The awards cost the organisers about N50 million.
The Best of Nollywood, an award event that recognizes successful practitioners in the Nigerian film industry, will, on November 6, hope to set a world record by rolling out a 6 km red carpet at the 5th edition of the awards in Asaba, Delta State.
In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES, the executive producer of BON, Seun Oloketuyi, revealed that this year’s event would be more glamorous and prestigious as over 500 people would be flown to Asaba.
“BON Awards is Nigeria’s longest serving Nollywood awards. The good thing about this year’s edition is that we would be breaking a world record with the longest red carpet which is over 6 km,” Oloketuyi said.
Speaking on the focus and credibility of the award, Oloketuyi said, “When we started 5 years ago, there was no award body for Nollywood. There used to be TEMA and REEL but both stopped. Ours is a professional award which is different from other awards which are either honorary or viewer’s choice. The jury and panelists who work on entries also work without interference.”
He also spoke on the cost of organising this year’s edition.
“With support from the Delta State government and a few corporate sponsorship, this year’s edition is costing us over N50 million.”
See full list of the nominations:
BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE IN AN ENGLISH MOVIE
Bloosom Chukwujekwu – Finding Mercy
Seun Akindele – On Bended Knees
Bayo Alawiye – Dark Secret
O.C Ukeje – Alan Poza
Funso Adeolu – Cobweb
BEST ACTRESS IN LEADING ROLE IN AN ENGLISH MOVIE
Iretiola Doyle – Torn
Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha – On Bended Knees
Uche Jombo – Mrs Somebody
Omoni Oboli – Brother’s Keeper
Queen Nwokoye – Egwonga
BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE IN A YORUBA MOVIE
Odunade Adekola – Mufu Olosa Oko
Mike Ezenronye – Unforgivable
Richard Aigbor – Ifa Iwa
Muyiwa Ademola – Aja
Femi Adebayo – Alade Owala
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A YORUBA MOVIE
Dayo Amusa – Unforgivable
Joke Muyiwa – Ayitale
Khafiyat Kafidipe – The Seed
Toyin Aimakhu – Alani Baba Labake
Mercy Aigbe – Komfo
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN AN ENGLISH MOVIE
Alex Ekubo – Weekend Gateaway
Joseph Benjamin – Dark Side
Ime Bishop – A Wish
Chet Anekwe – Bended Knees
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN AN ENGLISH MOVIE
Kate Obiang – Journey to Self
Rita Dominic – Finding Mercy
Helen Paul – A wish
Oge Okoye – Turning Point
Akio Precious Ilami – Job Seekers
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A YORUBA MOVIE
Odunade Adekola – Aja
Ibrahim Chatta – Ifa Iwa
Bayo Alawiye – Ebi mi ni
Femi Adebayo – Irugbin
Yinka Quadri – Ilari
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A YORUBA MOVIE
Bidemi Kosoko – Ifa Iwa
Toyin Aimakhu – Ebimi ni
Yewande Adekoya – Kudeti
Ronke Odusanya – Ere Ayo mi
Fathia Balogun – Irugbin
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