Last Sunday, 24th August was the 4th Edition of the global Awards Project, Diamond Special Recognition Awards Worldwide, organised by Yetunde Oduwole, the CEO of Bustline Media UK/International. It was the second UK Edition.
The biggest awards project of the year had a massive turn out and was held at the BTN Banqueting Suite Essex, honouring 32 recipients who have raised the bar in their various fields.
The event kicked off with red carpet sessions by Jummy Ariyo of Splendour Events amidst champagne reception and networking. The evening's comperes were the duo of Yetunde Mamayets Oduwole and Victor Oluwole. The key note address was delivered by the representative of Nigeria High Commission UK, the Special Assistant to the High Commissioner, Minister Tajudeen Adeniyi who stressed the need for constant recognition of hard work.
The night was stolen by Kwame Korateng Bespoke, the London based Ghanaian Designer, also a recognition award recipient. He staged a classy Fashion Show that lit up the runway with his Bespoke Suit Ensembles. De Unique also showcased their new season Kaftan dresses. UK based musicians, Lardy D, LaFlexy ( Yinka Ayefele's younger brother) and Tosin Harmony performed.
The awards project has been celebrating unsung achievers and those who have continuously been recognised for their hardwork and perseverance since 2011. The project was taken to Nigeria, where it's first African Edition was held in 2012, and the USA version was held in 2013 at the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington DC.
This year's event was supported by Kato Enterprises UK, the official Drinks Sponsor, Ovation International, City People Media Group, The Trumpet, The Nigeria High Commission UK, Tasty African Restaurants, Ades Cash and Carry, Yem Yom Ventures, the suppliers of Olu Olu products, Ben TV, FB Media UK, Posh and Sparkle Events, Dorlapoh Crystals, TKBesh International, VizeVaya Catering, Marketing Ministers UK, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Dazzlin Daizy Cosmetics, TopTim, VD Cake, Almighty Bake, Flavouz Catering, Single Link Magazine, Nikky Media, Temidayo Photos, AY Daniel and lots more.
Welcome Speech by the founder
Red Carpet Host: Jummy Ariyo
Mayor of Lambeth receiving his award
Minister Shina Alege of Nigeria High Commission receiving his award
Sports Man of the year, Johnathan Akinyemi receiving his award
Miss Krushna of Yem Yom Ventures collecting their Awards of Best Food Supplier
Abiola Dawodu of Scissorhand receiving her award
Abike Ade Charity Foundation
Owners of Posh n Sparkle Events receiving their award
Daizy Fini of Dazzling Daizy receiving her award
Dupe Arowosola of BnS Promotions UK
SoulRich Ents receiving for BabaTee Entertainment
Ruth Ajana of London Wedding Dress Finder and Execs Flats receiving her award
Zimbabwean Designer, Leah African Designs receiving her plaque
Photographer of the year, Nikky Media
Nollywood actress, Lepa Shandy gives out award
Award Recipient, Adebunmi Apanishile of Bunmi West Services
Award recipient, Feyisara The African Entertainer
DJ Of The Year, DJ Shy Shy Shyllon
Receiving for Taofeek Amoo, Best Indigenous Musician
Peter Ozua and Elizabeth Ozua pose with their recognition award plaques
World Famous Designer, Adebayo Jones receives plaque for Weird MC
Kwame Korateng Bespoke
Chair, Central Association Of Nigerians in the UK, Mr Folayan and wife