Saturday, 16 December 2017

Abeokuta Plays Host To BON Awards 2017

The 9th edition of the BON (Best of Nollywood) Awards  takes place this evening at the ancient city of Abeokuta, Ogun State- the venue being the June 12 Cultural Centre.

This year,  veteran actress Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde, Hausa actor  Ali Nuhu and filmmaker, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen are  expected recipients of the Best of Nollywood Awards 2017 Special Recognition award. The event will be hosted by Hausa actress,  Rahama Sadau and  Tinsel star  Gbenro Ajibade will co-host the event, and various  artistes are on deck to entertain the  guests.
"The current administration in Ogun State is proud to be identified with this event and we promise to give all the needed support to ensure that this year’s edition is an even greater success story," according Dayo Adeneye, Minister of Information & Strategy.

Partial Nomination List... (courtesy of BONAWARDS.COM)

        Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)

Sambisa Nzeribe in Slow Country
Alexx Ekubo in Inikpi
Joseph Benjamin in Dance to my Beat
Bolanle Ninalowo in Picture Perfect
Gabriel Afolayan in Tatu
Paul Utomi in What lies Within

     Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)

IK Ogbonna – Excess Luggage
Kelechi Udegbe – Behind the Wheels
Tope Tedela – Slow Country
Segun Arinze/Sambisa Nzeribe – Tatu
Funny Bone – Dance to my Beat

     Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)

Niyi Johnson – Okun
Gabriel Afolayan – False Flag
Femi Adebayo – Afaila Ojo
Odunlade Adekola – Gangan
Abdulateef Oladimeji- Ojo Meta

      Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Tanilba Abraham – Okun
Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse
Taiwo Ibikunle – Afaila Ojo
Abdulateef Oladimeji- 1983
Wale Akorede in Somewhere in the Dark

       Best Actor in a Leading Role(Hausa)

Rabiu Rikadawa – Ko Bayan Raina
Adam Zango – Matatace Shaida

      Best Actor in a Leading Role(Igbo)

Tim Ebuka  – Akuko Uwa
Browny Igboegbu – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

       Best Actress in Leading Role (English)

Omotola Jalade in Alter Ego
Ivie Okujaye in Slow Country
Ufuoma Mcdermott in The Women
Michelle Dede in What lies Within
Rahama Sadau in Tatu
Esther Audu in Inikpi

     Best  Actress in  Supporting role (English)

Queen Nwokoye – Excess Luggage
Bayray Mcnwizu – Trace
Bisola Aiyeola – Picture Perfect
Toyin Abraham/Funlola Raimi – Tatu
Kate Henshaw/Omoni Oboli/ Katherine Obiang- The Women

        Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)

Ronke  Odusanya – Ailatunse
Aisha Lawal in False Flag
Mercy Aigbe – Ojo Meta
Jumoke Odutola – Somewhere in the Dark
Adeola Ayoade in Okun

       Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Ireti Osayemi – Ojo Meta
Feyisara Hassan – Okun
Omowumi Dada  – Somewhere in the Dark
Iyabo Ojo – Gangan
Temitope Solaja- Ashabi Akata

      Best Actress in a Leading Role(Hausa)

Jamila Nagudu – Ko Bayan Raina
Rahama Sadau – Matatace Shaida

     Best Actress in a Leading Role( Igbo)

Chizzy Alichi – Akuko Uwa
Rachel Okonkwo – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

       Best Child Actor in a Movie

Adebayo Thomas – Slow Country
Dumebi Nzeribe – Tatu
Kunuji Boluwatife – The Maniac
Abayomi Gabriel – Excess Luggage
Ero Josh-Behind the Wheels

       Best Child Actress in a movie

Martina Obi – Truncated
Bella Ufondu- Excess Luggage
Teniola Awobiyi in Tatu

         Comedy of the Year

Three Wise Men
A Trip to Jamaica
Excess Luggage
American Driver

Source: Vanguard, Best of Nollywood

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