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JCI Announces 2017’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Nigeria Award Honourees

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Nigeria has officially released names of 10 young Nigerian professionals as honorees in the 2017 edition of the annual Ten Outstanding Young Persons (JCI TOYP) Awards. This announcement comes 5 months after the process began with nominations by members of the public and stages of screening, selection and voting, which narrowed the long nominees list down to 29 from about 160 nominations, and then the final 10.

 

Recipients include celebrated artist and music producer, Cobhams Asuquo for Cultural Achievement, Affiong Williams for Business, Economic and Entrepreneurial Accomplishment, Oluyomi Ojo for Scientific and/or Technological Development, Mark Okoye II for Political, Legal and/or Government Affairs, Ukinebo Dare for Personal Achievement and/or Accomplishment and Ayodele Daniel Dada for Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment.

 

Other honorees are Imrana Alhaji-Buba for Contribution to Children, World Peace and/ or Human Rights, Mayowa Ashake Kuti-Adegbile for Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership, Adepeju Jayeioba for Medical Innovation and Akomaye Peters-Benson for Moral and/or Environmental Leadership.

 

For 34 years, Junior Chamber International (JCI), an organisation present in over 100 countries, has used the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards as a platform to identify, recognize and celebrate young professionals under the age of 40, who are doing outstanding work in their various communities and fields of endeavour, while also inspiring others to be young active citizens.

 

On Saturday, August 26th, Junior Chamber International Nigeria will be celebrating the 10 TOYP 2017 Award recipients at a lavish ceremony in Lagos. This award night will also double as an anniversary gala to mark the 60th year of JCI’s presence in Nigeria.

 

Invites to the awards/gala night are available on www.toyp.jci.ng, and conversations are ongoing via #JCINTOYP2017 on social. More information is also available via official JCI Nigeria channels, @JCI_Nigeria on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Cobhams Asuquo, Oluyomi Ojo, Affiong Williams, 7 Others Make JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Nigeria (JCI TOYP) List

 

Critically acclaimed music producer, performer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo, Founder /CEO ReelFruit, Affiong Williams, Founder/CEO Printivo, Oluyomi Ojo and 7 other young Nigerian professionals have been announced as honorees in the 2017 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards in Nigeria. Cobhams was recognized for Cultural Achievement, Affiong for Business, Economic and Entrepreneurial Accomplishment and Oluyomi for Scientific and/or Technological Development.

 

The 34 years old awards ceremony, organised by Junior Chamber International has served as a platform to recognize and celebrate young persons under the age of 40 who have excelled in their chosen fields of endeavour and created positive change in their communities across the world.

 

Honorees for 2017 also include Imrana Alhaji-Buba, Founder, Youth Coalition Against Terrorism for his Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights, Mayowa Ashake Kuti-Adegbile, the CEO, Ashake Foundation, for her Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership, Adepeju Jayeioba, Founder Brown Button Foundation for Medical Innovation, and Akomaye Peters-Benson, CEO Jaymak Energy for Moral and/or Environmental Leadership.

 

Mark Okoye II, Commissioner for Budget & Planning, Anambra state, for his work in Political, Legal and/or Government Affairs, Ukinebo Dare, Founder, Poise Graduate Finishing Academy for Personal Achievement and/or Accomplishment and Ayodele Daniel Dada, who shattered a 54 year old academic record at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), graduating with a CGPA of 5.0, was recognized for Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment.

 

On Saturday, August 26th, Junior Chamber International Nigeria will be celebrating all 10 TOYP 2017 Award recipients at a lavish ceremony in Lagos, which also doubles as an anniversary gala to mark the 60th year of JCI’s presence in Nigeria. Invites to the event are available on www.toyp.jci.ng, while conversations are live on social via #JCINTOYP2017 @JCI_Nigeria.

View Names of Outstanding young People To be Awarded Below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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