Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has been announced as the chief host for the 2019 Best of Nollywood Awards (BON).

Victor Ojelabi, media coordinator of BON 2019, disclosed this in a press statement obtained by TheCable Lifestyle on Thursday.

According to him, the award event is expected to hold in Kano on December 14.

Ojelabi also announced Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, as chief host for the 2020 edition of the awards.

“We are happy BON Awards will be bringing the nation’s movie industry to Kano to feel the beauty and tranquility that our God-given land is known for,” Ganduje said while speaking on BON’s choice of Kano state as the venue for the event.

“Kano, which is the second-largest industrial centre after Lagos state in Nigeria and the largest commercial centre in Northern Nigeria, also boasts of several tourists centres for our guests to feed their eyes on.

“While preparations are already in top gear to ensure a hitch-free and grand event, Kano people are happy to embrace the Nollywood industry.”

Seun Oloketuyi, the CEO of the BON, said that the government of Ekiti state, had declared that it would host the 2020 edition of the annual award.

“For the year 2020’s edition of the awards, the people of Ekiti would be opening their doors to the popular players in the Nigerian movie industry by the special grace of God. Ekiti government, under Gov. Kayode Fayemi, has in its quest in putting the state on the tourism map of Nigeria, made the state a destination for entertainment,” he said.

“We can categorically state that the efforts of Mr. Governor in terms of changing the narratives about the state is yielding great results and BON Awards is excited to bring the whole Nigeria, through the Nollywood industry, to experience his great strides without being told.”

In September, The BON had announced Ramsey Noah, Mercy Aigbe and Toyin Abraham as nominees for its 2019 awards — ahead of its alumni party, which had held in the same month.



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