Pulse List 10 ridiculous things about most Nigerian movie awards

From nominating an established actor as 'revelation of the year" to nominating a 2013 movie in 2016, check out 10 annoying things about most movie awards.

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Award season is usually fun; listening to a nominees lists among other factors make it an interesting one.

From Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards to Africa Movie Academy Awards, from ZAFFA to City People Awards, there are numerous award platform in Nigeria.

From nominating an established actor as 'revelation of the year" to nominating a 2013 movie in 2016, Pulse Movies have put together 10 annoying things about most Nigerian movie awards.

 

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1. Nominating an actor that has been in the industry for over five years in the 'revelation of the year' category.'

In 2016, Deyemi Okanlawon, who made his acting debut in 2010, featured in movies like "If Tomorrow Never Comes," starred in the hit web series "Gidi Up," was nominated in a 'revelation of the year category.'

Okanlawon is just one of the numerous actors who are past 'promising' and being revealed, whose talent are known and has been discovered by people that should, but have found their names in such categories.

play A 2015 Nomination list

play A 2016 nomination list


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2. Nominating an actor in the 'best actor/actress' category without stating the movie that earned them the nomination.

It is the height of absurdity to nominate an actor without announcing the movie which earned him or her a spot on the list.

Most Nigerian awards come off as a compilation of friends, family, veterans and the sensation of the moment.

 

3. Nominating a 2013/2014 production in 2016. 

2016 has been a great movie year for Nollywood. Have you seen Richard Mofe Damijo's performance in "Oloibiri," Somkele Idhalama's outstanding performance in "93 Days," among other skilful interpretations of roles?

You probably  have, but organizers of an award of over three years think nominating Yemi Blaq in 2016 for his performance in a 2014 movie is a better option.

 

4. Existence of ridiculous categories

From best use of indigenous Nigerian language in movie (what happened to best indigenous movie) to best use of Nigerian food, some categories should just not exist.

 

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5. Failure to inform an actor about his/her nomination

Recently a Nollywood actor, Ibrahim Chatta, who was nominated for the City People Entertainment Awards in the best actor category, appealed to his fans not to vote for him.

While explaining himself, the actor listed several reasons for his controversial post. He said, "Early this year, I was nominated for an award and I wasn’t invited, how will you nominate somebody for an award and not invite him and even inform him in good time about his nomination."

How does that even happen?

6. Nominating a big screen production in a 'small screen category' and vice versa

Nominating Iyabo Ojo for her role in the 2016 movie "Black Val,"  Ruth Kadiri for the 2014 movie "Matters Arising" and Toyin Aimakhu for the 2015 movie "Iya Ibadan" alongside Okawa Shanazy for her role in the TV series "Delilah,"  Meg Otanwa for "Hush" and Juliana Olayode for "Jenifa's Diary," is ridiculous.

Why and how does a movie actress get a nomination in a category announced as 'best actress TV series'?

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7. Having 13 nominees in one category

It's is simply hectic and beyond the limits of fairness. How do 13 actors contest for one award? Everyone does not have to make the list.

play The 2016 City People nomination list

play The 2016 City People nomination list

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8. A prestigious awards platform without a website or an updated one

How do actors trust or associate themselves with awards platform without a website?

It's simple public relations; an act that would only build their public image. There are no websites or even social media accounts available for viewers to religiously follow the events of some 'prestigious' awards.

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9. Nominating a 'best sound track' without stating the artist

A best soundtrack nomination is not about the director or film, it is about the composer or songwriter. Best soundtrack is not the same with best sound editor.

 

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10. Awarding an actress who hasn't featured in any movie for a year

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh-Churchill, who hasn't featured in a Nollywood movie for over a year, was awarded Actress of the Year by the Peace Awards.

She took to Instagram to share the good news. "A big Thank You to the Team @peaceambassadorawards and to My beautiful FANS.Much APPRECIATED. Bless u #Love #Award #Reward #POKOB #MRSX," she captioned it.

How does that even work?

Are awards in Nigeria credible? »

  • 27,6% Yes
  • 37,9% No. We have no credible one
  • 34,5% We have very few credible ones
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