German based businessman and showbiz guru, Ambassador Isaac Izoya was penultimate Sunday honoured in Lagos, with the prestigious ‘Safe At School Initiative Safety Ambassador Award’.
Izoya, an actor, producer, writer and founder of Ehizoya Golden Entertainment e.V and the curator of Nollywood Film Festival Germany, NFFG, bagged the award alongside other prominent Nigerians at the ceremony held at the Presken Hotel & Events Center Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
The organisers, Engr. Emmanuel Chimuanya Amah & Engr. (Mrs) Mimi N. Benjamin said ‘Safe at School’ is about giving back to the society and that the awardees had distinguished themselves in their various fields as well as impacted their environments positively.
Izoya’s NFFG, is a viable platform designed for Nollywood (Nigerian/African) film makers to showcase their movies to Europeans and Nollywood fans in the Diaspora with Nollywood Europe Golden Awards NEGA, also designed to honour Nollywood stakeholders, stars, comedians, musicians (both in Africa and in the Diaspora). NEGA has also been expanded to recognize the artistic bias of outstanding politicians, philanthropists and business men and women both in Africa and beyond but whose actions in the area of culture and tourism sector, have directly or indirectly impacted upon Africans and other continent outside the scope of Africa countries and the Nigeria film industry in particular.
Those who graced the ceremony include, AGN Lagos chapter chairman Mr. Emeka Rising Ibeh, Mr. Paul Julius Obomokhai, Mr. Julius Omijie and former Lagos AGN chairman Mr. Don Pedro Agambi.
Other prominent Nigerians who were honoured at the Award event which was anchored by former chairman AGN Lagos chapter, Sir Victor Osuagwu, were: Bishop Dr. Joseph Ighalo, Amb. Anyiam Chinonso Stanley, Edozie Angus Okafor, Chief Joseph Odobeatu (OJEZ), journalist Effiong Nyong, Amb. Cornel Udofia of CMC Gladiators, U.S. based Dr. Queen Blessing Itua, philanthropist Engr. Tony Onyeagwu and Rt. Hon. Yakubu O. Musa.
Amb Isaac Izoya, who was conspicuously absent at the event was represented by Nollywood star and former Miss Lagos, Cynthia Agholor.