Maryam Muhammed, Nigerian actress better known as Maryam Booth, would be joining Gbenga Adeyinka, TV personality, as host for the 2019 Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards.
BON disclosed this in a press statement obtained by TheCable Lifestyle on Monday — not long after it had announced Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, as the chief host for its 2019 award season slated for December 14.
According to Seun Oloketuyi, the chief executive of BON, this year’s edition promises to be “the most intriguing yet to close 2019 for the Nollywood industry.”
“The ingenuity in this year’s BON Awards is targeted at offering a unique perspective on the make-believe industry and red carpet moments sure to spellbind players and stakeholders as the duo of cerebral top Nigerian celebrities would be anchoring the event,” BON said.
“Gbenga Adeyinka will be sharing the stage with Kannywood sensation, Maryam Ado Mohammed, known professionally as Maryam Booth. The choice of Gbenga was borne out of his consistency and professionalism in smooth delivery.
“Gbenga, who started his career as a corporate affairs manager in an engineering firm, became popular with his shine-shine bobo promo for ‘Star Game Show’. He has also anchored television programmes for AIT, Galaxy TV, MBI, and Africa Magic on DSTV.
“On her part, Maryam Booth, who is to co-host with Adeyinka, came into the acting scene when she was 8, and has since established herself as an icon in the northern Nigeria media industry. She came into the limelight with her hit movie ‘Dijangala’ which was released in 2007.”
While Gbenga doubles as comedian/MC, who speaks various Nigerian languages, Maryam is also a model, fashion designer and brand ambassadors for several notable brands including Ajinomoto.