Leading lights in media, entertainment, business, innovation, politics and the economy in Nigeria and Africa at large have been earmarked for honour and celebration at a soon coming event which has been described by analysts and industry watchers as potentially one of the biggest and most prestigious events in Africa in the year 2013.
The landmark event is the launch of EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first global black entertainment channel which is scheduled to hold on Sunday, June 30, in Lagos. A major highlight of the launch will be the celebration of important personalities who have and continue to have significant influence on the media, entertainment, business, political and economic landscapes of the African continent.
The awards, coming after months of intense research and a thorough verification exercise by Forbes, are being awarded by EbonyLife TV and will be presented by none other than Mr. Steve Forbes of Forbes Media, world renowned establishment which has become an insignia of distinction across the world for recognizing worthy business decision-makers, investors and progressive individuals for making real impact around the world by stimulating business growth, spearheading innovation, creating employment and influencing great change in the economy of the world, or of their nation.
Among the recipients are President Goodluck Jonathan, President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, President Jacob Zuma of the Republic of South Africa and President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda. While Nigerian leader is being honoured for his administration’s support to the nation’s media and entertainment industry, Ghanaian President is being honoured for presiding over a country that is selected as one of the best business friendly countries.
Other awardees include, Tope Shonubi, Tonye Cole and Ade Odunsi: founders of Sahara Energy Resources Limited for their contribution to the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry, Isabel Dos Santos, for being the richest woman in Africa, UzoamakaMaduka, ToyinOdutola, veteran actress Joke Silva, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, OnyekaOnwenu, Sir Victor Olaiya, Innocent (Tuface) Idibia and Deola Sagoe.
EbonyLife TV is revolutionizing media and entertainment in Nigeria and across Africa. Located in Tinapa, Cross River State, EbonyLife TV is proudly made in Nigeria by passionate Nigerians.