A Film Director, Founder and Executive Producer, Taiwo Oduala has called on African Leaders to recognize and honour their genius.
Oduala, who is the Executive Producer, Afro Awards, made the call on Tuesday in a statement issued in Lokoja, saying it was time Africans recognized their Philanthropists in order to stimulate development across the continent.
He particularly referred to Nigeria, which he described as a country, so blessed with talented and God-fearing individuals that turn things around for good that need to be recognized for their commitments towards the development of the nation.
“What the Governments and organisations need to do is to identify the genius and philanthropists and honour them in whatever way to encourage and spur them to do more for the citizens and the nation.
“I believe that step will go a long way at stimulating national growth and development.
“Already Afro Awards is neck deep in identifying and recognising talented individuals in various fields and those in humanitarian services to honour them.
“Just recently, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., we honoured some individuals both in Africa and U.S. that have distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours that have touched many lives.
“Among them is Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aliko Dangote, the Founder of Dangote Group and Osun Governor-elect Ademola Jackson-Adeleke,” he said.
He described the 2022 Afro Award as a “huge success and plus” to Nigeria and Africa adding that it was hosted by a Hollywood star Masika Kalysha, who was also an honoree.
“The Afro Awards honoured American and African community leaders, philanthropists, dignitaries, and celebrities who are pioneers in their field and have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence.
“We are looking toward hosting another Award in Nigeria to continue with our encouragement efforts towards individuals that have distinguished themselves in various fields,” he said.
Share your thoughts on the story, Recognise, Honour Your Genius – Film Director, Oduala Tells Africans with Nigerian Kicker in the comments section.