Nominate a young person making impact for The Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) Awards 2016.

Organizers of The Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) AWARDS have released the portal for nominations into various categories of the awards events set to hold in November, 2016.

The Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) Awards is a platform for celebrating Young Nigerian Achievers in various fields of endeavors particularly areas of social and artistic interests. The OYA awards offers a unique and insightful perspective on young Nigerian achievers and creative talents (entrepreneurs, artistes etc.) and provides inspirational discernment for aspiring and upcoming young ones

The OYA AWARDS offers young Nigerians the opportunity to experience, review and celebrate the lives, stories and work ethics of successful Young Nigerians while exchanging information, ideas, opportunities and solutions to important issues of concern to their demography and the Nation. It offers individual participants, nominees and the youth public, an opportunity to expand personal and business networks, and thus obtain keen awareness of requisite ingredients for success in different industries through acquisition and improved skills and knowledge.

The maiden edition of The  OYA AWARDS which  held in July 2015  in Ile-Ife, Osun State received rave acclaim and inspired a nationwide approach to celebrating the important things to young people and what they aspire to.  At the 2015 edition of the awards distinguished individuals and renowned personalities were also honoured. They include: Yoruba actor, Muyideen Oladapo (Lala), Chude Jideonwo, Debola Williams of Red Media; CEO Glory Suites, Mr Tomi Orioke and Tribe Nation CEO, Anita Edwardo for their contributions towards inspiring, motivating and empowering the younger generation and also serving as a role model to thousands of youth across the country.

Upon the opening of the nomination portal on Sunday, May 1, members of the public can log on to http://tinyurl.com/oya-awar ds2016  to nominate individuals who have been outstanding and resilient in their creative, innovative and problem-solving contributions to Nigeria.

The nomination categories include:

Outstanding Young Achiever – Acting
Outstanding Young Achiever – Musical Artiste
Outstanding Young Achiever – Tech Start-up
Outstanding Young Achiever – Blogger
Outstanding Young Achiever – Corporate Brand
Outstanding Young Achiever – Comedian
Outstanding Young Achiever – Creative Writer
Outstanding Young Achiever – Entrepreneur
Outstanding Young Achiever – Journalist
Outstanding Young Achiever – Fashion Designer
Outstanding Young Achiever – Make-up Artiste
Outstanding Young Achiever – Music Producer
Outstanding Young Achiever – Media Personality
Outstanding Young Achiever – OAP
Outstanding Young Achiever – Magazine
Outstanding Young Achiever – Photographer
Outstanding Young Achiever – Fine Artist
Outstanding Young Achiever – Non-Profit Organization
Outstanding Young Achiever – Social Media Personality

OYA PERSON OF THE YEAR ( this category will be decided by the editorial team of OYA MAGAZINE)

Nominations are open to entrepreneurs and innovators under the age of 30 and will be coming to an end on September 15 after which successful candidates will go through a voting process in the build up to the main event in November.

The Creative Director of OYA MAGAZINE, (organizers of The OYA AWARDS) Emmanuel Olabode thereby encourages members of the public to seize the opportunity to come together to give due recognition to the young and inspiring people who impact the nation positively with their creativity and problem-solving innovations.

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