By Shaba Gbenga
Ivory Forte Entertainment Concepts, the organizers of the annual Miss Eko International Beauty Pageant and Eko Heritage Awards have officially announced the date for hosting the 2021 edition of its Eko Heritage Awards.
Eko Heritage Award is the first of its kind award of honours designed to celebrate and appreciate indigenous custodians of the state’s cultural heritage, as well as others selected individuals from different walks of life including the Fashion, Agricultural, Media, Oil and Gas industries among others.
According to the press statement signed by Mr. Chinedu Egbe, the initiator of Eko Heritage Awards, it is a platform that was created with the sole aim of celebrating excellence in order to inspire others, and advocate for showcase of champions in different accomplishments.
The statement reads, “Eko Heritage Awards is in two segments namely, Honorary Award – a segment which is to honour and celebrate individuals from different walks of life carefully selected by organizers of Eko Heritage Awards based on their significant contributions to the advancement of Lagos State and the nation in general. Awards under this category includes Most Distinguished King of the Year, Traditional Ruler Of The Year, Most Outstanding White Cap Chief Of the Year, Distinguished Customary Chief Of the Year, Leadership Award for Youth and Empowerment, African Youth Leader Of The Year, Young Personality Of The Year, Male Personality Of The Year, Female Personality Of The Year, CEO Of The Year, Entrepreneur Of The Year, Media Personality Of The Year, Outstanding Pageant Icon Of The Year (Male), Outstanding Pageant Icon Of The Year (Female), Indigenous Global legacy Award, Most Influential Queen Of The Year, Fast Rising Entertainment Brand, Emerging Food & Beverage Start-Up Of The Year, Outstanding Teen Queen of the Year, Emerging Cinematographer of the year. Notably amongst recipients of this category of awards are HRM Oba Owolabi A. A. Adeniyi, the Onisabe of Igbobi-Sabe and Yaba Kingdom; Chief Adebola Dosunmu, Akinsiku of Lagos [Alaworo Eyo]; An Ondo Regent Tinuade Babalola Adejuyigbe; Hon. Amb. Chibuzo Patrick Osigwe; Chukwuemeka Okoye; Wathoni Anyansi; Kelly Chidi-Ogbonna; Anthonia Ahanor; Santiago Roberts; June Alaare Wisse among others.”
The statement reads further that “the second segment of the award is the Voted Award – this is the category thrown open to members of the general public to nominate their choice for each category under this segment. This segment of the award will be honouring outstanding personalities at the event with the following awards: Best Online Content Creator Of The Year, Blogger Of The Year, Creative Fashion Stylist Of The Year, Female Fashion Designer Of The Year, Emerging Fashion Designer Of The Year, Hairstylist Of The Year, Humanitarian Beauty Queen Of The Year, Makeup Artist Of The Year, Makeup Brand Of The Year, Male Pageant Brand Of The Year, Female Pageant Brand Of The Year, Male Model Of The Year, Female Model Of The Year, Outstanding Pageant Queen Of The Year, Pageant King Of The Year, Fashion Academy of the year, Teen Queen Of The Year, Photographer Of The Year, Celebrity Kid Of The Year.”
In the same vein, the award presentation ceremony which is billed to hold on Sunday, 11th of July, 2021 at the prominent Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos; at 3pm prompt shall witness the grand finale of the popular Miss Eko International Awards, another of Ivory Forte Entertainment Concepts’ initiative aimed at discovering and showcasing young females with exceptional beauty and sound minds for purpose of encouraging them towards standing out in the career aspiration as international beauty and fashion models.