Humanitarian Award



About APCN  Humanitarian  Awards:

APCN Humanitarian Awards”, (APCN AWARDS) is an annual award ceremony designed to promote the distinct rich Humanitarian ideology  worldwide. The award is used to honor  Political leader, Countries , Communities, Film actors/actresses, Organizations, News medias, Singers, Musicians, Comedians and  human right activists.
The award was founded in 11/12/2008 by  Aid People Change Nigeria Charity and Orphanage Organisation also known as Aid People Change Naija Charity Organisation  in  Benin City (Edo State).

Our mission is to promote humanitarian issues and inspire others. Winning person profile will become our showcase based on their positive impact on vulnerable people , countries affected with natural disaster.

We strive to give recognition to people, who work and dedicate his/her life for the betterment of humanity by eradicating global poverty and fighting  social ills worldwide. He/she could be anyone from any kind of profession, from all age, and from any parts of the world. May it be an ordinary man/female , Entertainer, Public figures or a nation leader. We value hard works laboured for peace and humanity, reaching hunger souls crying for help

1st Edition:

The first award ceremony was held in 11/12/ 2008, at  (Samuel Ogbemudia stadium)  at Oredo local Government, Benin City (Edo state) , with  the media  partner NTA and Edo bradcasting service who transmitted on air. The award was sponsored by Guiness Nigeria Plc and presented by Ambasasdor, Mrs Becky Edionewe (former  secretary of  Benin City zone to Nigeria Red Cross) and Nigeria music legend Professor sir Victor Uwaifo. Majek Fashek was first to be awarded and the second to receive the award was Angélique Kidjo same year.

11th edition:

In 2019 , APCN Awards 11th edition ceremony was hosted by the lord Mayor of South Dublin Cllr Trevor Gilligan PC . The event was held at Belgard Heights Youth & Community Centre with some top Irish and Nigerian  Ambassador  to Ireland and other high profiled personalities in attendance.  APCN Humanitarian Awards was rated as one of the Nigeria and Ireland  largest humanitarian award by South Dublin lord mayor and the Nigeria Vanguard Newspaper.

12th Edition:

In November 2020 edition, which was hosted  online by Nigerian music legend ,Evi Edna Ogholi (Ambassador of Hope and Peace) of the  APCN  Charity organisation. Due to Convid 19, awardees received their plaques through post offices while few honorees  received their awards directly from the APCN AWARD centre in Benin City.

Award nominations:

Recipients for the APCN Humanitarian awards are nominated by volunteers of the Aid People Change Nigeria Charity and Orphanage Organisation , worldwide.

Awards & Categories: 

From December 20th 2020, the award categories will be divided into two categories.

Award for Exemplary : The award will be used to honor  political leadership, Companies, Countries, Communities and Organisations and websites.

Award for Excellence :This category will be used to honour  Actress, Actors, Musicians, media personalities, entertainers and social media influencers.

Previous categories below:

Humanitarian & Entrepreneurship Categories:

  1. “Best Nigerian Entrepreneur of the Year
  2. Best African/Irish Fashion Designer ” of the Year
  3. Best African hygienic Shop  of the Year
  4. Best Exemplary Market ” of the Year
  5. Perfect Partnership of the Year
  6. Best Ethnic group  of the Year
  7. Best inspirational club  of the Year
  8. Ambassador of Hope
  9. Best Male Charitable Singer of the year
  10. Best Female Charitable Singer of the year
  11. Truly outstanding of the Year
  12. Best Nigerian Male Comedian”of the Year
  13. Best Nigerian Female Comedian of the Year
  14. Female charity Champion”of the Year
  15. Male Charity Champion”of the Year
  16. Best Charitable Collaboration of the year
  17. Best humanitarian Team of the Year
  18. Best African /Irish Social Club of the year
  19. Best Exemplary Social Club of the year

Entertainment Categories:

Musical categories:

  • Best Album of the Year
  • Hottest Single of the Year
  • Best New act of the Year
  • Gospel Artist of the year
  • Indigenous Artist of the Year
  • Best Pop/R&B artist of the Year
  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Best Rap Act of the Year
  • Music Producer of the Year
  • Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)
  • Best Collaboration
  • Most Promising Act to Watch
  • Diaspora Artist of the Year
  • African Male Artist of the Year
  • African Female Artist of the Year

Film categories:

  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Actress in a Lead Role
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director of the Year
  • Best Picture of the Year
  • Best Short Film of the Year
  • Best Actor of the Year (TV)
  • Best Actress of the Year(TV)
  • TV Show of the Year
  • Actor of the Year
  • Actress of the Year
  • Best Picture of the Yea

Other categories:

  • Entertainment Personality of the Year
  • Entertainment Executive of the Year
  • Best OAP  of the Year
  • Funniest Comedian of Year
  • Disk Jockey of the Year (Male)
  • Disk Jockey of the Year (Female)
  • Disk Jockey Collaboration of the Year
  • Disk Jockey of the Year
  • TV Presenter of the Year (Lifestyle)
  • Fashion Model of the Year
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