The second Yoruba Heritage Awards is scheduled to hold on the 14th of October 2011. The nomination process is still going on and is open to persons of Yoruba ancestry at home and abroad; those who have made a mark in their communities and (or) in their fields of endeavor and have in the process promoted the Yoruba culture. The Yoruba Heritage Awards is an annual award made to recognize and reward excellence and outstanding achievement by individuals and groups Awards are giving to those who have regularly devoted their time to helping others in the community, improving the quality of life, creating opportunities for others to excel and providing outstanding service either individually or professionally.
The central aim of YHA is to build a platform to educate and promote Yoruba culture globally while supporting and celebrating those that have displayed leadership, patriotism and love for their heritage and serving as a model of cultural diplomacy, peace and tolerance for this generation and those to come. The 2011 festivities will be taken place in the heart of London, England at “Lighthouse” on Friday Oct 14, 2011. Red carpet starts 5pm, awards ceremony commences at 7pm. This year’s awards attract guests from America, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa and Great Britain. Some of the guests gracing the event are the following:
Fatai Atere(MON)-Nigerian Soccer Star ( championship for under 17) (1985)
Chief Mayegun- First Nigerian Common Wealth Gold Medalist Boxer in Austria.
Eng. Yemi Ogundele- Media Representative for the United Nations in Austria
Ambassador Abiodun Bashua- Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nation on climate change in Bonn, Germany
Otunba Gani Adams- Founder of the Oodua People’s Congress(OPC)
Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare- CEO,Abuja Carnival
Dr. Modupe Olaiya- Executive Secretary Lagos State Blood Transfusion Committee
Segun Olaleye(Segun Gele)-CEO, The Brides Escort
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu– Former Governor of Lagos State
Dr.Mike Adenuga- CEO,Globacom
Mr. Ademola Oyefeso- CEO,New Genesis
Plus many more performers and celebrity guests.
This is also a unique platform for investors, businesses and well meaning individuals to network, share their stories and make their voices heard. For advert, sponsorship and media enquiries see contact below.
Details of the awards is available on our website: http://yorubaheritageawards.com/