The Organizers of the Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) AWARDS have released the portal for nominations into various categories of the awards event set to hold in November 2017.
OYA awards celebrate young Nigerian achievers in various fields of endeavours particularly areas of social and artistic interests.
Last year, OYA AWARDS, themed, ‘Moving Forward’, held at the Bespoke Event Centre, Lekki on Sunday, November 20.
The event was well-attended by movers and shakers in business, entertainment, media, politics, arts, fashion, and tech. Media entrepreneur and Co. Founder of Red Media Africa, Adebola Williams (Debola Lagos) delivered a keynote address titled: ‘MOVING FORWARD: ARE WE THE TURNING POINT GENERATION?’.
Dignitaries at the event included: CEO of Recycle Points, Mazi Ukonu; Mrs Oworu, fashion designer, Ejiro Amos Tafiri; comedian, Omobaba No 1, Bukky Asehinde-Bello of Bellafricana, Sola Obagbemi of RED Media; Nollywood stars like Olumide Oworu, Muyideen Oladapo (Lala), Allwell Ademola to mention but few.
The theme for OYA AWARDS 2017 is THE TRAILBLAZERS, inspired by fresh and outstanding young Nigerians creating new tracks, breaking barriers, extending frontiers, building the future and contributing to the actualisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In a press release signed by the Founder/Executive Director of OYA AWARDS, Olabode Emmanuel Olawumi,
”This year, we are taking OYA AWARDS a step further by embracing a youth conference, THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG ACHIEVERS (OYA) CONFERENCE AND AWARDS where we will have young minds meet and discuss their successes, challenges, and the future of Nigeria and the continent. The event will also be an opportunity for young people to network and engage with one another. The conference will focus on the roles of the Nigerian youth in the actualisation of SDGs 2030.”
The nominations categories include:
Most Outstanding Artist of the Year
Most Outstanding Actor of the Year
Most Outstanding Comedian of the Year
Most Outstanding Fine Artist of the Year
Most Outstanding Journalist of the Year
Most Outstanding New Media Personality of the Year
Most Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year
Most Outstanding Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur of the Year
Most Outstanding Make-Up Artist of the Year
Most Outstanding OAP (Radio) of the Year
Most Outstanding OAP (TV) of the Year
Most Outstanding Photographer of the Year
Most Outstanding Creative Writer of the Year
Most Outstanding Tech Entrepreneur of the Year
Person of the Year (this category will be decided by OYA AWARDS JURY)
The nomination is on. Visit www.oyamag.com.ng/oyaawards2017/ to nominate individuals who have been outstanding and resilient in their creative, innovative and problem-solving contributions to Nigeria. Nomination ends on October 2, 2017.