Two Citizens of Nigeria, both alumni of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ifeoluwa Oyedele, an engineer, who is the president of the institution’s Alumni Association, and Dr. Dayo Duyile, a former Director of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) will be honored in Almere, The Netherlands, at the prestigious Voice Achievers Award 2023.
It was reported that the award ceremony will be held from September 28 to 29, this year.
Meanwhile , the two Nigerian recipients are among 40 international personalities who have excelled in their various professions and will be honored with awards in their different categories.
Oyedele will be inducted as Patron of the Voice Achievers Award Incorporated, while Duyile will receive an award for attaining a doctor of philosophy degree in Mass Communication at age 82 from the University of Lagos.
This is an annual event of the Voice Magazine, a media organization that publishes hard copy news magazine and online equivalent, which it circulates to over 35 million readers in Europe and Africa.
The event, which is headed by a Nigerian journalist, Pastor Elvis Iruh, is not only celebrating people but also the boundless potential of African culture.
‘The Voice Achievers Award’ is programmed to be a spectacular media and mentoring event. The award is designed to serve to mentor people to aspire for excellence in all facets of human activities. It is a mixture of young and older minds being rewarded on the same platform.
According to reports, the Award is unique because it offers not only recognition of excellence to the winners but also creates an opportunity to meet other professionals and entrepreneurs from other communities in an interactive atmosphere to exchange new ideas.
It recognizes governments, institutions, entrepreneurs as well as charities, social enterprises and those businesses that are making a proven positive social or economic impact on Africans or a particular country in this contest.
Kenya and the United Arab Emirates had been privileged to host the award outside of The Netherlands.