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4 Nigerian Youth, Others Honoured at “Queens Young Leader Awards” Event | Queen Elizabeth, David Beckham & More Attend – PHOTOS



The Queen of England on Monday honoured 4 Nigerians at the inaugural Queens Young Leaders Awards event.

Honorees also emerged from Canada, India, Cameroon and South Africa, with three winners each.

According to Vanguard, the awards honour exceptional young people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth. The event was held at Buckingham Palace.

Reports state that “the winners will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK in association with Cambridge University. With this support, award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities to raise awareness and inspire change in areas of education, climate change, gender equality, mental health and disability equality.”
The four Nigerians who were honored are: Isaiah Owolabi, Kelvin Ogholi, Nkechi Azinge and Oladipupo Ajiroba.
Other guests who attended the event include David Beckham, and 12 Years a Slave director, Steve McQueen.
Here are photos from the event:
Nkechi Azinge and David Beckham

Nkechi Azinge and David Beckham

Nkechi Azinge and Steve McQueen

Nkechi Azinge and Steve McQueen

Nkechi Azinge, runs a Sickle Cell Foundation in which the needs of sickle cell patients are catered to.

Here are more photos from the event:
Queens 5 Queens 7 Queens 8 Queens1


Fearne Cotton


David Beckham


Sir Major


Photo Credit: Getty Images/WPA Pool/


  1. @edDREAMZ

    June 23, 2015 at 11:43 am

    God take me out of this country nw, abi nobi my mate i dey see there so…. Congrats to all of them though….

    • Manny

      June 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      But you are in Jupiter nah? isn’t that out enough?

    • Ayana

      June 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm


  2. Disguised

    June 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

    So we have people like Nkechi in our society impacting and giving people life? And we don’t hear about them all you bloggers write about is dash and toke and the rest of them.

    Please more about Nkechi and her foundation. #positiveandbettergistabeg

    • Black Coffee

      June 23, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Gist about Toke gets 250 comments but this Nkechi lady’s work will attract just a fraction of that, 20 tops. They’ll all be nice so no arguments and jokes that you get on juicier stories that keep a blog like this ticking.

    • edafe

      June 23, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      i love u..bloggers are too foolish to talk about great acheivers..they only focus on nude celebs..i love bella naija..keep it up

  3. EllesarisEllendil

    June 23, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Finally a breath of fresh air, not those useless wastes of space that bring disgrace to the Motherland.


  4. Tosin

    June 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    @edDREAMZ , ma wori.

  5. Black Coffee

    June 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    So proud they’re Nigerian.

  6. Uju

    June 23, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Congrats to the young achievers !!
    The gloves have come out I can see…..

  7. Aisha

    June 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Nk is truly an inspiration super proud of her. #knowyourgenotype #letsbreakthesicklecycle

  8. Nike

    June 24, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Congratulations. #TeamNigeria

  9. JULIE

    June 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Congrats Dear

  10. benjamin okodhi

    June 28, 2015 at 6:54 am

    please I have a sickle son. I want you to help me contact Nkechi Azinge for her support. Thanks. This is my contact number- +2348060074665.

  11. bola joseph ajayi

    October 20, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    This is a good initiative for development in our nation and africa generally.

  12. kkboy

    March 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm


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