The maiden edition of the Igbo Excellence Awards scheduled to hold on February 1, 2014 will be holding on a new date.
The decision to move the date was reached in December on the recommendation of the IEA creative team and the newly constituted board of trustees, according to the organizers of the event, Tobems Media Limited.
The Principal Consultant, Mr Obembe said “We have been in correspondence with a number of Igbo interest groups whose desires to be part of the event are being threatened by the closeness of the date.
“We have particularly been compelled by the appeals of some Ndi Igbo groups and youth icons in the diaspora to give more time to accommodate their involvement in the awards.”
Obembe, while sharing the journey so far, also expressed joy in the interest that the Igbo Excellence Awards has generated since its media launch on the internet on December 3, 2013.
“We feel so encouraged. We set out to get the word out about a dream we birthed and suddenly it has become something the whole of the Igbo nation wants to nurture to maturity. “
The IEA team sees the new development as an opportunity to make even better the event whose now popular #IgboExcellenceAwards trended on its launch day on Twitter; “All thanks to the support from our friends in the media” according to the team.
Obembe added that “when you are trying to make history, you cannot afford to be in a hurry. We are happy to embrace these many offers of partnership and support. We hope that many corporate organisations would also take advantage of this massive opportunity to reach their targets.”
Asides the new activities that IEA 2014 would be introducing to accommodate its prospective partners and corporate sponsors currently in discussions, all already communicated information about the event, like venue and content, remain the same.
The new date would be announced as soon as it is decided.