‘What Lies Within’, a romantic thriller which features Michelle Dede, was the big winner at the Best Of Nollywood Awards (BON), taking home plaques in four categories.


With recognition in nine categories, the Vanessa Nzediegwu flick was the highest nominated movie for 2017 BON.

‘What Lies Within’, which also stars Ken Erics, Okey Uzoeshi, Tope Tedela, and Ebele Okaro, won for best movie, best director, and for editing.

Lead star, Dede, was named the best actress in a leading role.


‘The Women’, ‘Slow Country’, starring Sambasa Nzeribe, ‘Tatu’, and ‘Oloibiri’ each won two awards.

Here’s the full list of winners.

Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)
Bolanle Ninalowo – Picture Perfect


Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Niyi Johnson – Okun

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)
Tim Ebuka – Akuko Uwa

Best Actress in a Leading Role (English)
Michelle Dede – What Lies Within

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)
Jumoke Odetola – Somewhere in the Dark


Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo)
Chizzy Alichi – Akuko Uwa

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)
Kelechi Udegbe – Behind the Wheels

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)
Kate Henshaw / Omoni Oboli / Katherine Obiang – The Women


Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)
Ireti Osayemi – Ojo Meta

Best Child Actor
Adebayo Thomas – Slow Country

Best Child Actress
Teniola Awobiyi – Tatu

Comedy of the year
A Trip to Jamaica


Movie with the Best Social Message
Behind the Wheels

Best Short Film of the Year

Movie with the Best Special Effect
Behind the Wheels

Movie with the Best Screenplay
The Women

Tv Series of the Year
The Johnsons

Best use of Nigerian Food in a Movie
Picture Perfect

Best use of Costume in a Movie

Best use of Make-Up in a Movie
Slow Country

Movie with Best Production Design

Best Kiss in a Movie
Ronke Odusanya / Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse

Movie with Best Sound Track
Stormy Hearts

Movie with Best Editing
What Lies Within

Most Promising Actor
Suara Olayinka – Tatu

Most Promising Actress
Chisom Steve – Akuko Uwa

Movie with Best Cinematography
A Trip to Jamaica

Director of the Year
Vanessa Nzediegwu – What Lies Within

Movie of the Year
What Lies Within

Revelation of the Year (Female)
Yvonne Enakhene

Revelation of the Year (Male)
Timini Egbusan

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