… Ozzybosco, Emmanuella, Ambode, Otedola lead the pack
Winners have emerged in the Nigeria Wonder Kids Awards 2018 organized by The Top10 Magazine, a Lagos-based monthly publication.
The award which was organized to celebrate and honour exceptional Nigerian kids in recognition of their excellence in different fields of endeavour such as academic excellence, entertainment, Music, creative art, sports, advocacy, environmental campaign, kidpreneurship, social enterprise, tech innovation, beauty & style etc, and selected companies and individuals for their commitment to the Nigerian child development was held on November 10, 2018 in Lagos.
The award was arranged in two categories namely, Kids Excellence awards and Corporate Recognition Awards.
Under the kids excellence awards category, leading the pack of winners were Oziomachukwu Favour Mojekwu alias Ozzybosco who went home with the award of the most inspiring wonder kid in Nigeria, Eniola Thomas won the Wonder Kid Advocate Award, Olamilekan Waris Kareem alias Waspa won the Wonder Kid Creative Art Award, Christabel & Blossom sisters won the Wonder Kid Business & Entrepreneurship Award, Marylove Edwards won the Wonder Kid in Sports Award while Esther Okade won the Wonder Kid Academic Excellence Award.
Others are, Misimi Isimi who won the Kid in Environmental Campaign Award, Tomisin Ogunnubi won the Wonder Kid Tech Innovation Award, Ohekwuru Tony Iji alias OTI won the Wonder Kid Music Award, Temitayo Kayode won the Wonder Kid in Gospel Music Award, Emmanuella Samuel won the Wonder Kid Entertainer Award and Kelsea Mmesoma Ikwagwu was accorded the Wonder Kid Beauty and Style Award.
Under the corporate category, MTN Nigeria went home with the award of the Most Outstanding Children-Friendly Telecom Company, Zenith Bank Plc won the award of the most Outstanding Financial Brand In Support Of Child Development, FrieslandCampina Nigeria won the award of Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Brand in Child Healthy Development, Mouka Foam Nigeria won the award of the Most Outstanding Children-Friendly Bedding Company, Nestle Nigeria Plc won the award of the Most Outstanding Children-Friendly Foods And Beverages Company, Indomie won the award of the Most Favourite Kids Food Product Of The Year, Viju Industries Nigeria won the award of the Most Outstanding Children-Friendly Milk Drink and UBA Plc clinched the award of the Most Outstanding Bank in Support of Child Intellectual Development.
Governor Akinwumi Ambode, the governor of Lagos state and Mr. Femi Otedola, chairman of Forte oil also won special recognition award at the event. While Ambode won the award of Nigeria’s Most Outstanding Governor in Child Development Initiative, Mr. Femi Otedola won the award of the Most Outstanding Personality in Support Of Child Talent Development in recognition of his outstanding support initiatives aimed at enhancing growth and talent development of the Nigerian child as demonstrated by his generous support sponsorship for the talented Nigerian kid music rapper, Bello Maruf alias Megabyte. The organizers of the event stated that the 2019
Edition of the award will hold in the middle of next year
In his welcome speech, the publisher of The Top10 Magazine and the brain behind the awards, called on everybody, including individuals, corporate bodies and government agencies to join hands to the initiative of the publication to build a platform to offer opportunities for Nigeria’s talented children to be discovered and celebrated.
The event which had the backing of some corporate bodies like UBA plc, Zenith bank, Golden penny, Viju Industies and Honywell Nigeria provided a lot of excitement through live performances by leading kid entertainers and free distribution of gift items.