2016 Best of Nollywood Awards

The 2016 Best of Nollywood Awards was the 8th edition of the ceremony and took place in Aba, Abia State on 10 December 2016.[1] The event was to be hosted by Okey Bakassi and Mercy Aigbe, with the latter not showing up on the award night.[2][3] Awards were given in 32 categories, with Adesua Etomi, Beverly Naya, Gabriel Afolayan and Alexx Ekubo amongst the winners.[4][5]

2016 Best of Nollywood Awards
DateDecember 10, 2016 (2016-12-10)
LocationEl-Dorda Events Center, Abia State
Hosted byOkey Bakassi
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The nominee list was released in November 2016 by head of jury, Niran Adedokun. Hire a Man and Something Wicked led the nomination list with nine nominations. Eni-Owo and A Soldier's Story followed with seven.[6] The lifetime achievement awards for special contribution to the development of Nollywood was given to Sola Sobowale, Fidelis Duker and Chika Okpala, popularly known as "Chief Zebrudaya" from The Village Masquerade.[7][8]


Best Actor in a Lead role (English) Best Actor in a Lead role (Yoruba)
Best Actor in a Lead role (Hausa) Best Actor in a Lead role (Igbo)
Best Actress in a Lead role (English) Best Actress in a Lead role (Yoruba)
Best Actress in a Lead role (Hausa) Best Actress in a Lead role (Igbo)
  • Nichole Banna (Icheke Oku)
  • Adaeze Chiegbu (Akaraaka)
Best Supporting Actor (English) Best Supporting Actress (English)
Most Promising Actor Most Promising Actress
Best Child Actor Best Child Actress
  • Daniel Udah (Opeyemi)
  • Tunde Babasola (D’ Wish)
  • Angel Unigwe (Woeman)
  • Neraya Akaboa (D’ Wish)
  • Pricilia Ojo (Black Val)
Best Comedy of the Year Best Movie with Social message
  • Ghana Must Go
  • Behind the Scenes
  • ATM
  • Not Just Married
  • The First Lady
  • Woeman
  • For the Wrong Reasons
  • Voiceless Scream
  • ATM
  • Leyin Ilekun
Movie with the Best Special Effect Movie with the Best Screenplay
  • Something Wicked
  • For the Wrong Reasons
  • Hire a man
  • Icheke Oku
  • Just Not Married
  • Irawe Igbo
  • Eni-Owo
Best Short Film Best Documentary
  • Opeyemi
  • D' wish
  • Deeply Cut
  • Pepper Soup
  • Silence
  • Homesick
  • Amaka’s kin
  • D' Ability
  • For you my son
Best TV Series of the Year Movie with the Best Editing
  • Lasgidi Cops (SCU)
  • Studio
  • 5ive
  • Ayanfe mi
  • Hire A man
  • Ghana Must go
  • Not Just Married
  • Something Wicked
  • Eni-Owo
Movie with the Best Soundtrack Movie with the Best Production Design
  • Icheke Oku
  • Igbehinloju
  • Irawe Igbo
  • Ghana must go
  • Hire a Man
  • Irawe Igbo
  • Yeye Oge
  • Icheke Oku
  • The First Lady
  • Something Wicked
Movie with the Best Cinematography Best Use of Nigerian Costume in a Movie
  • Yeye Oge
  • Irawe Igbo
  • Icheke Oku
  • Keji
  • Ghana must go
Best Use of Make up in a Movie Movie of the Year
  • Something Wicked
  • Irawe Igbo
  • Icheke Oku
  • A Soldier's Story
  • Eni-Owo
Director of the Year Best Kiss in a Movie
Revelation of the Year (male) Revelation of the Year (female)
  • Sean Jimoh
  • Mofe Duncan
  • Poju Oparanti
  • Wasiu Rafiu
  • Jomiloju Olumbe
  • Femi Remi
  • Bukky Adeeyo
  • Inem Peters
  • Callista Okonkwo
  • Mercy Macroe
  • Chineye Uyanna
  • Victoria Kolawole
  • Bose Oladimeji
  • Nkechi Sunday


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  2. ^ admin (December 2016). "Mercy Aigbe Disappoints BON Award Organizers By Not Attending To Co-Host Event". Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. ^ Orajekwe, Linda (10 November 2016). "Okey Bakassi and Mercy Aigbe set to host BON Awards 2016". Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. ^ Seun (December 14, 2016). "Full List Of Winners of Bon Awards winners plus Jury chairman statement". Archived from the original on January 4, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  5. ^ Jayne Augoye (December 14, 2016). "Alexx Ekubo, Yomi Fabiyi, Toyin Aihmakhu, others bag BON Awards".
  6. ^ Egbo, Vwovwe (November 23, 2016). "BON Awards 2016: Omoni Oboli, Iretiola Doyle, Alexx Ekubo get nominations".
  7. ^ "Yomi Fabiyi, Toyin Aimakhu win big at 2016 BON Awards". December 11, 2016. Archived from the original on December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "BON honours Fidelis Duker, Sola Sobowale and Zebrudaya". Vanguard. 17 December 2016.