Special Awards Winners
Engr. Abiye H. Membere (Exemplary Corporate Leadership Award, 2014)
Engineer Abiye H. Membere is the former Group Executive Director for Exploration & Production at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Asamoah Gyan (Best Youth Motivator, 2014)
Born on 22 November 1985 in Accra, Ghana, Asamoah Gyan is the third born of his family born to Mr. George Baffour Mensah Gyan, an accountant and the late Madam Cecelia Gyan Baffour Mensah (Nee Cecilia Love Amoako), an educationist.
Engr. Obi Timothy Nwasike (Diaspora Business & Entrepreneur, 2014)
Engr. Obi T. Nwasike is the CEO of Chester Mead & Associates Ltd., a Nigerian engineering design and project management company, delivering design solutions to local and international oil companies in Nigeria, as well as participating in the supply of manpower to clients in the Niger Delta region.
Princess Fifi Ekanem Ejindu (Diaspora Excellence Award, 2014)
Princess Fifi Ekanem Ejindu is a Nigerian Architect, businesswoman and philanthropist. Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, she is the great granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town in Calabar, Nigeria.
NTA (Best African Diaspora TV of the Year, 2014)
The Nigerian Television Authority - also known as NTA - was inaugurated in 1977 and is the government-owned body in charge of television broadcasting in the country.
Prof. Rev. Fr. Philip Ogbonna (Youth Guidance Award, 2014)
Prof. Rev. Fr. Philip Ogbonna is Professor of Philosophy & African Studies at Jordan University College (Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy & Theology) and Prof at Imo State University, Owerri Nigeria.
H.E. Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho (Youth & Empowerment Excellence Award, 2014)
Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho is a Master Mariner. He is the Chairman of Genesis Worldwide Shipping, a major indigenous shipping operator and a National Carrier.
Hon. Peter Osaretin Enorgieru (Diaspora Achievement in Education and Politics Award, 2014)
Hon. Peter Osaretin Enogieru is the commissioner on the Board of Niger delta development Commission representing Edo state. He is also the Proprietor and President of Integrity Schools in Benin-City, Nigeria.
Eileen Posch-Oduro (Diaspora Community Motivator, 2014)
Born in Agogo, Ghana; Eileen Mary Posch-Oduro moved to Hamburg, Germany in January 1980 and has lived there since then.
Roseline Sanni Ajose (Face of Diaspora Nollywood, 2014)
Roseline Sanni Ajose is an international Actress, Movie producer and writer. She relocated from Nigeria to England in 1997 to join her family. She attended St Anne’s Catholic High School where she studied drama for her general school leaving certificate.
Deacon Osagie Orumwense (Diaspora Achievement in Energy Award, 2014)
Deacon Osagie Orumwense is a seasoned drilling / completion and workover professional, with over 26 years experience in land, swamp and offshore operations. He is currently the Senior drilling / Lead Supervisor, on the Sahara Energy Group Land Rig I in Nigeria.