Maya Awards Africa 2019: Full List Of Nominees

Maya Awards Africa 2019: Full List Of Nominees

MAYA Awards Africa has returned with the seventh edition of its annual award event that celebrates excelling youths across Africa. The nominees for the year 2019 edition have been announced.

According to the Convener of the prestigious award, Ademola Ajibola the award ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Lekki Events Centre, behind Pinnacle Filing Station, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Here are the nominees for the 7th edition of MAYA AWARDS AFRICA.

We have taken this up and built this list from the scratch for 90 days basing our selections on each nominees CREDIBILITY, VISIBILITY and CREATIVITY.

We have tried as much as possible to make this list of 80 CATEGORIES the most inclusive youth awards in Africa.

This list, however, is subject to addition and deduction before voting commences on Thursday, October 10th, 2019.

Kindly note that being on this list doesn’t guarantee winning. Fans vote and the board of jury’s ratification decides.

Any suggestions, complaints, name spellings and all Enquiries should be directed to 080-6673-5583 between NOW AND FRIDAY, 27TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2019.

We won’t take any after the set date. See you at Lekki Event Centre on the 17th of November, 2019.

Thank you.

• BUSINESS CATEGORY

CEO OF THE YEAR, MALE
Ugochukwu Harvey Igboanugo – CEO, Waterstone Property & Construction Ltd
Oden Ewa – MD/CEO, KORPU Construction.
Prince Owolabi Animashaun – CEO, HR Emporiums.
John Enabudoso – CEO, LGD Group
Tochukwu Ajumorah – CEO, Too Furniture Royale
Darrys Ogbonna – CEO, IVD Autos
Olumide Ohunbanjo – Chairman, Triumph Group
Olugbuyi Ogunanike – CEO, Icebox Nigeria

CEO OF THE YEAR, FEMALE
Arinola Adeniyi – CEO, Venivici Spa
Yutee Rone – CEO, YuteeRone
Abimbola Balogun, Co-Founder, Sofresh
Onyi Orji – MIRA SkinCare NG
Naya Egwuatu – Founder/CEO, Bella Regina Luxury.
Lara Cole – CEO, Elanred Store
Adeola Smart – CEO& Promoter, TUVIA Mobile.
Stephanie Kalu-Uche – MD/CEO, Stephanie Nicholas Group
Aisha Ishaku – CEO, Design Tactics Interior & Academy

YOUTUBER 2019
Zubaidah Abdel-Rahman
Xandy Kamel
Zainab Yakasai
Annyta Rajis
Zeelicious Foods
Faari by Sisi Ope
Sisi Yemmie
Tobi Bakre

INTERIOR DESIGN BRAND
Vintage Deluxe Interiors
Tee Trust Interiors
UG Interiors
Midas Interiors
Dara Interiors’ Concept
Forte Imperial Interiors
CEO Interiors
Design Tactics Interiors
Andre Zini

CULINARY SERVICES BRAND
Ladipo “Chef Deee” Ayodeji
Zeelicious Foods by Winifred
Zubaidah Abdel-Rahman
Olowosibi Catering Services
Geneveive Tambari Sira
The Fatgirl Within
Evas Place
Jaystatstee01
Nelson “chefcupid” Michaels
Chef Stone Uber Stigg

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND
Korede Fakorede
LAPHY
Think It
Posh Click
LYPIX
Yemi Ajala
HBPixels
Glitterati
Momodu Media
SC George
HB Pixels

PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND
Trans4maz
Peppertin
Iro Ayo
Rare Magic
Sniper Ajix
Clicks and Tones
Klassik Images
Diamond Media
Emmyshotz
Olere

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
Novo Isioro
Ademola Adeniran
Tolani Alli
Ayo Adeagbo
Micheal Omoboriowo
Adesuwa Iyere
Mayor Otu
Ayodeji Ogunro
Fortuneshotz

VIDEOGRAPHY BRAND
Tunde Findout
Tevi Craig
BOTS Studioz
Edem Victor
Samz Visuals
Emmanuel King

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
Ibadan Pride
Mista Bolu
ThatGuyFaruq
Paul Alasiri
Always Onkeys
Legend Zino
Sir Iretomiwa

BRAND INFLUENCER, DIGITAL
King Pexxie
The Pamilerin
Shewenzi
Cute Kimani
Girlish Lava
Bhadoosky
Dat Guy Kofo
Porsche Classy

CONFECTIONARY BRAND
Deelipcious Cakes
Trendy Cake Affairs
Coat of Indulgence
Empire Cakes World
Amazon Cakes
Lizzies Cakes n Crafts
Cakes by Lonpe
Da Cakes Master
Fifi’s Cake Allure

CREATIVE ART BRAND
Vogue Printz
Duxe Graphics
Chisquo Designs
Smett Graphics
Procare Multimedia
Klux Prints
Yoms Graphics
Hullmark Designs

VISUAL ART BRAND
Mamatee Arts
Kingsley Ayogu
Bright Dike DB7
EboniArts
Geebelz Arts
TessArt Gallery
Fola David
Laredo Arts
Artsassin
Michael Umoudit

BEAUTY THERAPY BRAND
Queenslyt Lippie
Berbie Beauty
Bam Beauty Products
Peri Beauty Store
Bardi Cosmetics
Pop It Cosmetics
Yanga Beauty
The Glowdess
AngelNIKKY

MED SPA BRAND
Posh Glow Spa
Irish Med Spa
Society Glam House
DRil Spa
Hawz of Harbz
Venivici Spa
Sims Spa
Zanzee Spa
B Natural Spa

SKINCARE THERAPY BRAND
House of Phreedah Skincare
Pels International
MIRA SkinCare
Xtianah Skincare
Flakies Skincare
Isi Organic Skincare
PoshGlow Cosmetics
Sufi Cosmetics
Lashi Cosmetics

SKINCARE THERAPY BRAND (N.B.T)
Savvvy Cosmetics
Qwinbee Skincare
Kaffy Skincare
Diamond Luxury Skincare
Amour Cosmetics
Mandr Skincare
Fairy Glam Skincare
Luscious By Lisa
YB Secrets Skincare

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND
Coker Creative
Oaken Events
Events by SI
TrendyBE Events
Highflyers Events
Lavish by Michelle
Strictly Events
No Surprises
IPC Events
Ball Events

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND (N.B.T)
DSF Events
DW Events
Stephy Signature Events
Kaycees Events
NPU Events
B and B Pro Events
Events by BOB
Devera Events
Ideal.Parties

AUTO SHOPPING BRAND
ChatterHauz Global Ltd
Jedams Autos
IVD Autos
Koksie Woskie Autos
Raay 707 Autos
JB Autos
Mill Harbour Autos
Nello Autos
Topside &SSG Autos

C.E.O, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
CM Folorunso – Land Lagos
Wale Ayilara – LandWey
Ololade Abuta – Gracias Property
Bamidele Onalaja – RevolutionPlus
Marian Olando 24 – Milano Properties
Usman Goodness – Naija Realty 24
Aisha Lawal – Cosgrove Africa/Smart Homes

ENTERPRISING YOUTH
Fuhad Oloto – F.Oloto Construction Company / Futol Logistics
Denike Balogun – The Tea Room Lagos / Diamond Ink Luxury Events
Omotoke Oyeledun – Niyots Luxury / Niyots Luxury Lush Hair
Ichechi Okonkwo – Dream Estate Lekki Ltd / Laundry King
Pearl Egbunike – Pearl Luxury Lashes / The Curvy Cave
Adenike – Bottles ‘n’Roses / Radiance Glow
Amarachi Amusi – Ashmushy Empire / Amushy Hair
Olanrewaju Titilola – Bespoke by Lola / Smoked Fish NG
Shade Abimbola – Petmeeyz Closet & Petmeeyz Glam

CEO OF THE YEAR (CLUB/LOUNGE)
Don Ejexx – Founder/CEO, The Black Door Lounge.
Armani – CEO, Buzz Bar
SSG & Topside ­­–Founder/CEO, Club DeRock
ETizzle – Founder, Club MOOD & Club Fun
Chioma – CEO, Brass & Cooper
PrettyMike – The Grind X
CEO, CZars Lounge
Denike Balogun – The Tea Room

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
Randy Preyer – Preyer Foundation Japan
Mariam Onikijipa Belgore – MOB Foundation
Fatima Ajimobi – Let’s Talk Humanity
Selorm Galley Fiawoo – Selly Galley Foundation
Pamilerin Ogunba – Bph Foundation
Adepeju Olukokun – Kokun Foundation
Tricia Ifeanyi – Anyii Ego Foundation
Nimat Siaka – Evergreen Initiatives
Seyi Tinubu – Noella Foundation
Ebele Iyiegbu – The Kiek Foundation.

INNOVATIVE YOUTH
Oladunni Ogunjobi – CEO, Furnishing 4 Less
Ifedayo Apoeso – CEO, Coporate Gaari
Wunmi Oguntula – CEO, Chill City NG
Ademola Ojele – CEO, Brush Scents
Faith Osas – Fish Arena NG
CEO, Khaz Customs
Kuku Moemeke – The Funky Brunch Lagos
Denike Balogun – The Tea Room Lagos
CEO, Kolaq Alagbo
Pamela Arcadia – BD, Ready Set Smile

YOUNG PERSON 2019
Odumewu Debbie – World Record Dance Breaker
Ijeoma Ndukwe – Bubez Foods
Sulaimon Aminu Goro – A Supol of the FRN
Patience Evbagharu (City Youth Councillor of Toronto)
Bello Bala Shagari (President, Nigeria Youth Council of Nigeria)
Nelly Agbogu – NaijaBrandChick
Bolanrinwa Hitch Meshy – American Soldier
Sir Banko – Sony Music West Africa/DMW Executive
Janet Bunor – Airline Transport Pilot

YOUTH IN DIASPORA
Raskola BO (Speaker and Raggae Singer)
Governor of Africa
Abisoye ‘Oyemykke’ Michael
Patience Evbagharu (City Youth Councillor of Toronto)
Williams Uchemba
Larry Ekundayo – World Boxing Champion
Kelechi “KelechiFC” Anyikude

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Israel ‘style bender’ Adesanya – World Boxing Champion
Kamaru Usman – UFC Champion
Divine Oduduru – Olympic Athlete
Quadri Aruna – Table Tennis Player
Randy Preyer – Japan based Nigerian Wrestler
Leon Balogun – Super Eagles/Arsenal Player
Ebi Onome – Super Falcons Player
Adebayo Akinfenwa – Wycombe Wanderers
Isaac Success – Nigerian International Footbller

• ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY

BEST ACTOR 2019
Frederick Leonard
Enyinna Nwigwe
Mawuli Gavor
Lateef Adedimeji
Damilola Ogunsi
Ray Emodi
Walter Anga
Timini Egbuson
Sambasa Nzeribe

BEST ACTRESS 2019
Jemima Osunde
Nancy Isime
Hadiza Aliyu Gabon
Bimbo Ademoye
Bukunmi Oluwashina
Mercy Macjoe
Efia Odo
Maryam Booth
Tana Adelana

MUSIC ACT 2019
Zlatan Ibile
Skiibii
Mayorkun
Skiibii
TENI
Adekunle Gold
Simi
Falz
Kiss Daniel

BREAK OUT ACT, 2019 (MUSIC)
REMA
JoeBOY
T CLASSIC
FIREBOY
Buju
SOFT
Oxlade
Barry Jhay
Diamond Jimma

INDUSTRY’s CYNOSURE, MUSIC
Haekins
KayzMoore
King Bobby
Jiron
Martin Feelz
Raymond Fix
RAYBEKAH
Badboy Timz
Emex

COMEDIAN, ONLINE
Sydney Talker
BrodaShaggi
SirLoba Comedy
The Cute Abiola
Oluwadolarz
Lasisi Elenu
ZFancy
Woli Agba & Dele
MC Lively

COMEDIAN, STAND UP, 2019
KennyBlaq
Pencil
Jacinta Ocansey
Úshbebe
LafUp
HoneyTongue
Mc Acapella
Funnybone

HIT MUSIC PRODUCER 2019
Antras
Dre Sticks
Fresh VDM
Rexxie Pon Da Beat
SperoachBeatz
Kel P
KillerTunes
Young Jonn

LIVE MUSIC BAND 2019
Aristos Band
SB Live Band
Afrosonic Band
Dare Anoda Level
Trinity Band
Awesome Band
Boye Best
The Ultimate Band
Wale Zion Band

DEEJAY
DJ Tgarbs
DJ Smiggle
DJ 4kerty
Dj Flava
DJ Kaywise
DJ IK Bagi
DJ Mjay
DJ Whales

NOLLYWOOD VIEWER’S CHOICE
The Call
Latana
Kasanova
She Is
The Executioner
Nimbe
Adebimpe Omooba
The Reunion
Kesari

MOVIE DIRECTOR
Paul Bogumbe – Majele
James Abinibi – The Call
Titi Jeje – Ise Ori
Eneng Chris – She Is
Seyi Asurf Amuwa – Kasanova
Thomas Odia – The Reunion
Wale Rasaq – The Executioner
Tope Alake – Nimbe
Ibrahim Bakare – Kesari

LISTENER’S CHOICE
This Year – Zlatan
Am I A Yahoo Boy- Naira Marley
Killin’Dem – Burna Boy ft Zlatan
True – Mayorkun ft Kiss Daniel
Jealous – Fireboy DML
EnuGbe – Olamide
Dumebi – Rema
Gbe Body E – Zlatan
Uyo Meyo – Teni
Daz How Stars Do – Skiibii

TV PERSONALITY
Idia Aisien
Kie Kie
Emem Okwoche
Oluwafeyikemi Agbola
Sammy Walsh
Charles Born
Hilda Baci
Serwaa Amihere
Damilola Oni

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY
Xahido Inc
Governor of Africa
Ope Invaders
Ameyaw Debrah
Kolawole Scoop Concepts
Prettymike of Lagos
Alex Ozone
Micheal Jabulani
Remi GoldPlug

RADIO PERSONALITY
Sophie Anidugbe – Cool FM, Kano
Kaylah Oniwo ­– Cool FM Lagos
Emcee RnB – Naija FM Lagos
Jennifer Ibrahim –Rhythm FM Abuja
Miriam Cole – Kiss FM, Abuja
Mmangaka Tumagole – Gabz FM, Botswana
Fay Fay – Soundcity Radio
Romeo Benjul – Rave FM, Osogbo
KayCee – City FM, Lagos
Titus Ejanla – Naija FM, Ibadan

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR
TG Omori
Director K
Salifu AbdulHafiz
Avalon Okpe
Prior Gold Pictures
Unlimited LA
Visionary Pictures
Dammy Twitch

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES
Timini Egbuson – Shuga
Tomiwa Tegbe – My Siblings & I
Jide Awobona – Jenifas Diary
Chimezie Imo – Shuga
Mofe Jebutu – Awon Aladun De
Tobi Makinde – Jenifas Diary
Nonso Bassey – BattleGround

BEST ACTRESS IN TV SERIES
Sharon Jatto – Shuga
Ini Dima Okojie – BattleGround
Ruby Chinanza Akubueze – Shuga
Wendy Ubakanma – Jenifas Diary
Rekiya Yusuf – Flatmates
Seun Osigbesan – The Johnsons

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW BRIDE
Debby Felix Eloghosa
Dorcas Shola Fapson
Jumoke Ajadi
Sophie Alakija
Deborah Anugwa
Cynthia Shalom
Seliat Adebowale
Georgina Ibeh
Debbie Shokoya
Khadijah Ayoade

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW HUNK
Abiodun Adebanjo
Adeyemi Adeyemo
Yinka Salau
Nosa Rex
Somto Cody
Ayo Olaiya
Bryan Emmanuel
Chucks Chyke
Peters Ijagbemi
ABK Joseph Momodu

BREAK-OUT ACT, 2019 (MOVIE)
Oreoluwa Sobowale
Chimezie Imo
Tomiwa Tegbe
Arinola Odubela
Crystal Okoye
Ruby Chinanza Akubueze
Ogbebor Martini
Maryann Eboh
Purfcie Conna
Akeem Adeyemi

SHOW PROMOTER
Lanre Typical
PM Events
Obie the Promoter
Ossy Acheivas Ent.
BillyQue
Alex Ozone
Kogbagidi
Tai the Promoter

ENTERTAINMENT INVESTOR
CEO Energy Records
CEO IDOL Records
CEO Dr. Dolor Entertainment
CEO Blow Nation Records
SKY P Chairman, Fast Life Records
CEO, PMoney Records
CEO, Aleluyah Boyz Ent
CEO, GMG Records

RED CARPET HOST
Adegboyega Jadesola
EnnyBerry
Amanda Dara Afolabi
Angela Value
MO’Sogunle
Black Ogechi
Lilian Patrick

AFRICAN ACT 2019
Harmonize
Patoranking
Burna Boy
Davido
Medikal
Wizkid
Shatta Wale

• BRANDS CATEGORY

YOUTH FRIENDLY QSR BRAND
Pizza Hut
Dominos Pizza
Kentucky Fried Chicken
The Place
Tasty Fried Chicken
Debonairs Pizza
Chicken Republic
Tantalizers

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (NON-ALCOHOLIC)
Pepsi
Fanta
Chivita
Maltina
5Alive Pulpy
Bigi
Coca Cola
Amstel Malta

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (ALCOHOLIC)
Martell
Tiger Beer
Jameson
Budweiser
Hennessy
BEST
Smirnoff Ice
Heineken
Star Lager

YOUTH FRIENDLY BANK
Guaranty Trust Bank
First City Monument Bank
Access Bank
First Bank of Nigeria
Fidelity Bank
Wema Bank
United Bank of Africa

YOUTH ORIENTED ACTIVATION
Aspire by Zenith
Ajegunle to the World
Lynkup with Jameson
Hennesy Artistry
Big Brother Naija
BudX
GTB Food and Drink
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum

• FASHON CATEGORY

MALE FASHION BRAND 2019
Rick Dusi
J Reason
24 Apparel
TLR Couture
LAMAS Clothing
Possible Designer Stitches
JB Agoro
Apex Clothing
DEF Couture
JAHDA

FEMALE FASHION BRAND 2019
Ara Fashion Planet
Hesey Designs
Bella Regina Luxury
YuteeRone
RhonkeFella
ZEE Stitches
Teez Luxury Design
Oeuvre Designs
Tolumi Fashion People

URBAN CLOTHING BRAND
Utibe Lifestyle
StillBroke Clothing
Urban Nativity
Raccoon Apparel
Onpoint Clothings
D.B Clothings
Bciti Clothing
Jeff Urban Clothing

FOOTWEAR BRAND
Bounty Collections
Aristocrats
Threads & Feet
Mow Apparels
Threads & Feet
Kokose Footwear
De Grandeur
Helenz Footwear
YNorth
PerryMCQueen
Itele FootWears

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES BRAND
Tobat Marble
Cee by RIRI
House of Drip
BDKween
Elesho Jewelry
Wow Accesories
Tavin Beads
Mandilax
E4 Luxury
GeeBalo

FASHION BRAND (N. B. T)
Kharis Kreations
Apparel by BOD
Monalisa Stephens
Taricoco RTW
Reo Stitches
Curve Couture
SoftTouch Couture
Young Tailor’s Signature
Nines by Lateefah
Nana Classique

FASHION STYLIST
Tunde WearItAll
KieKie
Sexy Steel
SwankkyJerry
Style Infidel
LaPearl NYC
Orange Culture
Jekwu the Stylist
DeAngelistic Touch

FASHION STYLIST (N. B. T)
Styled by REUS
House of Vesta
Eichie Moses
Shaun Stylist
Styled by Seun
AOC the Stylist
Ify Ogodor
Ceecee Fleek
Ellax Styling

BRAND INFLUENCER (Fashion, Style & Beauty)
Denola Grey
Christiana Kayode
Yomi Phillips
The Rhonkefella
CY 4 Luv
Queen Burlla
Tiana Alfred
Nkechi Blessing
Fanti Gabriel
Seyi Taylor

FASHION-PRENEUR (RETAILER)
FH Luxury
Bags, Footwears & More
Funktionals
House of Phills
Indulgence Fashion
M & S Fashion
Yinx Bottega
Xeinnys Closest
BPH Luxury
Wear It All

FASHION-PRENEUR (DESIGNER)
Veras Couture
MK Designs
Signatures by Adura
Wodi Benuah
Davey Shapes
Crantz Couture
HennyKarz Designs
Ogodor Designs
Jordan Smith
Clean Stitches

ONLINE FASHION STORE
Emjeey Boutique
Kayz Exquisite
Juliet Clothier
Brands Diary
Keisha Wesley Collections
Sterry’s Collections
Excel Clothings
Berbiedoll Thrift Store
Amour Clothings
Kemzy Collections

MOST STYLISH, MALE
Tunde Wear It All
PrettyMike
Yomi Makun
Denola Grey
Shinaayomi Daniel
Sexy Steel
Yomi Phillips
Ikuomola Juwonlo

MOST STYLISH, FEMALE
Selorm Galley Fiawoo
Chioma Ngwolo
Medlin CEO
Adedoyin Creamyaduke
Pamilerin Queen4OneKing
Naya Egwuatu
Oyindamola Olatunde
Linda Isika
Nina Ezelibe

MAKE UP BRAND
Gambini Faces
Crystal Looks
Tints Makeup
OteniAra
LBV Makeovers
Keenah Makeovers
EnnieYAPHA
Ruby Zain Beauty
OMT MakeOvers

MAKE UP BRAND (N. B. T)
Dee Belleza
B Buttons Makeover
Reenmas Makeover
Makeovers by OMOH
RiaGlams
Jemies Glam Studio
Makeup by NET
Ewatomii Makeover

ASOOKE BRAND
Agbeke Alasooke
Shadiat Alasooke
Bolsy Asooke
Bimmmms24
Toke Alasoara
Asooke Place
Jenrewa Asooke
Asooke by DeeRoyal
LandMark Asooke

FABRIC PURVEYOR
Alfatia Fabrics
Morkal Fabrics
Dainty Fabrics
Walex Fabrics
Bunnies Fabrics
My Exotic Wedding
Laviva Fabrics
Ona Fabrics
Mobola Fabrics

FABRIC PURVEYOR (N.B.T)
Niyots Luxury Fabrics
Tomi Fabrics
Hauz of Biba
Fabrics2Match
Arewa Artistry
Fabrics by Tiwabola
Bonike Fabrics

HAIR STYLING BRAND
Hairssence
Ayinke Oge
Hair by Salvador
HarllyMart
Hair by Dayjee
Hair by Sleame
Hairess World
Sean Beauty Place
Marie Ghold

HAIR BRAND
Cassie Hair
Chioma Good Hair
Kukus Hair
Luna Luxury Hair
Adols Hair
Lapos Hair
Mrz B Hairport
Lamis Hair
Creamys Hair

Tasha Collectibles

ADEMOLA ‘MOREKLUE’ AJIBOLA
FOUNDER/CEO MAYA AWARDS AFRICA
324, ADEYEMO AKAPO STREET, OMOLE PHASE 1, LAGOS.
080-MORE-KLUE (080-6673-5583)

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