Apart from the 31 keenly contested categories at BON Awards annually, there is the ‘Special Recognition’ category, where eminent figures drawn from all works of life (including in the entertainment industry) are awarded specially for their stellar contribution to the growth of the homegrown Nollywood industry.
From Tade Ogidan to Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, all of these distinguished individuals have been past recipients of the BON Special Recognition.
We present to you the three veterans who have been identified as the recipients of the 2016 prize with a spotlight on their achievement;
CHIKA CHUKWUNONSO OPALA, MON. MFR
Chief Zebrudaya alias 4.30 became popular for his self produced hit comedy series in the titled ‘New Masqurade’, which ran between 1983 – 1993. His character was an audience delight for his incorrect use of the English language. For as many that were old enough to see the series that year, you will agree that this fantastic thespian made those years memorable indeed. Suffice to say that he laid the pebble for what comedy actors of this generation built on today.
A writer, actor, producer and director; although the veteran became registered on the mind of the Nigerian audience for her role as ‘Toyin Tomato’, in the series ‘OH FATHER OH DAUGHTER’, Sola’s career dates back to productions such as the now rested ‘Village Headmaster’ , Mirror in the Sun, ‘Asewo To Re Mecca’, ‘Dangerous Twins’, ‘Family On Fire’, and most recently ‘The wedding Party’.
She learnt the thespian art under the tutelage of Adebayo Salami’s group known as Awada Kerikeri. In 2010, she scripted, produced and directed, ‘Ohun Oko Somida’.
This renowned filmmaker needs no introduction; he is the director of the Abuja Int’l Film and Video Festival, a former president of the Director’s Guild of Nigeria. Duker has about 200 films to his credit. This Iconic filmmaker’s career dates back to 1988 where he wrote scripts for ‘Tales by Moonlight’, the popular Television program for kids, until 1992.
He took his time to study the working models in the film business before lunching; he was production manager between 1989 and 1991, before he started his own production. His debut as a producer was titled ‘ SKELETON’. Several stars that flood the industry today cut their teeth to fame through his productions.
Glitz and Glamour At The All Colour Awards 2019
It was colourful event with glitz and glamour at the just concluded exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA), an event-project to honour and recognize leadership in different sectors in Nigeria from the stable of Kanbitoons Company which took place on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Abelinis Hub, located at No. 1, Erinola Salako Street, Behind Excellence Hotel, Ogba Lagos, Nigeria.
The talk of the town award ceremony made in grand style was witnessed by who-is-who in different sectors.
Those who should know disclosed that it was not just to organize an award but a memorable event that will surely help the recipients/winners gain strong recognition and consumer empathy.
The laudable event- All Colour Awards with limitless imagination and bold execution to foster unity and positioned to soar winners beyond known boundaries is definitely an event in December to remember right from the colourful red carpet anchored by Ajoke Oseni, the new queen on the red carpet to beat and copy.
No doubt All Colour Awards (ACA) took the centre stage as a spectacular event for all tradition, all costumes and all glamour in grand style with a great performance from the reputable hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Dammy.
The recipients/winners at the exclusive maiden edition of All Colour Awards (ACA 2019) are;
- Sifax Group
Best Indigenous Conglomerate Brand of the Year.
- Creativexone Limited
Brand Management Advertising Agency of the Year.
- Wall & Ace Legal Practitioners
Most Outstanding Law Firm on Regulatory and Contractual Legal Issues of the Year.
- Zebra Insurance Brokers Limited
Most Resourceful Insurance Broker of the Year.
- 12 Baskets Foods Limited
Best Innovative Finger Foods Brands of the Year.
- Abelinis Limited
Best Innovative Event-Marketing Company of the Year.
- Brand Vision Media Limited
Best Creative Branding & Printing Company of the Year.
- Z-Edge Consulting
Most Innovative Consulting Service Provider of the Year.
- Samson Adewale (Mr. Miracle)
Best Afro Rock Musician In Diaspora of the Year.
- The Architects Place Limited
Best Architectural Design & Construction Company of the Year
Most Outstanding Comedy Brand of the Year.
- Pele Adesoji Clement
Most Outstanding Business Personality of the Year.
- Olatokunbo Foundation
Most Outstanding Humanitarian Foundation of the Year.
- Adedeji Michael Ademola
Best Use of Educational Technology Initiative of the Year.
- Eye Candy Innovative Concepts
Best Innovative Ushering & Event Management Brand of the Year.
The creator of the All Colour Awards Kanbi Owolabi is very thankful and appreciates the reputable individuals, brands and organizations that made the event a huge success and he looks ahead to a bigger and better edition in 2020.
Kano Govt Officially Accepts BON Awards Hosting Right, As Peugeot, Max Air and LaCasera Declares Support [PHOTOS]
The executive governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, officially unveiled the right to host 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards.
The event, which took place at the government house, witnessed the presence of notable members of the Kano State government.
The governor, during the presentation of the certificate to him by the Chief Executive of Officer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, said, “We’re are excited that Best of Nollywood is taking here and this is history in the making for the good people of Kano State.”
Ganduje also used the opportunity to welcome the industry players to Kano State while promising them a peaceful and enjoyable stay.
The city of Kano State will be agog on December 14, 2019, as crème de la crème of the make-believe industry will storm the state for the 2019 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards.
In a related development, the makers of the luxury car brand, Peugeot, among others, has also thrown its weight behind the awards.
The French automotive manufacturer will be joining the likes of Max Air, LaCasera and others.
Instagram Celebrity Mompha Arrives Court Ahead of His Arraignment By EFCC For ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’
Popular internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha has arrived at the Lagos Federal High Court, ahead of his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Mompha is expected to be arraigned on a 14 counts charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering.
EFCC had arrested Mompha for alleged internet fraud and money laundering recently at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The anti-graft agency made the disclosure in a series of tweets titled: “Alleged Internet fraud, Money Laundering: EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha.
Following the declaration in his arraignment, Mompha had on Thursday dragged EFCC before a High Court in Lagos State
Mompha instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit against EFCC for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days without charging him to court.
In the suit filed by his lawyers, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, the businessman is demanding the sum of N5m as damages from the anti-graft agency.
The self-acclaimed Bureau-De-Change operator also sought a court order directing the EFCC to release him unconditionally forthwith from its custody.
Mompha is seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining EFCC or any person whatsoever acting for or on behalf of the agency from arresting and detaining him in relation to the subject of the suit without recourse to due process of law.
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