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On Friday 19th April 2013, the 2nd edition of The Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards (AYE Awards) took place at The Abuja International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The event kicked off with a red carpet session hosted by Rhythm FM Abuja on-air-personality Matilda Duncan. Afterwards, guests were ushered into the hall.

Inside the Abuja International Conference Centre, the event started with a rendition of the Nigerian anthem by Chigul, it was followed by introduction of her and Bovi as hosts.

The welcome address was delivered by Dr Samiah Oyekan-Ahmed (Founder of AYE Awards) while the keynote address was delivered by Abdul Ganiyu Mohammed (Director of SMEs of the Bank of Industry) representing the Managing Director Evelyn Oputu.

A total of 13 awards were given out as well as 3 honorary awards to Charles Igho Sanomi (Taleveras Group), Latifat Balogun (Hatlab) and Nuhu Kwajafa for outstanding entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Winners of the night took to the stage accompanied by family, friends and well wishers to loud cheers and applause.

At the event, the fashion and design nominees displayed their creative pieces, with some using pieces by Vlisco Woodin fabric – the official sponsor of the fashion and design category.

Praiz, Di’ja, Burna Boy and Ice Prince were also present to perform their hit singles. Did you miss the event? Never mind, check out all the photos.

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Winners

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Wanger Ayu (Designers Market Place) – Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Okeke Nicky Jonas (Foretec Investments) – ICT

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Christine Itegbe Ogbeh (The Wedding Guru/Quorum Managers) – Hospitality & Event Management

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Bright Jaja (Redance Africa) – Education

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Ameera Abraham (The Nail Bar) – Beauty

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Mima Angulu (Krump Studios) – Health & Fitness

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Rep. Charles Igho Sanomi (Taleveras Group) – Honorary Award Recipient

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Latifat Balogun (Hatlab) – Honorary Award Recipient

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Zara Indimi (Tulip Foods) – Food & Drink

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Nuhu Fulani Kwajafa (GIPLC) – Honorary Award Recipient

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Halima Gidado-Mijindadi (Brides and Babies) – Specialized Services

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Matilda Duncan – Media & Arts

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Jake Okechukwu (Sickle Cell Aid Foundation) – Philanthropy

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Full List of Winners of the 2nd edition of The Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards
Beauty: Ameera Abraham (The Nail Bar)
Education: Bright Jaja (Redance Africa)
Entertainment: Mohammed Jammal (The White Nigerian)
Fashion Accessories: Nneamaka Nwosisi (Maknisy Collections)
Hospitality & Event Management: Christine Itegbe Ogbeh (Wedding Guru/Quorum Managers)
Media & Arts: Matilda Duncan
Food & Drink: Zara and Amina Indimi (Tulip Foods)
Philanthropy: Jake Okechukwu and Nkechi Azinge (Sickle Cell Aid Foundation)
ICT: Okeke Nicky Jonas (Foretec Investments)
Fashion & Design: Ogwa Iweze and Ofure Adive (Dzyn Couture)
Health & Fitness: Mima Angulu (Krump Studios)
Specialized Services: Halima Gidado-Mijindadi (Brides and Babies)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Wanger Ayu (Designers Market Place)

Nominations for the 2014 edition will run from Sunday 1st to Tuesday 31st December 2013 on www.ayeawards.com

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BellaNaija.com is an official media sponsor of the 2nd edition of The Abuja Young Entrepreneurs Awards

53 Comments

  1. deep

    May 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Abuja crowd looks less raggedy than Lagos but everyone looks like they’re attending a prom in 2009. not inspiring, too safe

    • Naija4life

      May 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      HUSH! For someone whose name is deep that’s a pretty shallow comment. Make up your mind, they’re not raggedy, full stop. What inspiration do u need again?

  2. Hilda

    May 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

    What about the Lagos version,please?

  3. Deedee

    May 1, 2013 at 10:55 am

    My people, always decent and on point

  4. Dearie

    May 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Sadly I’d pick the raggedy over these folks up there. I doubt it was fun.

  5. Zero

    May 1, 2013 at 11:49 am

    First 3 pics — Fab looking damsels…Good designs.

  6. Afrik Lounge Radio

    May 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Di’ja looks nice!!!

    Salute to all the winners…..

  7. Comfort

    May 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I think this is about the best red carpet I have seen lately.
    Keep flying Abuja!
    Such a sophisticated event!
    🙂

  8. Fifi

    May 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    It looks quite scanty

  9. Na Wa

    May 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    No names beneath the pictures to identify who is who?! Is it because no be Lagos that’s why una just pack pictures full the page without helping us through the maze to help us know these outstanding young men and women

  10. nich

    May 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    bella can u pls put the contact of those slim girls on the run way……

  11. Flue

    May 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Abj people are always so toned down and classy!

  12. Wow

    May 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Looks very classy (none of that overdone makeup and weird outfits!). Congrats to the winners.

  13. Dora the explorer

    May 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    abuja pple abuja pple!! all prime n proper no phunk + no swag= BORING
    and that is my town!!!
    Congrats to Jake Okechkwu and Adaora my friends of life!!!

  14. Nneka

    May 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Nawaoo bella Naija no names to identify the winners. E get as e be. If na Lagos crowd, from head. To toe na names #okbye

  15. PAT

    May 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Decent and classy.

  16. Msunderstood

    May 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Classy, I miss Abuja.

  17. Bassi & company

    May 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    So prim and proper is now considered boring? Lord help this generation!!! This is clean and matured. Only complain for me is the green in the venue. Too much and depressing. The guests coloured the event and it was obviously well organized. Attention to details unlike most jagajaga events that rely only on celebs and not on a well rounded event. Kudos.

  18. Sarah Adebayo

    May 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    99% of them with that fake dead women hair! call weave with human hair! Shame.. .they don’t make me proud! I swear to god.

    • Glory

      May 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      So tey u dey swear give god, bcus dey didnt do u proud? Ur case is special…my dear..psycha is ur frend.

  19. onnari

    May 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Definitely different from the Lagos crowd- in a good way 🙂 wasn’t wowed by the runway pieces, I like the peacock dress tho it did lOok ‘prommy’ noticed some ladies with lovely skin tones!
    Ds blue dress makes it look like she’s highlighting a pouch: cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2013-The-Abuja-Young-Entrepreneurs-Awards-April-2013-BellaNaija010.jpg
    thatssewnaija.blogspot.com

  20. x factor

    May 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Sane, Neat, Fresh, Simple,Classy…

    • Aduke

      May 2, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Indeed!

  21. re chad

    May 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is really great
    gistbunk.blogspot.com

  22. Nawa OOO

    May 2, 2013 at 1:20 am

    why are abuja ladies better looking than lagos ladies. i mean if you see lagos girls and their ugly bleached skin. its soo gross. As an indigenous lagoshian, i am beginning to like these Abuja babes. they are WIFE material.

  23. Bidemi

    May 2, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Congrats to Halima Gidado-Mijindadi of Brides-N-Babies

  24. Aduke

    May 2, 2013 at 5:55 am

    I Luv this!! Decent crowd filled with sooo many beautiful people who are well and appropriately dressed!…Just beautiful!!
    1.Luvvv!! :::::::::::::>>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2013-The-Abuja-Young-Entrepreneurs-Awards-April-2013-BellaNaija079.jpg
    2.Ameera is beautiful! :::::::::::>>http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2013-The-Abuja-Young-Entrepreneurs-Awards-April-2013-BellaNaija054.jpg

    BIG CONGRATS to all the winners!!

  25. Fashionbabe

    May 2, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Way to go!

  26. ci

    May 2, 2013 at 7:15 am

    yes BN where are the names underneath the pics at least for the guest who took home awards. also this is by far the best Red Carpet event on BN even the photographer did a great job

  27. HRS

    May 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Keep your mind on the reason for this gathering people!!! These are Young Entrepreneurs being awarded for their outstanding entrepreneurship, y’all condemning their dress sense and saying “They’re looking raggedy”, you got a job or a business u running by yourself? No? Then sit ur behind down and think of upgrading yourself!

    That being said…. Congratulations to all the winners, y’all doing the nation proud, building your own dreams! 🙂

  28. Hurperyermie

    May 2, 2013 at 8:16 am

    this is so simple and classy not like lagos invents mostly crowdy, tacky and too tight kip the flag flying guys

  29. Photojhenie

    May 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Photojhenie and throne took d photos , thnks for the comments on the photos, we appreciate.

  30. Omo1

    May 2, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Beautiful people, classy event!!… Haven’t seen such glamorous and DECENTLY dressed people in a long while.

    • Naija4life

      May 2, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      You can say that AGAIN! What a breath of fresh air!

  31. 4lah

    May 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

    who is the babe in the peacock dress?

    • bumy

      May 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      her name is Di’Ja a fabulous musician, shes been featured on Bella Naija b4 so im sure if you search for her in the archives you’ll get something

  32. Amaka

    May 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    A modest crowd, I like it! Well done BN for covering something realistic!

  33. burkee r

    May 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    please can we have the names of the award recipients and the categories?

  34. chiamz

    May 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    fab event…esp dat dey’r well dress of course dey shd, dey’r entrepeneurs. Plus, Congrats to madam hatlab @hatlab icecrm wuse zone 5; and kolasax @ur performance. am proud of ya! always repping

  35. Chiomski

    May 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    “The girl in the peacock dress” must be a princess. I just wanna carry her and rock her to sleep!

  36. mimzzzzzzzzzz

    May 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    congrats @wanger, but u shld start thinking of more innovative ways to make DMP as exciting as it used to be in the past, cos its getting crowded, there are now too many vendors, and most of them make little or no sales @DMP anymore.

  37. shaun

    May 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    proud of Halima Gidado-Minjidadi. way to go girl. doing AFCS proud as always.

  38. thatTHRONEguy

    May 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Photo credit; @photojhenie and @thatTHRONEguy

  39. Naija4life

    May 2, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    FINALLY! An event that shows classy and matured dressing. No nasty cleavages and raggedy legs. Just beautiful adults strutting their beautiful faces and figures…well done Abuja!

  40. Passerby

    May 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    ‘body revealing is trashy, body covering is classy’!!!

    • Aduke

      May 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      GBAM!

  41. Leah

    May 2, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    A lot of Beautifull people.

  42. OmoMakun

    May 2, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Abuja folks dress more conservative than our Las gidi folks….I like!

  43. omo-eko!

    May 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    LOOOOOOOOOL! ABUJA PEEPS YOU GUYS SHOULD CHILL ABEG! NO EVENT LIKE A LAGOS EVENT ABEG! U GUYS WILL NEVER GET TO WHERE WE ARE! HAVE U GUYS NOTICED THAT ITS ONLY THE ABUJA PEEPS THAT COME HERE TO PUT DOWN LAGOS PPLE? PPLE IN LAGOS DONT EVEN KNOW U GUYS EXIST! GIVE IT A BREAK SHEEEESH! SO MUCH INFERIORITY COMPLEX! RAGGEDY ASS BUNCH!

  44. Sharon

    May 3, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Who is the babe in the yellow beaded dress! I love her look

  45. Chioma

    May 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Tonye Garrick!!! Is that you?

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