The 1st Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle Awards UK will take place on Friday 28 October 2011, 6pm -11pm at the Phoenix Centre Banqueting Suite, Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DG. It is the first event of its kind in the UK where there will be an exclusive event to formally recognise the achievements of UK based Nigerians/Nigerian organisations in the entertainment and lifestyle industry – and yours truly, FAB Magazine has been nominated in the Best Entertainment and Lifestyle Magazine category.
Sam Onigbanjo and Seye Aina, the organisers of the Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle Awards UK will also be fundraising on the night for the benefit of two charities: the Down’s Syndrome Foundation Nigeria and the Children’s Development Centre supporting disabled children in Nigeria.
The Nominees met the following criteria:
A Nigerian/Nigerian organisation based in the UK
Successful in their profession, career or work
Has gained recognition and respect from their peers, colleagues and the public
Has great leadership qualities and is a role model to others
Has risen to prominence with a recent achievement showcasing Nigerians in the
entertainment and lifestyle industry.
The Nominees for the 2011 Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle Awards UK are:
Mirror Boy, ÌMÁLÀ (The Triumph of Wisdom) and Disoriented Generation.
The Bottom Line, Princess of Arize, Meet the Adebanjos, The great cake bake featuring Elizabeth Solaru and ‘Say Goodbye Twice’
Outstanding contribution to Theatre:
Dipo Agboluaje, Bola Agbaje and Femi Elufowoju Jr
Outstanding contribution to Comedy:
President Obonjo, MC Mark, Debra Odutuyo and Andrew Osayemi and Little Miss Jocelyn
Outstanding contribution to Music:
Ayan De First, Ola Onabule and Dele Sosimi
Best UK Entertainment & Lifestyle event
Afrobeat Festival, Nigerian Comedy show and African Fashion Week
Outstanding contribution to Fashion:
Adebayo Jones Couture, Nkwo and Kosibah
Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Magazine:
Leadership & Lifestyle Magazine, Fab Magazine, Welcome to Nigeria Magazine and Arise Magazine
Full details are available on the event website: www.nelawards.com and facebook.com/nelawardsby