For the first time since it’s launch in 2008, the Podium Recognition Awards, now in it’s 5th edition will hold in London, England. The award ceremony that was initiated to honour individuals who have excelled in their various fields of endeavour by the CEO of Podium International, Titi Aboyade Cole, will hold on August 27, 2016 (Bank Holiday Saturday) at Best Western Hotel, Hendon way, London.
Speaking on the 2015 award, the founder, Titi Aboyade Cole said “we are glad to be back, bigger and better. This time, the ceremony will hold in London. The concept of Podium Recognition Awards has been expanded and its going to be amazing package this year. This is the first time we are going to be having awardees and guests comīng to London. The award categories have become more interesting and they have become more competitive”.
“The wives of the Governors of Ogun and Oyo States are to be honoured with Special Awards at the event in London. Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, a stainch female politician and Commissioner for Women Affairs in Ondo State, Mrs Olasinmi Odunmbaku will be honoured too. Selected winners in different sectors including law, medicne, entertainment and business will also receive honours at this year’s edition”.
“Our first Podium Ambassador will be unveiled this year, and we are picking a new Youth Ambassador.There are a whole lot more side attractions that will make the day a great one, because the event equally marks the 10th anniversary of Podium International”.
Speaking further, Aboyade-Cole stated that the first ever BOAC Posthumous Awards will be presented to the families of three late winners who did well for Nigerian Music; Dr Sikiru Ayinde Barrister,OJB Jezreel and Goldie Harvey at this year’s edition.
“It is going to be a wonderful evening, as we have the very best for all guests to have a swell time.One of Nigeria’s finest comedians and compere, Gbenga Adeyinka De 1st will be the host and he will be joined by London-based Daizy Ajisefini. Our regular sponsors, Brila Energy, Settle Systems, Etal Hotels and Phoenix 17 Properties are also on board this year and we are backed by a conglomerate of media partners from Nigeria and the UK”, she added.