OYA AWARDS Nominee List

2016 OYA AWARDS Nominee List Unveiled.

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The Outstanding Young Achievers – OYA AWARDS Nominee List for the 2016 edition has been unveiled by organisers 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, ELSiEiSY Blog, Vozempire, LazyWrita, GLOWVILLE and a host of others.

Here is the OYA AWARDS NOMINEE LIST.

1)      MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Ø  AdesuwaEtomi
Ø  O.C Ukeje
Ø  I.K Ogbona
Ø  Abimbola Craig
Ø  Tope Tedela
Ø  Linda Ejiofor
Ø  KehindeBankole
Ø  OlumideOworu
Ø  Emmanuel Ikebuse
 
2)      MOST OUTSTANDING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Ø  Falz the bahd Guy
Ø  Wizkid
Ø  Adekunle Gold
Ø  Simi
Ø  Kiss Daniel
Ø  Patoranking
Ø  Mayorkun
Ø  Korede Bello
Ø  Lil Kesh
Ø  Ycee
 
3)      MOST OUTSTANDING BLOGGER/BLOG OF THE YEAR
Ø  Linda Ikeji
Ø  Zikoko
Ø  Pulse NG
Ø  Bella Naija
Ø  Eat.Drink.Lagos
Ø  Instablog9ja
Ø  TechPointNG
Ø  Ynaija
Ø  Tech Cabal
Ø  The Naked Convos
 
 
4)      MOST OUTSTSANDING BRAND OF THE YEAR
Ø  Budgit
Ø  We Cyclers
Ø  Farafina
Ø  Andela
Ø  Ebony Life TV
Ø  She Leads Africa
Ø  54 Artistry
Ø  Recyclers
Ø  GTB
Ø  Pepsi
 
 
5)      MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
 
Ø  EMMA OH MY GOD
Ø  CRAZE CLOWN
Ø  SLK
Ø  AROLE
Ø  KENNY BLAQ
Ø  EMMANUELLA
Ø  JOSH2FUNNY
Ø  HUSBAND MATERIAL
Ø  AKANM D BOY
Ø  USHEBEBE
Ø  MARAJI
 
6)      MOST OUTSTSANDING CREATIVE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Ø  TomiAdesina
Ø  AkintundeAiki
Ø  IfeoluwaNihinlola
Ø  Christopher Oke
Ø  AdedayoAgarau
Ø  William IfeanyiMoore
Ø  AdeyaraDamilola
Ø  Binogun Winifred
Ø  ChukwukaChukwumerije
Ø  Ayo Sogunro
Ø   
7)      MOST OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ø  DamilolaOlokesusi (Shuttlers)
Ø  Emmanuel Okena (Tracology)
Ø  ToyinTowolawi (BMAT de Barber and BMAT Beauty Academy)
Ø  Joseph Ukpong (Ceunitonc Farms)
Ø  MaziUkonu (Recycle Points)
Ø  EbunoluwaMomoh (Lady Fern’s Home)
Ø  GossyUkanwoke (BAU Research & Development)
Ø  NiyiOlogunleko (Prosellers Nigeria Limited)
Ø  AyokunleYoloye (Yox Studios)
Ø  NnamdiOkoni (The Executives)
 
8)      MOST OUTSTANDING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
 
Ø  Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Orange Culture)
Ø  OmowunmiOwonifari (Mo’fari Couture)
Ø  KanyinsolaOnalaja (Onalaja)
Ø  TemitayoIlesanmi (T.I Nathan)
Ø  Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Ø  OluwatobiAkintoye (T 16 World of Fashion)
Ø  AbimbolaOye-Akinnifesi (Reni Smiths)
Ø  OlakunbiOyelese (April by Kunbi)
Ø  VouweOmoke (Ovems Fashion)
Ø  AkaboguOlushoga (Lines ByChaab)
 
 
9)      MOST OUTSTANDING FINE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ø  Haneefah Adam
Ø  Daniel Arthur-Baidoo
Ø  OkusagaAdeluwa
Ø  SegunAdesina
Ø  LaoluSebanjo
Ø  Fola David
Ø  Osa ‘Osa Seven’ Okunkpolor
Ø  OresegunOlumide
Ø  Ojayartworks
Ø  IsimiTaiwo
 
 
 
 
10)  MOST OUTSTANDING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Ø  OsagieAlonge – Pulse Nigeria
Ø  Kemi Busari – Nigerian Bulletin
Ø  Samuel Ogundipe – Premium Times
Ø  HanahOjo – The Nation
Ø  FisayoSoyombo – The Cable
Ø  ToboreOvuorie – Premium Times
 
11)  MOST OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
 
Ø  My Streetz Magazine
Ø  Savvy Magazine
Ø  Rainbow Magazine
Ø  Dynamix Magazine
Ø  Tush Magazine
Ø  Acada Extra
Ø  BlacknBold Magazine
Ø  The Bug Magazine
Ø  Simple Magazine
 
12)  MOST OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ø  LoladeKoleoso (MI PRO)
Ø  KehindeAfodeso (ATOKE MAKE-UP)
Ø  OlatomilolaAdenuga (TOMIS COLOUR PAVILION & BEAUTY)
Ø  SobayoOlufunmi (MAKE-UP BY AYABA)
Ø  TiwaBanjoko (TIWA BANJOKO MAKE-OVER)
Ø  Omotayo Daniel (SLUSH LASH MAKE-OVER)
Ø  ZainabAzeez (ZA MAKE-OVERS)
Ø  Precious Sunday (PRETTY DIVA)
Ø  Fatima Makeovers
Ø  OmakaroLoveth (KAROGLAM MAKE-OVERS)


13)  MOST OUTSTANDING MODEL OF THE YEAR
Ø  Mayowa Nicholas
Ø  OpeyemiAwoyemi
Ø  Uju Marshall
Ø  Obennebo Davidson
Ø  OlamideOgundele
Ø  Victor Ndigwe
Ø  RufaiAdeola
Ø  Jennifer Stephnorah
Ø  Kelvin Godson
Ø  OmohMomoh
 
14)  MOST OUTSTANDING  MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Ø  DJ Coublon
Ø  Sele Bobo
Ø  Pheelz
Ø  Sarz
Ø  Tyemmy
Ø  Masterkraft
Ø  Young John
Ø  Jay Pizzle
Ø  Gospel on de Beatz
Ø   
15)  MOST OUTSTANDING NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
 
Ø  Bimbo & Friends
Ø  BolajiAmoo
Ø  Cline Cuba
Ø  Saphire Youth Health Development
Ø  She Leads Africa
Ø  African Student For Liberty – ASFL
Ø  Enough is Enough Nigeria
Ø  Africa4Her Art Initiative
Ø  Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN)
Ø  Young Volunteers for Environment, Nigeria
 
16)  MOST OUTSTANDING ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (TV & RADIO)
Ø  AkahNnani (TVC)
Ø  Ushebebe (Naija FM)
Ø  Ehiz (MTV BASE)
Ø  EkuEdewor (53 Extra)
Ø  OrekaGodis (Urban 96.1)
Ø  ZainabBalogun (Ebony Life TV)
Ø  VJ Adams (Sound City TV)
Ø  BolanleOlukanni (Moments)
Ø  Pam Briggs (Nigezie)
Ø  Wale Ozolua (BEAT FM IBADAN)
Ø  Chuey Chu (PULSE NG)
Ø  OlayemiOgunwole (TVC)
 
17)  MOST OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Ø  AhamIbeleme
Ø  LakinOgunbanwo
Ø  Obi Somto
Ø  Emmanuel OyelekeTobinnator
Ø  JideOdukoya
Ø  FifoluwaAdebakin
Ø  YitschaqAbia
Ø  Tope Horpload
Ø  Prince Mayson
Ø  Bernard Kalu
 
18)  MOST OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
 
Ø  Olorisupergal
Ø  Instablog9ja
Ø  WhatsupIbadan
Ø  Timilehin Bello (Big Timi)
Ø  OshundairoHafeez
Ø  SplufikNigerians
Ø  Ambode Observer
Ø  FatiAbubakar
Ø  The Pamilerin
Ø  Penzarville Africa
 
19)  MOST OUTSTANDING TECH-START UP OF THE YEAR
Ø  Budgit
Ø  Jumia
Ø  Konga
Ø  Andela
Ø  Paga
Ø  Jobberman
Ø  Okadabooks
Ø  Kaymu
Ø  Easy Taxi
 
20)  PERSON OF THE YEAR (NON-VOING CATEGORY)
Aliyu Giwa (Deputy Police-Public Relations Officer for Lagos State)
 
The awards ceremony will hold on Sunday, November 20th at Bespoke Event Centre, LekkiRed 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:
Regular: #2000,
VIP: #5000
Tickets are available on NETSHOP.NG
 
Complaints and observations will be accommodated up until one week after publication and should be forwarded to the committee. Please contact oyaawards2016@oyamag.com.ng or +234 816 317 9816.

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