laExpose’ to honour extraordinary Nigerians with award
U.S. based laExpose’ Production Inc., a non-profit organization that empowers under-appreciated individuals with crucial impacts in their society is seeking nominations for the 2018 edition of Extraordinary People Awards (EPA).
The recognition programme coming up in September at Atlanta Georgia has since April, 29th opened up its registration portal to Nigerians yet to be properly rewarded for the outstanding contributions they infuse in either their industry of domain, field of specialization or area of talent.
The award is open categories of applicants irrespective of age or background, field of study or life applications on www.epawards.org.
The president and founder, Dr. LaVerne Adekunle said the idea was mainly conceived from the need to increase the understanding and appreciation for gifted and talented personalities without platform raise the awareness of the orphanages in Africa as well as build an international audience for the recipients.
“The award is about honoring everyday unsung people who are doing great things in their little corners to impact the world; people who are not so opportune to be called celebrity, yet they are the real celebrity; the real hero. It is simply about celebrating unsung heroes and heroines in different walks of life. We want to provide our community with a unique event of the highest quality that celebrates authors, leaders, ministries, music and those whom go unnoticed.” she said.
Adekunle also stressed that the platform would particularly redress the negative perception about Nigerians in the United States.
She said: “The award will go a long way to improve Nigeria’s image abroad and most especially, in the United States where most Nigerians are perceived as fraud and not good enough. This will further prove that Africans, most especially Nigerians are great people with a lot to offer and a bundle of blessings to the world.”
According to her, the platform is unique in view of the fact that the selection procedure has been fixed under the watch of a verified team of judges including Darla Allgood, the anchor Queen of Queens and Pageant Director for Come On In Inc.; Kainat Khan, a Youth Peace Ambassador; Dr. Deborah Powell, the Founder Destined to Live the
Good Life Orphanage; Steffanie Rivers, a Media Personality; and Dr Benhail Chris, the leader Kingdom Awakening International.
She reiterated that candidates would be shortlisted based on performance and contribution to humanity, “not just selection by sheer luck from a box or jar. So if you are putting in your application, put in your best performances. Remember a man is lucky when he is prepared at the time of his opportunity.”
Through the programme and other activities, the organization invests in events that support and contributes to a variety of charitable causes under its International umbrella.