The 2016 nominations list for the Best of Nollywood Awards has been released by the organisers.


Niran Adedokun, president of the BON jury, said over 120 entries made up of feature films in English, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo, ten short films, five documentaries and seven television series – were submitted for consideration.

Okezie Ipkeazu, the governor of Abia state, will host this year’s edition of the BON awards.

Here are the nominees:


Best Actor in Leading Role (English)

Wale Ojo in For The Wrong Reasons
Alex Ekubo in The First Lady
Patrick Leonard in Woeman
Stan Eze in Not just Married
Enyinna Nwigwe in Hire A Man
Okey Uzoeshi in Something Wicked

Best Actor in Leading Role (Yoruba)


Femi Adebayo in Gbewiri Meta
Niyi Johnson in Lifeline
Muyiwa Ademola in Eni –Owo
Lateef Adedimeji in Yeye Oge
Yomi Fabiyi in Metomi

Best Actor in Leading Role (Hausa)

Ali Nuhu in Gamu nan Dai
Sadiq Dan Sadiq in Mat Da Lados

Best Actor in Leading Role (Igbo)


Bloosom Chukwujeku in Icheke Oku
Amadi Magnus in Akaraaka

Best Actress in Leading Role (English)

Omotu Bissong in Woeman
Judith Audu in Not Just Married
Ebube Nwagbo in Anniversary
Belinda Effah in Oracle Online
Omoni Oboli in The First Lady
Iretiola Doyle in Something Wicked

Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)


Mercy Aigbe in Victims
Temitope Solaja in Lehin Ikoro
Toyin Aimakhu in Metomi
Wumi Toriola in Eni Owo
Yewande Adegbenro in Yeye Oge
Jumoke Odetola in Binta Ofege

Best Actress in Leading Role (Igbo)

Nichole Banna in Icheke Oku
Adaeze Chiegbu in Akaraaka

Best Actress in Leading Role (Hausa)


Jamila Umar in Kasata
Rahama Sadau in Mati Da Lado

Best Supporting Actor (English)

I.K Ogbonna in Hire a man
Nkem Owoh in Ghana Must Go
Daniel K. Daniel in A Soldier’s story
Seun Akindele in Black Val
Rotimi Salami in Just Not Married
Gabriel Afolayan in Something Wicked

Best Supporting Actress (English)

Nancy Isime in Hire a man
Onyii Alex in Don’t fight it
Helen Paul in Ghana Must go
Eniola Badmus in Black Val
Yvonne Jegede in The First Lady
Adesua Etomi/ Ivie Okujaye-Egbon/Beverly Naya in Something Wicked

Most Promising Actor

Rotimi Salami in Just Not Married
Steve Enagbare in Destiny Gate
Bright Wonder in Fidelity
Seun Ajayi in Studio

Most Promising Actress

Princess Osayomwanbor Peters in Destiny Gate
Gina Castle in Fidelity
Ade Laoye in Studio
Zainab Balogun in A Soldier’s Story

Best Child Actor in Movie

Daniel Udah in Opeyemi
Tunde Babasola in D’ Wish

Best Child Actress

Pricilia Ojo in Black Val
Neraya Akaboa in D’ Wish
Angel Unigwe in Woeman

Best Comedy of the Year

Ghana Must Go
Behind the Scenes
The First Lady
Just Not Married

Movie with the Best Social Message

Voiceless Scream
Leyin Ilekun
For the Wrong Reasons

Movie with the Best Special Effect

Icheke Oku
Gbewiri Meta
A soldier’s story

Movie with the Best Screenplay

For the Wrong Reasons
Hire a man
Icheke Oku
Just Not Married
Irawe Igbo
Something Wicked

Best Short Film of the Year

D’ wish
Deeply Cut
Pepper Soup

Best Documentary of the Year

Amaka’s kin
D’ ability
For you my son

Best TV Series of the Year

Lasgidi Cops (SCU)
Ayanfe mi

Movie with the Best Editing

Ghana Must go
Not Just Married
Hire A man
Something Wicked

Movie with the Best Sound Track

Icheke Oku
Irawe Igbo
Ghana must go

Movie with the Best Production Design

Irawe Igbo
Yeye Oge
Icheke Oku
The First Lady
Something Wicked

Movie with the Best Cinematography

A Soldier’s story
Icheke Oku
Just Not Married
Something Wicked

Best Use of Nigerian Costume in a Movie

Irawe Igbo
Yeye Oge
Icheke Oku
Ghana must go

Best Use of Make up in a Movie

Icheke Oku
A Soldier’s story
Black Val

Movie of the Year

Icheke Oku
Irawe Igbo
A Soldier’s Story
Something Wicked

Director of the Year

Aliu Gafar for Irawe Igbo
Uduak-Obong Patrick for Not Just Married
Emeka Amakeze for Icheke Oku
Desmond Elliot for Hire A Man
Frankie Ogar for A Soldier’s Story
Yemi Morafa for Something Wicked
Adebayo Tijani/MuyiwaAdemola in Eni Owo

Best Kiss in a Movie

Gideon Okeke and Zhinnel Zhu in Anniversary
Chelsea Eze and Mike Godson in Guy Next Door
Seun Akindele and Mercy Aigbe in Victim
Ik Ogbonna and Nancy Isime Hire A Man
Enyinna Nwigwe and Zhinnel Zhu Hire A Man
Omowumi Dada and Gabriel Afolayan in Something Wicked

Revelation of the Year (female)

Inem Peters
Callista Okonkwo
Mercy Macroe
Victoria Kolawole
Bose Oladimeji
Nkechi Sunday
Revelation of the year (Male)
Mofe Duncan
Sean Jimoh
Poju Oparanti
Wasiu Rafiu
Jomiloju Olumbe
Femi Remi

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