The Peak of
Nollywood Excellence

Our Story

The Best of Nollywood Awards is a prestigious annual event at the forefront of African Cinema. Established in 2009 by the founder/CEO of Best of Nollywood Magazine, the BON Awards celebrates the rich heritage of stories from Nigeria’s film industry. The event serves as a benchmark for excellence by recognising outstanding achievements in various film categories and showcasing the industry’s creativity, talent and dedication. BON Awards is not just a platform to honour the current luminaries of Nollywood. It also plays a crucial role in nurturing and promoting upcoming talents, making it a pivotal moment in the African film calendar. The Awards, hosted in a different Nigerian state annually, have impacted diverse cultural landscapes, showcasing the widespread influence of Nollywood nationwide. Our commitment to fostering new voices and talents is what sets us apart.

Our Mission

At the heart of the BON Awards is our Mission to celebrate the vibrancy and creativity that emanate from the Nigerian film industry and to showcase the rich cultural heritage in Africa.

Our Vision

To be the beacon preserving and promoting diverse cultural narratives, fostering an enduring connection between storytelling and the rich heritage of Nigeria.


To be unveiled…




Call for Movie Submission

May 15, 2024

An invitation for filmmakers to submit their projects for a chance to be recognised at our prestigious event.

BON Training for Youths

To be revealed…

A two-day intensive training programme where 300 youths will learn from industry professionals

Children Reading Event

OCT 1 , 2024

Leading up to the awards, catch exclusive screenings of nominated films. It’s a great way to experience the talent and creativity showcased at the BON Awards.

BON Nominees Dinner

To be revealed…

An exclusive event with Nominees and the Governor of the Host State in attendance.

BON Awards Ceremony

NOV, 2024

The 15th edition of the BON Awards dedicated to honouring filmmakers who have shown exceptional talent and creativity over the years, which will also feature special recognition awards

BON Winners Movie

To be revealed…

A collaboration project where winners of the 2023 BON Awards will work together to produce a movie in the host state.

Unveiling of Host State

MAY 14, 2024

A glamorous event to announce the Host State for this year’s BON Awards and grant the Hosting Rights to the State.

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