FACE Africa to Showcase Nigerian Culture, and Tourism in US

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Festival of Arts and Cultural Expo Africa, 2014 Press Conference was held at the Consulate General of Nigeria, 8060 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30350 on Friday 28th at 4:00 pm, hosted by AfriQtalk, PAN African Chambers of Commerce and the organizing team of FACE, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Atlanta.

The Ambassador Geoffrey I. Teneilabe. Amb./Consul-General lead the Press Conference on Culture, and Tourism Investment Opportunities. Theme; “Harnessing Culture for Competitive Advantage” Other speakers were CEO of AfriQtalk “Culture Beyond Borders” Princess Asha Okojie-Osazuwa, Mr. Toks Onabanjo, Chairman of Pan Africa Chamber of Commerce, and William Stewart, Chairman of Embrace Music Foundation, Miami, Florida.

The objective is to celebrate African and African-American influences on global cultures, promote culture, and tourism investment opportunities for exchange of information to enhance bilateral trade, create awareness, bridge the cultural gap in education, technology, research, business, entertainment.

This year FACE Africa will showcase Nigeria’s cultural heritage and tourism, aptly described as the ‘Giant of Africa’ and the heart of Africa for a good reason. It is richly endowed with ecological and cultural resources, which are of universal recognition from threads of history, diversity, legend and conquest.

With Nigeria’s booming tourism industry, its development and growth must meet international standards, awareness must be created, other cultures must be made sufficiently known not only because the world has become a global village but because people appreciate what they understand, according to Princess Asha Okojie-Osazuwa, one of the organizers of FACE 2014.

The platform will create the environment to network, do business and capitalize on the fast growing hospitality and tourism sector in Nigeria. There will be a star studded events, live performances from local and international artists, entertainers, celebrity guests, and a movie premier, including; cultural dance groups, beauty contest pageantry, and activities that promise to give you a fulfilling weekend.

Endorsed by Nigeria Ministry of Culture & Tourism National Orientation, Abuja, Nigeria. The two day culture and tourism investment expo & award is expected to attract more over one thousand attendees, dignitaries, delegates and people from all walks of life to the city of Atlanta from around the world.

The Nominees for FACE 2014 AWARD are as follows:

1. BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS/ACTOR
1. Austeen Eboka
2. Merlisa Determined
3. Bridget John
4. Chiege Alisigwe-Clinton

2. BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN FILM
1. Ramsey Noah
2. Beverly Naya
3. Mercy Johnson Okojie
4. Elechi Wordu

3. BEST DRAMA/FILM
1. Domino Effect
2. God Daughter
3. Adora
4. Maami
5. False Engagement
6. When One Door Closes
7. Mother’s Betrayal
8. A Mother’s Love

4. BEST PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
1. Robert Peters
2. Tunde Kelani
3. Uche Nancy
4. Eve Ikuenobe-Otaigbe
5. Austeen Eboka
6. Chijindu Kelechi Eke

5. DISTINGUISHED AWARD
1. Aliko Dangote, Dangote Group, Lagos Abuja
2. Nduka Obaigbena, CEO This Day Live, Lagos, Abuja
3. Andrew Jackson Young, Atlanta GA
4. Tony Elumelu, Founder Tony Elumelu Foundation

6. IMAGE AWARD
1. Kese Lawal,CEO of CAMAC International Corporation
2. Mayor, Kasim Reed of Atlanta, GA
3. His Excellency Rabiu Kwankwanso, Governor of Kano State
4. Nyema E. Weli, Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Environment

7. BEST CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION
1. His Excellency, Ronald Duke, former Governor of Cross River State
2. Chief Edem Duke, Hon. Minister of Culture,Tourism and National Orientation
3. His Excellency, Chief Godswill Apkabio, Governor of Akwa Ibom State​
4. Kola Anidugbe, General Manager of Olumo Rock Tourist Complex

​​​8. OUTSTANDING ROLE MODEL PROPROJECTING CULTURE
1. Alahaji Teju Kareem, CEO, Zmirage Multimedia Limited
2. Ogugua Geoffrey Olisa, BHF MAGAZINE AFRICA
3. Asiwaju Titus Babajide, CEO, Oppressor Petrol ltd
4. Barr. Richard Mofe-Damijo, Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Culture & Tourism

9. OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION/NETWORK
1. Alliance of Nigeria Organization in Georgia (ANOG), USA
2. Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO USA)
3. Nigerian American Chambers of Commerce, Nigeria
4. Positive Run Way, USA
5. DAASART Children’s Channel, Abuja, Nigeria

10. OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR/EXECUTIVE
1. Ken Nwaelene, KCN Holdings
2. Hollywood Celebrity Jewelry designer, Monalisa Okojie, Nehita
3. Margaret Andega, Afrocentric Network
4. Robert Brunner, Arik Airlines

11. BEST STAGE DRAMA/PERFORMING ARTS
1. Wedlock of the Gods
2. Fela on Broadway
3. ​Rhythms of Africa
4. TY Martin Studios

12. MOST PROMISING ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
1. Kaha Nzemeke
2. Kenny Kay
3. Jrhyma Baba
4. Filon Jay

13. EXCELLENCE AWARD
1. Robert O. Agbede, CEO Chester Engineers
2. Dr. Robert Okojie, Research Electronics Engineer, NASA
3. Taiwo Emmanuel Oluwatoyin, CEO Pemman Oil/Nikitel Int. Ltd
4. Prof Austin Esogbue, President AESO Systems, Inc.

14. LEADERSHIP AWARD
1. His Excellency, Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State
2. His Excellency, Sullivan Chime,Governor of Enugu State
3. His Excellency,Liyel Imoke, Governor of Cross River State
4. His Excellency, Chibuike Amaechi, Governor of Rivers State
5. His Excellency, Sen Ibikunle Amosun FCA, Excecutive Governor of Ogun State

15. ADVANCE CULTURAL ROLE MODEL
1. His Royal Majesty, HRH Zaiki Anselm Edenojie (The Ojuromi of Uromi)
2. Hon. Olusegun Olulade, Ambassador for Yoruba Language
3 His Royal Majesty, Oba Kayode Olugbenle, the Paramount ruler of Yewa Land Ogun State
4. His Royal Majesty Oba Lamidi. The Alaafin of Oyo

16. BEST ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY/MEDIA PROJECTING CULTURE
1. Temis Prime Media Ventures
2. AMC TV Nigeria
3. CKN Nigeria
4. Nigerian FM
5. Peoples Culture Magazine

17. BEST LITERARY ARTIST
1. Eve Ikuenobe-Otaigbe
2. Ehi Ike
3. Keith Holmes
4. Chika Unigwe

18. BEST VISUAL ARTIST
1. Enotie Paul Ogbebor
2. Onyeka Ibe
3. Nnamdi Okonkwo
4. Julie Mehretu

19. BEST INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP
1. Kola Bata
2. Kola Ogunkoya
3. Seun Kuti
4. Rokan Dking Adekola

20. BEST SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
1. Sunday Oliseh
2. Gifted Cole
3. Blessing Okagbare
4. Steven Kechi

21. BEST ARTISTIC FACILITATION/PROMOTION COMPANY
1. Ovacom Media
2. All Star Promoters All Star
3. Ebenovbe Elvis Ogie
4. Dare Mr.Dejavu Akanbi
5. Rita Mbah

22. OUTSTANDING CULTURAL/GOSPEL ARTISTE
1. Benita Okojie
2. Princess Pat Akpabio
3. Oga Otumala
4. Mercy Masika
5. Dele Thomas

23. MOST PROMISING GOVERNOR
1. Raji Fashola SAN, Lagos State Governor
2. Dr.Olusegun,Mimiko, Ondo State Governor
3. Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor
4. Comrade, Adams Oshiomhole, Edo State Governor
5. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Gombe State Governor

24. BEST CULTURAL MUSIC PROMOTER/DJ
1. DJFLY Atlanta
2. DJ Ecool
3. ​DJK Entertainment
4. DJ Neptune
5. DJ Mighty Mike
6. DJ Fully Focus

25. BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS
1. Adekoya Adegboyega a.k.a Lineo
2. Bez Idakula
3. Echo Elijah
4. Waconzy

26. BEST COMEDIAN
1. Ayodeji Richard Maku, aka AY
2. Innocent Wamilele
3. Bright Okpocha, aka Basket Mouth
4. Seyi Brown

27. PUBLIC INTERGRITY AWARD
1. Sarah Jubril, SA Office of the President, Nigeria
2. Mrs Sally Mbanefo, the Director General of NTDC, Abuja, Nigeria
3. Hon. Mike Onolememen, Minister of Works, Abuja, Nigeria
4. Ambassador Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Spain

29. BEST ENTERTAINMENT/MEDIA PERSONALITY
1. Chris kehinde Nwandu, CKN Nigeria
2. Marion Amanambu,Celebrity Network
3. Abiola Fashina, My Faith TV Network
4. Osamoje Issac, NAIJA FM 102.7

30. BEST INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS ARTISTS
1. Flavour
2. Timaya
3. Kcee
4. ​Duncan Mighty

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

1. Barrister Oladipo Okpeseyi, Senior Advocate of Nigeria
2. Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, Nigeria Consulate Office, Atlanta GA

FOR SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES –

Please contact: Princess Asha at info@faceawardusa.com|Phone: 770-891-5204| or visit http://www.faceawardusa.com

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES –

Please contact: Toyin Amokomowo| Email: info@faceawardusa.com| Phone: 770-617-1966

For further details, or to RSVP, kindly contact Kingsley Ituwe | Phone:404-432-4008

or visit us at http://www.faceawardusa.com

 

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