AHBEA COMPILE NAMES FOR 2017 AWARDS
AHBEA COMPILE NAMES FOR 2017 AWARDS
Afro-Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Award (AHBEA) according to the Africa Coordinator of the event, veteran film actor and director, Mr. Yomi FashLanso was borne out of the necessity to celebrate and honour entertainers in film, music, broadcasting and all other arms of entertainment in Africa.
The award event is put together solely for those who have spent 20 years and above in the industry. But according to Yomi FashLanso, there are cases of exception for those who have equally performed very well as entertainment practitioners and good role model void of scandalous reputation.
He spoke further on one of the aim of the award, which is to use the AHBEA award platform to educate and sensitive young African descents in diaspora, so they will know that back in Africa, good things are happening in contrast to what they’ve been taught over the years.
The organizers of the award have slated the third month of 2017, to roll out their line up of activities for the 2017 edition of the prestigious African culture, media and entertainment award event. As Mr. Yomi FashLanso informed NaijaOnlineTV during a recent interview that the AHBEA award committee saddled with the responsibility are already working on possible recipients for the 2017 edition of the award. Which will be drawn various African countries.
Though the 2016 edition of the award held in Houston, Texas, USA on the 20th of August, 2016 recorded a huge success as the likes of top Nigerian and African entertainment celebrities, such as Odunlade Adekola, Dayo D1 Adeneye, Kunle Afolayan and Ella Mensah from Ghana e.t.c, were all in attendance to grace the occasion. But the organizers are not really keen on bringing known faces only to their fans in diaspora, but rather working to celebrate stars, either known or unknown, but have contributed immensely to the growth of the African entertainment and media industry within the range of 20-30 years above.
Mr. Yomi FashLanso illustrated that people and fans were head over heels to see legends and icons like Sadiq Daba, Pete Edochie, Liz Benson and Bimbo Manuel in flesh, when their pictures came up for AHBEA 2016. Which is cited to inform on the magnetic feel, the award has generated.
Yomi FashLanso further noted that AHBEA award is not by vote nor nomination, but strictly by careful selection process of names of entertainers, who have been in the industry for 20 years above. However he informed on opportunities for those who have perfected their trade, with pure excellence and commitment.
Yomi FashLanso concludes by informing that AHBEA award is not only for Nigerians, as against an opinion of a Ghanaian writer during the last edition. As awardees were involved from Ghana and South Africa during the last edition. However, he informed NaijaOnlineTV that the 2017 edition will definitely feature recipients from Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, South Africa aside Nigeria to name a few.
Speaking to our reporter from his base in Houston, Texas, USA, the President and Chairman of the AHBEA award planning committee, Mr. Sola Olaniyan said hands are thoroughly on deck for a successful outing at the awards in 2017 and much more reason why the Africa Coordinator of the event, Mr. Yomi FashLanso who also attended the award event held in Houston, Texas, USA stayed a little behind after the event for further planning and meetings against the forthcoming 2017 edition. He says the event promise to be off the hook.
Here are pictures of the last edition
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