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DDEA Awards comes to Nigeria, to honour deserving practitioners



Five years after the DDEA Awards was launched in the United States, the event will be making its debut in Nigeria. Created by DeeDee Records to encourage humanitarian deeds amongst practitioners in the tourism sector, the event is slated for May 29, in Lagos.

The founder of DeeDee Records, Demian Chukwu, who disclosed this in an interview, said the label is doing so as part of its CSR in Nigeria, which is centered on honouring Nigerians, especially in the tourism sector, whose activities are uplifting the poor in the society.

“Deedee Records decided to expand its scope by honouring those fighting for the needy with their resources and arts. We will be focusing on humanitarian works now that we have a foundation in place. So, the DDEA Humanitarian Award USA is coming to Nigeria for the first time. Our goal is to thank those helping the needy and encourages others to do the same. We will be hosting the Face of DDEA competition on May 29, as part of the final event. The winner of the Face of DDEA will participate at the grand event in USA in September 2020. The list of nominees and categories will be announced at an elaborate press conference in Lagos soon.”

On the scope of the award ceremony, entertainment personality and No Woman, No Man crooner, Amed-O, who is in charge of the local organising committee in Nigeria, commended the management of the recording company for stepping up to spur people to support the needy in the society.

“This event is coming to Africa for the first time.  It is special because we will also be crowning a queen in Nigeria, who will participate at the Face of DDEA contest in USA in September. The Nigeria queen will emerge in May; so it is a great opportunity for people who have brains and beauty to be projected,” he said.

Deedee Records, headed by Imo State born Damian Chukwu started in 2012 and has produced artistes like, Moses Efret, an actor cum gospel singer as well as Afro-pop US-based singer, Indo Baba and others.

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