United Nation’s Goodwill Ambassador and Nollywood diva, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was presented with an Award of Excellence by the Organization of African Female Entrepreneurs (O.A.F.E) for her exceptional achievements in Entertainment and, her commitment to the less privileged. The event was held on Sunday July 12TH 2009, in Washington D.C.
In her welcome address, Patron of the Organization, Dr.Stella Agogbuo identified Omotola Jalade – Ekeinde as an
epitome of emulation for young African women in the Diaspora and in Africa. Dr.Agogbuo noted that Omotola’s works portray a good example of an African Female Entrepreneur.
The wife of the Liberian Ambassador, Her Excellency, Dr.Dawn Cooper Barnes commended the founder of the Organization, Ms. Joy Onyeukwu on her brilliant initiative. Dr Barnes promised her support to the Organization, stating that she was particularly interested in projects that encouraged upcoming African females.
The sultry actress and mother of four children Omotola Jalade – Ekeinde received the Award with humility and promised to keep making positive efforts to better the lives of the less privileged.
Dignitaries at the Awards ceremony included, Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E Nathaniel Milton
Barnes, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and staff of The World Bank. Representatives from the Nollywood Film industry in attendance were, Mr.Kenneth Onuoma, (CEO) African Movie Warehouse and, Mr. John Ikem Uche, (President) Guild of African Movie Producers in the United States. Other special guests in attendance included, Reverend Dr. Mrs. A Elomobor (Deputy Overseer) The New Generation Gospel Ministry International, Dr.Ackorlie Nyatepecoo and Mr .Reginald Word.
The Awards ceremony will be an annual event to recognize African Female Entrepreneurs in all areas of life;
Entertainment, Media, Academia, Business and Health.
By Alonge Michael for http://www.nigeriafilms.com