It is the sixth edition of the indigenous awards ceremony which has been putting a golden seal of excellence on the works of those who are toiling and sweating to produce and star in feel-good and educative movies.
The Government of Rivers State is the host.
Already, the executive producer, Seun Oloketuyi, says movie stars like Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Joseph Benjamin, Rita Dominic, Iyabo Ojo and Femi Adebayo among others are all set to hit Port Harcourt.
Apart from these movie stars, a number of entertainment industry stakeholders like Ovation magazine publisher, Dele Momodu and the duo of Kennis Music honchos, Kenny Ogungbe and Dayo Adeneye, would also be at BON. Not forgetting that special award recipients like Reverend Mrs. Liz Ameye (the actress formerly known as Liz Benson), Adebayo Salami (otherwise known as Oga Bello), Nobert Young and Kasimu Yero have all promised to be physically present. “We are happy at the enthusiasm and excitement shown by these A-list stars to storm Port Harcourt, it goes to show that they value the brand that we have built.” Oloketuyi disclosed.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s premier private radio station, Raypower 100.5FM, will run a live broadcast of the show while negotiations are ongoing to seal a live television broadcast with one of Nigeria’s most popular TV stations. “With the support of the Rivers State government, we look forward to an event that would be talked about for a long time to come,” Oloketuyi averred.