On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Best Of Nollywood (BON) Awards joined the rest of the world in marking the International Literacy Day.
The event is an international observance, celebrated each year on September 8, as declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967.
The Nigeria’s most consistent Nollywood awards mobilised two of the leading Nollywood actors, Yemi Blaq and Wunmi Toriola to read a book to the pupils of ATG Nursery and Primary School in Lagos.
Centering on the need for the pupils to speak out and resist rape and assault attempts, the thespians read from a book titled No! Don’t Touch My Body by Nomthi Odukoya.
The reading session was educative and interesting as the young minds were obviously happy to have their role models took over the roles of their teachers.
Not only that, the interactivity was very encouraging as Blaq and Toriola took time to quench the inquisitiveness of the children.
“It was fun reading to the kids especially because the book is a very interesting one and the title is something that, as parents, we’re very emotional about,” Toriola told the publisher of Freelanews, Victor Ojelabi.
The BON Awards, which started thirteen years ago, would be having the 2022 edition in Owerri, Imo State.