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Best of Nollywood Awards set to unveil nominees

…Bayray Mcnwuzi’s host

Nominations for the 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards shall be announced Friday, August 1, 2014, at a glamorous nominees’ unveiling ceremony holding in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Executive Producer of BON Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, revealed to ENCOMIUM Weekly while disclosing that the event would be broadcast live on select terrestrial television stations.

He said, “We are happy to announce that after several months of screening, our screeners’ committee have finished a critical part of their work. So, come this Friday, we shall unveil to the world which movies and movie makers, stars and stakeholders have outdone their contemporaries in the year under review.”

The nominees’ unveil, a wholly media event, Oloketuyi said, would have as special guest of honour, the First Lady of Rivers State, Lady Judith Amaechi, who would be joined by Niran Adedokun, Chairman of the jury of the BON Awards, to announce the nominees.

As Nollywood holds its breath for this announcement, Oloketuyi said the nominees’ unveil would be hosted by star actress and winner of the Amstel Malta Box Office 2007, Bayray Mcnwizu.

“I am excited about my choice as host of the nominees’ unveil because the BON Awards has grown to become one of Nigeria’s biggest awards ceremonies for practitioners in the movie industry and it is a great honour to be singled out as anchor for one of the most important days in the annual calendar of Nollywood,” she enthused.

The BON boss, however, prevaricated on the hosts of the awards proper, saying that the organising committee of the awards headed by marketing communications expert and entertainment enthusiast, Kingsley James, has narrowed its choice of the hosts to a popular On-Air-Personality with crucial youth demography following and appeal and one of Nollywood’s finest leading males.

“I cannot reveal the name of our hosts for now but what I can conveniently tell you is that we have an exciting and multi-talented pair that transcend different audiences and expectations. We have chosen a pair that would give us a great awards night,”

LAOLU SARAKI AT FUN TURF

Owner of defunct Rehab Nightclub, Laolu Saraki, was spotted at the Lagos celebrity training ground, Fun Turf on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Dressed in white buba and sokoto, Laolu didn’t come for training, he was there for a business meeting.

 

AWILO LONGOMBA, IBRU SISTERS GROOVE ON

Popular Congolese musician, Awilo Longomba was in town last week. And on Tuesday, July 22, the Moto Pamba crooner stormed D’Place by Papas with the Ibru sisters led by Elvina. The Super Man creator performed live at the nightclub as many were obviously thrilled. Awilo was dressed in black with a white hair-do.

ANJOREEN COUTURE BOSS LAUNCHES NEW RIDE

Boss of Anjoreen Couture, Babatunde Anjorin has taken delivery of Acura jeep 2005 model. The fashion designer, shipped his new ride from the America and cleared on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Apapa Wharf. The burgundy SUV is now parked at his Oniru Estate, Lekki, Lagos residence.

Meanwhile, Anjorin has put his old white Honda Pilot for sale. He is asking for one million plus for the automobile.

THE FOLAWIYOS’ RAMADAN LARGESSE

Like their late father’s tradition, the Folawiyos constantly fed the masses after the day’s fasting. They don’t only feed them, some of them are also given cash.

For instance, one of late Baba Adunni’s sons, Lanre Folawiyo was very much around on Saturday, July 20 to attend to some needy muslim faithful. He was not alone in the charitable cause. His other siblings, Tunde, Lanre, Bayo and Bolaji were also involved.

MALLAM SADIQ ELDAU’S HEART OF GOLD

Managing Director/CEO, IPAL, Mallam Sadiq also fed the masses after their fast on Monday and Tuesday, July 21 and 22, 2014. Many of them turned out at IPAL headquarters for their Ramadan treat.

2FACE, TIMAYA, PATORANKING CALL AT D’PLACE

Rave of the moment, Patoranking, was at D’Place by Papas, Lekki, Lagos, on Wednesday night (July 22). There were also music stars, 2Face, Timaya and MayD.

2Face came in a black Prado jeep with Voltron as personal security guard. Timaya made it in a silver Bentley while, MayD arrived in a brown Mercedes S500 with customized number plate, MAYD.

Enjoyed themselves thoroughly, they left the lounge at about 5:30am.

WHEN THE AGBAJES MET

PDP governorship aspirant, Jimi Agbaje met his namesake, Abiodun Rasheed Agbaje at a recent political rally organized by the Iba political group to welcome him to the ruling party.

The two Agbajes would later exchange phone numbers after they exchanged pleasantries. Abiodun Agbaje is the CEO of School of Entertainment.

AKEEM SODEINDE, BIOYE AYOKU, DV8 BOSS ROCK

Bioye Ayoku, son of late owner of Golden Gate Restaurant, Chief Solomon Ayoku, Movida boss, Akeem Sodeinde and DV8 CEO, were at D’Place by Papas, Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday, July 22.

Movida boss came in his white Bentley with registration number, MOVI-LUV, while Debo’s G/Wagon Mercedes Benz parked close to his. Bioye cruised into D’Place in his Escalade SUV. They didn’t leave the fun spot until the wee hours of Wednesday.

MUTIT’S MD, MUTIAT SULAIMON JETS OUT

Big businesswoman, Hajia Mutiat Sulaimon is currently in the United States of America. The owner of Mutit left our shores on Friday, July 18, 2014.

TOYO BADMUS SIGHTED IN JAPAN

Owner of Toyo Jetty on Marina Waters was sighted in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He’s in the Asian country to buy marine equipment. Toyo Badmus is expected back before the end of Ramadan.

MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING GOSPEL ARTISTE, ONOS ARIYO STAGES ALBUM CONCERT

Multiple-award winning gospel artiste, Onos will be releasing her latest album in a two- in- one concert.

According to the popular singer, her first port of call would be Harvesters International Christian Center (HICC) Gbagada, on Tuesday, August 12. Onos Ariyo would on Sunday, August 17, proceed to David Christian Centre, Victory Dome (behind PHCN office Amuwo Odofin) for yet another album release concert. The new album drops on the first day of the concert (August 12).

“I’m excited about August because another album is about to be born after the release of my debut on February 28, 2010.It’s been four years and I’m excited to present to the world a brand new album which will be released with two concerts in Lagos by God’s special grace. Sammie Okposo, Timi Dakolo, MK, Dbass, Mc Abbey would join us in a worship concert as we unveil the album. Also on August 17 the David Christian Center, Victory Dome will be hosting me and the likes of Victor Atenaga, Chi-gurl, Eric, MK,Glowreeyah, PC(Paul Chisom).”

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