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Temi Otedola, Tobi Bakre, Denola Grey, Lateef Adedimeji Makes BON Awards 2020 Nominee List [FULL LIST]

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The Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON) has unveiled its nominee’s in the various categories for the 2020 edition of the awards.

The annual, traveling, pan-Nigerian awards, currently in its 12th year, is scheduled to hold in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State come December 5.

Movies like Elevator Baby, Sugar Rush, The Sessions, Wede, This Lady Called Life, and Living In Bondage(Breaking Free) have been nominated in the movie of the year category.

Other categories include Director of the year, Best kiss in a movie, the most promising actor of the year, the movie with the best sound among others.

Among actors nominated in several categories are Adesuwa Etomi, Efa Iwara, Bisola Aiyeola, and Abisola Adebayo.

Present at the virtual announcement, which took place via zoom include founder and organizer of the Awards, Seun Oloketuyi; star actress, Joke Silva; comedian and media personality, Gbenga Adeyinka who hosted the event.

Others include actor par excellence, Segun Arinze; media mogul, Dele Momodu; head of the jury for BON, Niran Adedokun; Teju Ajayi; Hon Shina Peller; Wale Ojo-Lanre; Femi Akintunde Johnson; ValueJet representative, Temitope Ajijola and others.

Set to host this year’s edition of the awards are Debo Macaroni and Tana Adelana.

Full List Of Nominees
1. Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)
o Efa Iwara – The Sessions
o Timini Egbuson – Elevator Baby
o JKA Swanky – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o Eyinna Nwigwe – Dear Affy
o Daniel K. Daniel – The Fugitive
o Femi Jacobs – Colours of Deceit
2. Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) 
o Bisola Aiyeola – This Lady Called Life
o Omowunmi Dada – The Sessions
o Kehinde Bankole – Dear Affy
o Toyin Abraham – Elevator Baby
o Toni Tones – Killing Jade
o Adesua Etomi – Sugar Rush
3. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
o Alex Ekubo – Bling Lagosians
o Williams Uchemba/Tobi Bakre – Sugar Rush
o Byran Emmanuel – Colours of Deceit
o Tope Tedela – Country Hard
o Blossom Chukwujekwu/Abayomi Alvin – Unroyal
4. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)
o Banke Joye – Traffic
o Ruth Kadiri – Too Old For This
o Sharon Ooja – Bling Lagosians
o Bimbo Ademoye/Bisola Aiyeola – Sugar Rush
o Tina Mba – This Lady Called Life
5. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
o Jide Awobona – You Are Me
o Lateef Adedimeji – Etan
o Akin Kolapo – Asarailu
o Joseph Momodu – Torera
o Ibrahim Yekini – Lucifer
o Funso Adeolu- Digiola
6. Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
o Adebimpe Oyebade – Agbelebu Jade
o Bukunmi Oluwashina – You Are Me
o Nkechi Blessing – Torera
o King Flakie – Digiola
o Abisola Adebayo – Never Too Late
7. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
o Yomi Olorunlolaye/Olaide Almoruf – Brothers
o Bimbo Sunday – Asarailu
o Odunlade Adekola – Never Too Late
o Dele Odule – Agbelebu Jade
o Femi Adebayo/Kelvin Ikedua – Lucifer
8. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
o Khadija Ayoade – You Are Me
o Abisola Adebayo – Agbelebu Jade
o Regina Chukwu – Digiola
o Ashabi Ademefun – Brothers
o Ireti Osayemi – Never Too Late
9. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)
o Francis Duru – Mboputa
o Stan Eze – Ishi Anyaocha
o JKA Swanky – Nne
10.  Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo)
o Chidiebere Aneke – Ishi Anyaocha
o Frances Nsonwu Ikoroha – Nne
o Happy Julian Uchendu – Mboputa
11. Best Child Actor 
o Daniel Adeshina – Basil
o Divine Godwin Otun – Innocent
o Molawa Onajobi – This Lady Called Life
o King David Akpakwu – My Grandfather’s Wife
o Chima David Ntongha – The Pain Your Storm
12. Best Child Actress
o Amarachi Onwe – Secrets
o Chimamanda Unigwe- Perfect Marriage
13. Movie with the Best Social Message
o Not So Long a Letter
o WEDE
o Black Monday
o Dan Kasa
o Country Hard
o The Session
14. Moses Olaiya Movie with the Best Comedy 
o Dear Affy
o Elevator Baby
o Bling Lagosians
o Sugar Rush
15. Best Short Film
o Dial 112
o Pole Girl
o The Honourable
o Dan kasa
o The Bean Hawker
16. Best Documentary
o Journey to Gambia
o Tame The Serial Killer
o Learners
17. Movie with the Best Special Effect
o Lucifer
o Unroyal
o Sugar Rush
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
18.  Movie with the Best Screenplay
o This Lady Called Life
o Bling Lagosians
o Elevator Baby
o The Sessions
o Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o Dear Affy
19.  Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie
o This Lady Called Life
o Traffic
o The Sessions
o  My Grandfather’s Wife
o WEDE
20.  Best use of Costume in a Movie
o Unroyal
o Broken Water
o WEDE
o Living in Bondage(Breaking in Bondage)
o Isodehi
21.  Best Use of Make-up in a Movie 
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o The Sessions
o WEDE
o Broken Water
o Isodehi
22.  Movie with the Best Sound
o Unroyal
o Living in Bondage
o Kambili
23.  Movie with the Best Sound Track
o Traffic
o Colours of Deceit
o Living in Bondage
o Lucifer
o The Sessions
o Country Hard
24.  Movie with the Best Editing
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o This Lady Called Life
o Sugar Rush
o Elevator Baby
o The Sessions
25.  Movie with the Best Production Design
o This Lady Called Life
o Unroyal
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o WEDE
o Isodehi
o Broken Water
26.  Movie with the Best Cinematography
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o Unroyal
o Sugar Rush
o Bling Lagosians
o Dear Affy
27.  Best Kiss in a movie 
o Alex Ekubo/Sharon Ooja – Bling Lagosians
o JKA Swanky/Munachi Abii – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o Laura Fidel/Kunle Remi- Pole Girl
o Omowunmi Dada/Efa Iwara – The Sessions
o IK Ogbonna/Matilda Lambert-Unroyal
28.  Most Promising Actor of the Year
o Tobi Bakare – Sugar Rush
o Denola Grey – Bling Lagosians
o Obinna Montero – Too Old for This
29.  Most Promising Actress of the Year 
o Banke Joye –  Traffic
o Motilola Adekunle –  To Have and To Hold
o Aisha Mohammed –  Colours of Deceit
o Chinelo Enemchukwu – Perfect Marriage
o Mary John – Perfect Marriage
30.  Revelation of the Year (Male)
o Tunde Aderinoye
o Fuad Ferdinand
o Swanky JKA
o Mike Afolarin
o Moshood Fattah
o Heavens Obule
31.  Revelation of the Year (Female)
o Muniachi Abi
o Bolaji Ogunmola
o Dami Awokoya
o  Mimi Daniels
o Temi Otedola
32.  Director of the Year
o Kayode Kasum  – This Lady Called Life
o Ramsey Nouah – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)
o  Lancelot Imasuen – WEDE
o Akay Mason – Elevator Baby
o Judith Audu- The Sessions
o Kayode Kasum – Sugar Rush
33. Movie of the Year
o Living in Bondage(Breaking Free)
o This Lady Called Life
o The Sessions
o WEDE
o Sugar Rush
o Elevator Baby

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“Mimi” Set To Break Record As First Nollywood Film To Premiere At The Beach, Viewers To Pay N100,000

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Nollywood’s most anticipated movie of 2021, Mimi is set to record as the first Nollywood movie to have its premiere at the beach and it is billed to take place at the prestigious Wave Beach, Elegushi Lagos on the 13th of May 2021.

The high-octane event which has been themed the ‘’Movie and Music Concert’’ (MMC) would feature a movie premiere for Mimi and a music concert starring top Nigerian musicians such as Reminisce, 9ice, and DJ Neptune.

The glitz and glamour event will be hosted by Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba while the Red Carpet will be hosted by curvaceous Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede and Reality Star, Tobi Bakre.

Mimi The Movie features an array of Nollywood stars like Ali Baba, Ireti Doyle, Toyin Abraham, Prince Jide Kosoko, Bimbo Akintola, Deyemi Okanlawon, Lateef Adedimeji, Lizzy Jay, Bianca Ugowanne, Hafeez Oyetoro (Saka), Olaniyi Afonja (Sanyeri), Kiekie, Stephanie Isuma (Calabar Chic), Omotunde David (Lolo 1), Taiwo Adeyemi, Bro Bouche, Semilore Adewumi, Timi Agbaje, Officer Woos, and other amazing stars.

For the very first time in Nigeria, movie premiere tickets will be sold. The ticket is said to cost N100 000 and it will attract a couple.

The delightful family movie tells the story of a daughter of a billionaire, Mimi who despises poverty and poor people so much, but found out her extremely rich parents weren’t her biological parent and her real parent ‘sold’ her off at a young age to raise some funds to train her siblings.

In a bid to make her more responsible, her rich parents made her spend 2weeks holiday with her biological parent who lives in abject poverty in a ghetto. Her story is akin to leaving Banana Island to live in Ajegunle. The twist and turns of survival in the ghetto after 24 years of opulence and rich love gone sour makes the movie an interesting piece.

The event is sponsored by JAC Motors, Wakanow, Slice Media, and Wave Beach and attendees can win for themselves a return trip ticket to Kenya, a brand-new car, and a plot of land courtesy of Veritas Homes and Properties Limited.

The movie is executive produced by 007 Global and AUL Media Studios in Conjunction with SBD Global Media and it is directed by fast-rising movie director Samuel ‘’Bigsam’’ Olatunji, the director of Dear Affy and executive producer of Seven and a Half Dates.

Mimi which is set to be released on the 14th of May 2021 will be screened in more than 60 cinemas across the country.

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REDTV’s TMC Named ‘Web Series Of The Year 2020’ At The Gage Awards 2020

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The Men’s Club (TMC), Africa’s highly-anticipated online series powered by the United Bank for Africa’s Lifestyle and Entertainment channel, REDTV, has emerged the winner of Gage’s Awards’ Web Series of the Year 2020.

Following a thorough audit by the organizers of the awards, TMC which was nominated alongside four other popular online shows, clinched the highly coveted award, and was announced as the winner in an elaborate virtual event which was held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.

Now in its third season, TMC is one of the top hits from REDTV, producers of other popular shows like Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, RedHot Topics, Hotel Boutique, and a host of other entertaining content.

The Men’s Club has enjoyed a huge following since its launch in 2018, taking viewers on a roller-coaster ride with Africa’s hottest screen men – Ayoola Ayoola, Efa Iwara, Daniel Etim, and Baaj Adegbule. Their adventure filled with love, friendship, fear, betrayal, and Romance has had viewers clamoring for more. The show also stars top actors like Sharon Ooja, Mimi Chaka, Folu Storms and features some of Nollywood’s finest legends like Sola Sobowale and Shaffy Bello.

Executive Producer, REDTV, Bola Atta, thanked the organizers of the Gage awards for the recognition as she elaborated on the mission of REDTV since it was birthed five years ago. She said, “REDTV was set up to support Africa’s creative industry. Developing and nurturing talent is what we are most focused on as we make available opportunities for creative people across the continent. We do this through the creation of compelling and positive stories about Africa and Africans’.

Acknowledging UBA’s continuous investment in REDTV and in SMEs, Atta who is also the bank’s Director of Corporate Communications, said, “REDTV was birthed by the United Bank for Africa, to support the youths and the creative sector in Nigeria and across the African continent and for over five years we have been creating employment through entertainment. At UBA, we aim to empower talented and creative professionals in the pursuit of their dreams whilst they contribute to economic growth.

She disclosed that the online platform will be launching more pan- African content in the next few weeks, which she stated, will further connect African talent to the world, providing the best in entertainment and storytelling to its teeming fans.

Organizers of the awards, said the aim of the Gage Awards, which is in its second year, is to recognize institutions that have added value towards making the internet a haven for the development of African content.

REDTV is a fast-paced lifestyle channel that puts Africa on the global stage. Proudly powered by UBA, the network aims to entertain and inform through rich and engaging content that features the very best of Africa focused on fashion, news, music, sports, drama, travel, and much more.

REDTV collaborates with the most talented visionaries and creative minds who dare to believe in a New Africa, putting together content that reflects its vision.

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How CCTV Facilitated Nollywood Actor, Baba Ijesha’s Arrest For Defiling Minor

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Popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling a minor.

It was gathered that a closed-circuit television installed in the victim’s home captured Omiyinka allegedly molesting the victim while her mother was not at home.

It was learnt that the victim’s mother, who had been suspecting that her daughter was being sexually abused, installed the CCTV to uncover the perpetrator.

It was gathered that the victim’s mother monitored the situation in her home on her phone and to her dismay, she saw Omiyinka allegedly conducting himself in a suspicious manner around her daughter.

The thespian allegedly took the victim away from the sitting room into the kitchen, where there was no CCTV camera installed, and the mother, who rushed back home upon the discovery, allegedly caught Omiyinka defiling her daughter in the kitchen.

The victim’s mother was said to have been inconsolable after her discovery.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Thursday that Omiyinka was arrested after a case of defilement was reported against him, adding that preliminary investigation revealed that he had been sexually assaulting the 14-year-old victim since she was seven.

He stated that Omiyinka confessed to the crime, adding that the case had been transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

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