The President and Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications Limited, Ikechukwu Nnamani has been awarded the 2018 Enterprise Award by Toronto Canada based Transformation Institute.
Presented by Silvertrust Media and Afroglobal Television, the annual award seeks to identify and recognise deserving individuals, organisations, businesses, and agencies that make profound differences in society. Since 2004, the program has honoured and celebrated national and global achievers.
The Excellence initiative was established to reflect the best of African people throughout the world, regardless of where they live. It links the Diaspora to the continent, to ensure the harmony and prosperity of people of African descent and the communities in which they reside.
Nnamani was honoured for his positive contributions to humanity in the area of ICT, Telecommunications, and the Engineering profession. Apart from his promotion of global connectivity and local content development, his ground breaking works for Boeing Aerospace in Crew Station Designs under the Joint Strive Force Project; as well as his work in designing an Umbilical Retract Mechanism for the US Navy Ballistic Missile sub-Division was listed during his citation at the presentation of the award at the Royalton Center in Toronto Canada, recently.
Few weeks ago Nnamani was also honoured as the Telecom and ICT personality of the year at the Nigerian Tech Innovation and Telecoms Award
Other recipients of this year’s Excellence award include Portia Simpson-Miller, first female Prime Minister of Jamaica who received lifetime achievement award; Justice Irving Andre (Marcus Garvey Award); Dr. Lennox Walker (Leadership award); and Hugh Graham, who received the Legacy award. Other winners from Nigeria include Hon. Desmond Elliot who received Renaissance award; Dr. Adewale Ayuba (Entertainment award); Dr. Tosin Aluko (Science and Technology award); and Ester Enyolu (Community award). Rounding up the 16 awardees for this year are Robert Katende (Global Impact); Charmaine Tial (Professional); Allen Remley (Humanitarian); Tammie Sutherland (Media); Aaliyah Cinello (Rising Star); Peter Toh (Heritage); Leo Johnson (Visionary).
Past recipients include Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the King Centre and daughter of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior; legendary South African singer, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey; Kevin Williams, President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada; Professor Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate; Hon. Jean Augustine, Former Minister and Fairness Commissioner; Douglas Orane, Chairman of Grace Foods; Daniel Igali, Olympic Gold Medalist; Isaiah Washington, Hollywood Star; Majid Michel and Zach Orji, Nollywood Stars; among others.
Award sponsors included Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Chevrolet, TD Bank, Canadian Armed Forces, York Regional Police, Ethiopian Airlines, Dream Maker Realty, Sterling Dental, IntelliPharmaCeutics, FreshCo Supermarket, Mosaic Foods, Skye Bank, Bank of Montreal, Western Union, OMNI Television and MoneyGram International.