Independent Nigerian media outfit DAAR Communications is set to present its third DAAR Awards this month.
The aim of the event is to recognise notable Nigerians who have pioneered excellence in their various industries during 2018. The presentation will take place on January 19 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The selection process has looked at exceptional performances across various sectors such as business, politics, media, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle.
Raymond Dokpesi Jr, chairman of DAAR Communications, said: “DAAR Awards is an event to commemorate those individuals in society who have made it their life’s work to be exemplary. It celebrates the individuals who ought to be celebrated by the work they have done, the positive influence they have imparted, their drive to be symbols of excellence as Nigerians and the lives they have touched in the process.
“It is one of the key roles of the media to maintain an upwardly progressive society, to create sustainability by applauding the architects of growth at all levels.”
Notable brands and personalities that made the nomination list include GT Bank, Access Bank, Coca-Cola, Peak-Milk, Indomie, Guinness, presidential aspirant Oby Ezekwesili, Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari and music icons Wizkid, Burnaboy, 2Baba, Davido.
Also shortlisted were sport icons Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi, business moguls Mike Adenuga, Sanni Dangote, Mo Abudu and Ibukun Awosika, and online platforms BellaNaija, Linda Ikeji and Kraks TV.
The awards will be a broadcast live on AIT although the channels have not yet been confirmed