APCN -HUMANITARIAN AWARDS:
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
- “Best Nigerian Entrepreneur of the Year
- Best African/Irish Fashion Designer ” of the Year
- Best African hygienic Shop of the Year
- Best Exemplary Market ” of the Year
- Perfect Partnership of the Year
- Best Ethnic group of the Year
- Best inspirational club of the Year
- Ambassador of Hope
- Best Male Charitable Singer of the year
- Best Female Charitable Singer of the year
- Truly outstanding of the Year
- Best Nigerian Male Comedian”of the Year
- Best Nigerian Female Comedian of the Year
- Female charity Champion”of the Year
- Male Charity Champion”of the Year
- Best Charitable Collaboration of the year
- Best humanitarian Team of the Year
- Best African /Irish Social Club of the year
- Best Exemplary Social Club of the year
- 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
- 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
- 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