Lagos Oriental Hotel to host Africa Illustrious Awards

All is set for today’s 2024 Africa Illustrious Award, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island of Lagos, Nigeria. The continental event hopes to attract several leaders of industries, political leaders, tech innovators, inventors, youth leaders, community leaders, administrators, and other trailblazers in diverse works of life across Africa.

This edition is the fifth version of this continental award instituted to recognise and honour African excellence as a means of mainstreaming incremental contributions of Africans to the progress of the continent. It is a well-known pattern that in Africa, not much attention is paid to efforts toward building a functional African society. But maladministration and other lapses in African countries or societies are echoed with such intensity that often suggests a lack of progress. Therefore, the Africa Illustrious Award was inspired to showcase the other side of Africa not often dramatised by major foreign media groups.

For this edition, just like in the past editions, there will be recognition for distinguished Africans in tech invention and innovation. There will also be recognition for entrepreneurs who are changing the face of business and investment in Africa. Similarly, there are categories in community service, public administration, political governance, corporate governance, youth leadership, and among many other categories.

It is expected that the event will continue to highlight the need for a sustained culture of progress and prosperity through shared vision, hardwork, and tenacity in big or small things, across Africa.

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