It is another edition of Best Of Nollywood (BON) Awards 2011, this is an award that is the AMAA of Nigeria. Nollywood Filmmakers and actors are rewarded for a good job done during the year under review.
Another dimension to this year’s award category is the splitting of the award into Yoruba and English categories, and the inclusion of Scandal Free Actress category, which would be voted for.
The awards ceremony is gradually heating up as the D Day (11.11.11) is getting nearer each seconds and what makes this year’s edition special is the calibre of people in each categories vying for the awards. With stiff competition in most of the categories, it is surely going to be a tough task getting winners in each of the categories.
The category that might sound very funny in this year’s edition is the Best Kiss in a Nigerian Movie where Uche Jombo & Kalu Ikeagwu (Damage), Odunlade Adekola & Toks Latona (Booku), Tonto Dikeh & Muna Obikwe (Dirty Secrets) and Genevieve Nnaji and Majid Michel (Bursting Loose) got nominated in.
In the Best Actress (English) in a lead role, the likes of Nse Etim (Mr & Mrs), Omotola Jolade Ekeinde (Private Storm), Genevieve Nnaji (Mirror Boy), Omoni Oboli (Anchor Baby) and Uche Jombo (Damage) need to slog it out in winning in that category.
Best Actress (Yoruba) in a Lead role has Faithia Balogun (Ajaa Meji), Eniola Badmus (Eefa), Laide Bakare (Demilade), Toyin Aimakhu (Ikudoro) and Sola Kosoko (Sindara).
It will be a tough battle in the Best Actor (Yoruba) in a lead role, where titans like Saidi Balogun (Eti Keta), Eniola Olaniyan (Kuta Nle), Muyiwa Ademola (Iyo Aiye), Odunlade Adekola (21 Years) and Femi Adebayo (Jelili) will punish the grass when they battle for the coveted price.
The Movie of the year is another category most people will be waiting to know, which movie will make it through unhurt. Films like Eafa, Mirror Boy, 2 Brides and a Baby, Mr & Mrs and Private Storm all made it through to the category.
Heavy weights in the directing side of the industry will lock horns in the Director of the year category where Teco Benson (2 Brides and a Baby), Bayo Tijani (Eefa), Obi Emelonye (Mirror Boy), Jeta Amata (Inale) and Lancelot Imasuen / Ikechukwu Onyeka (Private Storm) are in.
Best Movie with message for the society is another category to watch out for. Movies like Damage, Iyo Aiye, Save our Soul, Omo Ghetto 2 and Ere Ori Igi are vying for the golden price.
November 11 is the day set aside to unravel winners of this year’s Best of Nollywood Awards, we can’t wait to know who rules the make-believe industry.
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