Dr Olushola Adeborode Kolawole is simply and exceptional and outstanding leader.
He studied Economics at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and later proceeded to Heriot Watt University, Scotland, UK where he bagged a Masters Degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Magt. He holds a Ph.D in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Bradford.
He is a member of local and international professional bodies which includes; Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (USA), Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK among others.
Olushola is an award winner both at the state and National level which was bestowed upon him by the then Zamfara state Governor, Alhaji Mamuda Shinkafi, and the Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, (GCOFR), for his selfless service to his fatherland.
He is the founder/CEO of The King’s Palace Schools, Lagos, Nigeria. He is also the founder of OAK Foundation, a charity organisation aimed at supporting indigent students, widows and fatherless in Africa. He is also the Founder/CEO of a UK based company, The New Touch Int. LTD.
Dr. Olushola, is currently a visiting lecturer at Royal Holloway University, London. Also, an Associate lecturer at Buckingham University, London and University of Bradford, UK. He is also a BOT members to several organisations both in Nigeria and abroad.
South Africa’s retired Archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu, has died.
Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s struggle against white minority rule, died on Sunday at the age of 90
“The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
Comrade Barry Ndu Nwaihim is the Chief Executive Officer of AFRIQUE 1 and Coordinator of Rebrand Nigerian Youths in Ghana Organization (RNIGO), an Organization that its sole aim is to continuously project the good image of Nigeria in Ghana. He was at a time the Director of Sports and Social Development of the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), Zone B.
He also served in different capacities in the Student Union Government of the prestigious University of Port Harcourt.During his University days, he won so many Awards for his involvement in youth advocacy, also as a Nigerian representative to the Model African Union Summit 2012,he emerged the Best Delegate among the over 250 participants from different countries that attended the event. He has travelled across all the ten regions of Ghana inspiring and encouraging Nigerian residents in Ghana to remain positive minded and focused even in challenges.
He has attended numerous leadership courses across Africa and this helped him in impacting knowledge to the Nigerian youths and indeed African youths he has come in contact with.His passion for Nigeria is unprecedented, his zeal and desire to see Nigerians respected all over the world is unimaginable.This necessitated the idea to form the REBRAND NIGERIAN YOUTHS IN GHANA ORGANISATION,a group that have severally held events to unite Ghanaian and Nigerian youths while ensuring that Nigerian young people in Ghana remain focused,hard working and positive minded.
He has led the group to organize several events like THE NIGERIAN YOUTH DIASPORA SUMMIT,FESTIVAL OF IDEAS,NIGERIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP SEMINAR ,GHANA-NIGERIA YOUTH SUMMIT which is currently on its 3rd edition and so many other life impacting programmes.
On September 2013,he was elected as the Public Relations Officer of the All Nigerian community in Ghana, an Association that comprises of more than 3 million Nigerians resident in the former Gold Coast.
His earnest wish is to see information about Nigeria being transmitted in positive light and also to work with all positive minded groups and individuals to see a Nigeria well respected in Ghana.Based on his continuous commitment in positively projecting the image of Nigerians especially young people,he was appointed the West African Liaison Officer to the Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Youth and Student matters on July 22nd ,2014.
He graduated from the University Of Port Harcourt with a B.sc in Chemical Engineering.
OUR GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021 IS ERIC REVERENCE
INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC REVERENCE CAN BE FOUND BELOW
Eric Reverence is a UK based Recording Artist, Worship Leader, Evangelist, Multiple award-winning Singer Song writer, Evangelist, Event Organiser and a pioneer of Kingdom works and Networking. He is the Co-founder of The Music and Media Platform Awards (TMMP), UK President of Gospel Industry Network (GIN UK), founder of Spontaneous Worship, founder of Pakistan Project and is a Youth Ambassador in the UK. Eric’s heart and passion is to spread the Gospel and love of God through his music, produce songs for everyone needs, charitable works, create platforms for upcoming artists and musicians, empower and build others especially young people with creative gifts.
Eric’s career started off in 2010 with a first single ‘I Give You My All’ which touched many lives and was aired on national and international Christian radio stations and TV networks including UCB Radio and Wonderful TV. In 2014 he released his EP ‘I Will Carry On’ followed by an international tour in Ghana and Netherlands which was phenomenally successful. In 2017, His rise to success landed him a record label deal with Nine Fruits Record where he released his single ‘I Believe’ and received major recognition including appearing on MOBO Awards article, StepFwd Christian Charts and many international articles. Eric became a Partner and Patron of Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages where he worked with Diana McIntyre-Pike (President/Founder & Community Tourism Consultant) to develop the Christian Tourism Market in the Caribbean.
In 2018, Eric was appointed the Media and Communications director of Great Commission Society (GCS) and now holds the role as Membership Director. In 2019, Eric and his Co-partner hosted one of the biggest events in the UK ‘Gospel Explosion Summit- UK meets USA’ which was very successful and received lots of global exposure. His continued rise to success connected him with Visions TV Online and MHM Magazine as their Strategist Adviser.
In early 2020, Eric organised a successful global charity project called ‘The Believe Song’ which involved over 60 musical artists across the globe and raised funds for countries who were affected heavily by Covid 19. Eric worked with Great Commission Society (GCS), Visions TV Online and South African International Artist and Producer J Ross to complete the project. In May 2020, Eric and his Co-Founders Andrew & Shireen Morrison founded TMMP Awards with the aim to become the biggest Christian award in the UK.
Eric’s continuous rise to success has seen him shared stage with international Christian/Gospel artists and global icons including Hillsong, Tim Hughes and Sonnie Badu. Eric has also completed successful tours in the UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Ghana and Latvia. Eric has just released his latest hit single ‘Miracles’ and currently working on his album which will be completed in 2021 followed by Africa tour (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania) UK tour, Europe Tour, North America and Asia Tour.
Achievements and Honours:
2020 – Winner of International Artist of The Year (Gospel Choice Music Awards)- USA.
2020 – Humanitarian Awards Winner (Prayze Factor Awards)- USA
2020 – Believe Project 2020- Involving 60 musician artists across the globe.
2020 – Nominated for International Artist of The Year, Song of The Year and Contemporary Artist of The Year (Prayze Factor Awards)- USA.
2020 – Nominated for International Artist of The Year, Song of The Year and Contemporary Artist of The Year (Gospel Choice Music Awards 2020)- USA.
2020 – Nominated for International Artist of The Year, Song of The Year and Contemporary Artist of The Year (S & M Gospel Music Awards)- USA.
2019 – Nominated for International artist of The Year (Texas Gospel Music of Excellence)- USA
2019 – Organised Gospel Explosion Summit 2019 UK Meets USA in London, UK.
2018 – Winner of Male Artist of The Year (Gospel Touch Music Awards)- UK.
2018 – Appointed one of the Directors of Great Commission Society (2018).
2017 – Partner and Patron of Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages- Caribbean.
2017 – Nominated for Role Model of The Year (National Diversity Awards)
2016 – Winner of Artist of The Year (BEFFTA Awards)- UK
2015 – Winner of Praise and Worship Leader of The Year (PraiseTek Gospel Music Awards)- UK
2014 – Nominated for New Artist of The Year (African Gospel Music Awards)- UK
2011 – Finalist at Gospel Rock Competition- UK.
2000 – Selected to represent UK at World Methodist Youth Conference- Atlanta Georgia USA
1998 – Won National 5-Aside Football Tournament at Wembley Arena- UK
I have always had a great love for books, which started from a fairly young age. I was four when I learnt to read quite fluently. My dad often reminds me that he’s sure I taught myself because he doesn’t remember ever teaching me. I was reading pretty well from I started nursery.
The love blossomed and bloomed from there onwards and writing is a big part of my life. I’m quite opinionated, I’m very passionate and I don’t always feel it necessary to feel you have to shout to be heard, I’ve learnt that you can shout until you have no air, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will be heard. So I chose to write and give people the chance to listen to me, if they want to.
I started writing at the age of seventeen, though being in the top set for English at Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College definitely helped me set the pace when it comes to writing. Boy did those teachers work us. I remember writing a whole essay the night before it was due, 100 pages exactly… No Joke. I really do thank my teachers for encouraging me to develop, telling me I had potential, thanks to Miss Ibegbuna, Mrs Hayward, my English teachers and Mr Harwood and Mrs Ward, whom were both my History teachers, I think history help a lot and they taught me a hell of a lot.
I have always found that words can evoke so much emotion, can take you on a journey, give you a bird’s eye view into the experience of a character’s life, fictional or fact.
OUR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION LEADER AND MEDIA ICON OF THE YEAR2021 IS MR ARO LEONARD
INFORMATION ABOUT MR LEONARD CAN BE FOUND BELOW
#Development #Communication and #Social #Transformation Expert, #Broadcast Specialist, #Media Trainer, Live #Sound Instructor, #Environmental & #Resources Planner, #Water Resources Manager, Result oriented Team leader –
Aro Leonard, a development communications, social transformation and broadcast expert, was Head of External Relations at BBC Media Action, where I managed a team to place the organisation as the development partner of choice. With one of the richest media contact base and goodwill in Nigeria, I could be your “to-go person” for development media and media relations. I am currently involved in setting up development focused radio and TV stations as well as communications support for various organizations. As part of BBC Media Action’s leadership team, I played focal roles in all business development – proposal, design, implementation and review processes, adding value for money strategies with high prpject success rate. I was responsible for designing and delivering all capacity building activities and I interfaced with donor agencies and development partners on Governance, Health and Resilience projects. Earlier, I produced the award-winning youth reproductive health magazine show “Flava” and the largest HIV Spots campaign in Africa. I was Music Producer on the epic HIV focused TV series “Wetin Dey?” and produced environment and climate change outputs. I previously worked as a producer with Aso Radio and Internews Network, where I designed and produced “Just Jisting” – a ground breaking youth talk show that opened up the air space to engaging discussions on reproductive health issues. In 1999 I founded “Kleverest Scenta” – Nigeria’s foremost media volunteer scheme which has produced achievers in various fields. My online pages have over the years been a source of development information and career guidance. I am also an expert in Environmental and Resources Planning, a music composer, and a sound reinforcement instructor. I use my skills and links to support development causes and transform lives.
I am a Jamaican marketer and brand strategist whose career started as an artist manager and event producer. With an uncanny balance of left and right brain, I leverage my ability to conceptualize, create and communicate, with the ability to organize, coordinate and execute to guarantee great results every time.
I have worked as a brand consultant at different levels across all sectors of the Jamaican Creative Industries – music, theatre, advertising, events, media. From crafting communications plans for the Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths and Jamaica’s Songwriting Icon, Bob Andy to producing radio programmes at the RJRGleaner Group, I have gathered a wealth of experience along her career.
For the last 6 years I have focused most of my energies as an advertising creative director and strategist to transform brands like Grace, Digicel, PNP, JPS, and NCB. As a consultant, I have been instrumental to the strategic launch and growth of several businesses and startups including Muse 360, ICPI, Nanook Enterprises, Rose Cottage Farms and The LAB Ltd.