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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

ENTERTAINMENT

Getting Closer To God As We Fight COVID — Mofetoluwa Aransiola

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Gospel Musician, MofeToluwa Aransiola says that Covid should also be an alert and a wake-up call for us to seek God’s salvation.

“If you are viewing this now then God has kept you safe from Covid to this date. Many of us have lost loved ones to the pandemic and tomorrow it might be one of us. God is real and heaven is real. In times like this, we need to stay closer to God and keep seeking salvation.

Today, I released my debut album that appreciates God for his safety throughout the 2020 Covid 19 Pandemic to this year. Some of the songs are also a cry for help to God to have mercy on us and give us salvation.”

About Mofetoluwa Aransiola

MofeToluwa Yetunde Aransiola is a multifaceted lady with a creative mind, she is popularly known as Princess by her family and friends here in Malawi, this is not unconnected to her royal Yoruba roots stemming from her home country, Nigeria.

She has a passion for humanity and is a medical practitioner with a background in psychotherapy. She is currently studying Public Health Management at the University of Malawi, this also includes a previous first degree in computer science and business management from the Wisconsin International University.

She has an elder sister who is an icon in the Nigerian music industry and has learnt under her tutelage for more than 15 years, her sister is one of her greatest motivation for singing, she has also drawn inspiration from other great African musicians over the course of the years with specific emphasis on world best gospel artists.

“You’ve been Good” is an album that appreciates God for His safety during these difficult times of the 2020 Covid19 Pandemic that’s brought fear and turmoil to the world at large.

The album is beautifully composed by her through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and one of her elder brothers and Pastor, Jonathan Gershon. It is produced by Gift Chisamba, arranged by Tolu Olokun with talking drum beats made in Nigeria by Femi Atorise.

The songs have been carefully delivered in different Malawian languages alongside different African languages of every country she’s lived in especially her home country Nigeria.

She hopes you feel the presence of Jesus calming every storm and speaking peace to your soul at the sound of each track…

Listen and Enjoy!

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ENTERTAINMENT

First Anniversary As Mayegun: K1 Preaches Peace And Safety In Nigeria

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Exactly this date last year, quintessential Fuji Lord, King Wasiu Olasunkanmi Marshal popularly known as K1 De Ultimate was bestowed with the honour of the first Mayegun of Yorubaland by His Imperial Majesty, Alaafin of Oyo, OBA LAMIDI ADEYEMI, CON.

As the symbol of peace in Yorubaland, the versatile and prolific artiste took the opportunity to canvass the need to maintain peaceful coexistence among the people of the Yoruba race, Nigerians, and people all over the world.

In a message signed by his Media Aide, Mr. Kunle Rasheed, the music icon said the world and indeed Nigeria, fervently need peace in this New Year which is a catalyst for growth and development in any society.

K1 in his message, also took time out to preach safety with regards to mankind’s new enemy; Covid-19 which had invaded the world since December 2019.

He urged Nigerians to obey the safety protocols imposed by the government. According to him, “if we observe the safety measures, the unwanted enemy will be defeated in no time”.

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BIG STORY

SAD: Orisabunmi’s Younger Sister Dies, Three Days After Brother’s Death

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Three days after the death of popular Yoruba actress, Mrs. Folake Aremu, widely known as Orisabunmi, her younger sister Mrs. Janet Ademola, has reportedly passed on.

News of the demise of Ademola, the last child of the family, was broken on Saturday by Gbenga Onisola, her nephew.

It will be recalled that Orisabunmi’s brother, Steve Onisola, had died on Thursday, barely 24hours after the death of the popular actress.

Onisola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club, Ilorin, passed on at age 71 after a brief illness.

Ademola, who was mourning her sister’s death described her elder sister as her best friend, a caring sister, and a mother with a rare heart of love.

She had said, “The death of my elder sister, Mrs. Folake Aremu, is very painful because of what she stood for in our lives as family members. She was very friendly and caring; she never left her siblings untended. We are pained because she stood in as a good mother for all of us.

“As the last child of the family, she took very good care of me. We were very close and used to each other. She gave her best to ensure that I was well catered for. She was a selfless fellow. She was very humane and she persevered a lot. She would not underrate anyone.”

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