BON Award lights up Umuahia
The Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria’s preeminent indigenous platform for rewarding and celebrating the movie industry’s best and most creative, holds today in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
To be anchored by actor cum comedy powerhouse, Okey Bakassi and leading actress, Mercy Aigbe, this year’s ceremony promises to be of a different hue as the organisers have announced that nominees and guests should turn out in their Made-in-Nigeria finery perhaps in consonance with the Made-in-Aba promotional drive of the host governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
It is the eighth edition of the indigenous awards ceremony, which since inception has been putting a golden seal of excellence on the works of those toiling and sweating to produce and star in feel-good and educative movies.
However, this year’s is especially symbolic because veteran thespians such as Chief Chika Opala a.k.a Chief Zebrudaya of the New Masquerade fame and prolific actress, Sola Shobowale; and filmmaker, Fidelis Duker would be honoured in the special recognition category for their time proven contributions to the growth of Nollywood.
Like the chief host, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who has promised the stars and stakeholders of Nollywood a ball and a blast, the CEO, BON Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, has also assured all guests of a quality time in Abia while promising a well-put together event that would linger in their memories for a long while.