07 Dec Winners of the 2020 Edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards
On behalf of the Jury, I am pleased to announced winners of the 2020 edition of the Best of Nollywood Award, which held at Ado Ekiti on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Saturday night’s event is the culmination of a process that started about six months ago, with the entry of well over hundred movies for 32 categories that have become traditional of the Best of Nollywood Awards over the past 12 years.
It is particularly inspiring that we had this number of entries in spite of the peculiar difficulties of the COVID 19 pandemic and the attendant effect it has had on the Nigerian economy.
The Jury celebrates the resilient and creative spirit of the Nigerian filmmaker and congratulates all practitioners who entered for the awards for their indomitable spirit and commitment to advancing the industry regardless of the actions and inactions of external factors.
The Best of Nollywood Awards specifically aims at promoting the Nigerian cultural essence in movie making. This is why a lot of attention is placed on movies produced in the indigenous languages.
In the years coming, we hope that more films will be produced in the purest sense of as many Nigerian languages as possible. We must bear in mind that language is one of the most formidable ways of perpetuating cultures and traditions and that films are a veritable way of spreading this important message.
While congratulating winners at this year’s edition, it seems expedient to suggest that the creative industry is a fertile ground for governments and investors to sow in Nigeria. This is more so at a period when unforeseen natural occurrences like the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the exhaustibility and vulnerability of crude as exposed Nigeria to grave economic circumstance. This jury hopes that our state governments especially will look at ways to raise the revenue profile of their states by investing in the various opportunities available in this filmmaking value chain.