In a press release by the organizers of the
Nigerian Goodwill Ambassador Awards, a
number of notable Nigerians, including producer
Don Jazzy and Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson
will be given awards.
The press release reads:
This event is organized by GOODWILL
AMBASSADORS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION in
partnership with CYBERNET MICROSYSTEMS LTD.
The Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards is an
honorary award ceremony to honour and
celebrate individuals and organisations who are
involved in different humanitarian fields with
selfless service to humanity and projecting
Nigerian image positively worldwide.
It is designed to honour Goodwill Stakeholders
of Great Virtue, Good Works and Selfless Service
to Humanity with Dr Mrs. Merit Gordon Obua as
These are people who contributed immensely to
societal transformation, that promote Youth
Development, create awareness and advocate
on Human Rights Causes such as: Child
Trafficking/ Abuses, Gender Equality, Children
Rights, Girl Child Education, Empowerment
Programmes, Rehabilitation Centres, Breast
Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Free Medical checkup and
treatment, taking care of the Orphans and
rendering needed help to the less fortunate in
This maiden edition is slated for Thursday 31st,
October 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel Abuja, by
6pm with top celebrities such as Eefy, Mo
Abudu, Yvonne Nelson, Oluchi, Julius Agwu,
Isabella Ayuk, Don Jazzy, Joseph Benjamin and
a host of other celebrities to grace the event and
as recipients of Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador
NGAA 2013 will welcome His Excellency,
Godswill Akpabio as the Grand Patron, Dr. Mrs.
Merit Gordon Obua as the Chief Host and Obong
Ini Akpabio as the Patron of the event. The
event will also feature TOP CELEBRITIES ON THE
RUNWAY CHARITY FASHION SHOW and live
performance by Mish, Nigerian Tenors, Fred
Bright, Chuks d General, Sparrow and host of
SHORT LISTED NAMES UNDER THE
HUMANITARIAN AWARD CATEGORY
1.Dr Mrs Merit Gordon Obua- President/Founder,
Branzuk Ikuli Centre for Social Rehabilitation.
2. Her Excellency Mrs Uloma Ekaette Akpabio,-
Chair-Person, Family Life Enhancement
3. Her Excellency Aisha Babangida- Chair
Person , Better Life Programm for African Rural
4. Her Excellency Amb. (Dr) Aisha. A. Emeje
(Founder A3 Foundation).
5. Comrade Abba Moro ( Honourable Minister of
6. Sir (Dr) Mike Mbama Okiro – Chairman Police
7. Dele Momodu -CEO/Publisher OVATION
8. Sam Nda-Isaiah – Chairman Leadership
9. Mrs Tosin Dokpesi- Managing Director AIT.
11. Fatima Aliyu Garba – CEO/ Creative Director,
House of Farrah.
12. Joan Isioma Okorodudu – CEO Nigeria Next
Super Model/ Isis Model, South Africa.
14. Michael Collins Ajereh ( Don Jazzy), CEO
15. Chief Gregory I. Ibe Ph.D (Chancellor/
Founder, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.
16. Nuhu Kwajafa, Founder- Global Initiative for
Peace, Love and Care( GIPLC).
17. Christopher Ifeanyi Oputa- CEO, COLVI Nig.
18. Isabella Agbor Ayuk- Founder, Vanessa
Manyor memorial Foundation.
19. Ordinary Ahmed Isah- Radio presenter/
Daarsat channel Brekette owner.
20. Dr. Olubunmi Wilson Usim( Founder Miss Big
21.Anthonia Oguah (Founder Friends of
22.Mrs Data Okorodudu (CEO JD7 Limited).
EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVERS CATEGORY.
1. Egor Efiok
2. Julius Agwu
3. Mr Ibu
4. Joseph Benjamin
5. Homto Dokpesi
6. Oluchi Orlandi
7. Ibukun Jegede
GOODWILL AMBASSADOR – PERSONALITY OF
■ Yvonne Nelson.
MAN OF THE YEAR.
■ High Chief Edem Duke (Minister for Tourism
ICON OF CHANGE.
■ Mr Ini Akpabio (Chairman Nanet Group).
THIS GENERATION AGENT OF POSITIVE CHANGE.
■ Eeefy Ify
NIGERIA GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
HUMANITARIAN JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR.
■ Solomon Nda Isaiah (Group Entertainment
Editor, Leadership Newspaper).
NIGERIA GOODWILL AMBASSADOR AWARDS
2013- FACE OF GOODWILL AMBASSADOR.
■ Gandhi Baai
HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR.
■ Silverbird Group.
■ CKN Nigeria.
MOST SUPPORTING AND FRIENDLY EMBASSY IN
■ The South Africa Embassy.
FOREIGN CULTURAL SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR.
■ The Cuban Embassy.