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Maryam Booth, Gbenga Adeyinka Unveiled As Host Of BON Awards 2019

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As the countdown to 2019 Best of Nollywood (BON) awards descends, the Nigerian movie industry is revving and busy for the biggest night to send forth the year.

The ingenuity for this year’s BON Awards is targeted at offering a unique perspective on the make-believe industry and red carpet moments sure to spellbind players and stakeholders as the duo of cerebral top Nigerian celebrities would be anchoring the event.

Gbenga Adeyinka, who is a regular face at the awards will be sharing the stage with the delectable and Kannywood sensation, Maryam Ado Mohammed, known professionally as Maryam Booth.

The choice of Gbenga, who started his career as a corporate affairs manager in an engineering firm, was borne out of his consistency and professionalism in a smooth delivery.

He became popular with his shine-shine bobo promo for ‘Star Game Show’. He has also anchored television programmes for AIT, Galaxy TV, MBI, and Africa Magic on DSTV.

The self-acclaimed Grand Comedian of Nigeria, GCON, is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor, comedian, writer, and MC, who speaks various Nigerian languages.

On her part, Maryam Booth, who is to co-host with Adeyinka, came into the acting scene when she was 8 years old and has since established herself as an icon in the northern Nigeria media industry.

She came into the limelight with her hit movie Dijangala which was released in 2007 and had gone on to be known for her dexterity in playing a wide range of roles in movies.

Maryam is also a model, fashion designer and brand ambassadors for several notable brands including Ajinomoto.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, “This year’s edition of the award will be one of the most intriguing yet to close 2019 for the Nollywood industry, we dare you to be there.”

The 2018 edition, anchored by Helen Paul, held in Oyo State, while this year’s Best of Nollywood awards will hold on December 14, 2019 in Kano State.

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Lagos Discharges AMVCA Celebrity Photographer Attendee Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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The Nigerian documentary photographer, Seun O who tested positive for COVID-19 few days after attending the 7th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCA, has been discharged after recovering from the disease.

Seun O who returned from the UK for the event was quarantined at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba after showing symptoms of Coronavirus.

Taking to his Instagram page, Seun thanked everyone that has shown support while he was a patient at the center.

He also asked everyone to stay at home, practice social distancing and good personal hygiene.

He wrote;

“The elephant has left the building. #covid19defeated.”

“Firstly all glory belongs to God. I want to thank everybody that has shown support, stood in the gap in prayer, offered messages of encouragement. I miss my #LagosCovidGang2020 (ward mates) already. I can’t wait till they are all out. Thank you @lagosstategovt Special thanks to Prof Akin Abayomi the Commissioner of Health, what a great man.”

“Thank you to everyone at IDH Yaba my favourite health care professionals. Most importantly it is time for us to beat this together. Everyone stay home and stay safe. Let’s practice social distancing and good personal hygiene. God bless you all.”

 

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The elephant has left the building. #covid19defeated Firstly all glory belongs to God. I want to thank everybody that has shown support, stood in the gap in prayer, offered messages of encouragement. I miss my #LagosCovidGang2020 (ward mates) already. I can’t wait till they are all out. Thank you @lagosstategovt Special thanks to Prof Akin Abayomi the Commisioner of Health, what a great man. Thank you to everyone at IDH Yaba my favourite health care professionals. Most importantly it is time for us to beat this together. Everyone stay home and stay safe. Let’s practice social distancing and good personal hygiene. God bless you all. #COVID19 #COVID19Lagos #COVID19Nigeria #IDHYabaLagos #stayhome #staysafestayhome #isolation #coronavirussurvivers #socialdistancing #Lagos #Nigeria

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Prolific Filmmaker, Dickson Iroegbu Releases Trailer Of His New Movie, ‘The Good Husband’

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Multi-award-winning filmmaker, Dickson Iroegbu has majestically walked his way back into the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood with another blockbuster movie, ‘The Good Husband’.

Mr. Iroegbu, one of the best movie directors Nollywood has ever boast of, made film lovers believe he took a little break from film making, to pursue other dreams. Little did people realize that he was also busy in the background working on huge film projects.

However, he has eventually hit the limelight again with this box office breaking flick, ‘The Good Husband’. From the stable of Teamwork Studios Limited, ‘The Good Husband’ was produced and directed by Dickson Iroegbu.

Starring Sam Dede, Monalisa Chinda, Francis Duru, Thelma Okoduwa-Ojiji, Paul Sambo, Bassey Ekpo Bassey, and introducing Eeefy Ike and Shield Nwazuruahu. ‘The Good Husband’ is a timely film that x-rays the relationship between a man and a woman in a marital union. A situation where marriage mates feel they have figured out what makes a happy home, only to realize it takes a lifetime to unravel what truly works in marriage.

Mr. Iroegbu disclosed that ‘The Good Husband’ will make it’s way to the cinemas in Apri, and further said the movie will be exhibited in Churches and Mosques across the globe through all available distribution channels, so we are open for business.

Mr. Iroegbu who has produced and directed over 20 blockbuster movies such as, Women’s Cot, Critical Condition, Unfaithful, Romantic Attraction and The Mayors, which earned him Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director at African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, has released the trailer of ‘The Good Husband’.

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Ekiti State Unveiled As 2020 BON Awards Host [PHOTOS]

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Ekiti State, which boasts of the top 10 tourist centers in Nigeria, would be hosting the 12th edition of the BON Awards come December 5, 2020.

This was confirmed when the award crew paid a visit to the executive governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, at the government office in Ado Ekiti today and the official hosting right plaque was presented to him.

Recall that the last 2019 edition was successfully hosted by the Kano State government in December.

The traveling award this year, according to the founder, BON Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, is in three phases; Children Day Book Reading featuring Please Don’t Touch Me by Pastor Odukoya to be headlined by Her Excellency, Erelu Fayemi, visitations to top tourist locations in the Sunshine State by past winners of the awards and the main event proper.

While accepting the hosting right, the executive governor appreciated the delegation for its patience and assured of Ekiti State people’s readiness to welcome the 2020 edition of the award.

“Even though I’m not a movie enthusiast, I’m married to one who bombards me daily with her analysis. So I can’t miss it.

“Ekiti State is a state of creative art, and we have big names in the industry like Peter Fatomilola, Foluke Daramola, Odulade and many others.”

The governor also stated, “Ekiti is a lot more than what people think we’re and we are very delighted to do this and very much love to be associated with the success of the BON Awards.”

“We look forward to hosting you and be part of the series of events that follow it,” the governor concluded.

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