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SINGER/HUMANITARIAN, NIKKI LAOYE RECEIVES 2015 HUMANITARIAN PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD. |

by Ifemidayo OdekunleAugust 24, 2015
At the well attended World Humanitarian Day event at Oriental Hotel Lekki, Lagos, on the 19th of August 2015, singer/humanitarian NIKKI LAOYE received the Humanitarian Personality of the Year 2015 in recognition of her sincere devotion to humanitarian causes in the Country via her Angel 4 Life Foundation, an organisation committed to supporting the development and empowerment of people with disabilities (visually impaired and physically challenged youths) and people of National Concern (Internally Displaced Persons & Refugees).
A global day of recognition, World Humanitarian Day was celebrated in Nigeria by Nigeria/USA based organisation, World Hope Foundation with a special seminar and honorary awards event, tagged “The Nigeria Celebrities for Charity Awards”, their annual event created to inspire celebrities, corporate organisations, and everyday citizens to become involved in the generous act of giving. The recipient will receive a creatively designed “Hands of Love” statuette with their name and award category engraved on 19th August of every year to commemorate the World Humanitarian Day.
After two years of research on Nigerian Celebrities working on Humanitarian causes, World Hope Foundation identified singer/humanitarian, Nikki Laoye as the most consistent celebrity serving on the field for the past five years with some of her foundation’s projects including The Isaac Olushola Educational Project for Students with Disabilities & The Buy A Cane Project (a mobility aid project for the visually impaired community).
World Hope Foundation also noted her recent role as the Celebrity Voice for federal government agency, NCFRMI SouthWest (National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons) in which Nikki Laoye and her foundation have been working with NCFRMI and other agencies via their humanitarian projects – “The Angel Relief Fund – TARF” and “School Without Walls Project” to further support the ongoing relief works for families displaced by the Boko Haram terror attacks from Northern Nigeria by providing food, clothes, medical supplies and also supporting the education of the children as they rebuild their lives in IDP camps across Nigeria.
The Gold plated “Hands of Love” Award plaque was presented to Nikki Laoye by Mr Fola Kudehinbu, MD Fountain Initiative for Social Development (FISD) and supported by the main speaker of the event,  Mr Oyebisi Oluseyi, Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs and Mr Oludotun Olugbemi(CEO/Founder, World Hope Foundation).
This is Nikki Laoye’s third humanitarian award in recognition of her passion and service as an advocate for people with disabilities and persons of National concern (Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees).
Also Present at the event also were the MC, Mrs Florence Karl Ogwu; Mr Babajide Abiola, Founder, 10 Codes Services; Madam Magaret Ukegbu (NCFRMI SouthWest Zonal Head) and some of NCFRMI staff; Mrs Yetunde Laoye (Nikki’s mum); Mr Alexander Oturu (Nikki’s husband); Barrister Tunde Laoye (CEO, L&A Legal Consultants/Wahala Media Entertainment); Nelson Ekperi (Music Consultant/Project Assistant, Angel 4 Life Foundation) and representatives of different NGOs and Charity organisations.
ABOUT WORLD HOPE FOUNDATION (Website: http://wh-fdn.org/)
World Hope Foundation is a Global not-for-profit public charitable organization, dedicated to the purpose of supporting relief and development projects in developing countries.
Registered  both in Nigeria and USA, The Foundation was established to provide relief to those individuals and families devastated by poverty, illness, natural disasters, and conflict. Recently, our vision has been enlarged to include sustainable development and personal empowerment through the concept of “people helping people”.
ABOUT NIKKI LAOYE’S ANGEL 4 LIFE FOUNDATION (Website: www.angel4lifefoundation.org)
A Registered Charity Organisation committed to the development and empowerment of people with disabilities (visually impaired and physically challenged youths) and people of National Concern (Internally Displaced Persons & Refugees).
Here are some pictures from the event
The-Hands-of-Love-award-plaque The-Gold-Plated-award-plaque-(2) Nikki-Laoye-with-mum,-Mrs-Laoye-&-Mr-Ddotun-Olugbemi,CEO-World-Hope-Foundation Nikki-Laoye-singing-the-national-anthem Nikki-Laoye-receiving-the-award-presented-by-Mr-Fola-Kudehinbu,MD-FISD Nikki-Laoye-pose-with-the-award-plaque-MOD Nikki-Laoye---Humanitarian-Personality-of-the-Year-2015 Mr-Babajide-Abiola,-Founder,-10-Codes-Services Mr-Dotun-Olugbemi,-CEO-World-Hope-Foundation Nikki,-hubby-Alex,-Mrs-Laoye,-Madam-Magaret-Ukegbu-NCFRMI-and-staff Nikki-Laoye,-husband-Alex-Oturu-and-her-mum,-Mrs-Yetunde-Laoye
…..ENDS….
Ifemidayo Odekunle
I am strongly choleric (ambitious and leader-like), yet deeply sanguine (pleasure-seeking and sociable). I smile always, that most times people love me simply because of that. I’m a hopeless romantic with a very practical streak. I love getting things done and internally motivated to succeed. I value relationships, honour, truth, wisdom and purpose. I’m in love with God, moral talks and can carry on a conversation thread all day in which thirst for learning drives me, while multitasking.

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