Celebrate to Inspire.
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Ahead of the Second edition of Gidi Youths Awards, the organizing committee is releasing its first official statement.
Gidi Youths Awards prides itself as the awards closest to the people, it is the award that digs in to the grassroots in order to discover hidden achievers, uncover future leaders and reward excellence. The award differs from other conventional awards because it does not only seek to recognize or celebrate successes, but it seeks to highlight and document the ways in which these successes were attained in other to inspire other youths to tap the potential in them and create; Hence, our motto “celebrate to inspire”.
GYA 2013 is the opportunity for people doing extra-ordinary things and those affecting the life of the individuals in the society to be rewarded. The first edition of the award which was an experimental edition took place last year at City Mall, Onikan, Lagos and the first set of winners includes Laredo, Unilagolodo, Shodeponks, TuneUpNaija, and Larryforeman of Unilag fm amongst others.
This year’s Award which is being organized by Zee Africa Magazine and T2T entertainment promises to be bigger and better. The main focus of this year’s award would be on Youth Entrepreneurs, Youths in New and Traditional Media, Youths in the Cooperate world, Outstanding Societal Achievers, Students and Entertainers.
We would also be using this year’s award to start a campaign to add “colours” into the life of the African child. A lot of children in Africa are living in extreme poverty and unhappiness, our intention is to start in our own little way by giving out things that will improve the living conditions of as much children as we can. Hence the use of colours in our campaign this year and we enjoin others to do same so as to pass on the message of Putting Colours in the life of the African child.
A lot is being done by the organizers to make sure everything is in place towards a perfect ceremony. The nominees for this year’s award would emerge through a predetermined formula by the Organizers’ after vetting entries sent in by the general public through online and mobile platforms which would be released soon.
“Our resolve in doing this is not just to celebrate these individuals but to create role models that other youths can aspire to be. We would not just reward them but interview them and listen to their success story so as to inspire others towards success.”