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Toyin Abraham, Odunlade, Others Vie for 2020 BON Awards Glory



2020 BON Awards

By Dipo Olowookere

Some stars in the Nigerian film industry have been nominated for the 2020 edition of the prestigious Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards.

The likes of Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Alex Ekubo, Adesua Etomi, Kehinde Bankole, Nkechi Blessing, Funsho Adeolu were among the notable faces on the screens nominated for the event, which has 33 different categories.

The nominees were unveiled to the world at a virtual ceremony held recently with Joke Silva, Gbenga Adeyinka, Segun Arinze, Dele Momodu, Shina Peller, Wale Ojo-Lanre, Femi Akintunde Johnson and others in attendance.

Convener of BON Awards, Mr Seun Oloketuyi, while speaking at the ceremony, disclosed that Ekiti State will host this year’s edition, the 12th, of the programme on December 5, with Debo Macaroni and Tana Adelana as anchors.

A breakdown of the nominations showed that Elevator Baby, Sugar Rush, The Sessions, Wede, This Lady Called Life, and Living In Bondage (Breaking Free) have been nominated in the movie of the year category.

The full nomination is presented below;

Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)

Efa Iwara – The Sessions

Timini Egbuson – Elevator Baby

JKA Swanky – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

Eyinna Nwigwe – Dear Affy

Daniel K. Daniel – The Fugitive

Femi Jacobs – Colours of Deceit

Best Actress in a Leading Role (English)

Bisola Aiyeola – This Lady Called Life

Omowunmi Dada – The Sessions

Kehinde Bankole – Dear Affy

Toyin Abraham – Elevator Baby

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Toni Tones – Killing Jade

Adesua Etomi – Sugar Rush

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)

Alex Ekubo – Bling Lagosians

Williams Uchemba/Tobi Bakre – Sugar Rush

Byran Emmanuel – Colours of Deceit

Tope Tedela – Country Hard

Blossom Chukwujekwu/Abayomi Alvin – Unroyal

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English)

Banke Joye – Traffic

Ruth Kadiri – Too Old For This

Sharon Ooja – Bling Lagosians

Bimbo Ademoye/Bisola Aiyeola – Sugar Rush

Tina Mba – This Lady Called Life

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)

Jide Awobona – You Are Me

Lateef Adedimeji – Etan

Akin Kolapo – Asarailu

Joseph Momodu – Torera

Ibrahim Yekini – Lucifer

Funso Adeolu- Digiola

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Yoruba)

Adebimpe Oyebade – Agbelebu Jade

Bukunmi Oluwashina – You Are Me

Nkechi Blessing – Torera

King Flakie – Digiola

Abisola Adebayo – Never Too Late

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Yomi Olorunlolaye/Olaide Almoruf – Brothers

Bimbo Sunday – Asarailu

Odunlade Adekola – Never Too Late

Dele Odule – Agbelebu Jade

Femi Adebayo/Kelvin Ikedua – Lucifer

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Khadija Ayoade – You Are Me

Abisola Adebayo – Agbelebu Jade

Regina Chukwu – Digiola

Ashabi Ademefun – Brothers

Ireti Osayemi – Never Too Late

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)

Francis Duru – Mboputa

Stan Eze – Ishi Anyaocha

JKA Swanky – Nne

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo)

Chidiebere Aneke – Ishi Anyaocha

Frances Nsonwu Ikoroha – Nne

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Happy Julian Uchendu – Mboputa

Best Child Actor

Daniel Adeshina – Basil

Divine Godwin Otun – Innocent

Molawa Onajobi – This Lady Called Life

King David Akpakwu – My Grandfather’s Wife

Chima David Ntongha – The Pain Your Storm

Best Child Actress

Amarachi Onwe – Secrets

Chimamanda Unigwe- Perfect Marriage

Movie with the Best Social Message

Not So Long a Letter


Black Monday

Dan Kasa

Country Hard

The Session

Moses Olaiya Movie with the Best Comedy

Dear Affy

Elevator Baby

Bling Lagosians

Sugar Rush

Best Short Film

Dial 112

Pole Girl

The Honourable

Dan kasa

The Bean Hawker

Best Documentary

Journey to Gambia

Tame The Serial Killer


Movie with the Best Special Effect



Sugar Rush

Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

Movie with the Best Screenplay

This Lady Called Life

Bling Lagosians

Elevator Baby

The Sessions

Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

Dear Affy

Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie

This Lady Called Life


The Sessions

My Grandfather’s Wife


Best use of Costume in a Movie


Broken Water


Living in Bondage (Breaking in Bondage)


Best Use of Make-up in a Movie

Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

The Sessions


Broken Water


Movie with the Best Sound


Living in Bondage


Movie with the Best Sound Track


Colours of Deceit

Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)


The Sessions

Country Hard

Movie with the Best Editing

Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

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This Lady Called Life

Sugar Rush

Elevator Baby

The Sessions

Movie with the Best Production Design

This Lady Called Life


Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)



Broken Water

Movie with the Best Cinematography

Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)


Sugar Rush

Bling Lagosians

Dear Affy

Best Kiss in a Movie

Alex Ekubo/Sharon Ooja – Bling Lagosians

JKA Swanky/Munachi Abii – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

Laura Fidel/Kunle Remi- Pole Girl

Omowunmi Dada/Efa Iwara – The Sessions

IK Ogbonna/Matilda Lambert-Unroyal

Most Promising Actor of the Year

Tobi Bakare – Sugar Rush

Denola Grey – Bling Lagosians

Obinna Montero – Too Old for This

Most Promising Actress of the Year

Banke Joye –  Traffic

Motilola Adekunle –  To Have and To Hold

Aisha Mohammed –  Colours of Deceit

Chinelo Enemchukwu – Perfect Marriage

Mary John – Perfect Marriage

Revelation of the Year (Male)

Tunde Aderinoye

Fuad Ferdinand

Swanky JKA

Mike Afolarin

Moshood Fattah

Heavens Obule

Revelation of the Year (Female)

Muniachi Abi

Bolaji Ogunmola

Dami Awokoya

Mimi Daniels

Temi Otedola

Director of the Year

Kayode Kasum  – This Lady Called Life

Ramsey Nouah – Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

Lancelot Imasuen – WEDE

Akay Mason – Elevator Baby

Judith Audu- The Sessions

Kayode Kasum – Sugar Rush

Movie of the Year

Living in Bondage (Breaking Free)

This Lady Called Life

The Sessions


Sugar Rush

Elevator Baby

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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Who Leaves Nigerian Idol Among Top Five Contestants?



Who Leaves Nigerian Idol

By Dipo Olowookere

The contest on the popular television music talent hunt show, Nigerian Idol, is heating up as the day for unveiling the winner, July 11, 2021, draws closer.

Last week, Kingdom Kroseide, Faith Onyeje, Comfort Alalade, Akunna Okey and Francis Atela made it to the top five as Emmanuel Elijah was evicted from the show.

The five surviving music acts wowed the viewers and the judges with their performances and the quartet of Obi Asika, Seyi Shay, DJ Sose and Mr P, who were judges last week, encouraged the contestants to put in their best as the contest continues.

Kingdom, who performed the jazz genre song Feeling Good by Nina Simone and Pop lyrics Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars, got a standing ovation from the judges.

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He took control of the stage with much excitement from the judges and the audience and commendation from Seyi Shay who said “your vocal performance was amazing, you are the strongest vocalist in this competition,” while Mr P enthused that “this is your kingdom, you will shine and go places.”

It was quite exciting with the contenders displaying exceptional skills in their stage performances to make it to the next episode on June 20 (today).

Faith sang Someone you Loved and Would rather go Blind, with comments from Seyi Shay eulogising him saying “you look incredible, I love your vocals,” and Obi Asika with the words “you deserve to be part of the top five, you sang the song beautifully.”

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Mr P was not left out as he advised that Faith should not stop playing the guitar as it adds colour to his rendition.

Comfort, who also sang beautifully, thrilled the judges and the audience with the songs Think out Loud and Save the Last Dance for Me, as Akunna performed Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone and Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.

Francis also excited the judges with Too Good at Goodbyes and Hello by Lionel Richie, with DJ Sose impressed by his performance, saying, “You brought Las Vegas to Lasgidi.” An elated Seyi Shay said “well done.”

With five left in the competition, viewers are already getting tensed as to who will again be voted out when the show airs on Sunday evening on DStv and GOtv.

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Rite Foods Tasks Nigerian Idol Contestants to Have ‘Rite’ Energy, Mindset



Nigerian Idol Contestants

By Dipo Olowookere

Contestants of the ongoing Nigerian Idol have been tasked to have the Rite energy and mindset as they perform to get the support of the viewers to clinch the coveted prize.

This charge was given by Ms Boluwatife Adedugbe, the Brand Manager of Rite Foods Limited, makers of the popular Bigi Drinks, headline sponsor of the music talent hunt competition.

She gave the advice when the company received some Nigerian Idol contestants on Friday, June 4, 2021, and she intimated the future music stars on the organisation’s corporate culture, taking them through the corporate journey and footprints in the Nigerian economy, and most importantly, the entertainment sector.

“All of you are winners for making it to this point. I would like you all to imbibe the ‘Rite’ energy in your next performances,” Ms Adedugbe said.

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Business Post gathered seven contestants of the Nigerian Idol season 6 visited the corporate headquarters of Rite Foods at Opebi Ikeja, Lagos and they were Akunna Okey, Beyonce Ajomiwe, Comfort Alalade, Emmanuel Elijah, Faith Onyeje, Francis Atela, and Kingdom Kroseide.

One of them, Beyonce Ajomiwe, who is now out of the competition, revealed during the visit that her favourite Bigi variant is ginger lemon because it is good for her voice.

According to her, Bigi ginger lemon has helped her maintain her voice and tone in the contest, while Faith Onyeje revealed his love for Bigi Apple as it helps his metabolism after a good workout.

As for Akunna Okey, she reaffirmed her support for both ginger lemon and tamarind flavours, while the now-evicted Emmanuel Elijah said he loves his Bigi Apple.

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Comfort Alalade declared her love for Bigi Cola; Kingdom Kroseide pitched his tenth with Bigi water and sausages, while Francis Atela declared his love for Bigi Tamarind flavour.

The visit was characterized by fun and thrilling moments as the headline sponsor of the competition. Games and singing competitions spiced up the occasion as the contestants were split into two groups, where they contested BIGI TVC song ‘BigiMy Number One’ which was creatively performed by both groups.

The sum of N1.4 million was splashed on the contestants for their creative and entertaining performances during the visit. They also carted away other Rite Foods branded items and gifts during the visit.

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At the visit, the popular entertainment editor, Mr Rotimi Ige, who won the first-ever Bigi Media Idol, congratulated the contestants for making it thus far and urged them to keep working on their art and be assured that they are on the right platform, especially with Bigi, being the headline sponsor of the competition.

The contestants lauded the company for supporting young talents in the country and called on other stakeholders to emulate Rite Foods Limited in the quest for turning young acts into megastars.

The Nigerian Idol airs live every Sunday on DSTV Channel 198 and GOTV Channel 29 at 7 pm.

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