The “60 Most Influential Brand and People in 2019”, an awards event organised by online medium, Ibadan Media, is set for its third edition.
Chairman of Ibadan Media, Olanrewaju Ola, unveiled the plans for the event to newsmen at the weekend.
He said the journey began in 2017, when the medium started an initiative to appreciate a selected group of people “who have been trying on their own to make things happen in the city of Ibadan and also those who have been supportive in one way or the other and some change angels behind the new city of Ibadan”.
“We presented a special photo gallery of the 50 most influential youths in the city of Ibadan in December 2017,” he said.
Ola disclosed that based on criticisms and comments of people, his organisation improved on the list in the 2018 edition by releasing another special photo gallery of the 60 influential personalities in the city of Ibadan with an awards presentation. Present at the event were notable personalities like Nollywood superstar, Lateef Adedimej; Nollywood luminary, Mrs. Titi Jeje popularly known as Jaiye Kuti; comedian, Segun Ogundipe popularly known as Lafup; Rotimi Martins a.k.a Alariwo of Africa; popular gospel artist, Babatunmise among others.
For the 2019 edition, Ola says organisers “have taken another step further by introducing another awards plaque about the city of Ibadan.” He noted that names of company and brands’ are being compiled from which 60 will be selected by a team of professionals.
According to him, awards recipients will come from various sectors in the city: music and entertainment, politics, business and entrepreneurs’, sports, journalists and media, influencers’ and contributors to the growth of the city, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and several others. He said the awards ceremony will hold on December 15, 2019.
Ola urged members of the public to nominate people from various sectors by sending the nominee’s name and how he or she has influenced Ibadan, to the selection committee through: email address, email@example.com or WhatsApp number: +2347061935123 or on Instagram @ibadanMIP.
While calling on companies to help the event with sponsorships, the media boss also revealed that the December event will include a fashion show and urged practitioners in the fashion industry to register for the fashion show on the event day.