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FULL-LIST: ‘Shanty Town,’ ‘Underbelly’ win big at 2023 BON Awards

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Shanty Town‘, a six-part series produced by Chinenye Nworah, was among the biggest winners at 2023 Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards. 


BON is an annual ceremony held to honour outstanding achievements in the Nigerian movie industry.

The winners of the much-anticipated awards were announced on Friday, in Osogbo, Osun state capital.

‘Shanty Town,’ which was nominated in 15 out of the 29 categories, bagged five awards.


The awards include ‘Best Actress in English Movie’ (Ini Edo), ‘Best Use of Make-Up’, ‘Best Actor in an English Movie’ (Chidi Mokeme), and ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role English’ (Nse Npe Etim).

The crime thriller also won the ‘Movie of the Year’ category.

‘Underbelly,’ directed by Toka Mcbaror, also secured wins in five categories.


The BON Awards ceremony was first held in December 2009, in Ikeja, Lagos.

The annual event has been hosted in different states including Ogun, Oyo, Kogi, Kano, Ekiti, Delta, and Abia, among others.

See the full list below:

  1. Best Child Actor (Female)

Princess Kossy Nwogu (the other one)


(No male child actor noticed)

  1. Best Social Message
  2. Best Short Film
  3. Best Documentary
    Genius In Disguise
  4. Best use of special effect
  5. Best soundtrack
  6. Best sound
    House of Secrets
  7. Best use of costume
  8. Best screenplay
  9. Best use of food
  10. Best kiss
    Kiki Bakare/Mimisola Daniels (Egun)
  11. Best Use of Makeup
    Shanty Town
  12. Editing
    House of Secrets
  13. Production design
  14. Cinematography
  15. Most Promising actor
    Smart Conrad (Underbelly)
  16. Most Promising actress
    Chinelo Enemchukwu (Ifedichie)
  17. Best Indigenous
  18. Igbo film
  19. Best actor in a supporting role (Yoruba)
    Funsho Adeolu (Asa)
  20. Best actress in a supporting role (Yoruba)
    Jumoke Odetola (Square One)
  21. Best actor in a Yoruba movie.
    Mustipha Sholagbade (50/50)
  22. Best actress in a Yoruba movie
    Debbie Sokoya (Keji)
  23. Best actor in a supporting role in English
    Stan Nze (Underbelly)
  24. Best Actress in a Supporting Role English
    Nse Npe Etim (Shanty Town)
  25. Best Actress in an English movie
    Ini Edo (Shanty Town)
  26. Best actor in an English movie
    Chidi Mokeme (Shanty Town)
  27. Director of the Year
    Toka Mcbaror (Underbelly)
  28. Movie of the Year
    Shanty Town

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