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NELAS Academy unveils awards nominees

By Boluwatife Williams
28 November 2022   |   2:21 am
Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (NELAS) has unveiled a list of nominees for the 17th edition of the event, which celebrates personalities who have contributed to the development of humanity.

Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (NELAS) has unveiled a list of nominees for the 17th edition of the event, which celebrates personalities who have contributed to the development of humanity.

According to Award Coordinator, Frank Ikegwuonu, The NELAS Academy Awards are presented to encourage and celebrate personalities that expand and enhance portrayals of Africa’s rich cultural heritage in all forms of global media advocacy and legacy projects.

He said the award is a lifetime testimony of momentous contributions in human capacity developments, skill acquisitions, entrepreneurial and economic empowerment.

He said: “As the president of the NELAS Academy Awards, I am happy to announce that the 17th edition will take place in London, U.K. on January 28, 2023.

“The award will honour individuals who have distinguished themselves using their position of leadership and their environment.”

“Founded in 2003 at the Artists Village, National Theatre Lagos, Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards, also known as the NELAS Academy Awards, celebrates personalities in the Nigerian entertainment industry; people whose ideas, whose example and talent is noted to have impacted positively on mankind, especially Africans.”

Ikegwuonu a filmmaker, publisher and content creator, said the much-awaited list has gone through scrutiny by industry experts, researchers and prominent personalities appointed to scrutinise over 160 nominees submitted from 11 countries.

Some of the confirmed nominees include Adam Richards, Ijeoma Teddy Oscar, Yvette Philbert, Andrie Van de Nieuwenhof, Andy Boyo and Anu Adebogun, Apostle Moses Ojediran, Babymelody Davies, Blessing Olubanjo, Ijeoma Ajaelu, Thelma Odoi, Daniel O. Famakind, Funmilola Omirin and Eugene Ankomah.