The BusyBee Group, during the week, recognised the contributions and hard work of some personalities in the event planning business.
The programme, which was tagged, BusyBee Excellence Awards, was attended by guests from different parts of the country.
Speaking on what prompted the awards, the Managing Director of the group, Bisi Sotunde, stated that it was necessary for someone to stand up and provide leadership in the industry that had been looked down on for several years. She added, “This industry has provided hundreds of thousands of jobs, and it is a very important sub-sector in the entertainment and tourism industries.”
She explained that the awards were in two categories— the ‘Well-Watered Garden Tribe’, and industry recognition awards.
According to her, the Well-Watered Garden Tribe was categorised into eight segments, namely Young Event Professional of the Year, Emerging Event Professional of the Year, Most Improved Business, Most Resourceful Member, Most Supportive Member, Active Member, Most Influential Personality of the Year, and Member of the Year.
On the other hand, the industry recognition awards consisted of the Industry Icon of the Year, and Excellent Leadership Award. In this category, Bisola Borha emerged as the Industry Icon of the Year, while Olajumoke Oriloye of Manifold Events and Rentals won the Excellence Recognitions Award of the year.
Some of the other awardees were Stella Naiya (Most Influential Personality of the Year), Feyikemi Welsing (Most Active Member of the Year), Quality DJ Ralph (Most Improved Business), Nneoma Jide-Ebedendu (Emerging Event Professional), and Ann Onwuka (Most Resourceful Member).