Giovanna Magazine, Nigeria’s leading lifestyle and Entrepreneurship magazine with its base in the United States of America and United Kingdom respectively has announced the Nigeria’s incumbent President, President Muhammadu Buhari, Executive Vice-Chairman Famfa Oil Ltd “Folorunsho Alakija”, Classic Man crooner “Jidenna”, Bimpe Onakoya and Linda Ikeji amongst others as winners of its inaugural Giovanna Magazine honorary awards 2015 edition.
While President Muhammadu Buhari meritoriously emerged Giovanna Man of the year, Business tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija was named the Woman of the year and Globacom Nigeria Limited emerging the Brand of The Year 2015 and Most Customer Friendly Brand of The Year 2015 respectively. Popular blogger and Ex Model, Linda Ikeji no doubt enjoyed a great year and so was named Most Promising Entrepreneur of The Year and Nigerian – American artiste, the Classic Man crooner, Jidenna was announced Revelation of The Year 2015 amongst other categories.
Giovanna Honorary awards is established to recognize and honour the several personalities and brands that have made a real impact to people’s lives, whether as unsung heroes or household names.
The award, which is aimed to celebrate the truly inspirational and courageous heroes in the Nigerian economy and communities, those who have all made a difference to lives. It also recognized corporate organizations for its effort and contributions towards the growth of the Nigerian community, and economy and as well as for serving key effects to an average Nigerian Youths, and entrepreneurs through sponsor, ambassadorship and life enriching programs in the calendar year 2015.
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Man Of The Year – President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadui Buhari no doubt represents hope, life and integrity. He has been declared Giovanna Magazine’s Man Of The Year 2015, for his undying spirit and steadfastness! For being the sacred hope Nigerians had yarned for, and for his unblemished mark as an honest man of integrity who has dedicated the best part of his life towards building a Nigeria that is not just an economically stable nation, but a country where justice, fair play, equality of opportunities and discipline reigns. He is a true hero and mentor to many across the world.
Woman Of The Year – Folorunsho Alakija
The year 2015 is unarguably one of the best year for the GMD of the Rose Of Sharon Group & Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija. From being named the richest woman in Nigeria by Forbes and also listed as the 2nd most powerful woman in Africa after Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes to being named 13th richest in Africa.
She has been awarded Giovanna Honorary award as Woman Of The Year for her immense courage and resilience in saving thousands of lives in her humanitarian foundation “The Rose Of Sharon Foundation” and for contributing hugely to the growth of Nigerian economy and social development despite her zero or low political profile.
She however put aside stiff competitions from other great women including Aruma Oteh, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Amina J Mohammed and Dr Obi Ezekwesili to bag Giovanna Honorary award for Woman Of The Year 2015.
Other categories are …
SME Personlaity Of The Year – Bimpe Onakoya (Make Up Artist)
Most Promising Entrepreneur Of The Year – Linda Ikeji
Revelation Of The Year – Jidenna
Celebrity Of The Year – Yemi Alade
Sports Person Of The Year – Chamberlain Oguchi (Nigerian Basketballer)
Model Of The Year – Nneoma Anosike
Most Customer Friendly Brand O f The Year – Globacom Nigeria Limited
Most Social Engaging Brand Of The Year – Naira Bet
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