The sleepy city of Umuahia, the Abia State capital will erupt in excitement tonight Saturday December 10th as the Best of Nollywood Awards, BON, Nigeria’s preeminent indigenous platform for rewarding and celebrating the best of the best in the nation’s movie industry holds there amid glamour.
To be anchored by actor cum comedy power house, 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.
Specifically, this year is symbolic because veteran actor such as Chief Chika Opala a.k.a Chief Zebrudaya of the New Masquerade fame and prolific actress, Sola Shobowale as well as filmmaker, Fidelis Duker will 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 minds of the people for a long time.
edited from vanguard