*Latiwa Amato, Aisha Falode, Tonto Dikeh also on the list of award winners
In commemoration of the Women’s History month, Abuja-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), FAME Foundation has unveiled the recipients of its maiden edition.
Earlier in the month, the NGO called for nominations to be made via a provided google docs, wherefrom these women were selected after a thorough selection process. A total of 12 women were carefully picked out of the over 80 nominations.
The recipients are Mo Abudu, founder of Ebony Life TV; Amina J. Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations; Tara Fela-Durotoye, CEO of Tara International Limited; Hajiya Aisha Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, wife of Kebbi state governor;
Others on the list include Aisha Falode, Chairperson, Nigerian Women Football League; Tonto Dikeh, Nollywood actress and founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation; Janine Anthony who is the founder of Ladies March; Latiwa Amato, President of Latiwa development Foundation; Esther Ijewere, Founder, Rubies Pink Initiative; Natasha Akpoti, Founder, Builders Hub Impact Network; Uwem Asomugha, Philanthropist and Lara Owoeye-Wise, mentor and advocate.
In a reaction to the award, Founder of the Fame Foundation, Aderonke Bello said the aim of the award is to recognise and appreciate women who have beaten the odds by mentoring and advocating for the needs of the society.
“We called for the nominations to honour great women in Nigeria, who are contributing to the betterment of the society especially the lives of women and girls.”
“Nigerians have nominated and we have selected the winners, we say a big congratulation to the awardees, and we hope to see them all in Lagos for the gala night in October this year.” she concluded.