As the 2016 edition of Nollywood’s foremost reward platform, Best Of Nollywood, BON Awards billed to hold in Abia State, steams up, the planning team has unveiled veteran entertainer Okey Bakassi and rave of the moment actress, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, as the matching hosts for the December 10 event.
Speaking at a press briefing recently, the CEO of the Awards, Seun Oloketuyi said, “It is with all pleasure that we introduce to you the hosts of this year’s Best Of Nollywood Awards. We are proud to announce Okey Bakassi and Mercy Aigbe Gentry as the hosts of the Awards.”
Okey is one of Nigeria’s prolific comedians and actor who for over two decades has carved a niche for himself as a vintage entertainer, while Mercy Aigbe Gentry has over the years built her career as the darling of the new school Nollywood.
“We are also pleased to be honoring in the Special Recognition category veteran film maker, president and founder of the Abuja International Film Festival, Fidelis Duker, Chika Opala, a.k.a Chief Zebrudaya of the new masquerade fame and prolific actress, Sola Shobowale, for their time proven contributions to the growth of Nollywood.” Oloketuyi added.
Recipients of the Special Recognition category Awards in the past include former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Patience Ozokwo, Tade Ogidan and so on.