The organisers of the Outstanding Young Achievers Awards (OYA AWARDS) awards have unveiled the full nominees list of the 2016 edition of the awards. It should be recalled that OYA AWARDS issued out a call for nominations in May, which ended on September 15th.
Of the 20 categories listed, 19 were open for nominations by the public.OYA AWARDS however, reserved the right to arbitrarily nominate candidates for one category (Person of the Year), while also serving as arbiter in the selection of the winner in that category.
For the 19 open categories, thousands of entries were received across the country. As such, a jury was constituted to objectively and rigorously screen the forwarded nominations. Voting starts immediately viawww.oyamag.com.ng/oyaawards2016 and will end on November 10, 2016.
Themed MOVING FORWARD, OYA Awards 2016 is the 2nd edition of the awards. The aim of the awards is not only to create a platform that celebrates the most outstanding young achievers in Nigeria and beyond (under 35 years), but to also support these individuals and many more in more ways than one.
Media Partners for The OYA Awards 2016 include: Ynaija, Olorisupergal, Goldmyne TV, The NET NG & THE NET SHOP, Iaspire Radio, Penzaarville Africa, Smiley Events Africa, Olodo Nation, HITZ TV, Media Guide NG, Gossip Nation, ROCKCITY Gist NG, Campus Movers Nigeria, Ono Bello, Elsiesy Blog, Vozempire, Lazy Writa.
Here is the final list of shortlisted nominees:
1) MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Ø O.C Ukeje
Ø I.K Ogbona
Ø Abimbola Craig
Ø Tope Tedela
Ø Linda Ejiofor
Ø Emmanuel Ikebuse
2) MOST OUTSTANDING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Ø Falz the bahd Guy
Ø Adekunle Gold
Ø Kiss Daniel
Ø Korede Bello
Ø Lil Kesh
3) MOST OUTSTANDING BLOGGER/BLOG OF THE YEAR
Ø Linda Ikeji
Ø Pulse NG
Ø Bella Naija
Ø Tech Cabal
Ø The Naked Convos
4) MOST OUTSTANDING BRAND OF THE YEAR
Ø We Cyclers
Ø Ebony Life TV
Ø She Leads Africa
Ø 54 Artistry
5) MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
Ø EMMA OH MY GOD
Ø CRAZE CLOWN
Ø KENNY BLAQ
Ø HUSBAND MATERIAL
Ø AKANM D BOY
6) MOST OUTSTSANDING CREATIVE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Ø Christopher Oke
Ø William IfeanyiMoore
Ø Binogun Winifred
Ø Ayo Sogunro
7) MOST OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ø DamilolaOlokesusi (Shuttlers)
Ø Emmanuel Okena (Tracology)
Ø ToyinTowolawi (BMAT de Barber and BMAT Beauty Academy)
Aliyu Giwa (Deputy Police-Public Relations Officer for Lagos State)
The awards ceremony will hold on Sunday, November 20th at Bespoke Event Centre, Lekki. Red carpet starts 5pm. There will be an assemblage of the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs and achievers in Nigeria at the event.
Tickets are available at the following rates:
Tickets are available on NETSHOP.NG