Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) Awards unveils nominees list

The organizers of the Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) awards have unveiled the full nominees list of the 2016 edition of the awards. It should be recalled that OYA AWARDS issued out a call for nominations in May, which ended on September 15th.

Of the 20 categories listed, 19 were open for nominations by the public. OYA AWARDS however, reserved the right to arbitrarily nominate candidates for one category (Person of the Year), while also serving as arbiter in the selection of the winner in that category.

For the 19 open categories, thousands of entries were received across the country. As such, a jury was constituted to objectively and rigorously screen the forwarded nominations.  Voting starts immediately via www.oyamag.com.ng/oyaawards2016 and will end on November 10, 2016.

Themed MOVING FORWARD, OYA Awards 2016 is the 2nd edition of the awards. The aim of the awards is not only to create a platform that celebrates the most outstanding young achievers in Nigeria and beyond (under 35 years), but to also support these individuals and many more in more ways than one.

Media Partners for The OYA Awards 2016 include: YNaija, Olorisupergal, Goldmyne TV, The NET NG & THE NET SHOP, Iaspire Radio, Penzaarville Africa, Smiley Events Africa, Olodo Nation, HITZ TV, Media Guide NG, Gossip Nation, ROCKCITY Gist NG, Campus Movers Nigeria, Ono Bello, ELSiEiSY Blog, Vozempire, Lazy Writa.

Here is the final list of shortlisted nominees:

MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Adesua Etomi

O.C Ukeje

I.K Ogbona

Abimbola Craig

Tope Tedela

Linda Ejiofor

Kehinde Bankole

Olumide Oworu

Emmanuel Ikubese

MOST OUTSTANDING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Falz the Bahd Guy

Wizkid

Adekunle Gold

Simi

Kiss Daniel

Patoranking

Mayorkun

Korede Bello

Lil Kesh

Ycee

MOST OUTSTANDING BLOGGER/BLOG OF THE YEAR

Linda Ikeji

Zikoko

Pulse NG

Bella Naija

Eat.Drink.Lagos

Instablog9ja

TechPointNG

YNaija

Tech Cabal

The Naked Convos

MOST OUTSTANDING BRAND OF THE YEAR

BudgIT

We Cyclers

Farafina

Andela

Ebony Life TV

She Leads Africa

54 Artistry

Recyclers

GTB

Pepsi

MOST OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR

EMMA OH MY GOD

CRAZE CLOWN

SLK

AROLE

KENNY BLAQ

EMMANUELLA

JOSH2FUNNY

HUSBAND MATERIAL

AKANM D BOY

USHBEBE

MARAJI

MOST OUTSTANDING CREATIVE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Tomi Adesina

Akintunde Aiki

Ifeoluwa Nihinlola

Christopher Oke

Adedayo Agarau

William Ifeanyi Moore

Adeyara Damilola

Binogun Winifred

Chukwuka Chukwumerije

Ayo Sogunro

MOST OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Damilola Olokesusi (Shuttlers)

Emmanuel Okena (Tracology)

Toyin Towolawi (BMAT de Barber and BMAT Beauty Academy)

Joseph Ukpong (Ceunitonc Farms)

Mazi Ukonu (Recycle Points)

Ebunoluwa Momoh (Lady Fern’s Home)

Gossy Ukanwoke (BAU Research & Development)

Niyi Ologunleko (Prosellers Nigeria Limited)

Ayokunle Yoloye (Yox Studios)

Nnamdi Okoni (The Executives)

MOST OUTSTANDING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Orange Culture)

Omowunmi Owonifari (Mo’fari Couture)

Kanyinsola Onalaja (Onalaja)

Temitayo Ilesanmi (T.I Nathan)

Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Oluwatobi Akintoye (T 16 World of Fashion)

Abimbola Oye-Akinnifesi (Reni Smiths)

Olakunbi Oyelese (April by Kunbi)

Vouwe Omoko (Ovems Fashion)

Akabogu Olushoga (Lines ByChaab)

MOST OUTSTANDING FINE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Haneefah Adam

Daniel Arthur-Baidoo

Okusaga Adeluwa

Segun Adesina

Laolu Sebanjo

Fola David

Osa ‘Osa Seven’ Okunkpolor

Oresegun Olumide

Ojayartworks

Isimi Taiwo

MOST OUTSTANDING JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Osagie Alonge – Pulse Nigeria

Kemi Busari – Nigerian Bulletin

Samuel Ogundipe – Premium Times

Hanah Ojo – The Nation

Fisayo Soyombo – The Cable

Tobore Ovuorie – Premium Times

MOST OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

My Streetz Magazine

Savvy Magazine

Rainbow Magazine

Dynamix Magazine

Tush Magazine

Acada Extra

BlacknBold Magazine

The Bug Magazine

Simple Magazine

MOST OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lolade Koleoso (MI PRO)

Kehinde Afodeso (ATOKE MAKE-UP)

Olatomilola Adenuga (TOMIS COLOUR PAVILION & BEAUTY)

Sobayo Olufunmi (MAKE-UP BY AYABA)

Tiwa Banjoko (TIWA BANJOKO MAKE-OVER)

Omotayo Daniel (SLUSH LASH MAKE-OVER)

Zainab Azeez (ZA MAKE-OVERS)

Precious Sunday (PRETTY DIVA)

Fatima Makeovers

Omakaro Loveth (KAROGLAM MAKE-OVERS)

MOST OUTSTANDING MODEL OF THE YEAR

Mayowa Nicholas

Opeyemi Awoyemi

Uju Marshall

Obennebo Davidson

Olamide Ogundele

Victor Ndigwe

Rufai Adeola

Jennifer Stephnorah

Kelvin Godson

Omoh Momoh

MOST OUTSTANDING MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DJ Coublon

Sele Bobo

Pheelz

Sarz

Tyemmy

Masterkraft

Young John

Jay Pizzle

Gospel on de Beatz

MOST OUTSTANDING NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR

Bimbo & Friends

Bolaji Amoo

Cline Cuba

Saphire Youth Health Development

She Leads Africa

African Student For Liberty – ASFL

Enough is Enough Nigeria

Africa4Her Art Initiative

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN)

Young Volunteers for Environment, Nigeria

MOST OUTSTANDING ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (TV & RADIO)

AkahNnani (TVC)

Ushebebe (Naija FM)

Ehiz (MTV BASE)

EkuEdewor (53 Extra)

OrekaGodis (Urban 96.1)

ZainabBalogun (Ebony Life TV)

VJ Adams (Sound City TV)

Bolanle Olukanni (Moments)

Pam Briggs (Nigezie)

Wale Ozolua (BEAT FM IBADAN)

Chuey Chu (PULSE NG)

Olayemi Ogunwole (TVC)

MOST OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Aham Ibeleme

Lakin Ogunbanwo

Obi Somto

Emmanuel Oyeleke

Tobinnator (TCD Photography)

Jide Odukoya

Fifoluwa Adebakin

Yitschaq Abia

Tope Horpload

Prince Mayson

Bernard Kalu

MOST OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Olorisupergal

Instablog9ja

WhatsupIbadan

Timilehin Bello (Big Timi)

Oshundairo Hafeez

SplufikNigerians

Ambode Observer

Fati Abubakar

The Pamilerin

Penzaarville Africa

MOST OUTSTANDING TECH-START UP OF THE YEAR

BudgIT

Jumia

Konga

Andela

Paga

Jobberman

Okadabooks

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