use Twitter Better

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Ayo Balogun, Nigerian singer better known as Wizkid, says President Muhammadu Buhari and Donald Trump, his US counterpart, are clueless.

In a post on his social media page, the music superstar said the only difference between the two is Trump’s ability to use Twitter than Buhari.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner’s comment comes against the backdrop of the recent cases of extra-judicial killings by the police in the two countries.

George Floyd, a black man was recently killed in the US by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

Floyd’s death came amid dust over the alleged killing of Tina, a 16-year-old girl, at Iyana Oworo area of Lagos, by an officer of the Nigerian police.

The two incidents had sparked outrage in Nigeria and across the world with many taking to social media platforms to vent their spleen while demanding justice.

Joining the fray, Wizkid took to his Twitter page to condemn the spate at which police officers are killing unarmed citizens.

“Police kill black Americans and Nigerian police kill Nigerians. No man can sort this matter. God save us,” he had written on Saturday.

In a follow-up post on Monday, the award-winning singer said the inability of the two leaders to contain the killing of innocent citizens by security operatives was indicative of how “clueless” both of them are.

“Buhari and Trump are the same person. Lol. The one difference between them is that one knows how to use Twitter than the other. Clueless!,” Wizkid wrote in a mixture of Pidgin and English.

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Death Of Video Vixen: Clarence Peters Girlfriend Fumes, Faults Police ‘Murder Charge’ Claim

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Clarence Peters girlfriend of 14 years, Jennifer has revealed more details on how popular dancer, Kodak passed away at her boyfriend’s house saying the video director was not even at the scene.

She spoke about how Clarence Peters was invited to the station and how he went there by himself knowing his hands are clean. She also went further to reveal an autopsy has not been carried out due to the lockdown and wants Nigerians to stop assuming over this case.

Below is Jennifer’s post revealing those who witnessed Kodak’s death (four dancers) and what they have said so far about it..

Kodak died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, while charging her phone. She is believed to have been electrocuted.

SHE WROTE;

“It is SICKENING the corruption and laxity in the NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE!

But First, lemme start with you the ones who follow blogs and comment without thinking. That someone earns a living from breaking homes and destroying people’s reputation is something that should naturally be worrisome to you but NO, it refreshes you.

So, as Clarence’s 14yrs long girlfriend, Lemme state AUTHORITATIVELY that CLARENCE PETERS was invited to the police command, YABA and he went there willingly. He was NOT arrested, neither was he CHARGED WITH MURDER as stated by the press statement from the police command through their spokesperson BALA ELKANA!

Just because we chose to keep quiet until the autopsy result comes out before addressing the press and of course, the police report to exonerate him was signed and collected.

On Friday 2nd of May, 2020 an investigative team led by IPO, MR. POPOOLA, after the on-scene investigation was done, the body visited at the morgue, came to a conclusion they had no case with CLARENCE PETERS(who was not on the scene of the incident) SEGUN the business manager, the 4dancers and two other members of staff of CAPITAL DREAMS PICTURES, (all referred to as witnesses), that it was a NATURAL ACCIDENT. He wrote his report to that effect. Events took a different turn when The DCP- YETUNDE LONGE, came in and asked that the report be torn, he wrote a second one that she tore again. By the third report, then came in MR. OYE and his father Sir Shina Peters and she couldn’t continue with her foul play. She agreed they had NO CASE with him and the rest of the witnesses. “So why are u still holding him..” everyone asked, she said she was waiting for the autopsy result so she can attach it. When she saw she had been caught, she sent them to put out a press statement that he was charged for murder. So thinking Nigerians, can someone be “CHARGED” without an autopsy conducted?

Backtrack a bit, after LD passed on, it took more than 24hrs to seek the consent from her family to conduct that autopsy. By the time the consent was gotten, due to the COVID-19 caused NIGERIAN COURTS CLOSURE, the autopsy was to start on Monday being tomorrow.

So again, how are we talking “he’s being charged for MURDER”??? Since they decided to throw the first blow of negativity, let’s go ALL OUT with the information. You have all been waiting for a response from him and because he chose to be law-abiding, someone who contributes positively to the Nigerian economy, they want yo tarnish his name? And artistes, everyone is quiet? Nobody is asking questions other than “how can she be electrocuted”??? Is it right? Who is going to charge PHCN to court for the SURGE? Yetunde Alonge said if he was an ordinary person she would have let him go but because he and his parents are celebrities that is why.

Since u all seek to know of clarence “murdered” her if Clarence “raped” her, why can’t you all then march to PANTI and ask your police force questions? Don’t sit on blogs spilling fallacies and stamp your imprint by commenting ignorantly. We were going to wait for the results and her family but clearly, everyone is keeping quiet and dragging him in the mud. I WON’T! I have NEVER kept quiet in the face of ILLS, I won’t start now.
And to CP, Biodun stays strong cos THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!! 🤍ALWAYS and FOREVER!

And to EVERY BLOG who has gone out of their way to tell a lie- in the slide is the article posted by GLB, she took it down almost immediately before posting the witness’ account, how do we go from electrocution to RAPE? I don’t have an issue with an investigation as it NATURALLY, under NORMAL circumstances should be conducted anywhere in the world, BUT categorically alleging you know people he raped and abused is NOT sth to joke about.

This is how people mislead the ALREADY IGNORANT PUBLIC. Giving people a reason to form NEGATIVE opinions and I see people who I thought had sense-making SNIDE remarks? You want to know how we landed here, it was all your commenting. So kudos to the blogs and YOU ESPECIALLY, the ignorant Lot.
An educative or informative post be put up, you won’t see comments. When Dangote truck killed three of my aunts at once, there was no uproar. Then a NATURAL ACCIDENT will occur, u say it was MURDER!

May God forgive US ALL!

May His divine assistance remain always with us and may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, AMEN!”

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Clarence Peters Over Death Of Video Vixen Picture Kodak

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Music director and cinematographer Clarence Peters has been arrested by the police in Lagos over the death of dancer Love Divines alias Kodak.

Kodak was said to have been electrocuted while charging and using her iPhone on Wednesday at Peters’ Omole Phase One residence.

She was alleged to have operated the plugged phone while sitting almost naked on the door railings with no footwear on.

She was also said to have sustained burns on her chest where her phone allegedly fell when she flung it as a result of the shock.

Although initial reports claimed she died on the set of a music video, it was however debunked as the planned video was alleged to have been botched following her death.

It was learnt that Peters was invited at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba for questioning on Saturday night and has been detained since then.

Meanwhile, the dancer’s mother has taken to social media to denounce those impersonating her and sending account numbers for donations.

The woman, in a video shared on social media, said she neither authorized anyone nor was aware of such moves, describing those behind the fundraiser as fraudsters.

She said: “It’s a pity that she’s (Kodak’s) gone and it is painful. I just got information that a lady is posing herself to be me. I am Lasatanatu Ike, her mother.

“I have also been told that an account number is online. I have not posted my account number online.

“The girl seated next to me is her elder sister by the name Shekinah Glory Ike. Please I want you all to stand up and help me fight as you can see I cannot fight.”

Contacted, Police spokesman Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest of Clarence Peters, adding that the command was investigating the circumstances that led to the dancer’s death.

Elkana said Peters and all those who were at his residence when the incident occurred have been invited for questioning, adding that he would not be able to give further details at the moment.

On the allegation by the dancer’s mother, Elkana said no formal complaint of impersonation has been made, adding that the video would be forwarded to the SCIID for further action.

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