OBJ, Onyeka Onwenu, others receive True Nigerian Award


Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, late Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Dr Samuel Ortom, Alhaji Tanko Almakura and Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai last Friday were among recipientsof the maiden edition of The True Nigerian Award and Hall of Fame. Others are Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Mike Adenuga, Senator Ben Murray Bruce and Onyeka Onwenu.

The award which was founded by torch-light spotting musician Zaaki Azzay held on October 31, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The singer turned TV host who was inducted into the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) Celebrity Marshal Unit on Friday, November 10th, was able to pull the movers and shakers in the society.

The award is aimed at celebrating Nigerians who are role models worthy to be emulated according to its organiser, Zaaki.

Several royal fathers and dignitaries who graced the occasion included HRH Emir of Lafia-Dr Alh Isa Mutaspha Agwai 1, HRH Emir of Keffi, Dr (Alh) Shehu Chindo Yamusa 111, HRH Sarkin Kwandare Alh Abdun Kura, Hajia Hadiza Hazdokas, Chana, Joshua Lidani, Saminu Turaki, Mrs Hembadoon Zaaki Azzay and others.

Onyeka Owenu who thrilled the guests with her evergreen hit song ‘One Love’ also received the True Nigerian Award.

“This award is particularly special to me because of what it stands for and the faith that I have in Zaaki Azzay,” she said, showing appreciation.


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