Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Best Of Nollywood Awards 2016 - Icheke Oku wins 11 Nominations

I am excited to announce that after weeks of screening of over 120 entries made up of feature films in English, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo languages, ten short films, five documentaries and seven television series, the Best Of Nollywood awards jury has released the list of nominees for the 2016 edition of the Best of Nollywood awards and Icheke Oku, an Igbo language film I screenplayed and directed trailed the blaze with eleven nominations.
 Congratulations to the Executive Producer Nichole Banna

Aimed at recognising and promoting the best of films and filmmakers in Nigeria, the BON Awards, in less than one decade of its existence, has become the most authentic home grown platform honouring the richness and ingenuity of Nigerian cinema. This year’s edition shall be hosted by the Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.

With my Director Of Photography, the inspirational Ken Nwawueze

Below is the full list of the 2016 BON Awards 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)
            Blossom Chukwujekwu 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
            Pricilla 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/Muyiwa Ademola 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
Chineye Uyanna
Victoria Kolawole
Bose Oladimeji
Nkechi Sunday

Revelation of the year (Male)
Mofe Duncan
Sean Jimoh
Poju Oparanti
Wasiu Rafiu
Jomiloju Olumbe
Femi Remi

Emeka Amakeze writes...


ActplusArt said...

This is just a tip of the iceberg of many awards and nominations to come. AMDG

ActplusArt said...

This is just a tip of the iceberg of many awards and nominations to come. AMDG

Emeka Amakeze said...

@ActplusArt Thanks a whole lot