WHO WE ARE
Nigeria Community Excellence Awards is a celebration of excellence within the Nigerian Community in South Africa. It is an annual event of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper. The Newspaper is the only Nigerian Community Newspaper in South Africa and the only Diaspora publication in South Africa using the name of its country as it tittle.

The Nigerian Community Excellence Awards is the only platform that honors outstanding and upstanding Nigerians who excel in their chosen careers within the community. It represents the best of the best in the community. The standards are high and unmatched as it continues to set new benchmarks for excellence, innovation, and vision.

The event is used as a platform to celebrate the Nigerian culture, tradition, heritage, food, music and as well as create a networking platform for people of like-minds to meet and interact. The event now in its fourth (4) edition is geared towards opening up the Nigerian community to South Africans importantly and members of the African community in South Africa in other to encourage friendship. collaborations In all sectors and to encourage partnership in business as well as social cohesion, citizen to citizens interaction, as well as encourage cultural and educational exchange programs as a way of breaking down the xenophobic barriers causing disunity between citizens of Nigeria, South Africa, and other African nations

The event is the biggest, most prestigious, most glamorous and the only major rallying annual event within the community as at now that brings together officials of the Nigerian Government from Nigeria, Nigeria High Commission and Consulate, members of Nigerian community in South Africa, representatives of Nigerian associations and corporate South Africa as well as South African citizens and members of African Diaspora, to interact, celebrate and award excellence as well as savor Nigerian-made entertainment, culture and cuisine.   Read More
 
The event; Nigeria Independence Party and 4th Nigeria Community Excellence Award is a celebration to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, as well as the recognition and award of excellence within the Nigerian community, an appreciation of friendship with members of our host community in South Africa and special recognition of excellence in governance, business people and extra-ordinary Nigerians who have distinguished themselves.

The event now in its fourth (4) edition is geared towards opening up the Nigerian community to South Africans importantly and members of the African community in South Africa in other to encourage friendship, collaborations In all sectors and to encourage partnership in business and tourism. 

Nigeria Independence Party and Community Excellence Award is an initiative created to encourage social cohesion, citizen to citizens interaction, as well as encourage cultural and educational exchange programs as a way of breaking down the xenophobic barriers causing disunity between citizens of Nigeria, South Africa, and other African nations.

The past award nominees and winners are outstanding and reflect the resilient and never say die attitude of an average hardworking Nigerian.

The Award celebrates the best of the best within the Nigerian Community in South Africa. The following is a list of all Nigerian Community Excellence Award nominees and winners. The awards are presented in October during the period of Nigeria Independence anniversary. To view nominees published in a particular year, click the corresponding link below. Read More

The effect and standard of the event have attracted influential and highly placed Nigerians to accept to serve in the capacity of Patrons.

The event Nigeria Community Excellence Awards is the only platform in South Africa that boasts of such individuals as its Patrons. Our Patrons in their advisory capacity have contributed to the success of the event because they are passionate individuals who mean well for Nigeria.

The organizers are experienced individuals with vast experience in event management and the Nigerian community in South Africa. As an organization that is passionate about social cohesion we also have South African citizens as part of the organizing team. Read More

Nigeria Community Excellence Awards is divided into three (3)  categories namely: Community Excellence Awards, Community Special Appreciation Awards, Community Special Recognition Awards.

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS: These set of awards are 8 in total and honors members of the Nigerian Community in South Africa who stands out and are flying the Nigerian flag positively. In this category members of the community nominate individual Nigerians who they know to stand out.

SPECIAL APPRECIATION AWARDS: The Special Appreciation Awards category are 4 in number and are dedicated to South African individuals and organizations. The award is the Nigerian Community’s way of showing appreciation to South Africans and to foster unity so as to encourage social cohesion, citizen to citizens’ interaction, cultural and education integration.  Read More
 
WHY YOU SHOULD BE A SPONSOR

Africa must unite. Importantly for Africa to unite and for its citizens to enjoy the benefits of the unity of Africa Nigeria and South Africa needs to unite not only at governmental levels but also at the level of citizen to citizen relationships that will give birth to partnership in business, education, entertainment, cultural activities, sports, arts, and relationships.

Over the years tensions have built up between citizens of both countries and the government has been trying their utmost best to bridge the gap, but unfortunately, the government can only play its part. Going forward multinational, medium/small scale corporate organizations and positive thinking individuals need to join hands with government agencies to execute powerful projects/events that will bring about social cohesion of the youths and the middle/lower class citizens of both countries.

As a Diaspora community in South Africa, it is important we stretch out our hand of friendship to our host nation South Africa and its citizens. it is important we open up the door to our community and encourage business and other forms of partnership that will be mutually beneficial to citizens of both countries. It is important that we show appreciation to South African citizens who have continued to promote our music, our arts, our culture, our food, our language and our way of life through partnerships and collaborations or who have single-handedly embraced us by honoring and welcoming us into their home.

What other better way is there to achieve these noble objectives than recognizing and appreciating citizens of our host country at one of the most important significant days in the history of Nigeria; Nigeria Independence Gala Dinner and 4th Nigeria Community Excellence Awards South Africa to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence.

We call on government departments and agencies, multi-national and corporate organizations, medium and small scale organizations, as well as compassionate individuals who have been blessed by both countries to support and sponsor our event so as to achieve our plans, aims, and objectives. Together let us build a peaceful society where hard work, creativity, and dedication will be appreciated and celebrated so as to trigger others to aspire to achieve greatness.

We do understand the fact that sponsorship is not charity, but must be a mutually beneficial partnership where all parties involved must benefit. Click to Read More

 
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