The rock city of Abeokuta will on 16th December play host to the movers and shakers of Nigerian film Industry, aka Nollywood as the ever consistent Best Of Nollywood (BON) awards the bests in the industry. 

The 9th BON awards will parade the best of entertainment show with the frills and thrills that are synonymous with Ogun state,  boasts the Governor – Senator  Ibikunle Amosu.

According to the Executive Producer of BON awards,  the following are the nominees for different categories :

1. Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)

  • Sambisa Nzeribe in Slow Country
  • Alexx Ekubo in Inikpi
  • Joseph Benjamin in Dance to my Beat
  • Bolanle Ninalowo in Picture Perfect
  • Gabriel Afolayan in Tatu
  • Paul Utomi in What lies Within
  1. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
  • IK Ogbonna – Excess Luggage
  • Kelechi Udegbe – Behind the Wheels
  • Tope Tedela – Slow Country
  • Segun Arinze/Sambisa Nzeribe – Tatu
  • Funny Bone – Dance to my Beat
  1. Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
  • Niyi Johnson – Okun
  • Gabriel Afolayan – False Flag
  • Femi Adebayo – Afaila Ojo
  • Odunlade Adekola – Gangan
  • Abdulateef Oladimeji- Ojo Meta

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  1. Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
    • Tobiloba Abraham – Okun
    • Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse
    • Taiwo Ibikunle – Afaila Ojo
    • Abdulateef Oladimeji- 1983
    • Wale Akorede in Somewhere in the Dark
  1. Best Actor in a Leading Role(Hausa)
  • Rabiu Rikadawa – Ko Bayan Raina
  • Adam Zango – Matatace Shaida
  1. Best Actor in a Leading Role(Igbo)
  • Tim Ebuka – Akuko Uwa
  • Browny Igboegbu – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka
  1. Best Actress in Leading Role (English)
  • Omotola Jalade in Alter Ego
  • Ivie Okujaye in Slow Country
  • Ufuoma Mcdermott in The Women
  • Michelle Dede in What lies Within
  • Rahama Sadau in Tatu
  • Esther Audu in Inikpi
  1. Best  Actress in  Supporting role (English)
  • Queen Nwokoye – Excess Luggage
  • Bayray Mcnwizu – Trace
  • Bisola Aiyeola – Picture Perfect
  • Toyin Abraham/Funlola Raimi – Tatu
  • Kate Henshaw/Omoni Oboli/ Katherine Obiang- The Women
  1. Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)
  • Ronke Odusanya – Ailatunse
  • Aisha Lawal in False Flag
  • Mercy Aigbe – Ojo Meta
  • Jumoke Odutola – Somewhere in the Dark
  • Adeola Ayoade in Okun
  1. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
  • Ireti Osayemi – Ojo Meta
  • Feyisara Hassan – Okun
  • Omowumi Dada  – Somewhere in the Dark
  • Iyabo Ojo – Gangan
  • Temitope Solaja- Ashabi Akata
  1. Best Actress in a Leading Role(Hausa)
  • Jamila Nagudu – Ko Bayan Raina
  • Rahama Sadau – Matatace Shaida
  1. Best Actress in a Leading Role( Igbo)
  • Chizzy Alichi – Akuko Uwa
  • Rachel Okonkwo – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka
  1. Best Child Actor in a Movie
  • Adebayo Thomas – Slow Country
  • Dumebi Nzeribe – Tatu
  • Kunuji Boluwatife – The Maniac
  • Abayomi Gabriel – Excess Luggage
  • Ero Josh-Behind the Wheels
  1. Best Child Actress in a movie
  • Martina Obi – Truncated
  • Bella Ufondu- Excess Luggage
  • Teniola Awobiyi in Tatu

15     Comedy of the Year

  • Ufuoma
  • Three Wise Men
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  • Excess Luggage
  • American Driver

16. Movie with the Best Social Message

  • False Flag
  • Alter Ego
  • Busted
  • Behind the Wheels

17. Best Short Film of the Year

  • Truncated
  • Mustapha
  • I AM
  • Aramide

 18. Movie with the Best Special Effect

  • Slow Country
  • Oloibiri
  • Misery Lane
  • Somewhere in the Dark
  • Goddess of Fire
  • Behind the Wheels
  • What lies within

19. Movie with the Best Screenplay

  • Okun
  • Oloibiri
  • Tatu
  • What Lies Within
  • Slow Country
  • The Women

20. TV Series of the Year

  • The Johnsons
  • Zone 222

21. Best use of Nigerian food in a movie

  • Picture Perfect
  • Ufuoma
  • Trace
  • Stormy Heart

 22. Best Use of Costume in a Movie

  • Picture Perfect
  • Tatu
  • Inikpi
  • Okun
  • The Women

23. Best Use of Make-up in a Movie

  • Somewhere in the dark
  • Tatu
  • Slow Country
  • Picture Perfect

 24. Movie with the Best Production Design

  • Oloibiri
  • Tatu
  • Okun
  • Inikpi
  • Alter Ego

25. Best Kiss in a Movie

  • Omowunmi Dada/Eddie Watson – Bias
  • Daniel K. Daniel/Chelsea Eze – Scorned
  • Ufuoma Edemott/Kalu Ikeagu – The Women
  • Omotola Ekeinde/Kenny Remmy – Alter Ego
  • Ronke Odusanya/Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse

26. Movie with the Best Sound Track

  • Oloibiri
  • Tatu
  • Inikpi
  • Stormy Heart

27. Movie with the Best Editing

  • Tatu
  • What Lies Within
  • Slow Country
  • The Women
  • Okun

 28. Most Promising Actor

  • Suara Olayinka in Tatu
  • Peter Jacobs in I AM

29. Most Promising Actress

  • Chisom Steve in Akuko Uwa
  • Tinuola Oladoye in I AM
  1. Movie with the Best Cinematography
  • Tatu
  • Slow Country
  • What Lies Within
  • Oloibiri
  • A Trip to Jamaica
  1. Director of the Year
  • Eric Aghimien for Slow Country
  • Blessing Egbe for The Women
  • Bogunmbe Abiola Paul for Okun
  • Vanessa Nzediegwu for What lies Within
  • Don Omope for Tatu

32      Movie of the Year

  • Sow Country
  • Okun
  • Tatu
  • Oloibiri
  • What Lies Within

33. Revelations of the Year(Female)

  • Regina Daniel
  • Bimbo Ademoye
  • Yvonne Enakhene
  • Selia Adebowale
  • Folahunsho Adeola
  1. Revelation of the Year(Male)
  • Timini Egbusan
  • Abayomi Alvin
  • Baaj Adegbule

omo university shoot

Years after some armed cultists killed five students at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife and in the wee hours of July 10, 1999, a Nollywood actor cum director, Muyideen Oladapo has revisited the dastardly act with his soon to be released flick, Omo University. Muyideen Oladapo is currently a 300 level student of OAU
Movie: Omo University
Producer: Muyideen Oladapo
Director: Muyideen Oladapo
Locations: Obafemi Awolowo University campus and Ikorodu Lagos
parades stars like: Femi adebayo, mercy aigbe, gabriel afolayan, kunle afod, yinka salau, dele odule, toyin adegbola, ibrahim chatta, soji omobanke

behind the scene of kofo tinubu

Actress, Lizzy Anjorin, has earmarked a total sum of N50million on the production of her new flick entitled Kofo the first Lady.
“We are not leaving anything unturned in producing a world class movie and Kofo the first lady is that flick. My management have put aside N50million for production and we are currently shooting. We have shot in Ogun State, Lekki and Idumota areas of Lagos state,” Lizzy said.
The face of Da Sela tomatoes, further hinted that already a sum of N1.5million was spent to shoot just a party scene in Lekki and such are the drive to ensure she achieves success with her new flick.
When probed why she decided to expend so much on a flick, Lizzy noted that the Nigeria movie industry has gone beyond shooting flicks that can’t be shown outside the country, thus her reason to up her ante.
Kofo the first lady, which is a sequel to Kofo Tinubu, is directed by Lasun ray Eyinwumi.
Here are pictures from a scene where she allegedly spent N1.5million in Lekki, Lagos.

Nollywood at 20


Movie lovers should expect another paradigm shift from the conventional story telling techniques with the release of ‘Oyawande’,  a traditional story woven in a unique fabrics from the stable of Oyinkansola Elebuibon the daughter of Araba of Osogbo -Yemi Elebuinbon.

‘Oyawande’ is a simple traditional story  that treats the old concept of traditional value, romance, strength of the deities and how they  affect our day to day lifestyle and issues without any forms of ambiguity and stereotypes .

According to Oyinkansola, popularly known as omo baba onifa,  “we neglect  our cultural values and norms yet we wonder why things go wrong, some families are spiritually empowered to solve regular human problems, but modern lifestyle and the adoption of foreign  beliefs have affected our ability to carry out such functions”.

The TV goddess and a graduate of Federal University of Akure attributed the inspiration for her unique storyline to her father- the Actor, Writer, the Ifa mouthpiece and  a master story teller of the Ifa Olokun Asorodayo fame in the 90s.

‘Oyawande’ parades notable Yoruba acts such as; Suara, Sanyeri, Araba Yemi Elebuibon, Muyideen Oladapo and others. The movie is marketed by Almaroof Standard Investment and available in all leading movie stores.


Amidst pomp and pageantry, the maiden edition of the International Students’ Film Festival, ISFF, Jos, 2013 tagged “Moving Images; Talking Peace”, which started on Tuesday 18th June came to an end on, 21st June, 2013 with the students of one of the host institution, NFI clearing all the awards.

The World Bank project kicked off with the registration of various participating schools and individuals. This was followed by a Street Walk, where all participating schools including the host institution, had the street of Jos all to themselves.

The awards ranging from best Cinematography, best Directing, best Sound track, best Short film to best musical video were drawn from 108 entries submitted for the Eight categories of which 62 were short films, 14 Documentary, 3 Animation, 8 commercials and 11 musical videos, from institutions over the globe.

According to the chairperson of the jury, Prof. Irene Isoken Agunloye, entries submitted on Documentary, Animation and Commercial were disqualified as they did not meet the requirement of the jury.

She therefore, enjoined the festival organisers to  develop an archive, blue prints, outline and model for different categories next time, so that participants will be directly guided, stating that the hurried timeline affected most entries.

Prof Isoken also advised that lecturers representing various institutions to ensure proper screening of their student’s work before presenting them for awards while imploring students to put in more efforts to achieve the very best.

Winners of the award includes NFI’s Daniella Esua Ame, Best Directing and Best Sound Track, a former Student of NFI now in the University of jos, Kelvin Luta, won Best Cinematography, Samuel Bature from NTA College, Jos, won the award for Best Musical Video while NFI’s Miriam Kwaranga won Best Short Film.

Meanwhile, participating schools in the festival includes the University of Jos, Bauchi State University, Ahmadu Bello University, University of Abuja, Lagos State Polytechnis as well as the co-host of the festival University of Lagos