Liz Benson, Ibidun Allison, others for recognition

Liz Benson

Veteran actresses, Ibidun Allison and Liz Benson, and some others will be honoured by renowned actor, Olusegun Akinremi (Chief Kanran), on July 1.

Kanran told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it would coincide with the launch of his latest movie titled Don’t Shout.

He said that the recognition was one of the ways to celebrate artistes while they were still alive than giving them posthumous awards.

Kanran said others that would be given awards include Peter Badele, Ayo Mogaji, Abdulsalam Sanyaolu (Agbako), Jimoh Aliu, Jab Adu and Peter Fadele.

The thespian said that the awards would be in four phases: the arts, icon, veteran and posthumous awards.

He said that the posthumous awards would be for artistes who had died but contributed to the growth of Nollywood and the country while alive.

The actor said that most artistes who had died were still living by virtue of their works of art.

“I want to celebrate these great veterans for their remarkable contributions toward the growth of the industry and the country.

“The posthumous awards will be given to the families of Femi Philips, Duro Ladipo, Gbenga Adeboye, Ojo Ladipo and more,” he said.

Kanran said that his latest movie would be premièred alongside the award presentation.

He said that the movie is a satire meant to ridicule greedy politicians who are fond of amassing wealth and property.