Veteran Actor, Pete Edochie and Lanre Hassan popularly known as Iya Awero are currently excited following the announcement, during the week that they will be honoured with the coveted Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan Special Recognition Award at this year’s Best of Nollywood awards.
This year’s edition of the prestigious award holds in November in Asaba, Delta State.
In a telephone chat with the organisres, they said, Edochie, a star of many Nollywood films, was full of excitement,saying,“I feel very happy that the little we have done is being recognised by the current generation. It is a thing of joy considering also that it is a special recognition award from a prestigious award institution as BON and one that is endowed by a progressive governor as Governor Uduaghan. I am indeed very elated by it.”
On her part, Iya Awero, who recently celebrated her 50th year anniversary as an actress whose odyssey dates back to the travelling theatre days before the advent of television soaps and then, home videos, lauded the organisers for the recognition and the Delta State Governor particularly for his support of Nollywood.