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Meet The Awardees At The 25th CityPeople Awards For Excellence In LAGOS

CityPeople Media Group is honouring the 40 eminent Nigerians, business enterprise and government agencies at the 25th edition of its annual CityPeople Awards for Excellence holding presently at the ETAL Event Hall in Ikeja Lagos.

Below are the full list of recipients at the glamorous awards ceremony and their brief profiles respectively. They are written in no order of importance:

Mr. Micheal Orobosa Ubogu

Mr. Micheal Orobosa Ubogu was born on November 16th 1970, at Ashaka in Ndokwa East Local Govt Area of Delta State. He attended Ashaka primary school from 1974 – 1980 and Ibrede grammar school from 1980 – 1985. He also attended Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife where he graduated with honors in personnel management and industrial relation

He started his career at Union Dicon Salt Plc and left in 1996 to join Dangote Industries Limited (Salt division) where he attained the position of a production manager. He is the founder, MD/C.E.O of Micura Services Ltd, a leading stevedoring and equipment leasing company. He is a member of Chartered Institute of personnel management and president of Business Men fellowship of (R.C.C.G) Joseph palace. He is vice chairman of National Association of stevedoring companies - western zone. He has travelled wide and far and attended many seminars and symposium
A recipient of many awards and recognition in the maritime industry among which is national evergreen maritime merit award 2009, distinguished corporate achievers gold award 2012, award of excellence by south – south community Amuwo-Oriade L.L.DA Lagos State 2012 and many others.
He was recently awarded a chieftaincy title – Enyi Oha 1 of Alaukwu ohanze Autonomous Community – Abia State.
He is also a recipient of fellowship of the Certified Institute of shipping and an honorary fellow of Business Process Management Institute. He is married with three children. He is being awarded the City People Special Award of Excellence for his remarkable success in Business.

Lt. Gen. Ambassador Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd)

Until he retired from service, His Excellency Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd) was the Chief of Army Staff. He had an accomplished career in the Military. After he left office, he was again saddled with a fresh responsibility in the diplomatic world. He has always provided exceptional leadership all the way.

It is for this reason that City People is honouring Lt. Gen. Ambassador Buratai (rtd), this evening with the Leadership In Public Service Award.

Oba Hammed Adekunle Oyelude Makama

Oba Makama, the Olowu of Owu Kuta is one of the most accomplished and colourful traditional rulers in Nigeria. He recently celebrated his 10th Anniversary on the throne of a community he has transformed phenomenally.

It is for this reason that City People is honouring Oba Makama, this evening with the Royal Father of the Year Award.

Dr. Remi Awode

He is a big businessman who plays BIG in the Paint Industry. Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Aderemi Awode is the Group MD of Chemstar Paint Industry, manufacturers of Fine Coats. He was the 2021 Lagos State Man of the Year.

It is for this reason that City People is honouring Dr. Remi Awode, this evening with the Businessman of the Year.


Unique Motors

Unique Motors in one of the leading auto dealers in Nigeria, run by High Chief (Dr.) Ambassador Adebiyi Saheed Adesina, the Chairman of the company.

It is for his remarkable contributions to the Car Business in Nigeria that Unique Motors is being honoured by City People.

Oddy Royal

That is one company whose brand name is synonymous with good quality telephones and computers at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos. The company is run by Alhaji Ayub Olawole Odeseye.

It is for his remarkable contributions to the Technology & Computer Business in Nigeria that Oddy Royal is being honoured by City People.

Mr. Durodola Omolewa Kuteyi

Mr. Durudola Omolewa Kuteyi is a big industrialist. He is the Chairman of Spectra Foods which is a 30-year-old company that has been producing functional foods. It is for his remarkable contributions to the Business sector that Mr. Durudola Omolewa Kuteyi is being honoured by City People.

Faith Band

Faith Band is one of the leading music bands in Nigeria today. It is the band of choice for many celebrities because of the good and sonorous music the band plays. Ayo Ajeigbe is the founder of the band is an experienced hand.

It is for his remarkable contributions to the Entertainment sector that Faith Band is being honoured by City People.

Dr. Tony Elumelu

Call Dr. Tony Elumelu, a super banker and you won’t be wrong. He is one. He is the Chairman of UBA Plc. Over the years, UBA Plc has grown from strength to strength and it is strong in service delivery.

It is for the exceptional performance that City People is honouring Dr. Tony Elumelu. 

Access Bank Plc

Access Bank is one of the leading banks in Nigeria. It has become so big that it has become a holding company with new name Access Holdings Plc trading as Access Corporation. There are 5 verticals: Banking, Landing, Payments, Insurance & Pension. Access Bank Plc is the banking arm.

It is for the exceptional performance of Access Bank Plc that City People is honouring the Bank today.

Mrs. Adekunbi Ajanaku Adeola

She is a financial services expert with a tremendous wealth of experience. She is the ED of Jews Business Support Company, a financial support group which offers loans to entrepreneurs. It is for her remarkable contributions to the Financial Services sector that Mrs. Adekunbi Ajanaku Adeola is being honoured by City People.


Right nowBrig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), the Chairman/CEO of NDLEA is one of the most accomplished Public Officers in this present dispensation of President Buhari. He is Nigeria’s Anti-drug czar. He has done a fantastic job battling the menace of drug upsurge in the country. It is for this reason that City People is honouring NDLEA, this evening as The Most Effective Federal Government Agency Award.

Mrs. Funmi Waheed Adekojo

Engr. Dr. Funmilayo Waheed Adekojo is one young lady who is doing so well in her various roles. Popularly called Funmi Ayinke, she has been tagged Nigeria Power House by Spotlight USA radio.

She has remained a role model to many young people, for having achieved a lot under 40. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Funmi Ayinke, this evening as Super Role Model of the Year.

Aare Kamarudeen Danjuma

Aare Kamarudeen Danjuma is a successful businessman and socialite. He is one gentleman who many respect and adore for his affable mien.

It is for his remarkable contributions to the Business sector that Aare Kamarudeen Danjuma is being honoured by City People.


Lasema is one agency of the Lagos State Government that is doing well. The agency is run by Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, the dynamic Perm Sec of the agency. He hardy sleeps. He works round the clock to curtail emergency situations.

It is for this reason that City People is honouring LASEMA, this evening as The Most Active Lagos Agency Award.

Dr. Akem Alawode

Dr. Akeem Olanrewaju Ayinla Alawode is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. He has been involved with the free treatment of patients with Cleftlip and Palate since 2009. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Dr. Akeem Alawode, this evening as the Medical Practitioner of the Year.

Prophetess Mary Olubori

She is one of the respected women of God. She is also one of the leading Prophetesses in Nigeria and London where she is based. She and her husband, Pastor Israel Ayanfe Olubori, co-run the Rock of Salvation Apostolic Church (ROSAC Worldwide) and Havilah Mountain of Fire in Ibadan.

It is for her remarkable contributions to the Evangelism that Prophetess Mary Olubori is being honoured by City People.

Cardinal J. O. Odunmbaku, MFR (aka Baba Eto)

Who does not know Baba Eto? He is a big brand in Politics. His real name is Cardinal Prophet J. O. Odunmbaku. He is a big APC Political and grassroot mobiliser. He is one of the leaders of APC in Lagos State. It is for his remarkable contributions to Politics that Baba Eto is being honoured by City People.

Mama Diaspora

She is a woman of substance and a great one at that. Everyone calls her Mama Diaspora because of her global tentacles but her real name is Chief Amina Temitope Ajayi. She is a valued members of the Strategic Commission of the TINUBE/SHETTIMA 2023 Presidential Campaign Council.
It is for her remarkable contributions to Business that Mama Diaspora is being honoured by City People.

Alhaja Rontex

Everyone calls her Rontex. That is her brand name but her real name is Dr. (Mrs.) Alhaja Aderonke Kolade Carew. She is the convener of Rontex 4 BAT Signature. Over the last few weeks, she has been travelling around the South-West campaigning for TINUBU. It is for her remarkable contributions to Business that Alhaja Rontex is being honoured by City People.

Sir Shina Peters

Sir Shina Peters is a living legend. He is an Icon in Music. He is an enigma. He is one musician who has remained relevant musically over the last 3 decades. It is for his remarkable contributions to the Entertainment sector that Sir Shina Peters is being honoured by City People.

Mrs. Morayo Afolabi

Everyone knows Morayo. She is always looking into your eyes every morning on TVC via her Breakfast Programme. Today, she has become the Queen of modern day-time television, hosting the number one breakfast chat show on TV called Your View. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Morayo, this evening as the TV Personality of the Year.

Mr. Adetayo Adaralegbe (TPumpy)

Everyone calls him TPumpy but his real name is Adetayo Adaralegbe. He is one of the leading real estate players in Nigeria. He is doing so well. It is for this reason that City People is honouring TPumpy, this evening as the Most Creative Real Player of the Year Award.

High Chief Erelu (Dr.) Anu A. Esuola

Commissioner Erelu, Loin, Dr. Anuoluwapo Esuola is a global brand. Although she lives in the USA, she visits Nigeria frequently to organise grassroots medical missions in various communities in Nigeria.

It is for her remarkable contributions to CSR especially in the Medical & Health sector, in Nigeria that High Chief Erelu (Dr.) Anu A. Esuola is being honoured by City People.

Mrs. Monioluwa Osho

Her name is Monioluwa Ninuohungbogbo Osho. She is an accomplished Events Manager, Caterer and Floral Specialist. She is presently the Chairperson of the Association of Professional Food Service Providers of Nigeria. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Mrs. Monioluwa Osho, this evening as the Most Creative Events Manager of the Year Award

Biscon TV

Biscon TV has become the No. 1 TV Station with rich content in Nigeria. It is also the Station Nigerians tune to abroad. The station was set up by Prince Bisi Olatilo and it has become the must-watch Station for celebrities. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Biscon TV, this evening as the Media Organisation of the Year.


APPOEMN is the umbrella body for Event Planners and all those whose businesses are tied to Events. Mrs. Adefunke Kuyoro is the National President of APPOEMN.

It is for its remarkable contributions to the Event sector that APPOEMN is being honoured by City People.

Dame Tito Obaigbo

Dame Tito Obaigbo is a beautiful lady who is also an accomplished professional. She is a woman of many parts who juggles so many roles. She is the CEO/MD of Oakhill Group.

It is for her remarkable contributions to the Business sector that Dame Tito Obaigbo is being honoured by City People. 

Hon. Kafilat Ogbara

She is a leading grassroots politician who has had an accomplished Political career. She is the APC Kosofe House of Representative Candidate for Kosofe Federal Constituency. It is for her remarkable contributions to Politics that Hon. Kafilat Ogbara is being honoured by City People.

Pastor Oyeyemi Adebanmowo

Pastor Oyeyemi Adebamnmowo is a Real Estate guru who runs Amayemy Properties & Co., She has done so well. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Pastor Oyeyemi Adebamnmowo, this evening as the Real Estate Personality of the Year.

Chief Segun Odegbami

Chief Segun Odegbami is a living legend. He is a Football icon who has made a name for himself.

It is for his remarkable contributions to Sports that Chief Segun Odegbami is being honoured by City People.

Hon Tobun Mustain Abiodun

He is one of the outstanding lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly. He represents the good people of Epe 1 constituency. It is for your remarkable contributions to Politics that Hon Tobun Mustain Abiodun is being honoured by City People.

Hon. Moshood Oshun Abiodun Olanrewaju

He is one of the leading lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly. He represents Lagos Mainland 2. It is for its remarkable contributions to Politics that Hon. Moshood Oshun Abiodun Olanrewaju is being honoured by City People.

Rt. Hon. Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun

He is the Deputy Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly. He is also the APC Senatorial Candidate for Lagos Central Senatorial Seat. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Rt. Hon. Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun, this evening as the Exceptional Politician of the Year.

Sen. Tokunbo Abiru (FCA)

Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru (FCA) is the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District under the platform of the APC. In 21 months, he has recorded sterling performance as a Senator. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Sen. Tokunbo Abiru (FCA), this evening as the Senator of the Year

Bishop Isaac Idahosa

Until he went into Politics a few months back. Bishop Isaac Idahosa was fully into church work. He is the presiding Bishop of God First Ministries Inc a.k.a Illumination Assembly in Ajah, Lekki area. He is now the running mate to Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso the Presidential Candidate of the NNPP. It is for your remarkable Leader role in Nigeria that Bishop Isaac Idahosa is being honoured by City People.


Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is the Presidential Candidate of the NNPP. Many do not know that he is a great grassroots mobiliser and a great politician.

It is for this reason that City People is honouring Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, this evening as the Grassroot Politician of the Year.

Hon. Shina Peller

He is a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwjowa Federal Constituency. He has done so well for his people and they all love him. It is for this reason that City People is honouring Hon. Shina Peller, this evening as the House of Reps Member of the Year.

Folusho Oguntola

This beautiful Skincare Specialist runs a Skincare Clinic where she helps a lot of ladies and men look good. She is an expert and a trained one at that.

It is for her remarkable contributions to the Beauty sector that Folusho Oguntola is being honoured by City People. 

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