The Nigerian Event Awards 2012: Full List Of Nominees

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Envelope Please! And the nominees are…

The 2nd Annual Edition of ‘The Nigerian Event Awards (TNEA) presented by Go2gurl Ltd is a platform for honoring, acknowledging, and supporting great event, entertainment, and hospitality talents from across the nation. This year, the event includes a long list on multi-talented individuals, and organizations who have been nominated by clients, fans and industry leaders alike for a series of awards and well-deserved recognition.

The exemplary careers of incredible talents; Chief Mrs. Funmi Ogunbadejo of Tisbee Aso Oke and Mrs. Bolanle Koya of ‘The Wedding Store’ (TWS), will be celebrated as they receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. They will be joining the Hall of Lifetime Awards recipients with Mrs Yewande Zaccheus, CEO Eventful Limited who recieved the award for TNEA 2011 (last year).

The award voting will last sixty awesome days, beginning on June 18th at the designated and close on Aug 16th 2012. The results will be collated by the highly respectable firm of Sola Oyetayo & Co.

On August 24th, 2012 in Victoria Island, the Awards will kick-off at The Incubator, located at No 7 Yesufu Abiodun, Oniru (Further down from Four Points by Sheraton).  Tickets are available for ₦3000 (Regular), ₦10,000 (VIP), and ₦200,000 for tables. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, June 18, 2012. For further information call 08169345364 or email or visit the website.

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Award Categories & Nominees:


Event Manager of the Year
Quorum Experience Managers
Red Diamond Events
Zapphaire Events
Tsoule Events
Tres Bien Event Managers
No Surprise Events

Best Events’ Coverage of the year (Magazine)
City People
National Encomium
Exquisite Magazine
Wedding Planner
Fab Mag
Soundcity Blast
Y! Mag

Best Events’ Coverage of the year (TV Show)
Events Diaries – TVC
Studio 53 – MNET
Metro Files- Channels TV
The Bisi Olatilo Show – Biscon TV
Reel Nollywood – Galaxy TV
Entertainment Weekly – Silverbird TV

Best Events’ Coverage of the year (Online)

Best Charity/Cause Related Event
‘Pink October’ (Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness) by Pink Pearl Foundation 2011

Fashion Fantasia (Cancer Charity Fashion show) 2011

The Charity Fashion Show Benefitting Precious Pearls Orphanage 2011

The Red-Emption Concert by (Unveil Africa Foundation) 2011

The 20 Widows Makeover by Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP)

Monaco Charity Film Festival 2011

Best Hotel/Events’ Venue
Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos
Federal Palace, Lagos
Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos
Transcorp Hilton, Abuja
Oriental Hotel, Lagos
Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Lagos
Le Meridien Hotel, Akwa-Ibom

Best Purpose Built Venue
The Haven, Ikeja, Lagos
Harbour Point, Lagos
KFA Events Place, Lagos
Scintilla, Lekki, Lagos
The Grandeur, Ikeja, Lagos
Civic Centre, Lagos
Blue Velvet Marquee, Abuja
International Conference Centre, Abuja

Nigerian Event of the Year
Elite Model Look 2011
MAMA 2011
The 2011 Headies
The Experience 2011
The Future Awards 2011
Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2011
Nigerian Breweries’ Golden Pen Awards 2011
Face of Africa 2011
Copa Lagos Beach Soccer 2011
AMAA 2011

Best Marketing Campaign for an Event
AY Live 2011
Rhythm Unplugged 2011
The 2011 Headies
The Experience 2011
Calabar Carnival 2011
Music Meets Runway 2011
Hennessey Artistry 2011
The Future Awards 2011
Lagos Carnival 2011
Fela in Lagos 2011

Most Creative Production Company
Total Consult
Solutions Media & Infotech
Event Tech
Absolute Innovations
Aardvark Productions Nigeria

Best Event achiever in Catering
Wine & Gold
Malas Foods
Kavod Foods
De Tastee Fried Chicken

Best Meeting/Conference
Rise Conference 2011
YGCAfrica 2011
Wimbiz 2011
Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG) 2011
FTZ Nigeria 2011
The Nigeria Summit 2011

Best Comedy Event
Basket Mouth Uncensored 2011 by Basketmouth 2011
Rhythm Unplugged Music & Comedy Concert by Flytime Promotions 2011
AY Show Comedy Crusade London Invasion 2011
Comedy Titans 2011

Vendor of the Year
Digiprints – Kingsley James
MyPassionMyLife Photography – Onye Ubanatu
Qbox (Party Store)
Cakes by Tosan (Baking/Pattissiere)
Cocktails in & out (Cocktails)
The Wedding Store (Print/Invitations)
Ade Bakare Couture (Fashion)
African Exhibition Services (Exhibition)
Eru Iyawo (Packaging)

Best Innovative Idea
Temple Muse @ The Beach 2011
Le Petit Marche
Copa Lagos Beach Soccer 2011
Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) Creative Awards 2011
G- Nigeria 2011
Twiterave 3
Beautique Online Launch 2011

Best Corporate Product/Service Launch
Cowbell rebranding TV Commercial Launch
Samsung ‘Future Home Entertainment’ Launch
Star ‘24 Cars For Grab’ Promo
MTN ‘Choose or Lose’ Campaign
Mouka True Love Valentine Promo

Best Resources Website

Outstanding Contribution to the Events’ Industry
Mr. Karo Agono (Tremor Perfect)
Mrs. Dupe Adeniran (Wedding Planner Magazine)
Mrs. Odusola (Wedding Centre)
Ms. Uche Eze (Entertainment News)
Mr. Tosan Jemide (Cakes by Tosan)
Mrs. Funsho Taiwo (Flest Celebration Cakes)
Mrs. Bolaji Faroun (Cakes and Cream)
Mrs. Odunmbaku (Linensville)

Young Achiever of the Year
Christine Itegbe – Quorum Experience Mgrs
Tobbie Maguire – TCD Photography
Noble Igwe – 360Nobs
Veronica Ebie – Vane Style
Temmie Amodu – Tsoule Events
Tarebi Jituboh – SugarWeddings
Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed – Fusion Lifestyle
Linda Ikeji – Lindaikeji’s Blog
David Adeleke – Davido

Best Trade Exhibition
Le Petit Marche, Grand Marche 2011
Fusion Lifestyle Wedding Fair 2011
FTZ Nigeria 2011
Abuja Motor Fair 2011
Lagos Motor Fair 2011
Card, ATM & Mobile Expo Africa 2011

International Vendor of the Year
Events by Doyin
Koshibah by Yemi Osunkoya
Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeths’s Cake Emporium
Lolade Otuyemi of Real Luscious desserts
Segun Gele International
Vintage Ivy Events

Best Music Event
The 2011 Headies
MTN Project Fame Opening Gala
Wizkid Album Launch 2011
Psquare Invasion 2011
Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) 2011

Event Performer of the Year
Ice Prince
P square
2 Face
Naeto C
Tiwa savage

Best Government Event of the Year
Lagos State Photo Festival 2011
Eyo Festival Celebration 2011
Calabar Festival 2011
The Abuja Carnival 2011
Lagos Carnival 2011

Best Event Designer
Yvent Kouture
Victoria Green
Newton & David
Quorum Experience Mgrs
Rostal Flowers
Red Diamond Events
Condollezza Events

Best Event Sponsor
NB Plc

Best Fashion Event
Wedding with Mai 2011
Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2011
Runway Abuja 2011
Music Meets Runway 2011
MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2011
Kinabuti Elite Fashion Night Out 2011


Photographer of the Year
Onye Ubanatu
Tobbie Maguire – TCD Photography
Buki Tijani
Quartz Photography

Cake Extra-Ordinnaire
Odus Marciello
Cakes by Tosan
Brown’s Cafe Cakes
Buttercups (Cakes by Tayo)

Best Ushering Organization
Quorum EM
Dachik Ushers
Xqwizit Ushers
MHC Ushers

Best Makeup Artist
Banke Meshida
Lamide of Tints & Ties
Lola Maja
Bellezza Faces
Beyond Faces

Best Bridal Designer
Mai Atafo
Lanre Da Silva
Yemi Oshikoya
Mon Ami
Ade Bakare

Accessory Designer of the Year
Satin & Lace
Patrick Ayansi
Jezreel Designs
Verche L’Art Cessoire
Tote Collection by BO

Outstanding DJ Performer
Jimmy Jatt
Dj Neptune
Dj Sose
Dj Caise
Dj Xclusive
Dj Humility

Most Unique Rental Organization
Broadway Rentals
Silver Platter
KFA Rentals
Tent Events

Most Unique Gifts/Souvenirs
15th Avenue – Bukola Oyebode
Party In A Box
Elise Charles
Ribbon Room

MC of the Year
Missi Molu of Red Pepper Productions
Gbemi Olateru
Tee A



WinnersEvent manager of the year                                    Tsoule events
The Nigerian event of the year                            Future awards 2010
Best events coverage of the year(magazine) City people
Best events’ coverage of the year TV                Silverbird television
Best charity/cause related event                       Jeans for genes II(sickle cell awareness)
Government event of the year                             Calabar Festival 2010
Vendor of the year                                                    Acabado cakes
Best meeting or conference                                  Women in Management & Business(WIMBIZ) 2010
Best trade exhibition                                               Nigeria Oil & Gas Exhibition 2010
Best hotel events venue                                         Eko hotel & Suites,  Lagos
Best purpose built events                                      Landmark, VI
Best music events                                                     Sound City Music Awards
Best comedy event                                                   Lord of the ribs,London 2010(basket mouth)
Best event achievement in catering                  Astoria caterers
Best creative use of event lighting                     Celebrity takes two
Best marketing campaign for an event             The Experience 2009
Best event designer                                                  Oaken
Best innovative idea for the year                        Mushin Makeovers
Best corporate product/service launch          Peak(more than just milk)
Young achiever of the year                                   Fruitopia
Outstanding contribution to the Nigerian      Zapphaire (Mrs Funke Bucknor- Obruthe) Events’ Industry
Best events coverage of the year (online)       Bellanaija
Best resources website                                  
International vendor of the year                        Ade Plumptre
Professional of the Year by APPOEMN            Gbemi Adenekan (Omega Events)
Lifetime Achievement Award                              Mrs Yewande Zaccheaus (Eventful Ltd)
Vantage Award                                                           Mrs Ibidun Ighodalo (Elizabeth R)
Merit Award                                                                Mrs Funke Bucknor-Obruthe(Zapphaire) 


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