Nollywood Movies Awards

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Nollywood Movies Awards
2014 Nollywood Movies Awards
Awarded forExcellence in Nigeria film Industry
Presented byNollywood Movies Network
First awarded2012

The Nolly Awards, formerly the Nollywood Movies Awards, is an annual Nigerian film award presented by the Nollywood Movies TV to honour outstanding achievement in the Nigerian film industry. The inaugural edition was held at the Civic Center, Lagos on 2 June 2012. The most recent ceremony was held on 18 October 2014 at the newly commissioned Intercontinental Hotel, which is the tallest hotel in West Africa.[1][2] In 2016, the awards was rebranded to The Nolly Awards, with the 2016 edition to hold on May 1, however, the ceremony didn't hold for the second year in a row.[3]



As of 2013, the Nollywood Movie Awards has 27 categories.[4][5]

  • Best Movie
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Diaspora Movie
  • Best Film in an Indigenous Nigerian Language
  • Best Lead Actor in an Indigenous Language
  • Best Lead Actress in an Indigenous Language
  • Best Editing
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director
  • Best Make-up Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Set Design
  • Best Music Soundtrack
  • Best Rising Star (Male)
  • Best Rising Star (Female)
  • Best Child Actor
  • Best Short Movie

Special Recognition Awards[edit]

  • Goodluck Jonathan Lifetime Achievement
  • Popular Online Choice (male)
  • Popular Online Choice (female)
  • Top Box Office Movie (Nigeria)
  • Industry Patron Award


  1. ^ "Fashola Unveils N30 Billion Tallest Hotel In W/Africa". Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Nollywood Movie Awards". Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  3. ^ Gbenga, Bada (20 February 2016). "Nolly Movie Awards set to hold 4th edition on May 1".
  4. ^ "2012 Nominees and Winners of NMA". Nollywood Movie Awards. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  5. ^ "NMA 2013 Full list of Winners". Information Nigeria. October 14, 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014.