The Ogo Yoruba Awards popularly known as OYA awards has started on a good note for this year’s forthcoming award with the inauguration of new members for the board of awards as its normal tradition to select the best of the best honourees/awardees from the shortlisted profile entries to determine those that deserve to be honoured at the 5th OYA Awards 2017.
Wale Adeoba Productions in conjunction with Kanbitoons Company has concluded plans to present the fifth edition of Ogo Yoruba Award (OYA) considered by the industry watchers now to be bigger and better traditional and stylish awards to beat and copy in this part of the world.
Information has that the 5th OYA Awards will be staged in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday July 2, 2017 at the NUT Pavillion, Plot 5, Block B, NERDC Road, By African Shrine, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos and in Indianapolis, United States of America after the Lagos edition to also honour the awards’ recipients that are in America and Europe.
Further findings revealed that the credible awards is positioned in celebrating glory beyond heritage and culture as a special exclusive event arranged to unite and amplify Nigerians that are doing good works irrespective of tribe, but not limited to Yoruba stars, entertainers, professionals and individuals to create fun, glamour and reward by honouring creativity and exemplary individual talents basically related to Yoruba tradition and culture in Nigeria and abroad by promoting the people that have secured high perception for Yoruba heritage in their respective talents and professions.
The epoch making back-to-back awards and event promise to have in attendance notable celebrities, politicians, other professionals e.g. actors, musicians, comedians, OAP, fashionistas, entertainers, models, media personnel, and other achievers from different walks of life to felicitate and associate with the recipients and awardees that are making the Yoruba tribes and Nigerians at large proud and unwind in a lighter mood .
The high octane award night would feature renowned artistes and comedians to add colour to the occasion as they give the top nominated stars and personnel in various profession the honour and mileage they deserve.
OYA awards comes with huge opportunities to competitively position Nigerians and basically the Yorubas to take advantage of the Award to gain more recognition and create new cultural opportunities and basically interact and connect with other Nigerians in diaspora.
Last year, the prestigious OYA awards took place at the White House Hotel & Conference Centre, Ikeja Lagos and it was well attended by who is who in the entertainment industry to felicitate with the reputable awards winners.
Here is a highlight on the honourees/awardees at the fourth OYA awards in 2016 as follows: OTUNBA GANI ADAMS – BEACON OF HOPE FOR THE OODUA PEOPLE, MR. FEMI DAVIES – MOST OUTSTANDING ONLINE MEDIA JOURNALIST, MR. ADESOJI C. PELE – MOST RESOURCEFUL BUSUNESS MAN, YOMI FASH-LANSO – NOLLYWOOD MAN OF THE YEAR, MR. TOPE JOSHUA OMOTOSHO – BEST AUTHOR & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, YETUNDE BAKARE – MOST OUTSTANDING (FEMALE) ACTOR, DR. ADEBANJO ADEKANLE – MOST OUTSTANDING HOTEL ENTREPRENEUR, GBENGA ADEYINKA 1ST – MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN, BUKLAD CONCEPT- BEST INNOVATIVE PROMOTER IN DIASPORA, DELE ‘GOLD’ AGBEYO – MOST OUTSTANDING POET IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, OLUWAFUNMILAYO A. ADENIYI (AJIBEWA) – BEST INDIGENOUS BEAUTY PRODUCTS, JIRON- BEST CREATIVE HIP-HOP ARTISTE, QUEEN BLESSING EBIGIESON – BEST CREATIVE (FEMALE) ACTOR, MR. ABIODUN OSHINIBOSI (ABELINIS LTD) – MOST CREATIVE PROJECT INTELLIGENT COMPANY, SUNDAY ADEBIYI AKA (AKAMELODY) – MOST OUTSTANDING LIVE BAND ARTISTE, BULK RECORDS – BEST NEW RECORD LABEL, FEBISOLA FAGBAMIYE – MOST OUTSTANDING TRADITIONAL ARTISTE, MR. MICHEAL AFOLARANMI (12 BASKETS) – MOST OUTSTANDING SMALL-CHOPS ENTREPRENEUR, SEUN BANKOLE (SB LIVE) – MOST CREATIVE LIVE BAND ARTISTE, KOLADE OYEWANDE (HIGHLANDER) – BEST UPCOMING FILM PRODUCER, ADESOJI ADEBAYO (MR. SOLEK) – MOST VERSATILE INDIGENOUS ARTISTE IN DIASPORA, DR. LANRE TERIBA – MOST CREATIVE GOSPEL ARTISTE.