Following his exemplary leadership in the wake of the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, was conferred with the prestigious Best Politician of the Year award by the Global Affairs Magazine Award (GAMA).
The event, themed “A Channel of Hope Where There is Despair,” celebrated individuals making positive impacts on their immediate environment.
Arise News’ Rufai Oseni was given an award of excellence as the ‘Most Courageous Television Host’ of the year.
Also, Dr Daniel Olukoya, Founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, bagged a lifetime achievement award for service to humanity.
Similarly, veteran actor, Kanayo O Kanayo, reggae musician, Orits Wiliki, and Yinka Davies, a vocalist, were all honoured for their outstanding contributions to the growth of entertainment in Nigeria.
Regina Robinson, Convener of GAMA, during the award presentation, said the award was to celebrate and reward distinguished men and women who are selfless and have impacted others positively.
“The award celebrates individuals, and bodies who have over the years supportlife-changinging causes, especially in the areas of health and most prominently the less privileged, physically challenged and children with special needs as well as the teeming youth population.
“GAMA remains a platform for showcasing the brighter side of a perceived unattractive world.
“The occasion also provides us the opportunity to showcase the potential of our magazine and what we stand for.”
Also, Dr Bala Abraham, Chairman, Global Affairs Magazine (GAM), who coordinated the launch of GAM Foundation, pledged to attend to the needs of the needy in society.
Other recipients of the awards are : Dr Akintoye Akindele and Dr Segun Musa, both entrepreneurs as well as Dr Bala Abraham, Chairman of Global Affairs Magazine, who bagged a Lifetime Achievement Award for service to humanity.
Pastor Wale Adefarasin, Senior Pastor of Guiding Light Assembly Church, Princess Ebuwa Iguehon and Dr John Ejezie also won award of excellence for service to humanity.
Rev. Ngozi Okorie of Full Life Christian Assembly; Eze Chika Nwokedi, Igwe of Ijegun/Ijeododo communities in Lagos and Mr Olawale Shittu, a Business Manager bagged awards of excellence for service to humanity.
Dr Osita Offor, former World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion won GAMA award of excellence for his outstanding service to the nation.
Responding, Nuel expressed his appreciation to the organisers of the awards as he also appreciated his wife for her continous support.
“This is for God, my family and everyone in my team, also to my clients who keep paying for my services in face of hopelessness,” he said.
Raggae artiste, Wiliki, said, “I like to appreciate the organisers of the award because it is not in our tradition to appreciate people when they are alive but this is coming while we are still alive.
“I dedicate this to the last born in my family, Mrs Becky, we have weathered the storm together over the years.”
Tee Mac performing during 2023 GAMA awards in Lagos, on Saturday, Nigerian flutist, Omotshola Itseli, popularly known as “Tee Mac”, entertained the audience with his scintillating performance alongside Yinka Davies.
Credit: Nigerian Tribune