Organizers of OYA Awards have announced the return of the event for another edition in November 2016.
OYA AWARDS is an event which aims to recognize young people in various sectors of the economy who are adding value and contributing to the growth of Nigeria.
The maiden edition of OYA AWARDS was held in July 2015 to recognize outstanding students of Obafemi Awolowo University for their excellence in different fields.
The event also honoured well known personalities like Muyideen Oladapo (Lala), Chude Jideonwo, Debola Williams of Red Media; and CEO Glory Suites, Mr Tomi Orioke for their contributions towards inspiring and empowering the younger generation and also serving as a role model to thousands of youth across the country.
The 2016 edition however promises to be bigger as the scope has been broadened to embrace young people from all sectors and all parts of the country.
The stipulated time and venue for the event will be revealed in earnest.
OYA AWARDS 2016 features the recognition of 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs, innovators and achievers in Nigeria, who will pass through a nomination and voting process.
Nominations are open to undergraduates, fresh graduates, corpers, young business owners, founders and CEOs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) between the ages of 18-30. The full nomination categories will be released in April 2016 and voting is expected to commence immediately.
5 honorary awards will also be given to role models and mentors that have had direct impact on the Nigerian Youth.
The events promises to be massive, taking a theatrical approach which will involve a blend of stage plays, music, dance, and art exhibitions.
According to the Creative Director of OYA MAGAZINE (Organisers of OYA AWARDS), Emmanuel Olabode, “this is not just a regular awards event, come prepared for the best of entertainment and reward for excellence”.
The Head of Publicity for OYA AWARDS 2016, Olumide Lawrence in a release to media houses, calls on creative and talented individuals passionate about making a difference to join the OYA Awards 2016 team as volunteers. According to him, this will give them a platform to explore their network and become a part of history in making. He also implored media brands across the nation to join the team as media partners to unveil the new breed of outstanding young entrepreneurs, innovators and achievers that will drive the nation’s economy to the next level.