By Tony Nwanne
Come October 24, top Nollywood actors like Segun Arinze, Daniel K Daniel, Queen Nwokoye, Belinda Effiah, Saheed Balogun and Okey Bakassi, will converge at Umuahia, Abia State, for a reading and mentoring session with secondary school students.
The reading session is put together by the Best of Nollywood Awards 2016.
Meanwhile, others to grace the reading session are Bimbo Akintola, Junior Pope, Fathia Balogun and Ali Nuhu.
This year’s BON Awards will hold in Abia and to be hosted by the Okezie Ikpeazu led-Abia State government.
The executive producer, BON awards, Seun Oloketuyi, said, aside the reading proper, to be led by the First Lady, Nkechi Ikpeazu, there would be inspirational talks, photo ops and an autograph-signing session.
He said, “We look forward to an exciting time with the kids. As you well know, the celebrity reading session with secondary school students is the first of a variety of activities preceding the BON awards proper in December. The chosen celebrities are past winners and nominees of the BON awards. What we promise the lucky students is a life-changing opportunity to meet with their role models and favourite celebrities and hear directly from them time-tested success nuggets, tips they need to be better individuals.
Continuing, Oloketuyi said, more than anything else, he is always thrilled and humbled when celebrities leave all they are doing to be a part of the mentoring and reading session.