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Rita Dominic, OC Ukeje, Fathia Balogun, Uche Jombo, Mike Ezuruonye, Ireti Doyle & More Make the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Nominees List



Rita Dominic & Uche Jombo - September 2013 - BellaNaija

Who made this year’s list? BellaNaija Movies & TV has all the scoop.

The full nominations list for the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards has been released. The finale will take place in November in Asaba, Delta.

Veteran actors Pete Edochie and Lanre Hassan will be honoured at this year’s ceremony.

Check out the list!

Chuks Blossom

Chuks Blossom Chukwujekwu

2013 Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) Nominations List
Best Actor in a Leading Role in an English Movie
Blossom Chukwujekwu – Finding Mercy
Seun Akindele – On Bended Knees
Bayo Alawiye – Dark Secret
OC Ukeje – Alan Poza
Funsho Adeolu – Cobweb

Omoni Oboli

Omoni Oboli

Best Actress in a Leading Role in an English Movie
Iretiola Doyle – Torn
Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha – On Bended Knees
Uche Jombo – Mrs Somebody
Omoni Oboli – Brother’s Keeper
Queen Nwokoye – Egwonga


Mike Ezuruonye

Mike Ezuruonye

Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Yoruba Movie
Odunlade Adekola – Mufu Olosa Oko
Mike Ezuruonye – Unforgivable
Ricardo Aigbor – Ifa Iwa
Muyiwa Ademola – Aja
Femi Adebayo – Alade Owala

Dayo Amusa

Dayo Amusa

Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Yoruba Movie
Dayo Amusa – Unforgivable
Joke Muyiwa – Ayitale
Khafiyat Kafidipe – The Seed
Toyin Aimakhu – Alani Baba Labake
Mercy Aigbe – Komfo

Alex Ekubo

Alex Ekubo

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in an English Movie
Alex Ekubo – Weekend Getaway
Joseph Benjamin – Dark Side
Ime Bishop – A Wish
Chet Anekwe – Bended Knees

Oge Okoye

Oge Okoye

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in an English Movie
Katherine Obiang – Journey to Self
Rita Dominic – Finding Mercy
Helen Paul – A Wish
Oge Okoye – Turning Point
Akio Precious Ilami – Job Seekers

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Yoruba Movie
Odunlade Adekola – Aja
Ibrahim Chatta – Ifa Iwa
Bayo Alawiye – Ebimi Ni
Femi Adebayo – Irugbin
Yinka Quadri – Ilari

Fathia Balogun

Fathia Balogun

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Yoruba Movie
Bidemi Kosoko – Ifa Iwa
Toyin Aimakhu – Ebimi Ni
Yewande Adekoya – Kudeti
Ronke Odusanya – Ere Ayo Mi
Fathia Balogun – Irugbin

Most Promising Act of the Year (Male)
Kas Jonathan – Twin Sword
Kola Ajeyemi – Were Meta
Abdul Lateef  Titilope – Ifa Iwa
Luclay Misoya – The Cartel
Igoni Archibong – Turning Point

Most Promising Act of the Year (Female)
Funmi Beka – Ebimi Ni
Bidemi Mustapha – Aja
Anu Sosanya – Edidi
Sylvia Oluchi – On Bended Knees
Funke Alegbeleye – Alade Owala

Best Child Actor (Male)
Olamide David – Cobweb
Asimiyu Uthman Omokunmi – Ifa Iwa
Dozie Onyiriuka – Journey to Self

Best Child Actor (Female)
Oyindamola Lanpejo – Finding Mercy
Titilayo Shobo – Unforgivable

Okon goes to School

Best Comedy of the Year
Okon goes to School
Oba Omo
A Wish
*Criteria* – This award goes to the movie with the most impactful comedic message. The team looks at how it delivers the message, how authentic the issues are and how the treatment is passed across to make people laugh even as they identify themselves or others close to them in it.

Journey to Self

Movie with the Best Social Message
Journey to Self
A Wish
Confusion Na Wa

Weekend Getaway Movie - October 2011 - BellaNaija 001

Best Kiss in a Movie
Beverly Naya & Bobby Obodo – Weekend Getaway
Rita Dominic & Blossom Chukwujekwu – Finding Mercy
Dayo Amusa & Mike Ezuruonye – Unforgivable
IK Ogbonna & Martha Ankomah – Playing Safe

Best Make-up in a Movie
Ifa Iwa
Order of the Ring
Alani Owala


Onga Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie
Ifa Iwa
In Her Shoes
On Bended Knees

Best Short Film of the Year
Rom 106

Best Use of Costume in a Movie
Ifa Iwa
Twin Sword
King after King
Order of the Ring

Torn - June 2013 - BellaNaija

Best Screenplay
Confusion Na Wa

Confusion Na Wa

Best Edited Movie
Confusion Na Wa
The gods are still not to blame

Turning Point Poster

Best Sound Movie
Ifa Iwa
The gods are still not to blame
Turning Point

Movie with the Best Production Design
Confusion Na Wa
The gods are still not to blame
Ifa Iwa

Best Cinematography
Confusion Na Wa
Alade Owala

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot

Director of the Year
Kenneth Gyang – Confusion Na Wa
Adebayo Salami – Ayitale
Moses Inwang – Torn
Toba Macbaror – Cobweb
Desmond Elliot – Unforgivable

Movie of the Year
Confusion Na Wa

Special Effects
Twin Sword
Mufu Olosa Oko
Judgment Night

Ali Nuhu

Ali Nuhu

Best Hausa Actor
Ali Nuhu – Wani Hanin
Zaharadeen Sani – Halayen
As Mati – Wani Gari
Adam A. Zango – Martani

Best Hausa Actress
Hafisat Maryam  Booth – Buduwar
Nafisat Abdullahi – Son Zuciya
As Lumi – Bakim Alkala
Hadiza Aliyu – Babban Zaure

Best Supporting Hausa Actor
Adam  A. Zango – Buduwar
Ibrahim Nuhu – Raciyin Zuci
Sani Musa Danjo
Sadisu Abba – Halayen

Best Supporting Hausa Actress
Fatima Ladan – Abokina
Asaunt Salma – Bakin Alkala
Ummi Moh’d – Halayen
Ladidi Fagge – Son Zuciya

Revelation of the Year (Female)
Tamara Eteimo
Tope Oshoba
Uche Benjamin
Laitan Ogungbeile
Chinwe Isaac
Mimi Orijekwe

Revelation of the Year (Male)
Igoni Archibong
Luclay Misoya
Charles Billion Pius
Daniel K Daniel
Walter Anga
Michael Godson

Movie Journalist of the Year
Hafeez Balogun – Daily Independent
Ben Njoku – Vanguard
Wemimo Ogunde – Nollywood Mind Space
Biodun Kupoluyi – E24/7

Marketer of the Year
Alhaji Abudullah Rasak – Corporate Pictures
Alhaji Kazeem Afolayan
Magic Movies
Royal Academy
Divine Touch
Akagod Production


  1. ij

    September 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Onga Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie

  2. Mariaah

    September 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    All I want to say is may the best man win!! Plus including I want to watch all the nominated movies..

    Biko, Bella Naijarians please tell me which one (you have watched) is horrible.. Thanks and God bless

    • Bella

      October 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

      i wan watch them too, fact that they are nominated means they are worthhwhile abi

  3. Gistyinka Blog

    September 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Big congrats to who made the nominees list for this year.

  4. NINA

    September 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    fathia is very pretty with beautiful kids….i love ireti doyle ageless black beauty

    • Msunderstood

      October 2, 2013 at 3:20 am

      I love Fathia, she needs to up her PR abeg.

  5. Miss_Flygerian

    September 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Onga best use of Nigerian food? what? quoi? qué? gini? warris dat? loooool…I can’t deal.

  6. The Fairy GodSister

    September 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Omoni Oboli looks amazing!!

  7. Aibee

    September 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Was I sleep reading? There is actually an award for “best kiss in a movie”? How many times will the judges have to watch each shortlisted kiss and compare to the other movies? Did agro catch anyone of them while they were at it? I guess next year we’ll have a best sex scene category too. Pschew.

  8. Me

    September 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Mrs somebody is my best this year…not shocked its on every award nomination list.well done Emem isong and off course uche jombo for giving above thirty females hope and making the marriage time clock funny.cant wait to watch the meeting had its funny too, wish these nollywood movies can be more about us and our cultural problems not copy copy story lines.congrats to all nominees

  9. e-bukun

    September 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I’m really confused by how our movie awarding system works. Some of these movies just got released, and some of them I feel like they’ve been out for a minute – like since last year. How are in the same category? I may be wrong but that just doesn’t seem right. Whatever man!

  10. BIMBO

    September 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    wan my hubby to win oooo Movie Journalist of the Year-Hafeez Balogun – Daily Independent all the best dear

  11. LL

    September 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    best hausa actor/actress ke, best actor/actress in yourba movie…. what happened to the Ibos? I don’t see any best ibo actor/actress; neither did i see any best actor/actress in an ibo movie….smh

  12. zoomzoomzoom

    September 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I hope ‘Mrs Somebody’ wins.I also hope Odunlade Adekola wins ‘the best actor in lead role Yoruba movie’, his acting in the movie was superlative!

    • Msunderstood

      October 2, 2013 at 3:17 am

      Concur,d soundtrack + his voice is ringing in my head as I

    • Msunderstood

      October 2, 2013 at 3:18 am

      Concur,d soundtrack + his voice is ringing in my head as I
      type. I mean d Odunlade movie, mufu olosa oko.

  13. Turi

    September 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I believe they are considering movies from 2012-2013, not sure from what month to what month they are looking at though. I would truly love to watch the movies and review them, but for other movie reviews, visit

  14. fadeyi ganiyat olayinka

    October 1, 2013 at 1:49 am


  15. Emi ni baller

    October 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Hmmmmm,this BON award list ba? Biko who were the panel of judges?mstcheww may the highest donor of cheddar wins cuz I hear sey once u can settle d organizers u’ll def win

  16. Blessmyheart

    October 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    best kiss in a movie, Onga Best Use of Nigerian Food in a Movie

  17. CarliforniaBawlar

    October 3, 2013 at 5:44 am

    All this gave me is a legit list of movies to go and find…..tainz and Jah blezz!!

  18. leng glory ekei

    October 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

    congrats to my girl uche jumbo n desmond elloites for d best fresh movies dey ve been bringx.n congrats to emem isong u r just d best

  19. leng glory ekei

    October 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

    congrats to all nominees u guys rock

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