BY CORNELL UDOFIA
It all started in 2016. The destination was the beautiful, well located, African and modern Planet 1 Hotel, in the heart of Ikeja, Lagos.
There, the first edition of the CMC Awards took place, being chaired by a man of many titles and achievements, High Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
And in 2017, CMC took her awards to the luxurious Kingcelia Hotel located in Jibowu Lagos, with the Minister for Communication, Barr. Abdul Raheem Adebayo Shittu, as The Special Guest Of Honour.
CMC’s Gladiators Of Reputes who were honoured in the first two editions since the awards began to roll in, include Chief Falilat Ogunkoya MON, Eedris Abdulkareem, Sola Olugbemiro, STACO Insurance Crew, Lanre Ijaola of BEN TV UK, Sunday Odita president of CRAN, Stevenator Nana of Planet TV Ghana, Steve Akpos Convener of Nollyfans Achievement Awards; Meg Adewunmi, CEO Lilie’s Fashion; DCP Lizzie Ekpendu, Deputy Comptroller of Female Prisons Kiri Kiri, Lagos; CSP Dolapo Badmus, PRO, Zone 2 Police Command and Christian Paul, a Nollywood actor.
Others are Ozzybee, the Wonderkid; Pastor Joseph Omotosho; SP Ngozi Braide, Head, Oil & Gas PSFU; Mrs. Christiana Olabisi Ladipo, Chairperson, Prison Officers’ Wives Association (PROWA); DCP Abba Kyari, Head of IGP Intelligent team; Queen Lilian Bach, a Nollywood actress; Dr. Etubom Samson, cMc Patron; Barr. Abang Mkpandiok; SP Famous Cole, former Image Maker, Lagos State Police Command and ACP Tunji Disu, Commander, RRS.
Those who had received CMC Awards included Godwin Enakhena Sports; Ngozi Orji, a Nollywood actress; Pastor Philomena Umoh, Matron, cMc Gladiator from the US; Victor Legend, Businessman, Hassan Fawaz, GM, Kingscelia Hotel, (from Lebanon); Morayo Afolabi-Brown, TVC; Jesse Nazareth, a Nollywood actor; Dr. Hakeem Rhaman, a Nollywood actor, Agatha Amata, CEO Rave TV; King Wadada, Reggae artiste; Jimmy Aina, Presenter, RAVE TV; Righteous Freeman Gospel Reggae singer; Joshua Uloko, Publisher City Pride Magazine; Ashley Stephanie Cameroon; Otunba Kunle Bakere, CEO Encomiums Magazine; Mazi Azuh Arinze, Publisher YES International, and Elhadj Abu-Satar Hamed – Publisher/EIC, StarTrend Int’l Magazine.
Also, Asandrea Collection Fashion House, Rtd. Colonel Anthonia James, Jane Thomas cMc Admin and upcoming actress, Bobo Clothing Label, CSP Mary Ubangha – DPO Sabo Police Command, Ezekiel Etim – CEO Southern SPA Premium Water; Baba De Baba – Comedian, Comfortable Udofia, Ukeme Udofia, Aliche Udofia, Sandra Udofia, and Promise Udofia among a host of others that were there to support us.
CMC as a platform for professionals boasts of the who is who in our nation’s polity- men and women who have contributed greatly in their fields of expertise, and who are still making great strides in their pursuits for success.
Icons are go-getters, and they do not pride themselves with little achievements or titles. Instead their hunger for more success is what keeps them in their unending struggle for perfection.
CMC has over the years projected individuals and organizations for their good works and brand prospects. This noble organization prides itself in the business it creates across brands, as well as promoting brands and their personalities, while disseminating information and allowing for the corresponding interactions at all levels.
Everyday, professionals across various fields strives in their efforts to make that little change which goes a long way to better our society. The only way we could encourage them is to celebrate their achievements, and as a result set the tone for others who aspire to such enviable heights. Hence the theme for this year awards is: Celebration of Icons.
Nominees for the 2018 CMC Africa Awards have been carefully selected across different professions for their enviable contributions in their respective fields. The Host for this year awards is the Comptroller of Prisons Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo; while the keynote address would be delivered by Olorogun Dr Sonny Kuku OFR, Co-founder, Eko Hospitals Group.
Our awardees for this year event cuts across nearly all fields of professionalism: captains of industries, politicians, technocrats, intellectuals, security personnel, legal luminaries, entertainers, medicals, religious, traditional title holders, amongst many.
The 2018 CMC Africa Awards tagged; Celebration of Icons, is scheduled for Sunday August 19, and would hold at the Kingscelia Hotel, 8 Jibowu Street, Jibowu Lagos.
The celebrity’s hangout promises to be an unforgettable delight for this year’s awards which is geared towards celebrating great achievers in our midst.
We solicit for the cooperation of all and sundry to join this train of celebrating great works and success in every field of professionalism.
CMC Awards: The Journey So Far
BY CORNELL UDOFIA