Organizers of the annual Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) have partnered with the Ogun state government for the 2017 edition of the awards which is geared to celebrate excellence in Nigerian movie industry.
The state governor, Ibikunle Amosu hosted a courtesy visit from the curators of the event including ambassadors Segun Arinze and Bolaji Amusan.
Amosu appreciated the contributions of the Nigerian creative industry to the Nigerian economy and promised that the government would continue to look for ways to improve the structures of the creative industry.
“I’m happy that the journey of Nollywood Awards started in Ogun State; because this state is the home of notable figures in the entertainment industry like Hubert Ogunde, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Olu Jacobs and many new generation entertainers and we shall continue to support the industry, by providing enabling environment for the growth of that sector and all sectors of the economy.”He said
Best of Nollywood Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine honouring outstanding achievement in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
The first edition was held on December 6, 2009, in Ikeja, Lagos State.