Actor heads BON jury panel


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Organisers of the annual, travelling pan-Nigeria, film industry awards, Best of Nollywood Awards have announced the appointment of Francis Onwochei as the new head of jury.

Onwochei studied Surveying in Nigeria with Post Graduate certifications in Film Aesthetics at London International Film School, DW Television Training College, Berlin and New York Film School.

He is an alumnus of Harvard Law School where he focused on International Copyright Administration.

The thespian is joining the BON team as head of jury for the 14th edition of the awards billed to take place in Owerri, Delta State on December 3. He is taking over from Niran Adedokun who has held the position for the past 13 years.

Speaking on the announcement, Onwochei expressed his delight at the trust placed on him to pilot the affairs of the jury.

On his part, Seun Oloketuyi, founder BON Awards revealed that the choice of Onwochei was coming as a need to switch things up. He said, “In the 13 years that Adedokun had been the Head of Jury, BON Awards has remained a credible reward system for Nollywood and we know that with Onwonchei as the new head, the next decade will be another record and testament to that credibility.”

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