Six exceptional Nigerians were presented with the 2Face Foundation Peace Award at the Buckwyld and Breathless show on Saturday, September 3rd at Eko Hotel in Lagos.
The presentation was made by entertainment pioneer, Kenny Ogungbe. The award is a project of the 2face Foundation started by Nigerian award winning music superstar, “2Face” Innocent Idibia.
The 2Face Peace Award celebrates and supports Nigerians who contribute to peace in their community or sphere of influence. From its inauguration in 2013 the foundation has presented 12 awards so far.
The awards are dedicated to the Internally Displaced Person (IDP). Recent conflict and violence in the North East and Middle Belt of Nigeria have left millions homeless or in vulnerable states as their communities face a combination of insecurity and influx of displaced persons.
The 2016 awardees have shown exemplary commitment to working with IDP’s and host communities in the areas of rebuilding, reconciliation, emergency relief, counselling, health, telling the story from “the ground” and in other ways difficult to label or measure.
Fati Garangan Abubakar – Photo Journalist, Nurse, Development worker – Instangram @bitsofborno
Priscilla Achakpa – Environment, gender, conflict resolution researcher and activist
Williams Ubimago – Development worker – Emergency relief, reconciliation, resettlement
Fatima Askira – Founder BOWDI – Economic empowerment and educational access for women and girls
BENGONET represented by Rachel Ityonzughul – Coalition of NGO’s in Benue State, Nigeria working with IDPs and communities
Jack Vincent Fidelis – Freelance journalist, emergency relief and resettlement expert
The 2Face Foundation is privileged to present them with its 2016 award and as we translate our pledge to reality we look forward to working with interested volunteers and partners to support these amazing Nigerians.
2013 (Youth and Peace)
Kyenpiya Jessica Makan-Nyanbam Founder CLAPAI Orphanage, Jos
Zainab Sandah – Education champion in Kaduna State
Aminu Sidi – Peace building among young people in Bauchi and Gombe
2015 (Election themed award to support the Vote not Fight Campaign)
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Prof. Attahiru Jega former INEC Chairman
BON – Broadcasters Association of Nigeria