Nollywood veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, popularly known as Oga Bello, ace juju maestro, Yinka Ayefele, prominent broadcaster, Daddy Freeze and other notable personalities are set to be recognized at the highly anticipated 11th edition of the GMYT African Humanitarian Awards set to take place this Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the Jewel Aida Event Centre in Lagos.
The star-studded event will honour and acknowledge outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to various fields. The event also promises to captivate attendees with a thought-provoking dialogue on the theme “Does Talent Surpass Education?”
This discussion aims to challenge traditional notions of success, highlighting the crucial role of talent and creativity in contemporary achievements.
Veteran actor, Oga Bello with a career spanning decades, will be awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging his invaluable contributions to the Nigerian film industry.
Joining Oga Bello in the formidable lineup of awardees is ace juju maestro Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM radio station, also recognized for its outstanding contributions to media excellence. The station consistently delivers informative and engaging content with indelible impact on the lives of listeners.
In addition to the enlightening dialogue, the awards ceremony will recognize and celebrate achievements across diverse fields. Tajudeen Adepetu, a trailblazer in the media industry, will be honored for his commitment to excellence and innovation while notable broadcaster and media personality. Daddy Freeze’s dedication to tackling controversial topics and encouraging thought-provoking conversations has earned him a place among the esteemed awardees.
Another worthy recipient is Oba Aderemi, who will be acknowledged as a community development leader. Aderemi’s dedication and efforts in transforming communities have made a significant difference in the lives of many and Babatunde Surakat will receive the Youth Icon of the Year award, recognizing his exceptional leadership and impact among the younger generation. Furthermore, the Entrepreneurial Excellence award will be presented to Engr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo, the Slot Boss, in recognition of his remarkable achievements and contributions to the world of entrepreneurship.
According to the host, the CEO and founder of GMYT Fashion Academy, Princess Kelechi Oghene, the award has played host to the most coveted event on the continent of Africa, seeking and honouring individuals and organisations in various fields, whose exemplary efforts have significantly improved the lives of others, through their humanitarian activities.
“To ensure a night filled with laughter and entertainment, the event will be hosted by the incredibly talented MC/Comedian/Singer Kenny Blaq and MC Shakara. Their wit and charisma guarantee an evening of laughter and enjoyment for all attendees.”
“As the 11th edition of the GMYT African Humanitarian Awards draws near, the excitement and anticipation continue to build,she said.