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IGP, Samdaddy, Yahaya Bello, others top list of 2022 Friends of Nollywood Awards

By Guardian Nigeria
09 November 2022   |   9:09 pm
As the preparations for the 2022 edition of the prestigious Friends of Nollywood Awards gets to advanced stage, the honours list for this year's edition has got the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, Chief of Army Staff, Leitnant General Yahaya Farouk, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwa-Olu, National Secretary…

[files] Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba. Photo/FACEBOOKTHENIGERIAPOLICE

As the preparations for the 2022 edition of the prestigious Friends of Nollywood Awards gets to advanced stage, the honours list for this year’s edition has got the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, Chief of Army Staff, Leitnant General Yahaya Farouk, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwa-Olu, National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen Samuel Anyanwu, Samdaddy topping the list of awardees.

This was contained in a statement signed by Nzeh Frankwhite and Steve Eboh, Team Leader and Chairman Award selection committee respectively.

According to the statement, ” this year’s list was carefully selected to reflect the balance of men and women that have been of immense support and encouragement to the developmental strides of the Nigerian movie industry from their various little spaces.

Other prominent Nigerians that made the list are; Dr Young Toby Ekechi, MD/CEO First Generations Mortgage Bank, Chief Chris Igbokwe, Barrister Uju Kennedy, Chief of the Air Staff, AVM Isiaka Amao, Prof Ali Pantami, Princess Adejoke Adefulire, Abubakar Abdullahi Kure, Prince Alex Mbata, AIT, among others.

According to the organisers, the 2022 edition of this prestigious award promises to be different as it will be presented as part of the closing sessions of the maiden Nollywood Technology & Security Summit.

A night of glitz, glamour and razzmatazz, with numerous industry stakeholder, actors, producers, directors, etc.

The Friends of Nollywood Award was birthed in 2006, in partnership with top industry stakeholders to reward, honour and celebrate non film practitioners who have partnered and supported the growth and progress of the Nigeria movie industry, directly or indirectly.

This year’s edition is scheduled for the 15th day of November, 2022 with the theme: Nollywood a Pillar in Nigeria’s Socioeconomic Development to be delivered by Dr Young Toby Ekechi, MD/CEO First Generations Mortgage Bank, at the prestigious Bolingo Xpera Hotels, Abuja.

Some of the past recipients of the prestigious award includes; former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Goodluck Jonathan, Late former President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, Mr Emeka Mba, Sir Mike Okiro, Mallam Isa Yuguda, Alhaji Rabiu Isiaku Rabiu, Alhaji Buba Marwa, among several other.

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