It was a moment filled with lots of excitement and good cheer as 19 young persons were awarded as the Hypestation Young Persons of the Year. These selected few were carefully chosen for impacting their immediate communities and excellence in leadership, business, academics, media, creativity/innovation, and community/social development.
In a welcome remarks, the CEO of HypeStation, Prince Simeon who spoke on behalf of the organisers said the award ceremony which is a yearly event, was aimed at celebrating young persons who have created impact in their various field of endeavour including, the academia, creative industry, entrepreneurship, music among others.
The event was held at the Obong Bassey Albert Liaison Office Hall, Ewet Housing State, Uyo Dignitaries at the event include the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Barr. Onofiok Luke who was represented by his Chief of staff, Barr. Isaac Umanah and Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Public Affairs, Mr. Raphael Edem amongst others.
Highpoint of the event was the presentation of ‘Young Persons of the Year’ Awards to those who have distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavour.
Among the award recipients were, Dr. Uwem Nseowo, Ms Aniebiet Francis, Ms Blessing Emah, Barr. Unwana Umana, Mr. Iboro Otu, Mr. Hanson Johnson, Rt. Hon. Emman Ekon, Ms Remarkable Mary, Mr. Francis Jerome, Mr. Geoff Q Uzono for 2017 under review.
Also, the awardees for 2015 were on ground to officially receive their plaques and they include; Mmanti Umoh, Tony Onuk and Francis Onuk. The 2016 recipients were not left out and they are; Philip Asuquo, Allen Effeh, Dr. Aniekeme Uwah, Peace Obott, Asteroid Bassey and Ekemini ‘Kemen’ Ekerette.
The guests were entertained to great music with Emy P, who did a tribute to slain photographer, Sammy ‘Paparazzi’ Ekerendu, while AlexaGlory thrilled with her live music performance.
See pictures from the event below.