Best of Nollywood Awards (stylized as BON Awards) is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine honoring outstanding achievement in the Nigerian Movie Industry. The first edition was held on December 6, 2009, in Ikeja, Lagos State. The 2013 edition of BON AWARDS was held at Dome, Asaba, Delta State on December 5, hosted by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. The red carpet used for the event was one of the longest in history, according to Guinness World Records.
The 2014 BON Awards was the 6th edition of the ceremony and it took place in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on October 16, 2014. The event was hosted by Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi and Fred Amata with special performances from Wizkid and Okey Bakassi.
Awarded for: Outstanding Achievement in Nollywood
BON Awards rewards Outstanding Achievement in Nollywood. Special categories endowed with money prizes annually by our sponsors are Movie with the Best Social Message, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Movie of the Year.
In 2010, BON decided to honor the ”Scandal Free Actress of the Year” with a special award – SUNLIGHT Partnership Award for Clean and Fresh Actress of the Year.
Only movies produced within the year in review would be considered as entries.
E.g. Producers can only submit movies produced within 2018/19 for the 2019 edition of
Only Nigerian Movies, or movies produced by Nigerian filmmakers in the diaspora, either shot in Nigeria or in other countries, are accepted for BON AWARDS.