The Air Peace Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Allen Onyema, Oba Dr Moshood Olalekan-Balogun, Olubadan of Ibadan and others have been nominated for the prestigious Afro Awards 2023 for their humanitarian services.
According to reports, the Annual Afro Awards is a. non-profit event that honors outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions across various fields, with the aim of establishing a unique Afro-centric excellence award.
This was made known in a statement issued on Monday by Mr Taiwo Oduala, Founder and Executive Producer of `The Afro Awards’.
Odua said that Onyema and Olalekan-Balogun are among numerous Africans and Americans to be honored at the Afro Award 2023 billed for Sept. 16 in Los Angeles, California.
Oduala, who is a Film Director, based in the U.S., said, “the awardees are among Africans and Americans, who have not only distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavors, but have touched lives and transformed economies of nations.”
“People like Ifechukwu-Onyema of Air Peace Airline, have made an impact in the lives of many with his free evacuation philosophy just as the Olubadan of Ibadan, who have distinguished himself as Royal Father.
“Nigeria, as a nation, has produced men and women of high degree of patriotism and impact, both in and outside the country.
“Also, there is Monica Swaida, known as Monicazation, a Nigerian/American singer, actress, movie producer and CEO of an insurance company,’’ he added.
According to him, Air Peace Airline has painstakingly evacuated Nigerians from South Africa during the Xenophobia, Sudan and China besides Indians and Chinese evacuated from Nigeria back to their countries.
He explained that the main focus of the award was to demonstrate Afro Awards’ recognition and support to people, who have shown exceptional humanitarian excellence in various fields and endeavors.