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BON names Best Soundtrack Awards after Sammie Okposo

The 2022 edition of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards will hold today December 3, in Owerri, Imo State. However, when the award of the category of ‘Best Soundtrack’ is to be handed out,

The 2022 edition of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards will hold today December 3, in Owerri, Imo State. However, when the award of the category of ‘Best Soundtrack’ is to be handed out, it will bear the name of the gospel singer Sammie Okposo who passed on penultimate Friday. The organisers of BON had renamed the category of ‘Best Soundtrack’ after Sammie Okposo to honour the music star.

Speaking on the decision to rename the award, Seun Oloketuyi, founder of BON Awards, said: “Sammie Okposo in his lifetime was a force, and he did a lot for the growth of gospel music in Nigeria and beyond. We are not a music award, but we feel the need to honour him in some way. This was what inspired us to rename the Best Soundtrack category after him. His loss will be felt by all and this is just a way to immortalize him.”

Oloketuyi also hinted that Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, the host of the 2022 edition of the BON Awards, has opened his doors wide for the entertainment industry, particularly the movie sector, to contribute to the financial growth of Imo state’s economy.

“One of the reasons we decided to host the awards in Imo this year is because the history and story of Nollywood will not be complete without mentioning Imo State. There are lots of Imo indigenes who have done well in the industry,” he noted.