The much anticipated Excellence Recognition Awards 2018 is eleven days to go.
As usual, fun, fanfare and air of fulfillment would characterize this year’s event to be held at The Balmoral Hall, Oregun, Ikeja, on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
At ERA, it is about recognizing excellence and achievements, and the 2018 edition promises
more pleasure as A-Class personalities have indicated interest to be part of it.
Listed here are the first 45 names on the list of ERA 2018 confirmed awardees. They include Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria; His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State; H.E. Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State; H.E. Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed, Wife of Kwara State governor; H.E. Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Oluranti Adebule, Deputy Governor of Lagos State; Chief (Mrs.) Shade, MD, Eleganza Group; Dr. Muritala Awodun, Vice Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service; Primate Elijah Ayodele (JP); Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, GMD, UBA, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Governor, Kano State; Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader, House of Representatives; Prince Dapo Abiodun, CEO, Heyden Petroleum Ltd; His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (OFR), Governor, Kano State.
Others include; Mr. Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, DG, NTDC; Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly; Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar, Director-General, National Pension Commission; Dr. Daniel Olukoya, General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries; Prof. Blessing Didia, Vice Chancellor, Rivers State University of Science & Technology; Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF); Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Former Governor, Kaduna State; Hon. James Abiodun Faleke; Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, CEO, Cornfield Group; Chief Adewale Adesina, Chairman, Western Quarry Ltd; Iyalode Alaba Lawson, President, NACCMA; Hon. Taiwo Adeoluwa, SSG, Ogun State; Dr. Cosmas Maduka, President, Coscharis Motors; Senator Sheu Sani; Hon. Fateemah Muhammed, Politician/Businesswoman; Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Hon. Commissioner for Waterfront & Infrastructure Development, Lagos; Mr. Kola Adewale, CEO, The Place.
Also on the list are; Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Executive Vice Chairman, Sifax Group; Mr. Ayodele Subair, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service; Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu; His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State; Alhaji Tajudeen Owoyemi, CEO, Radisson Blu Hotel; Senator Theodore Orji; Dr. Frank S. Udemba Jacobs, President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria; Alhaji Garba Kankarfi, Registrar/CEO, APCON; Otunba Segun Adewale, CEO, Aeroland Travels; Alhaji Sheu Ladan, President, ANAN; Alhaji Zubaru Bayi, Executive Director, Administration, Julius Berger Nig. Plc; Engr. John Ayodele; Deputy Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Co. Plc; Mrs. Adedoyin Adesina, CEO, Corona Schools Trust Council; Mr. Wale Ajisebutu, Chairman/CEO, 21st Century Technologies; Captain Hosa Okubor, Chairman, Ocean Marine Solutions Ltd. And several other big names.
Top celebrities from the entertainment industry expected to grace the event with their presence are, OAP Daddy Freeze, Eunice Efole, Ms. Faithia Balogun, Mrs. Foluke Daramola-Salako, Princess Ita Giwa, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, Mr. Kunle Afolayan, Ms. Liz Anjorin, Mr. Fred Amata, Mr. Yemi Shodimu, Chief Jide Kosoko, Ms. Iyabo Ojo, Miss Dayo Amusa, Mrs. Funke Akindele, Ms. Tonto Dike, Mr. Ayo Badmus, Ms. Jaiye Kuti, Ms. Empress Njamah, Mr. Odunlade Adekola, Hon. Desmond Elliot, and many more.
A-list songsters and comedians billed to wow guests this year include but not limited to the usual; Gbenga Adeyinka 1st, 9ice, Jaywon, MC, Ajele, Reminisce, Small Doctor, Seriki, Seyi Law, Oritsefemi, Omo Baba, Myro, Famous Igboro, Kenny Black, Junior Boy, Joel, and more.