LAGOS – The 5th edition of PRIME EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION AWARDS, tagged: PERA 2023 comes up on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the prestigious and octane LAGOS AIRPORT HOTEL & SUITES, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.

Red Carpet kicks off at 2pm, while the event starts at 3pm.

According to the organizers of the yearly event, Grand Patton of the organization, His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ile-Ife would lead notable traditional rulers and cultural ambassadors to the event while the Iyalaje Oodua Worldwide, Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade, the Chief Executive Officer of Fisolak Global Resources who also doubles as the Patroness of PERA, alongside His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr.) Amb. Olusegun Aderemi, the Atayero of Aramoko-Ekiti Kingdom, Ekiti State would also be on hand to represent our great Youruba culture.

To make the 5th edition of this noble award a memorable event, the management and organizing committee of PERA, thoughtfully and thoroughly went through the achievements of their nominees, scrutinized their integrity and personality in the society, researched on their contributions to the wellbeing of humanity (such as their Corporate Social Responsibilitiy (CSR) and their impact on national economy.

“Though, the task was tough and somehow rigorous, we were able to come up with a list of distinguished personalities, democratically inclined government bodies and reputable corporate organizations”, says the organizers.

Winners of this year’s PERA awards cut across all facets of the Nigerian and global economic space and these include banking, business, manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas, entrepreneurship, entertainment and sports among others.

“Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are not also left out as we realized the vital needs of recognizing and appreciating their selfless service towards transforming the lives of the poor, the needy, widows, widowers, orphans, the frustrated, the homeless and the impoverished members of our larger society.

“As we are all aware that the year 2023 came with a lot of economic challenges with the most threatening being the cashless policy era as orchestrated by the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other issues, but the nation still find a way of escaping the ordeals.

“This is what prompted us at PERA to commend the gallant efforts of our winners for being able to weather the storms and came out unruffled, achieving their goals and aspirations during the year under review.

“As we are bidding goodbye to 2023, we decided to gather our distinguished winners and guests under the octane roof of the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos to celebrate our awardees and felicitate with ourselves for witnessing the end of a somehow, tortuous year.

“For us at PERA, the celebration is worth its onion”, he posited

Past distinguished winners of PERA awards included the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu; His Excellency Governor Yaya Bello of Kogi State; Her Majesty Olori Ovie Emiko-Atuwatse of Warri Kingdom; Pastor (Dr.) D.K. Olukoya; Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman, Sifax Group; Mr. Babatope Agbeyo of Corfield Group; Chief Obi Cubana and Senator Wasiu Eshinlokun.

Others are Chief (Mrs.) Betty Akeredolu, First Lady of Ondo State; Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly; Hon. Temitope Adewale Adedeji (JAH); Hon. (Princess) Olabisi Adebajo, Chairman, Mosan-Okunola LCDA; Hon. Rasaq Ibrahim Olalekan, Chairman, Coker-Aguda LCDA; Hon. Fola Oyekunle, Lawmaker, Ibadan North Constituency, Oyo State Assembly and Mr. Adekunle Adedeji of Royal Citibeat Electronics;

Also Mrs. Bolanle Olatishe of Alexes Promitions, UK; Mrs. Modupe of BnS Promotions, UK; Mrs. Ariyo Olubukola, CEO, Royal Touch Events & Décor; Babalola Adeniyi Timothy; Prince Abiodun Ishola, a business tycoon; Prince Ifalade Oyekan, MD, LNSA; Mrs. Grace Ogunseye of Solomon Grace Group of Schools; Professor Adesola Ajayi of Augustine University, Ilara-Epe; Hon. Mary Adekugbe, Founder, Nigeria Community Association, UK and Mrs. Ehinor Otaigbe-Amedu, Founder, Wonderfully Made Woman, UK amongst others.

Nollywood stars and veterans that have also bagged PRIME EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION AWARDS in the past are, Mrs. Toyin Adegbola (Asewo to re Mecca); Madam Idowu Philips (Mama Rainbow); Mrs. Doyin Hassan (Iya Awero); Samson Eluwole (Pa Jinadu); Segun Aderemi (Chief Kanran) and music stars like veteran Fuji maestro Adewale Ayuba; Juju Ace – Wale Thompson; Gospel crooner – Lanre Teriba (Atorise) and more.

The organizers noted that “At PERA, this is a way of ending the year in absolute funfair, thoughtful and encouraging lectures and ground shaking entertaining performance from one of Nigeria’s most creative Fujician – Ahmed Ademola Aderopo a.k.a A1 De Fortunate who will surely entertain guests with his scintillating performances.

Other hip-hop artistes expected to perform and create huge funs for our awardees and guests, apparently to make their outing an unforgettable night of fun. See you there.”

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