CMC Appreciates all! In recognition of the immeasurable that CORNEL ENTERTAINMENT CONSULT (CMC) organizers of the much talked about CMC Africa Awards, an award dedicated primarily to celebrate men and women who had excelled in their respective callings.
The event which was held at KINGSCELIA HOTEL in Jibowu area of Lagos attracted leading icons in the Entertainment industry, top media executives, high ranking officials of government and the ever-supportive press. In its fourth year, the CMC Africa Awards remain true to its founding values which not only eschews mediocrity but endeavours to promote the spirit of patriotism and advocates for persistent drive towards perfectionism in all that one does. In his papered speech, Ambassador Cornel Udofia- UN Ambassador for Peace and Convener of one of Lagos biggest shows remarked, ‘It is a statement of fact that no one ever celebrates failure, for it is merely an orphan.
From inception, the CMC Africa Awards sought to pay glowing tributes to individuals who have dedicated their lives in impacting the society in positive manner’. As the previous years, this year’s edition of the CMC Africa Awards themed: GALVANISING NEW FRAMEWORK IN TACKLING SECURITY CHALLENGES was carefully selected in line with ongoing security concerns as experienced in the country.
This calculated precision is to signify that the CMC Africa Awards is not all jamboree but an avenue to call the attention of the world to crucial matters which if untamed could taint the image of the country. It was also a way of speaking truth to power! The awardees which numbered about 27 received their plaques with joy with expression that suggest that there were going to do more.
Amongst the awardees were: Alhaji Lateef Jakande (first civilian governor of Lagos State) who was ably represented by his son was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence; Prince Adebisi Olatilo- a veteran broadcaster and CEO, BISCON TV with the award of Lifetime Meritorious Service Award of Excellence; Keppy Ekpeyoung, ace actor and entrepreneur; Babajide Otitioju as the Most Outstanding Media Personality of the year; Super screen as the Most Consistent Long standing TV station of the year; Planet FM 101.1 as the Most Outstanding and Creative station in South-south region of Nigeria; CP Zubairu Muazu (Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command) ably represented by the PRO of the Lagos State Police command; Mr. Odita Sunday- President, Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) as the Most Outstanding and Creative Media Strategist of the Year 2019; Alhaji Mannir Yari- Deputy Comptroller of Immigration/ Passport Control Officer (PCO), Ikoyi Passport Office as the Most Proactive Immigration Officer of the Year and many others.
The highlight of the event was the launching of the CMC Magazine which received tremendous and generous donations from the launchers. Also, the unveiling of the Ivorian trio- the three wise men who had come from neighboring country- Ivory Coast to be promoted to world audience on the launch pad of the CMC Africa Awards.
The event would not have been complete without nuggets from talented acts as MC Ojemba (comedian par excellence), Don Leo (Musician) and Princess Amaka Okafor for her sonorous rendition of the Nigerian National Anthem. Signed: Babatunde Segun Odubanwo (Head, Media and Publicity- CMC) For: Ambassador Cornel Udofia (Group Head, CMC Group)