13. Most Outstanding Leader And Philanthropist Of The Year
Dr. Chris Onyekachi Simon (Don Chris) is an Awardee at The Future . Leadership Public Service and Entrepreneurship Awards 2022. The founder of the COSIM Foundation, Dr. Chris Onyekachi Simon, has been conferred with a chieftaincy title as the Mkpuruoma 1 of Enugu Ezike by all the traditional rulers of Enugu Ezike, the largest community in West Africa.
The Lagos-based multimillionaire businessman with massive investments in virtually all sectors of the economy got the title the same day his COSIM Foundation was unveiled. Dr. Chris Onyekachi Simon, otherwise known as Don Chris, is a National Open University of Nigeria- trained Business Administrator who runs a chain of companies with an interest in , ICT, construction and real estate, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and international trade, amongst others. Popularly known as Don Chris, Onyekachi Simon is the Managing Director of Softron System Enterprises Limited and Chief Executive Officer, of Total Value Integrated Services Ltd, a conglomerate involved in Real Estate development, construction and civil engineering contracting works.
Established in the year 2017 in memory of his late mother, Mrs. Philomena Simon who died in the year 2003 during childbirth, the COSIM Foundation has been involved in lifting people out of poverty, want and deprivation in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda, 2030. Quietly, Don Chris has been involved in youth empowerment, community development, scholarship schemes and payment of WAEC fees for secondary school graduates among other philanthropic gestures until he decided to officially unveil the Foundation and take its activities to the next level.
12. Distinguished African Ambassador Award
Amb. (Dr.) Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole is an awardee at The Future Leadership Public Service and Entrepreneurship Awards. Amb. (Dr.) Oyedokun Ayodeji Oyewole, is the President/Chairman, Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa (USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Australia, France & India) Founder, International University of Information Management (IUIM) Denver, Colorado USA. www.iuim-edu.online.
He is a respected information management practitioner, founder of the Records and Information Management Awareness Foundation (RIMA Foundation), publisher of Information Management World Magazine (IM World Magazine), RIM Africa Journal and Executive Producer of Information Management World on Television (IM World TV).
He has received different international awards for his contribution towards the development of the Information Management industry in Nigeria and Africa. In 2004, he received the “Great Minds of the 21st Century Award” An award presented to him by the American Biographical Institute. In 2014, he was appointed as Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation and in 2015, he became the first-ever African Fellow of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) in the United Kingdom. His specialties include ECM, BPM, DM, EDMS implementation, training, and consultancy services.
In June 2021, he was elected to the Board, Friends of Research4Life, a global organization that has worked to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing affordable access to high-quality scientific research. Dr. Oyedokun was recently (July 2021) appointed as an Editorial Board Member of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) Magazine (www.cdomagazine.tech), USA.
11. Outstanding HR Company Of The Year
In 2011, ATF Management Services Ltd. was established. The labour sector’s shortage of workers was the key area of concern. In order to position young graduating students ahead of the competitive employment market by nurturing them and providing them with readily available jobs for them to pursue after their education, we has over the years drawn attention to capturing them young, and on this we have partnered some institutions in Nigeria.
ATF has recognised how client behaviours and workforce engagement have changed in recent years and in the post-covid era as a result of digitalization, automation, data analytics, artificial intelligence (Al), globalisation, and disruptive innovations. As a result, we have introduced a robust infrastructure to maintain our competitiveness while delivering value to both our clients and employees.
These have made us more distinctive in the outsourcing market. We at ATF firmly believe that our workforce and organisational members are our lifeblood. Our employee retention rate has been a phenomenon because we love and safeguard them in the same way that a mother hen guards her chicks from an eagle. As a company, we take satisfaction in always jealously guiding and directing our own.
ATF has expanded into other business sectors, including ATF Finance, ATF Farms, ATF Care, and STF Engineering on the opposite side of the European continent. ATF Properties and WE CARE Ltd. are two more examples. Without our staff, these accomplishments would not have been possible, and the business is extremely fortunate to have them. ATF currently employs approximately 8,000 people in the manufacturing, financial, educational, and mining sectors. As part of strategic efforts in capturing young graduate, a mentorship programme was started by ATF in 2022. Our employees increased by 1500 in the same year 2022. Twenty of the 200 aspiring entrepreneurs that ATF picked and mentored were successful.
They received start-up funding from us, and we are still helping them in nurturing their businesses to ensure their growth. We are ready and focused on sponsorship and investments in a present-day vision that will effectively obtain acceptance, future recognition, and become a global brand. On a final note, ATF offers discrimination-free fair employment and gender free opportunities. In communities where we have found ourselves our pride is working and associating with the locals so as to improve their lots better than we met them. Both as co-workers and employees, we can state with confidence that we value you highly since, without you, there would be no ATF.
We will continue to stand by our commitment to staff and client which is VALUE! Our records of supporting humanity are soaring higher every day and it is no wonder that ATF Management Services Ltd has been recognized and awarded with various prestigious awards in Nigeria and overseas. These recognitions have continued to spur us into greater heights and we would not rest on our oars.
10. Impactful NGO Of The Year
Save A Child Mission is a local based organisation that is focused on the less privileged children. Our mission is to create a safe environment for the total welfare of children with basic needs, protection against violence and abuse, training programs, early mentorship and the opportunity to express themselves in their field of interest.
Our approach is making it a social responsibility to get well-meaning individuals and organisations to share in the obligation of raising, caring for children and supporting their dreams.
We want to rewrite the stories of every child, that was abandoned, for greatness. Over the past 5 years, Save A Child Mission has partnered with over 87non governmental organisations, granted over 36 educational scholarship to children, reached over 58communities, 52projects 12000 beneficiaries and over 75 volunteers. We believe we can impact more lives positively as we join hands together.
9. Young Leader Of The Year
Melody Francis is a Nigerian bom and brought up in the Benin Republic. She is an undergraduate of ESCAE Benin University studying International Relations and Diplomacy. She is also a forerunner of providing solutions for lost causes because she believes in possibilities I for a worthy cause.
She is a Public Speaker and a Teens Coach with a major domain in the field of Personal Development, Leadership, and Business. She helps people experience growth through Personal Development, Leadership, and Business for Global Relevance. She has had opportunities to be featured on a TV Station, at Seminars and International Conferences on different platforms in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Liberia, etc.
She is a passionate volunteer who has actively entered for different organizations with Certificates of honours to her name for services rendered to humanity. She hosted her first seminar and live event at age 16 in Cotonou, Benin Republic while volunteering for the I TRAIN HEROES PROJECT with MOGI.
She has volunteered for other projects and organizations online and offline such as Tedx Bingerville, BPen Network, VIP World, Project Learn the English Benin Republic, etc. She has also served as a Secretary and President in an NGO ORGANISATION in Benin Republic known as HOP Inf 1. She has a record of a couple of training and attended academies that have boosted her capacity.
Some of them include, an SDG advocate certification in MOGI, a Certified Leader and Ambassador in AGLA. She went through PCD, ELI, TAYA, OYSA, GRIC, ILA, TGA, etc. She is a multiple award winner with different recognitions such as Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and Phenomenal Personality in Diaspora in THE Iconic brand Awards. She is a writer and an author of 5 Books. She is the Founder of Solution Impact Global, a platform where people discover their solutions in different spheres of life. She is a voice-over artist, a medium graphics designer, a video editor, and an event compere. She is popularly known as a Container with a Content for the Continent.
8. Outstanding Entrepreneur Of The Year
Soremekun Ayodeji is a cake entrepreneur, with brand name Aybakescakes. He had an early exposure to the world of baking through his mom who persuaded him to learn the craft and skill behind the art and act of baking.
A The journey into entrepreneurship started officially 5 years ago. He is also a cake I content creator and a cake trainer. He has ” helped a number of individuals create top notch cake content and also train bakers to become professionals in the baking industry. Ayodeji has been able to carve a niche within the baking industry by professionalising cake writing, popularly known as calligraphy.
This unique attribute led him to be christened Calligraphy King. He is currently one of the most sought after cake writing instructor in the cake industry, Ayodeji is also a proud author with his maiden cake book: Ayodeji Simplified Cake Book, which was launched January 2019 at the naija bakers exhibition. In the nearest future, Ayodeji and like-minded colleagues hope to birth a digital learning platform for bakers. He also has plans to create platforms for young cake entrepreneurs for building their own unique baking styles.
7. Humanitarian Award Of The Year
Jane Ugwumadu is a Child advocate, a mother on a Mission to revamp the child care support system for the African child and rescuing children who are prone to vulnerability.
Jane believes everyone has a part to play in nation-building and hers revolves around getting others I engaged in exercising their social responsibility. Her passion gave birth to Save A Child Mission which came to her as an inspiration bringing together over 4900 volunteers both offline and online; partnered with over 87 non governmental and granted over 36 educational scholarship to the less privileged
She is the Nigeria Peace Delegate at Sunfo Global Federation. Out of her numerous recognition awards are: Kidpreneur Africa award, Best Female ate support in 2020 from Make Mee Elegant Foundation, Advocate at United Peace Consulting and was recently recognised by the Ooni of Ife for a selfless service to humanity and has undergone training in non-profit management at QE3 consulting, Pennysylvania, USA.
She was recently awarded with the Impact Makers award, the most outstanding Sdg 5 advocate and recognition award from Women of Essence foundation. Jane’s slogan is, “Together we can Protect the Innocence of a Child.”
6. Business Leader Of The Year
AMB. JANET TAYO FAREMI, MD, Ambassador Stores, is an award-winning and highly experienced Chief Executive . Officer with a demonstrated history of running supply chain industries. She is a serial entrepreneur, social media sales . and marketing strategist and a self-determined business I icon prompting to high-end business requirements. Amb. I Janet is a Youth Ambassador with the West Africa I (ECOWAS) Youth Council skilled in Negotiation, ” Marketing Management, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Operations Management. She is the Founder and Chair of “Ambassador Stores” Ilorin, Kwara State capital, Nigeria.
As an accomplished entrepreneur, she is a living testament of inspiration, upliftment and empowerment of women in all endeavours. She is an avid mentor to several young women in business circles, and she regularly speaks at entrepreneurship programs, facilitates lectures or workshops. She features as delegate at panels, conferences and summit events. She was also one of the Business Day speakers at the International Tropics Business Summit and Africa Dollars.
Recently, she was named amongst Forty Under 40 Africa. She has gotten over 20 awards altogether. She recently served as Head Judge at the Royal beauty pageant, and officiates at cooking competitions and talent shows both at local and international levels. She is also the present Nigeria National Coordinator of the AfCFTA Young Entrepreneurs Federation with headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
Ambassador Janet has been recognized and honored with numerous awards, both at local and international levels. She is happily married with 2 wonderful children.
5. AYBAKESCAKES, Consumer Brand Of The Year
Aybakescakes is a cake institute that is passionate about baking, decorating of cakes and training passionate individuals on cake art and its business act. This passion is what was integrated into an entity which is focused on delivery of top-notch cakes to its consumers and training anyone who is interested in knowing more about cake making and its business act.
We provide fluffy cakes with great taste which are not only delicious but also beautiful. Some of our cakes include Lemon, Chocolate, Strawberry, Coconut, Red-Velvet Cake, to mention but a few. Also, due to our vision drive, we have created some few recipes on our own during table research and test.
And moreover, our mission is to be able to be the most sought after in the cake industry and the cake market generally. We desire to build successful business-oriented cake and sugar artists which has begun gradually.
4. Outstanding Entrepreneur Educationist Of The Year Adedeji Michael Ademola
An eminent professional, educationist Adedeji Michael has gained a prominent position in society due to the exemplary work he has done in his career in the education sector. His rise to prominence in such a short span can be attributed to his strong will-power, high calibre, conviction, dedication and leadership quality. He had both his primary and secondary school education in Ibadan, finishing from Baptist Primary School and Baptist Secondary School respectively.
He later moved to Lagos and gained admission into the University of Lagos where he studied Information Technology before proceeding to the United Kingdom where he studied Human Resource Management at the Association of Business Executives, On his return to Nigeria, he bagged a Degree at StayUp Aviation where he studied Travel & Hospitality Management. He has Diploma in Leadership Training in School of Life (RCCG). He is a Certified Microsoft Educator (USA). He was a delegate at the United Nations Agency, IMUN Conference 2022 – International Model United Nation, sponsored by UNDP, WHO & the Australian Embassy.
He was a big player and core contributor Nigerian Schools Cultural Festival in 2008 and 2009 respectively, which was organized by Lagos State Council for Arts & Culture, where he delivered lecture on literacy in literature in the 21st century academics. Adedeji Michael Ademola has attended so many professional courses/seminars & conferences in Nigeria and abroad to expand his horizon and gain more experience in what he enjoys doing. These include, NISCUFEST: Nigerian Schools Cultural Festival in 2008 & 2009 – Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. Association of Business Executives (United Kingdom) – Human Resource Management.
AACE: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education in 2014 – Jacksonville, Florida, United States. EUROMONEY CONFERENCES: The Nigeria Banking and Capital Markets Conference in 2014, Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria. AKWAABA AFRICAN TRAVEL MARKET Nov 2016: Convention Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. NLP (Neuro – Linguistic Programming) SEMINAR – INNOCENTMINDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING, LAGOS – FEB 19TH- 25TH, 2018 International Education Fair 2019 – Sheraton Hotel Ikeja, Lagos. Microsoft Educator Centre (USA) 2001 – Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. Future Leadership Conference, 2021, United Nation Agency IMUN (International Model of the United Nations) Conference 2022.
He established his company, Nerata Media Solution, in 2000 which is a communications company with a dynamic and unequalled approach at delivering value added services, events, planning and generally bringing out the best interactions between organizations, state governments, the federal government, institutions, companies, individuals etc., as well as their target audience and market. Adedeji Michael has made a distinct contribution to modernizing and revitalizing the existing education system that had lost its vigour and become rusted over time.
Boom out of the need to infuse into the existing educational system an outstanding programme that will greatly benefit students in secondary schools of learning came (DSELF) Digital School Education Literature Film from the parent company and Michael is the brain behind this great initiative. The DSELF is an educative, informative and entertaining film show project for secondary schools that do not have the opportunity to watch literature texts that are being thought in their various schools.
His recommended English Literature text movies that are currently in WAEC, NECO & GCE syllabus are being digitally displayed on big screens with multi-dimensional sound effects, creating a general fun-filled atmosphere to learn. Having established presence in over 4,500 secondary schools in the Lagos region and beyond, he has received many awards which include: Most Outstanding Educationist of the Year 2017, Innovative Educationist of the Year 2018, Digital Terrestial Broadcasting Awardee of the Year 2018, Entrepreneur Educationist of the Year 2018, True Hero Educationist of the Year 2018, Best Digital Educationist of the Year 2019, Outstanding Educational Service Provider of the Year 2019, Best Use of Educational Technology Initiative of the Year 2019, Outstanding Educationist of the Year 2019, The Entrepreneur Africa Prize for Education 2019, Most Outstanding Educationist of the Year 2020, Most Inspiring Academia of the Year 2020, Educationist for School Support of the Year 2021, Most Influential Educationist of the Year 2021, Best Creative Digital Educationist of the Year 2021, Youth Prize for Creativity & Innovation in Education 2021.
3. Innovative Educator Of The Year
Amb. Stanley Power (Amazuo Nwadiriora) is an inspiring and vibrant young man. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degrees in Estate I Management and Construction Management, respectively from the prestigious Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria, amongst other capacity building training certificates in development work activities. In 2005- 2006. He began to distinguish himself in development project work activities, both at national, state as well as grassroots levels and in youth communities.
He earned himself the prestigious NYSC Merit Award for Excellence while he served in Niger State, Nigeria, in local communities development work and was granted the sum of N250,000.00 (Two Hundred & Fifty Thousand Naira) by the then Governor, His Excellency, Late Engineer A. A Kure. He became an ardent Youth Advocate on Entrepreneurial Leadership Development and Economic Empowerment, Poverty Alleviation, Good Governance, Transparent Leadership and Fight Against Moral Decadence and HIV/AIDS in Youth Communities. In 2007, through his continued zeal for a life of impact amongst the youths, he founded the Youth Organization For Self-Sustenance in Nigeria Inc., now popularly known as YOS, a vehicle organization which is aimed at motivating the youth mechanism and strategies for eradicating Drug Abuse, Extreme Poverty and Hunger; Achieving Creativity, Self Development and Economic Empowerment. Stanley Power gradually rose as a serial social entrepreneur with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges. He is ambitious and persistent, tackling major issues and offering new ideas for systems-level change. In a world defined by change, success comes from everyone leading. As a social entrepreneur in his area of thematic focus, he defines roadmaps that allow young people to thrive in new environments, providing solutions and demonstrating the how-tos.
In 2008, YOS and the Citizenship & Leadership Training Centre, Abuja (a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports Development) published and publicly presented his first book titled, “the Challenge of Self Sustenance” Advocating For Self-Employment in Nigeria; and is a literary instructional manual to instil the skills and tenets of entrepreneurship amongst young adults in Nigeria. In the same year, Stanley Power became an Alumni of the British Council/World Bank Debate to Action (Community Development Ambassadorial Programme) where for several months, he was tutored in practical classes on MDGs and NEEDS Assessment, Sustainable development initiatives, Relationship Building in Project Management, Project Goals and Objectives Development, Strategies and Activities, Project Sustainability, Human Resource Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Team building, Proposal Writing, Documentation and Reporting, Human & Reproductive Health Rights & Gender Linkages.
Stanley Power organized various developmental projects, including Leadership Responsibility Advocacy Project titled, Standup and Speak-up Against Poverty with Sensitization rallies at Local Government Headquarters of the FCT: Kuje, Bwari and Gwawalada, demanding responsibility responses from their leadership to end poverty through vital policy and skills acquisition projects for women and youths. Stanley Power, President of the Youth Organization for Self-Sustenance in Nigeria Inc., has identified that there is only one skill required for success in life, and that is the Ability to Learn and by the grace of God, he will continue to make happen that opportunity for his target audience.
2. Innovative Educator Of The Year Ayooluwa Oluwatosin Lovelyn (ORNAS)
Ayooluwa, Oluwatosin Lovelyn is a Social Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Author, Compere, Career Consultant/Mentor, Counsellor, Teenspreneur and a Nation Builder. She is a member of Yali Network and a protegee of Fela Durotoye Network and also an Alumna of Leadership Quarters and Mogi business school. Ayooluwa is the CEO /Founder of Omasview Enterprise, an empire where heroes are built one step at a time.
It is actually a social organisation where teenagers are trained and certified to become entrepreneurs and in turn train others. Ayooluwa is the initiator of Career Club where heroes are being trained on public speaking, content and copy writing, Business Grant processes, Business Planning, Digital Marketing.
She is the author of “the Risen Hero”, and the convener of “Success or Failure: the Choice is Yours,” “What Next after School,” “Save a Soul: Suicide is not an Option”, and “Ikoya Youth Empowerment Training”, Value Challenge, Resurgence to mention a few. She seizes every opportunity and turns peoples’ visions and dreams into mind-blowing outcomes. She is an award winner as “International Best Female Entrepreneur” of Year 2020 and LMA Brand Ambassador for the Year 2021. Ayooluwa holds a B.Ed from Tai Solarin University of Education, and is an indigene of Ikoya in Ondo State.
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