Best of Nollywood Awards: Ireti Doyle, Omoni Oboli, Adesua Etomi, Beverly Naya & More Nominated for BON Award

The organisers of the Best of Nollywood Awards have released the list of nominees for the 2016 edition and Nollywood heavyweights are slugging it out in order to go home with the covetous award.

Top shots like Ireti Doyle, Mercy Aigbe, Alex Ekubo, Wale Ojo, among others are battling to clinch the award.

According to Niran Adedokun, the 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 acknowledged the resilience of Nigerian filmmakers for defying the current harsh economic realities to sustain their creative activities. He thanked the 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.

Best Actor in a Leading Role – English

  • WALE OJOFor The Wrong Reasons
  • ALEX EKUBOThe First Lady
  • FREDERICK LEONARDWoeman
  • STAN NZE Just Not Married
  • ENYINNA NWIGWEHire A Man
  • OKEY UZOESHISomething Wicked

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Yoruba

  • FEMI ADEBAYOGbewiri Meta
  • NIYI JOHNSONLifeline
  • MUYIWA ADEMOLAEni-Owo
  • LATEEF ADEDIMEJIYeye Oge
  • YOMI FABIYIMetomi

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Hausa

  • ALI NUHU Gamu nan Dai
  • SADIQ DANMat Da Lados

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Igbo

  • BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWUIcheke Oku
  • AMADI MAGNUSAkaraaka

Best Actress in a Leading Role – English

  • OMOTU BISSONGWoeman
  • JUDITH AUDUJust Not Married
  • EBUBE NWAGBOAnniversary
  • BELINDA EFFAHOracle Online
  • OMONI OBOLIThe First Lady
  • IRETIOLA DOYLESomething Wicked

Best Actress in Leading Role – Yoruba

  • MERCY AIGBEVictims
  • TEMITOPE SOLAJALehin Ikoro
  • TOYIN AIMAKHUMetomi
  • WUMI TORIOLAEni Owo
  • YEWANDE ADEGBENROYeye Oge
  • JUMOKE ODETOLABinta Ofege

Best Actress in Leading Role – Hausa

  • JEMILA UMARKasata
  • RAHAMA SADAUMati Da Lado

Best Supporting Actor – English

  • I.K OGBONNAHire a Man
  • NKEM OWOHGhana Must Go
  • DANIEL K. DANIELA Soldier’s Story
  • SEUN AKINDELEBlack Val
  • ROTIMI SALAMIJust Not Married
  • GABRIEL AFOLAYANSomething Wicked

Best Supporting Actress – English

  • NANCY ISIMEHire a Man
  • ONYII ALEXDont Fight It
  • HELEN PAUL – Ghana Must Go
  • ENIOLA BADMUSBlack Val
  • YVONNE JEGEDEThe First Lady
  • ADESUA ETOMI/IVIE OKUJAYE/BEVERLY NAYASomething Wicked


Most Promising Actor

  • ROTIMI SALAMIJust Not Married
  • STEVE ENAGBAREDestiny Gate
  • IYKE ADIELEFidelity
  • SEUN AJAYIStudio

Most Promising Actress

  • PRINCESS OSAYOMWANBORDestiny Gate
  • GINA CASTEL – Fidelity
  • ADE LAOYEStudio
  • ZAINAB BALOGUNA Soldier’s Story

Best Child Actor

  • DANIEL UDAHOpeyemi
  • TUNDE BABASOLAD’Wish

Best Child Actress

  • PRISCILLA OJOBlack Val
  • NERAYA AKABOA – D’Wish
  • ANGEL UNIGWEWoeman

Best Comedy of the Year

  • Ghana Must Go
  • ATM
  • Behind the Scenes
  • The first Lady
  • Just Not Married

Movie with Best Social Message

  • Voiceless Scream
  • Leyin Ilekun
  • For the Wrong Reasons
  • ATM
  • Woeman

Movie with the Best Special Effects

  • 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 Best Editing

  • Ghana Must Go
  • Just Not Married
  • Something Wicked
  • Hire a Man
  • Eni-Owo

Movie with Best Sound Track

  • Icheke Oku
  • Igbehinloju
  • Irawe Igbo
  • Ghana Must Go

Movie with Best Production Design

  • Irawe Igbo
  • Yeye Oge
  • Icheke Oku
  • The First Lady
  • Something Wicked

Movie with Best Cinematography

  • A Soldier’s Story
  • Eni-Owo
  • Icheke Oku
  • Just Not Married
  • Something Wicked

Best Use of Nigerian Costume in a  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 GAFARIrawe Igbo
  • UDUAK-OBONG PATRICKJust Not Married
  • EMEKA AMAKEZE Icheke Oku
  • DESMOND ELLIOTHire A Man
  • FRANKIE OGARA Soldier’s Story
  • YEMI MORAFASomething Wicked
  • ADEBAYO TIJANI/MUYIWA ADEMOLAEni Owo

Best Kiss in a Movie

  • GIDEON OKEKE and ZHINNEL ZHUAnniversary
  • CHELSEA EZE and MIKE GODSONGuy Next Door
  • SEUN AKINDELE and MERCY AIGBEVictim
  • IK OGBONNA and NANCY ISIMEHire A Man
  • ENYINNA NWIGWE and ZHINNEL ZHUHire a Man
  • OMOWUNMI DADA and GABRIEL AFOLAYANSomething Wicked

Revelation of the Year – Female

  • Inem Peters
  • Calista Okonkwo
  • Mercy Macjoe
  • Chineye Uyanna
  • Bukky Adeeyo
  • Victoria Kolawole
  • Bose Oladimeji
  • Nkechi Sunday

Revelation of the Year – Male

  • Mofe Duncan
  • Sean Jimoh
  • Poju Oparanti
  • Wasiu Rafiu
  • Jomiloju Olumbe
  • Femi Remi

 

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