In a press release by the organizers of the Nigerian Goodwill Ambassador Awards, a number of notable Nigerians, including producer Don Jazzy and Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson will be given awards.
The press release reads:
This event is organized by GOODWILL AMBASSADORS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION in partnership with CYBERNET MICROSYSTEMS LTD. The Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards is an honorary award ceremony to honour and celebrate individuals and organisations who are involved in different humanitarian fields with selfless service to humanity and projecting Nigerian image positively worldwide.
It is designed to honour Goodwill Stakeholders of Great Virtue, Good Works and Selfless Service to Humanity with Dr Mrs. Merit Gordon Obua as Chief Host.
These are people who contributed immensely to societal transformation, that promote Youth Development, create awareness and advocate on Human Rights Causes such as: Child Trafficking/ Abuses, Gender Equality, Children Rights, Girl Child Education, Empowerment Programmes, Rehabilitation Centres, Breast Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Free Medical checkup and treatment, taking care of the Orphans and rendering needed help to the less fortunate in our society.
This maiden edition is slated for Thursday 31st, October 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel Abuja, by 6pm with top celebrities such as Eefy, Mo Abudu, Yvonne Nelson, Oluchi, Julius Agwu, Isabella Ayuk, Don Jazzy, Joseph Benjamin and a host of other celebrities to grace the event and as recipients of Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards.
NGAA 2013 will welcome His Excellency, Godswill Akpabio as the Grand Patron, Dr. Mrs. Merit Gordon Obua as the Chief Host and Obong Ini Akpabio as the Patron of the event. The event will also feature TOP CELEBRITIES ON THE RUNWAY CHARITY FASHION SHOW and live performance by Mish, Nigerian Tenors, Fred Bright, Chuks d General, Sparrow and host of others.
SHORT LISTED NAMES UNDER THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD CATEGORY
1.Dr Mrs Merit Gordon Obua- President/Founder, Branzuk Ikuli Centre for Social Rehabilitation.
2. Her Excellency Mrs Uloma Ekaette Akpabio,- Chair-Person, Family Life Enhancement Initiative.
3. Her Excellency Aisha Babangida- Chair Person , Better Life Programm for African Rural Woman.
4. Her Excellency Amb. (Dr) Aisha. A. Emeje (Founder A3 Foundation).
5. Comrade Abba Moro ( Honourable Minister of Interior).
6. Sir (Dr) Mike Mbama Okiro – Chairman Police Service Commission.
7. Dele Momodu -CEO/Publisher OVATION
8. Sam Nda-Isaiah – Chairman Leadership Group.
9. Mrs Tosin Dokpesi- Managing Director AIT.
11. Fatima Aliyu Garba – CEO/ Creative Director, House of Farrah.
12. Joan Isioma Okorodudu – CEO Nigeria Next Super Model/ Isis Model, South Africa.
14. Michael Collins Ajereh ( Don Jazzy), CEO MAVIN Records.
15. Chief Gregory I. Ibe Ph.D (Chancellor/ Founder, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.
16. Nuhu Kwajafa, Founder- Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care( GIPLC).
17. Christopher Ifeanyi Oputa- CEO, COLVI Nig. Ltd/ Studio24.
18. Isabella Agbor Ayuk- Founder, Vanessa Manyor memorial Foundation.
19. Ordinary Ahmed Isah- Radio presenter/ Daarsat channel Brekette owner.
20. Dr. Olubunmi Wilson Usim( Founder Miss Big World).
21.Anthonia Oguah (Founder Friends of Benjamin Foundation).
22.Mrs Data Okorodudu (CEO JD7 Limited).
EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVERS CATEGORY.
1. Egor Efiok
2. Julius Agwu
3. Mr Ibu
4. Joseph Benjamin
5. Homto Dokpesi
6. Oluchi Orlandi
7. Ibukun Jegede
GOODWILL AMBASSADOR – PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR.
■ Yvonne Nelson.
MAN OF THE YEAR.
■ High Chief Edem Duke (Minister for Tourism Nigeria).
ICON OF CHANGE.
■ Mr Ini Akpabio (Chairman Nanet Group).
THIS GENERATION AGENT OF POSITIVE CHANGE.
■ Eeefy Ify
NIGERIA GOODWILL AMBASSADOR HUMANITARIAN JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR.
■ Solomon Nda Isaiah (Group Entertainment Editor, Leadership Newspaper).
NIGERIA GOODWILL AMBASSADOR AWARDS 2013- FACE OF GOODWILL AMBASSADOR.
■ Gandhi Baai
HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR.
■ Silverbird Group.
■ CKN Nigeria.
MOST SUPPORTING AND FRIENDLY EMBASSY IN NIGERIA.
■ The South Africa Embassy.
FOREIGN CULTURAL SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR.
■ The Cuban Embassy.