That the 2017, City People Movie Awards will hold in a few weeks time is no longer news. The movie awards which was created out of the annual City People Entertainment Awards which has been held for the past 8 years before the organizers decided to divide it into 2 categories (Music and Movie) to enable the Awards to be richer in content .
For those of you who have been following these 2 great actors, you will agree with us that Odunlade Adekola and Femi Adebayo always have different things in common which as ultimately made the 2 of them the top plight in the industry.
There is no doubt in denying the fact that Femi Adebayo and Odunlade Adekola are the Messi and Ronaldo in the Yoruba movie industry at the moment and anyone that want to challenge their authority might need to work harder. However, Femi and Odunlade have certain things in common which are unknown to many of their fans.
But their supremacy war always occurs once in a year when City People Entertainment announces its plans to reward the excellence in the industry since 2009. They have both been nominated for the same categories yearly which includes Best Yoruba Actor of the year, Best Yoruba Movie Producer of the year and the Best Yoruba Movie of the year including the face of the Yoruba movie of the year category.
Going by the history of the award, Adekola has won the best Yoruba actor of the year from City People 4 times. He bagged it in 2009, 2010,2014 and 2015. On the contrary, Femi Adebayo emerged City People Best Actor in 2011 and 2013. He has in 2 places flopped Odunlade when they were both nominated for the best movie producer and the best movie in 2013. Femi won the best Yoruba actor and best Yoruba movie (Sonto Alapata) in 2013.
He also bagged best Yoruba movie producer in 2014. Nevertheless, the actors have resumed their battle for the best actor in 2017 as City People Entertainment nominated them as the best actor, best producer and their films also got nominated. Meanwhile, another top actor in the industry, Muyiwa Ademola, Adeniyi Johnson, Lateef Adedimeji, Kunle Afod and Murphy Afolabi are also in the list of best actors of the year. The winners will be picked by the public by voting their favourite actor for the award.