BON Awards To Celebrate Filmmaker Chico Ejiro With Achievement Award
In December 2020 the veteran Nollywood filmmaker passed away.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
The Best of Nollywood (BON) awards will honor late Nollywood filmmaker Chico Ejiro with a special appreciation award, according to the organizers.
According to sources, the filmmaker will be honored at the awards ceremony on December 11, 2021, with actress Abiola Atanda, also known as Madam Kofo.
“This special recognition even though posthumous struck the team the most because we would have loved that he was alive to receive the award himself,” BON Awards founder Seun Oloketuyi revealed in a statement.
“Many in Nollywood owe their careers and success to Chico and even though we are sad to have lost him, this award is to help people remember his enormous contribution to the industry.”
On Atanda, he said: “Madam Kofo is a veteran who has quietly worked on putting Nollywood on the map of world industries for more than five decades.
“A thespian with both stage and screen presence, Madam Kofo worked with the likes of the late Hubert Ogunde and is today still relevant. Such a woman deserves all the accolades we can give her.”
Chico Ejiro is recognized as one of the most successful directors of the 1990s and early 2000s, with over 100 films under his belt. On December 25, 2020, the film director known as Mr. Prolific passed away. Before his untimely death, he was said to be working on a film.
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