The 7th Edition of Prime Excellence Recognition Awards (PERA) may have come and gone, but it is an absolute fact that the memory will always linger on in the minds of guests who stormed the Osun Hall of the prestigious Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja for the event. For those who were privileged to be at the venue on Sunday the 21st of November 2021, it was masterpiece as top rated dignitaries, celebrities cutting across all walks of life showed up in spite of their tight schedules.
Talking about global excellence awards, Prime Events Recognition Award, PERA is ranked high, flying at the upper echelon of the notable awards around the World. The consistency of this annual event has made it gained more popularity across various industries hence, lots of veterans in different professions and callings have been honoured.
The effects have transcended into glorious moments in the lives of many actors, actresses, business men and women and reputable personalities in Nigeria and abroad.
There are also people from diaspora who are doing very well in their chosen fields that have bagged these awards in different categories.
The seventh edition came to us as a shock when TabithaNewLifeFoundation was listed among the chosen ones this time around. We made the list. Our activities as we go about spreading smiles caught someone’s attention and nominated us in the category of Performing NGOs.
So, TabithaNewLifeFoundation was awarded as “The Most Outstanding NGO Of The Year”
It dawned on us that the little but constant efforts pulled together to empower the vulnerable widows and widowers count.
Tabithanewlifefoundation is a full-fledged registered non governmental organization with a focus on ameliorating suffering amongst widows and widowers. In her monthly empowerment scheme of over two years, TabithaNewLifeFoundation has empowered widows and widowers in their hundreds thereby, making the NGO a sought after household foundation. The beneficiaries are happy for this rare privilege gained from the foundation. This vision is primarily supported by like minds and donors in form of divine partners and helpers to spread smiles on the faces of the vulnerable.
The work is essentially to set up trade for the widows and widowers who can not fend for themselves after the departure of their loved ones or breadwinners, in their chosen businesses in our little way, with meagre resources contributed by some dedicated partners earlier mentioned above. Lots of widows and widowers have benefitted and established in one form or the other thereby generating daily or periodic income to cater for their needs.
With this award, we are poised to do more, go higher and deeper to touch those in this category yet to get help. From time we have received encouragements from the beneficiaries because we see them thrive and shaping up to fit whatever life is throwing at them.
We were not alone in the honours roll as couple of great men and women who had at one time or the other made Nigeria a place to be, talking about The Onirisa of Ile Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Iyalaje Oodua Worldwide, Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade the Grand Matron of Prime Events International Media Group and its Patron Sunday Soyinka the Chief Executive Officer of Soyinmacs Investment Limited, Erudite scholar and Dean of Student Affairs Augustine University, Ilara-Epe Prof. Adesola Ajayi, amongst others.
The highly celebrated and reverred Nigerian personalities were ably led by the ever indefatigable Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who was spiritually present, always relentless.
Veritable personalities who were also present at the event are Hon. Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo the Commissioner for Women Affairs Osun State, Hon. Rasaq Ibrahim Olalekan, Chairman Coker-Aguda LCDA, Prince Leke Ogunbowale of Newmap Realtors, Hon. Mrs. Mary Oluwabukola Adekugbe and her amiable Prince Jones Olusola Adekugbe, Chief. Mrs. Ehinor Otaigbe-Amedu, Chief Mrs. Iyabosola Ninalowo, Mrs. Grace Ogunseye, Mrs. Adunke Olatunji of Tabitha New-Life Foundation, Chief Mrs. Bolupe Aramide of Boladan Commercials, Martha Ene Ochigbo-Ogbu of MEO-Anthra Global Concepts, Abiodun Idayat Awe of Vajah Global International, Ace juju act Wale Thompson, Jennifer Eric-Ugwoke CEO EricGenny Ventures, Titilayomi Akinwale, Chief Sunday Chukwu of Solochus Group and Pastor Israel Adeyemo of CAC Ifako Zone who led the opening prayer,
Others are Hon. Mojisola Meranda member Lagos State House of Assembly, Dr. Kayode Salako and Friday Ndubuisi Robert of Dominion Events, Head of Communications of Access Bank Abdul Imoyo, Mrs. Abimbola Oseni of Kimkab Global Resources, Bosue Fuji Crooner Dr. Adewale Ayuba, Veteran Nollywood Stars like Chief Jinadu, Chief Kanran and Madam Awero, Princess Kehinde Orimoloye from Canada, Mrs. Nicky iginla Founder Caring and Sharing Foundation Rochdale UK, US Radio personality Adejoke Philips, King Olalekan Ogunremi of King Ogunremi Foundation UK, Sheriff Ademola Ayanleke of 18A Nigeria Limited, Ayomikun Adebayo-Oyetoro the CEO of Fab Realty and Tourism, Alluring Herbal boss Ayopeju Komolafe, Princess Adenike Akindele-Eleku of Kebeth Dali Spa and Wellness amongst others.
The event was made even more graceful by the performances of our Master Comperes Olayinka Ibikunle and Prince McDonald who displeyed absolute levels of maturity and creativity in handling the event. In addition to their sterling performances of ace Juju musician Wale Thompson and the Event’s official DJ for the day. Sumptuous foods were made availeble by Shilet Catering Services who also doubles as the official caterer of Iyalaje Toyin Kolade and some other notable personalities.
We can not but thank all those who made this vision became reality and, as we proceed together to touch more lives we solicit for more supports morally and financially.