Ahead of the year 2021 edition of the much anticipated Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards, the organizers of the annual event on Friday, September 10, released a list of nominees for the coveted awards ceremony.
This was done as part of the 3-in-1 dinner held to commemorate the 45th birthday celebration of its founder Seun Oloketuyi. Other activity held on the night at Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos was book launch which was highly patronized by dignitaries at the event.
Honouring outstanding achievements in the Nigerian movie industry, Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards is the longest serving, touring awards. It has been staged in four out of the six Geo-political zones of the country where states like Lagos, Ogun, Delta, Rivers, Ondo, Abia, Oyo, Kano, and Ekiti played host to the ceremony. It inaugural edition was held in 2009 at the seat of the Lagos state government in Ikeja.
The year 2021 BON Awards would be held in Kogi State with Governor Yaya Bello playing the host of the glamorous event.
After the rigorous screening of movies submitted, the list of nominees in the 30 different categories of this year’s awards was released featuring the likes of Sola Sobowale; Femi Adebayo; Lateef Adedimeji; Stan Nze; Mercy Aigbe; Iyabo Ojo among others top contenders. Details of the full lists are stated below:
Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)
Stan Eze – Rattlesnake, Blossom Chukwueku – Hope Spring Eternal, Enyinna Nwigwe – Badamasi, Pereh Egbe – Butterflies, Okey Uzoeshi – Strain, Uzor Arukwe – Yours Regardless.
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Femi Adebayo – Esin, Lateef Adedimeji – Ka Bi Osi, Joseph Momodu – Olufe, Seun Akindele – My Mirror, Akinola Akano – Oju, Samuel Oniyitan – Abeke.
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hausa)
Gambo Usman Kona -The Milkmaid, Adam Garba – Voiceless.
Best Actress in a Leading Role (English)
Shushu Abubakar – Strain, Sharon Nwosu – Coat of Alms, Osas Ighodalo – Rattlesnake, Sola Sobowale – Cookies Spot, Bolaji Ogunmola – Butterflies, Mary Lazarus – Homeless Home.
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Mercy Aigbe – Agbeke, Jumoke Odetola – My Mirror, Peju Wahab – Ijolewa, Kehinde Bankole – Abeke, Adeola Olushola – Oju, Omowunmi Dada – Alagogo Ide.
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hausa)
Anthonieta Kalunta – The Milkmaid, Asabe Madaki – Voiceless.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
Kachi Nnochiri – Butterflies, Femi Jacobs – Eagle Wings, Buchi Franklin – Rattlesnake, Martins Nebo – Just Kidding, Sani Danja – Badamasi, Seun Akindele – Greyish.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Bolanle Ninalowo – Ete, Yomi Olorunlolaye – Osuka, Rotimi Salami – Ijolewa, Wole Ojo – Abeke. Soliu Gbolagade – Abeke.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)
Tolulope Oke – Cookies Spot, Blessing Obasi – Hope Springs Eternal, Juliet Njemanze – Just Kidding, Ebenezer Eno – Yours Regardless, Anwuli Ijenebe – Greyish, Stella Ekwueme – Unconventional.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Debby Shokoya – Misguided, Kemi Afolabi – Ikunsuni, Iyabo Ojo – Black Veil, Faturoti Ifedapo – Oju, Maureen Vincent – Alagogo Ide.
Best Child Actress in a Movie, Ewomazino Amata – Miebaka, Adaeze Onugbo – Laurie, Angel Onyi Unigwe – Strain, Nifemi Lawal – Strain, Daniel Adeshina – Ijolewa, Craig Loughlan – Miebaka.
Movie with the Best Social Message
Journey Home, Strain, Tethered, Time Tells, My Mirror, Ella, Hope Springs Eternal.
Best Kiss in a Movie
Bolaji Ogunmola/Pereh Egbe – Butterflies, Blossom Chukwujekwe/Bolaji Ogunmola – Hope Spring Eternal, Stan Eze/Osas Ighodalo – Rattlesnake, Frederick Leonard/Bayray Mcwinzu – Greyish.
Most Promising Actor of the Year
Akinola Akano – Oju, Michael Ejoor – Yours Regardless.
Most Promising Actress of the Year
Faturoti Ifedapo – Oju, Adeola Olushola – Oju, Anthonieta Kalunta – The Milkmaid, Chinenye Aniemenam – Just Kidding.
Best Short Film
When Devil Knocks, Canoe Boy, Busted, Journey Home, Homecoming, Soja.
Movie with the Best Special Effect
Miebaka, Eagles Wings, The Milkmaid, Badamasi, Voiceless.
Best Use of
Food in a Movie
Cookies Spot, Strain, Rattlesnake, Yours Regardless, Logan.
Best Use of Costume in a Movie
The Milkmaid, Butterflies, Rattlesnake, Oba Bi Olorun, Agbeke.
Best Use of
Soja, Milkmaid, Olugbeja Oloun, Voiceless, Meibaka, Eye of Deity (Oju).
Movie with the Best sound
Strain, Rattlesnake, Milkmaid, Abeke, Meibaka.
Movie with the Best Soundtrack
Oye (Knowledge), Milkmaid, Rattlesnake, Alagogo Ide, Logan, Voiceless.
Movie with the Best Screenplay
Strain, Milkmaid, Hope Spring Eternal, Rattlesnake, Eagles Wings, Butterflies.
Movie with the Best Editing
Strain, Milkmaid, Coat of Alms, Rattlesnake, Voiceless, Eagle Wings.
the Best Production Design
Milkmaid, Miebaka, Badamasi, Voiceless, Rattlesnake, Eagle Wings.
the Best Cinematography
The Milkmaid, Strain, Voiceless, Rattlesnake, Badamasi, Eagle Wings.
of the Year
Uduak-Obong Patrick – Strain, Desmond Obviagele – The Milkmaid, Ramsey Nouah – Rattlesnake, Robert Peters – Voiceless, Paul Apel Papel – Eagle Wings.
Movie of the Year
The Milkmaid, Voiceless, Rattlesnake, Strain, Eagle Wings.
Revelation of the Year (Male)
Emanuel Wilson (Bigshark), Babatunde Aderinloye, Jerry Williams, Badaiki John.
Revelation of the Year (Female)
Tope Aremu, Stephaine Zibis, Bukky Olatunji, Bianca Ugowanne, Juliet. Njamaneze.