…as Kano governor dashes Sadiq Daba N1m
It was veteran Tade Ogidan’s night last Saturday as his film, ‘Gold Statue’ dominated the awards ceremony of the 11th edition of the Best of Nollywood which held in Kano over the weekend.
It was the first time that the awards ceremony would be held in the Northern part of Nigeria and Ogidan was on hand, with a good number of his cast and crew members, to receive the awards.
Told Statue earned the ace filmmaker and his lead actor, Gabriel Afolayan, the ‘Movie of the Year’ and ‘Best Actor of the Year’ awards respectively. Recall that the movie also won Afolayan the “Most Outstanding Actor’ at this year’s Abuja International Film Festival.
The film also earned Ogidan the honour of ‘Director of the Year’, ‘Movie with the Best Production Design’, ‘Film With The Best Use of Sound’ and ‘Best Use of Make-up in a Movie’, totaling six awards.
Femi Adebayo’s film, ‘Diamond In The Sky’ also walked away with two awards on the night – ‘Movie With The Best Editing’ and ‘Movie with the Best Cinematography’.
‘Majele’ also clinched two awards –‘Movie With the Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Use of Costume in a Movie’.
In the same vein, Veteran actor, Sadiq Daba, was bestowed with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. While presenting the award to the visibly ailing seasoned actor and broadcaster, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje congratulated the thespian for the well-deserved recognition.
In his remarks at the ceremony which held inside the Coronation Hall of the Kano State Government House, the Governor restated the State’s excitement that the Best of Nollywood was held in Kano. “This is history for the good people of Kano State,” he said.
The Governor also announced a donation of N1 million to Daba for his upkeep.
The awards ceremony, which was hosted by ace comedian and compere, Gbenga Adeyinka and Kannywood star actress, Maryam Booth, had top Nollywood stars and practitioners in attendance.
As a mark of respect for the culture and religious sensibilities of the host state, ostensibly, BON stepped down its curious and salacious category of ‘Best Kiss in a Movie’ even though it had promote a clip of the nominees on this controversial category before the awards ceremony.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 11th edition of the BON Awards below:
1: Best Actor in a Leading Role (English) Gabriel Afolayan – Gold Statue
2: Best Actress in a Leading Role (English) Tamara Etaimo – Thick Skinned
3: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English) Deyemi Okanlawon – Levi
4: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English) Ebele Okaro – Blackrose
5: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba) Ibrahim Yekini – The Return of Kesari
6: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba) Adebimpe Oyebade – 0707
7: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba) Lateef Adedimeji – Adebimpe Omooba
8: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hausa) Abba Elmustapha – Hauwa Kulu
9: Best Actor in a Supporting Role(Hausa) Jamiu Sani Awayman – Kar ki manta da ni
10: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hausa) Hadiza Gabon and Hassana Muhammad – Hauwa Kulu
11: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hausa) Hassana Muhammad – Nawwarra
12: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba) Regina Chukwu – 0707
13: Best Child Actor – Emeka Nweke – Thick Skinned
14: Best Child Actress – Mariam Kayode – Coffin Salesman
15: Best Social Message – Unbreakable
16: Best Short Film – The Fourth Side
17: Best Documentary’ ’76: The Story Behind the story
18: Best Special Effect – Broken Blood
19: Movie With the Best Screenplay – Majele
20: Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie – Blackrose
21: Best Use of Costume in a Movie- Majele
22: Best Use of Make-up in a Movie- Gold Statue
23: Movie with the Best Sound- Gold Statue
24: Movie with the Best Sound Track- Return of Kesari
25: Movie with the Best Editing- Diamond in the Sky
26: Movie with the Best Production Design – Gold Statue
27: Movie with the Best Cinematography – Diamond in the Sky
28: Movie of the Year – Gold Statue
29: Director of the Year- Tade Ogidan (Gold Statue)
30: Best Kiss in a movie – Nancy Osime/IK Ogbonna (Jofran)
31: Most Promising Actor of the Year – Daniel Osarumwense (Dear Bayo)
32: Most Promising Actress of the Year (Ate Brown in Fourth Side)
33: Revelation of the Year (Male) Joseph Momodu
34: Revelation of the Year (Female) Efe Irele