Full Nominee List: Mercy Aigbe, Omotola Jalade grab nods at 2017 Best of Nollywood Awards

Organisers have released the nominee list for the 2017 Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards.

This year over 120 films were screened, including 113 feature films, 7 short films and two TV series. According to the BON team, eight others were disqualified for various reasons.

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Actor in a Leading Role (English)

Sambasa Nzeribe in Slow Country

Alexx Ekubo in Inikpi

Joseph Benjamin in Dance to my Beat

Bolanle Ninalowo in Picture Perfect

Gabriel Afolayan in Tatu

Paul Utomi in What lies Within 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (English)

IK Ogbonna – Excess Luggage

Kelechi Udegbe – Behind the Wheels

Tope Tedela – Slow Country

Segun Arinze/Sambasa Nzeribe – Tatu

Justice Nuagbe (Ushbebe)– Dance to my Beat

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Yoruba)

Niyi Johnson – Okun

Gabriel Afolayan – False Flag

Femi Adebayo – Afaila Ojo

Odunlade Adekola – Gangan

Abdulateef Oladimeji- Ojo Meta

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Tobiloba Abraham – Okun

Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse

Taiwo Ibikunle – Afaila Ojo

Abdulateef Oladimeji – 1983

Wale Akorede – Somewhere in the Dark

Best Actor in a Leading Role(Hausa)

Rabiu Rikadawa – Ko Bayan Raina

Adam Zango – Matatace Shaida

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Igbo)

Tim Ebuka – Akuko Uwa

Browny Igboegbu – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

Best Actress in Leading Role (English) 

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde in Alter Ego

Ivie Okujaye in Slow Country

Ufuoma McDermott in The Women

Michelle Dede in What lies Within

Rahama Sadau in Tatu

Esther Audu in Inikpi

Best  Actress in  Supporting role (English)

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Queen Nwokoye – Excess Luggage

Bayray Mcnwizu – Trace

Bisola Aiyeola – Picture Perfect

Toyin Abraham/Funlola Raimi – Tatu

Kate Henshaw/Omoni Oboli/ Katherine Obiang- The Women

Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba)

Ronke Odusanya – Ailatunse

Aisha Lawal in False Flag

Mercy Aigbe – Ojo Meta

Jumoke Odetola – Somewhere in the Dark

Adeola Ayoade in Okun

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba)

Ireti Osayemi – Ojo Meta

Feyisara Hassan – Okun

Omowumi Dada     – Somewhere in the Dark

Iyabo Ojo – Gangan

Temitope Solaja- Ashabi Akata

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hausa)

Jamila Nagudu – Ko Bayan Raina

Rahama Sadau – Matatace Shaida

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Igbo)

Chizzy Alichi – Akuko Uwa

Rachel Okonkwo – Nkoli Nwa Nsukka

Best Child Actor in a Movie

Adebayo Thomas – Slow Country

Dumebi Nzeribe – Tatu

Kunuji Boluwatife – The Maniac

Abayomi Gabriel – Excess Luggage

Ero Josh-Behind the Wheels

Best Child Actress in a movie 

Martina Obi – Truncated

Bella Ufondu- Excess Luggage

Teniola Awobiyi in Tatu

Comedy of the Year


Three Wise Men

A Trip to Jamaica

Excess Luggage

American Driver

Movie with the Best Social Message

False Flag

Alter Ego


Behind the Wheels

Best Short Film of the Year





Movie with the Best Special Effect

Slow Country


Misery Lane

Somewhere in the Dark

Goddess of Fire

Behind the Wheels

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What lies Within

Movie with the Best Screenplay




What Lies Within

Slow Country

The Women

TV Series of the Year

The Johnsons

Zone 222

Best use of  Nigerian food in a movie

Picture Perfect



Stormy Heart

Best Use of Costume in a Movie

Picture Perfect




The Women

Best Use of Make-up in a Movie 

Somewhere in the dark


Slow Country

Picture Perfect

Movie with the Best Production Design





Alter Ego

Best Kiss in a Movie

Omowunmi Dada/Eddie Watson – Bias

Daniel K. Daniel/Chelsea Eze – Scorned

Ufuoma McDemott/Kalu Ikeagu – The Women

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde /Kunle Remmy – Alter Ego

Ronke Odusanya/Gabriel Afolayan – Ailatunse

Movie with the Best Sound Track




Stormy Heart

Movie with the Best Editing


What Lies Within

Slow Country

The Women


Most Promising Actor

Suara Olayinka in Tatu

Peter Jacobs in I AM

Most Promising Actress

Chisom Steve  in Akuko Uwa

Tinuola Oladoye in I AM

Movie with the Best Cinematography


Slow Country

What Lies Within


A Trip to Jamaica

Director of the Year

Eric Aghimien for Slow Country

Blessing Egbe for The Women

Bogunmbe Abiola Paul for Okun

Vanessa Nzediegwu for What lies Within

Don Omope for Tatu

Movie of the Year

Slow Country




What Lies Within

Revelations of the Year(Female)

Regina Daniel

Bimbo Ademoye

Yvonne Enakhene

Selia Adebowale

Folahunsho Adeola

Revelation of the Year(Male)

Timini Egbuson

Abayomi Alvin

Baaj Adebule

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