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 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: