BON Awards Names Comedy Category After Baba Sala

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A new award category has been created by Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON Awards in honour of the late legend, Moses Adejumo, also known as Baba Sala.

This is coming days after the death of the veteran comedian, musician and actor, who passed away in his sleep in his Ijesa home, Osun State.

Niran Adedokun, head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, in a statement on Thursday explained that the award will now be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award.

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The decision, Adedokun said, is in recognition the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy and movie in Nigeria.

Adedokun also noted that Baba Sala was a total performer whose  early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.

“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way,” the statement offered.

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