By Tony Nwanne
The 2016 edition of the Best Of Nollywood Awards billed to hold in Abia State, will be hosted by popular comedian Okey Bakassi and Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe. The event is slated for December 10, 2016.
The CEO of the Awards, Seun Oloketuyi said: “It is with all pleasure that we introduce to you the hosts of this year’s Best Of Nollywood Awards.
“We are proud to announce Okey Bakassi and Mercy Aigbe Gentry as the hosts of the Awards.”
Bakassi is one of Nigeria’s prolific comedians and actor, who, for over two decades, has carved a niche for himself as a vintage entertainer, while Gentry has over the years built her career as the darling of the new school Nollywood.
“We are also pleased to be honoring in the Special Recognition category veteran film maker, president and founder of the Abuja International Film Festival, Fidelis Duker, Chika Opala, a.k.a. Chief Zebrudaya of the New Masquerade fame, and prolific actress, Sola Shobowale, for their time proven contributions to the growth of Nollywood.” Oloketuyi added.
Recipients of the Special Recognition category awards in the past included former President Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Patience Ozokwo and Tade Ogidan.