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Segun Arinze Excited Over BON's Artistic Director Appointment

One of Nigeria’s most popular actors, Segun Arinze, has been appointed artistic director of the Best of Nollywood Awards 2015 holding in Akure, the Ondo State capital in December 2015.
The executive producer, BON Awards, Seun Oloketuyi, made this announcement on Monday, August 10th, in Lagos.
In his statement, “The Best of Nollywood Awards is happy to announce that consummate actor, Segun Arinze, is coming on board as the artistic director of this year’s awards. The choice of Segun Arinze is predicated on the fact that we have promised that BON Awards 2015 will surpass the previous years in every ramification and based on that, we have decided to bring on board more people with the skill and savvy to help us achieve this.”

Furthermore Oloketuyi added that they are counting on Arinze’s  experience as an actor and events organizer, and his network and respectability in the industry to help ensure that BON Awards, 2015 is a grand success.
Reacting to the news, Arinze appreciated the organizers of BON for deeming it fit to appoint him ahead of a constellation of other equally qualified actors available to the organisers. He promised to bring his expertise and experience to bear to further improve the artistic and technical standards in the organizing of the awards. “With a profound sense of duty, I accept the gesture of the organizers of BON awards in appointing me as the artistic director for the 2015 edition of the event. The BON awards is dear to me because it is a homegrown reward platform for Nigerian actors and that was one of the reasons I accepted to join the train that was in Akure, Ondo State recently for the unveiling of the host state,” Arinze said.

A former President of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, Arinze had served in the same capacity on the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA).

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