THE PLATINUM AWARD

The Recipient of THE PLATINUM AWARD is determined and awarded by the Editorial Board of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper to an Outstanding Nigerian Achiever who have achieved in no small measure and impacted on the Nigerian Community in South Africa and also back home in Nigeria.

The Award is Sponsored by: The Nigerian Voice Newspaper South Africa.

RECIPIENT: Professor Kenneth Okechukwu Ozoemena
NIGERIAN DIPLOMATIC PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Recipient of this category is determined and awarded by the Editorial Board of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper to an Outstanding Nigerian Diplomat in South Africa who have been diligent, hardworking and mean well for Nigeria and Nigerians.

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Recipient of a special recognition award is determined and awarded by the Editorial Board of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper to an Outstanding Nigerian Achiever who is supporting the Nigerian community in South Africa with his profession, time, effort or financially.

RECIPIENT: Dr. Emeka Ugwu 
OUTSTANDING FRIEND OF NIGERIA IN SOUTH AFRICA

This category recognizes a non-Nigerian personality based in either South Africa, Swaziland or Lesotho who have distinguished him/her self in any way that is of immense positive support to Nigerians or Nigeria as a whole.

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes an inspirational young Nigerian business leader aged between 18-40 years who, through their own commitment and passion, has built and operates a successful business; and who demonstrates the outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic direction, and innovative ideas.

This Award was Sponsored by: Mama Money

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NIGERIAN YOUNG TALENT OF THE YEAR

This category recognizes an outstanding young Nigerian aged 3-18 years, who has achieved a great feat in any area of talents- i.e. sports, education, craft, arts, entertainment, etc. or has showcased exceptional academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and a significant contribution to his/her community with his/her exceptional talent.

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OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN FEMALE ACHIEVEMENT

The award celebrates the strength and outstanding achievement of an outstanding Nigerian woman in South Africa in the year under review.

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NIGERIAN COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

This award recognizes an individual who is making a significant contribution and adding values to the individual Nigerians and the Nigerian community in South Africa as a whole through their time, actions, talents, and dedication in their voluntary activities.

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MOST INSPIRING NIGERIAN PERSONALITY

The award honors an outstanding Nigerian person whose personal achievements in any field of endeavor inspire others and projects good image of the Nigerian community in South Africa; whose attitudes and positive approach to life has a direct impact on the social, moral, cultural and spiritual aspects of life of others; and serves as a role model for compassion, dedication, and service.

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OVERALL ACADEMICS EXCELLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA

The award recognizes outstanding achievements in academic studies and/or research at the postgraduate level (Masters and Doctorate) by a Nigerian individual in South Africa.

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MOST OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN STUDENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

The award recognizes outstanding achievements in academic performances of early masters, undergraduate, matric and primary levels by a student of Nigerian origin in South Africa.

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MOST INSPIRING NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION

The award honors a Nigerian Community Association or group whose programs and activities have positively impacted/benefited members of their community and Nigerian community as a whole.

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NIGERIAN BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR IN SOUTH AFRICA

This award recognizes personal achievements by a Nigerian business professional who owns legitimate and duly registered business entity in South Africa; whose business success and ethics contribute to positive image of Nigeria in South Africa and who demonstrates outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction, and innovative ideas, whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming business leaders.

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OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN IN CREATIVE ARTS

The award recognizes the excellent achievements of a Nigerian artist, sculptor, painter, fashion designer, Comedian, illustrator, and photographer.

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BEST NIGERIAN ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORT

This award recognizes Nigerian ambassador in any sporting activity who has achieved success or great feat in the year under review in South Africa.

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BEST NIGERIAN ACHIEVEMENT IN ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTION AND FILM PRODUCTION

This award recognizes promoters and producers of Nigerian music and entertainment, and also in film production.

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OVERALL BEST NIGERIAN MUSIC ARTIST

This category recognizes outstanding achievement of Nigerian musical artiste who has distinguished him/herself through hit song/album, top-flight collaboration, song/album sales and positive impact on individual or community through his/her musical career. This award is open to all types/genres of music.

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BEST NIGERIAN AFRO POP ARTIST

This award is specifically dedicated to Nigerian Afro-Pop artist in South Africa who has achieved measurable success and/or distinguished himself/herself among his/her compatriots in this brand of music.

BEST NIGERIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ARTIST

This category is dedicated to Nigerian musical artists who have achieved measurable success and/or distinguished himself/herself in the Jazz, Highlife and/or Nigerian traditional/indigenous brand of music.

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BEST NIGERIAN DEEJAY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Deejays are one of the biggest Nigerian entertainment exports to South Africa. The awards recognize an innovative, change-maker Dee-jay who have raised the bar higher in the Deejay fraternity.

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