The 6th edition of the global awards project, Diamond Special Recognition Awards Worldwide is billed for the 6th of November, 2016 at the Federal Capital, Abuja. This year's theme is "Education, Skills Transfer, Empowerment and Sustainability". 40 recipients including charities, NGOs, foundations and individuals from different fields who have empowered different types of people for different purposes are going to be recognised. The Royal Father of the day and empowerment award recipient is the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Lifetime achievement award goes to the former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. Celebrities like Charly Boy, Ali Baba, Shan George, Don Jazzy's dad, Collins Enebeli, The Aneke Twins, Femi Branch, Yemi Shodimu, Empress Njamah, Bryan Okwara, Kenneth Okolie, Reminisce, Oritsefemi, Jaywon, Qdot will also be getting different empowerment awards.
Different companies and organisations are also up for awards, among them are Haven Homes, Corporate Vigils, Shirley's Confectionery, Goldmyne TV, Medview Airline and Comrade Air.
Speaking about the event, the brain behind it, Yetunde Oduwole, the UK based CEO of Bustline Media International said "This is a good time to bring encouragement to Nigeria; and this event serves the purpose. There are lots of well-meaning Nigerians who have almost given up on their good initiatives and intentions; and are presently handicapped because of the economic situation of the country. We are using this platform to encourage the few we could; so they could go ahead to encourage others. It's a time to give hope, say well done; and give them empowerment nuggets to renew their strengths.
The evening promises to be a fun evening of banqueting, glitz and glam, dance, fashion runway with names like Rikaoto, Ogodor Designs and Vodi strutting their limited edition collections, performances, entertainment and networking with personalities and celebrities across the country.
Diamond Special Recognition Awards project has recorded successes over 5 years and it has been nominated and won awards for its strong themes; and for daring to tour the world, celebrating unsung achievers. So far, the project has toured 4 countries, giving hope and encouragement.
The Ladi Kwali Centre, Sheraton Abuja is the venue. The ticketed event commences at 4pm prompt with Martini Nigeria sponsoring the red carpet.