WITH the date for the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards inching closer, two of Nollywood’s finest, Gbenro Ajibade and Rahama Sadau, have been unveiled as hosts.
Scheduled for December 16 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the exciting duo are expected to direct affairs at the reward platform being hosted this year by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-helmed Ogun Sate government.
Seun Oloketuyi, Executive Producer of BON, said; “The choice of Rahama and Gbenro was a painstakingly debated one. Our criteria were diversity, versatility and youth; some other names came up for consideration but Gbenro and Rahama tick the boxes. And we are happy at their enthusiasm and acceptance to be a part of history.”
Meanwhile, as the organisers of the award released the nominees list, focus is on the Best Actress category where Omotola Jalade Ekehinde (Alter Ego), will slug it out with younger, equally tested actors like Mitchell Dede (What Lies Within), Ufuoma Mcdermott (The Women), Rahamatu Sadau (Tatu) and Esther Audu (Inikpi).
In unveiling the nominees, Head of the Screeners Committee, Niran Adedokun, said, “This year, we had over 128 films of which 120 including 113 feature films, seven short films and two TV series were screened.