Best Of Nollywood Awards releases nominees’ list

Organisers of the Best of Nollywood Awards have released the nominees for this year’s event. The announcement was made last Friday, August 1, 2014, inside the Banquet Hall of the Rivers State Government. According to Niran Adedokun, head of the screening committee, “The list came out of the best of productions that have been shot or released in Nigeria within the past 12 months. A total of 150 entries, out of which 23 were shot films were received this year. These movies have produced nominees for 30 of the 32 categories which emerged with this list. The two newly introduced categories are Best Television Series and Best Documentary.” He said further that as part of the organisers’ determination to promote indigenous movie productions, a new category in consideration of movies produced   in Nigerian’s three main languages will become a permanent feature of the awards from this year.

“However, only one Igbo film was entered this year, a situation which we are optimistic would be different henceforth.

In his address, the executive producer, Seun Oloketuyi said, “For the past six years, the Best of Nollywood Awards has been putting a golden seal of excellence on Nigerian movies and the brains behind them. Every year has come with its own drama and surprises but we have remained steadfast in our set mission to reward creativity, enterprise and excellence in our beloved industry. That is why for hardworking Nollywood stars and stakeholders, today is a day of reckoning.”

Hosted by beautiful Nollywood star, Bayray Mcnwizu, the event had in attendance the cream of Nigerian entertainment media, star actor, Fred Amata and the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State government, Chief Peter Okocha. Amata and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, an On-Air-Personality with Beat FM were announced as hosts of the event which holds October 4 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Head of the organizing committee, Kingsley James, also announced that the organizers had decided to honour the late filmmaker, Amaka Igwe, by endowing her with the Director of the year category

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1. Actor in Leading Role (English)

· Kanayo O. Kanayo – Apaye

· Joseph Benjamin- Don’t Cry for me

· Gbenga Akinnade- Render to Ceaser

· Tope Tedela- A Mile from Home

· Femi Jacobs- The Meeting

Bob Manuel Udokwu- Dining with a Long Spoon

2. Actor in Leading Role (Yoruba)

· Odunade Adekola- Ina Loju Ekun

· Niyi Johnson- Oritoke

· Yinka Quadri- Aremo Ite

· Muyiwa Ademola- Eja Nla

· Femi Adebayo- Fifehanmi

3. Actor in Leading Role(Hausa)

· Yakubu Mohammed- Duniya Han

· Sani Danja- Byrin Zuciya

· Ibrahim Maishunk- Aduniya

· Adam A Zango- Ruwan Jakara

· Sadik Sani- Hadarin Gabas

4. Actor in Leading Role(Igbo)

· Okey Bakasi- Onye Ozi

5. Actress in Leading Role (English)

· Omoni Oboli- Being Mrs Elliot

· Ivie Okubaye- Black Silhouette

· Mary Lazarus- Don’t Cry for Me

· Clarion Chukwura- Apaye

· Fati Zanna – Our Difference

Ijeoma Grace Agu- Misfit

6. Actress in Leading Role(Yoruba)

· Bimbo Oshin Ibironke- Feresisemi

· Yewande Adekoya- Kudi Klepto

· Bidemi Kosoko- Kori Koto

· Sheyi Ashekun- Fifehanmi

· Iyabo Ojo- Silence

7. Actress in Leading Role(Igbo)

· Ngozi Igwebike- Onye Ozi

8. Actress in Leading Role (Hausa)

· Fati Washa- Bincike

· Fati laden- Byrin Zuriya

· Nafisat Abdullahi- Ruwan Jakara

· Asmau Abubakar- Hadarin Gabas

9. Best supporting Actor (English)

· Sidney Esiri- Last 3 Digits

· Chidozie Nzeribe- A Mile From Home

· Ayo Maku- Being Mrs Elliot

· Kalu Ikeagwu- Blue Flames

· Femi Jacobs- Dream Walker

10. Best supporting Actress (English)

· Mercy Johnson- Hustlers

· Uru Eke- Dining with a Long Spoon

· Evelyn Sin- Seven Rivers

· Rita Dominic- The Meeting

· Nse Ikpe Etim- Dream Walker

11. Best supporting Actor (Yoruba)

· Razak Olayiwola- Sanbe

· Dele Odule- Kori-koto

· Muyiwa Ademola- Oritoke

· Tamilore Martins- Kudi Klepto

· Jamiu Azeez- Orofo

12. Best supporting Actress (Yoruba)

· Biola Segun-Willams- Silence

· Fathia Balogun- Ina Loju Ekun

· Biodun Okeowo- Orofo

· Ayo Adesanya- Sanbe

· Odunayo Agoro Osunfunke

13. Most Promising Actor

· Jamiu Azeez orofo

· Tamilore Martins kudi klepto

·· Temisan Etsede

· Sidney Esiri 3 digits

14. Most Promising Actress

· Ivie Okubaye black silo

· Ijeoma Agumisfit

· Jackie Idumogu firs

Oyinka Elebuibon sanbe

15. Child Actor in Movie

· Olamide Davids- Black Silhouette

· Chisom Okusua- Mama Africa

· Elitim Wari- Apaye

· D’Kachy Emelonye- Onye Ozi

16. Child Actress in Movie

· Carol Micheal- Apaye

· Toyin Eniola- Oritoke

· Chinny Okemuo- Onye Ozi

Pricillia Ojo- Silence

17. Movie of the Year

· Apaye

· A Mile from Home

· The Meeting

· First Cause

· Silence

18. Comedy of the Year

· I come Lagos

· Onye ozi

· 30 Days in Atlanta

· Our lucky Day


19. Movie with the best Social Message

· Oritoke

· Knocking on Heaven’s Door

· Black Silhouette

· Our Difference

· Dream Walker

· First Cause

20. Movie with the Best Special Effect

· A Mile from Home

· Aduniya

· Seven Rivers

· The Origin

· Ina loju Ekun

21. Best Kiss in a movie

· Gabriel Afolayan and Jackie Idumogu-First Cause

· Majid Micheals and Beverly Naya  Forgetting June

· Joseph Benjamin and Ini Edo  Perfect Plan

· Monalisa Chinda and Lugo Tourton  Lagos Cougar

· Blossom Chukwujeku and Ini Edo- Knocking on Heaven’s Door

22. Best use of Make up in a movie

· Seven Rivers

· Kudi Klepto

· Cobra

· Mama Africa

· Aremo Ife

23. Best Cinematography

· Osunfunke

· Apaye

· Being Mrs. Elliot

· The Meeting

· 30 Days in Atlanta

24. Screenplay of the Year

· A Mile from Home

· The Meeting

· Secret Room

· Render to Ceaser

· Silence

25. Best Short Film

· Brave

· Wages

· Not Right

· New Morning

· Living Funeral

· Alpha Mum

26. Best Documentary

· Fatai Rolling Dollar

· Bad Budgeting for Development

· Seeds of Growth

27. Best TV Series

· Lekki Wives

· The Johnsons

· Dear Mother

· New Horizon

· Happy Family

28. Best Edited Movie

· Apaye

· A Mile from Home

· Last 3 digits

· Silence

30 days in atlanta

29. Best Use of Food in a Movie

· Being Mrs. Elliot

· Apaye

· Seven Rivers

30. Movie with the Best Sound

· Osunfunke

· Render to Ceaser

· Apaye

· Being Mrs. Elliot

· The Meeting

31. Movie with the Best production design

· Being Mrs. Elliot

· Apaye

· Seven Rivers

· Iyawo Osun

· Osunfunke

32. Director of the Year

· Eric Aghimien- A Mile for Home

· Desmond Eliiot- Apaye

· Mildred Okwo- The Meeting

· Dj tee- Osunfunke

· Alex Mouth- Silence

Revelation of the year (Male)

Tope Tedela

Adams Kehinde

Blossom Chukwujekwu

Daniel Ugorije

Daniel K Daniel

Revelation of the year (Female)

Seyi Edun

Biola Olasheni

Uche nwayanwu

Linda Ejiofor


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