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Director’s Director! Another Feather On Lancelot Imasuen's Cap Again

Africa's most consistent movie producer, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, will be recognized at the 2017 edition of Best of Nollywood Awards again.

The iconic figure who is now regarded as the producer of producers and director of directors will be given a Special Recognition award, the organisers have announced.

The event holds Saturday, December 16th at the Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, with the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as the chief host. 

Speaking on the choice of the awardees, Seun Oloketuyi, executive producer, BON Awards, said, “You would concur that Lancelot deserve it for his achievements and contributions to the industry.” 

Oloketuyi describes him as a director’s director. “Lancelot’s longevity and relevance in Nollywood is the stuff of legends. In spite of the incursion of younger, technology-savvy directors into Nollywood, Lancelot has evolved and attained a pied piper status of sort. He deserves the recognition like the others.”

Over the years, the BON Awards Special Recognition has been received by among other actors, Liz Benson-Ameye, Nobert Young, Pete Edochie, Adebayo Salami and Kasim Yaro, a legend in the Hausa entertainment industry.
Recalled, 'Beyond Your Sight', a Nigerian Police Public Relations Department  image TV series which was created, produced and directed by him following his blockbuster, Invasion1897, got four nominations for the Best Television Series at the 2017 AMVCA, making him one of the most rounded motion picture practitioner in Nigeria.

It has become a norm that there is hardly any award platform year in year out that does not find a Lancelot's work worthy of consideration. His comedy extraordinaire, ATM, which was screened in January 2017 at the Denton Black Film Festival had more than 8 weeks of impressive run in Nigerian cinemas after its official release. 
A run which saw the comedy flick winning the Best Comedy Film at the 2016 Abuja International Film Festival.

The movie also screen in Dallas, before moving to other cities like Austin Tx, and Houston before the London screening and now, he's adding another feather to his much crowded cap at the 2017 BON Awards.

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