UGHELLI: About 35- Urhobos drawn from different walks of life received awards of various categories at the just concluded Urhobo Arts Cultural Advancement Award
The Award Ceremony was held at Quest Television and Radio Event Center, Ogor Delta State and was declared open by the International Grand Patron of URHOBOWOOD INT’L Hon. (Cheif) Bethel Efekoro President of Africa People Economic Development Agency
Dr. Charles Apoki was represented by
Comrade Marcus Ekure, as Guest Speaker and he spoke on the topic:
Making Urhobo Ovuovo A Reality
In his welcome address, the Lord Mayor of Urhobowood International, Cheif Amb. (Dr.) Udusan Orekereke welcomed everyone to the event, appreciated all that worked towards the success of the event, and Congratulated in advance, all the award recipients
In the course of the award ceremony which was the 8th edition, 35 distinguished Urhobos were honored. They are;
Senator Ovie Omo Agege as Urhobo Man of the year, Olorogun Otunba Dr.
Oskar C.J. ibru JP as URHOBOWOOD Patron of the year, Haija Julie Fatima Adamu Abububakar as Urhobo Friend of the year Abuja, Tina Omamuyovwin as Urhobo Ambassador in France, Ariomaghwa Ladies Association Uk as Urhobo Social Club of the year in Diaspora, Double Chief Ese Lolo Obar as Urhobo Woman of the in the UK, Olorogun Comr. Barr. Amos Unuero as Urhobo Ambassador of the year in America, Olorogun Dr. Mrs.
Bernice Onome Dema as Urhobo Woman of America, Madam Ufuoma Loveth Onofe as Urhobo Youth / Women Empowerment Personality of the Year Nigeria, Mrs. Ejiro Udi Denira as Urhobo Ambassador of the year the UK, Olorogun Onoriode Esobito Ineh as Urhobo Man of the year in Canada.
Chief Amb. Harrison Jessa as Urhobo Philanthropist of the year in Nigeria, Comr. Patrick Oke. E. as Urhobo Youth Ambassador of the year in Port Harcourt, Pius Onovughakpo as Urhobo Youth Ambassador of the year in Burkinafaso, Prince Pureheart.O. Kpeji, Joseph Useh as Urhobo Ambassador of the year in Movie Production, Urhobo Youth Ambassador as Urhobo Youth/ Social Club of the year in Nigeria, Mrs. Obakporo Emesejiroro Akusu as Urhobo Radio Program Presenter of the year in Nigeria, Princess Rite Ureh as Urhobo lady Ambassador of the year in Nigeria and Jonathan Kpeji as most outstanding Radio/Tv Presenter of the year in Nigeria.
Others are; Comr. Lucky Awhotu Otidi as Urhobo Youth Ambassador within the politics, Precious Akpos as Urhobo lady Ambassador of the year in Delta State, Comr. Sunny Basikoro as Urhobo Social Media Personality of the year in Nigeria, Mrs. Odiri Arutere as Urhobo Ambassador of the year in Media, Kingsley Ubiebi as Urhobo Economic Mobilizer of the year, King Enakpodia Omadogho as Urhobo Music Ambassador of the year, Martin’s Akpotegheri a.k.a Mc warri police as Urhobo Ambassador of the year in Comedy, Hon. Ochuko Okagbare as the most outstanding.
Urhobo Advocate of the year, Hon. Kingsley Ogheneruemu Omokaro as Urhobo Youth Ambassador of the year in politics, Comr. Eyela Efe Kelvin as Urhobo Student Ambassador of the year in Delsu, Miss Ojigho Avwerosuoghene Mercy as Urhobo Female student Ambassador of the year in Nigeria, Amb. Mrs. Lucy Uyoh as URHOBOWOOD Matron of the year, Chief Wilson Ejeben as Urhobo Community Development of the year in Nigeria, Olorogun Samuel Ogaga as Urhobo Ambassador of the year in America and
Chief Dr. (Mrs) Mercy Eguriase Sule as Urhobo Woman of the year in Republic of Island of the year.
Meanwhile, On Behalf of the awardees, Olorogun Samuel Ogaga thank Urhobowood International for locating worthy to be presented with the award. according to him, the award has spurred them to do more for the expansion and development of Urhobo Arts and Culture.