IN its second edition, the Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Award is fast gaining grounds with more and more music heavyweights lining up to grace the occasion. Serenaded by the breathtaking musical performances from the Oleku crooner Ice Prince and the artistic delivery from Burna Boy, Praiz and Di’az, the audience at the 2013 edition of the AYE awards was held spellbound. Bovi and Chigul had the audience in tears with their awesome performances as the anchors of the show.
Held at the International Conference Center Abuja, It was a one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered by so many, for many reasons; the musical performances, the awards and the networking among the upwardly mobile.
The audience was duly welcome in an address by the founder of the award, Dr Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed while the key note speech was delivered by the Director of SMEs, Bank of Industry Mr. Abdul Ganiyu Mohammed standing in for Managing Director of Bank of Industry (BOI), Mrs. Evelyn Oputu.
In a harmonious environment and a humorous atmosphere, the winners of the diverse categories were presented their awards. Awards were given out in a total of 13 categories with 3 honorary awards also given out to Mr. Nuhu Kwajafa (Philanthropy), Mr. Charles Igho Sanomi (Outstanding entrepreneurship, male) and Mrs. Latifat Balogun (outstanding entrepreneurship, female).