Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Port Harcourt comes alive as BORA hosts Pre-Award VIP Reception

BORA CEO and President, Lawson Khel 
BORA CEO and President, Lawson Khel and Cool Fm OAP Amanda Douglas
Best of Rivers Awards (BORA) holds Pre-Award VIP Event at the Platinum Lounge of Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt. BORA is aimed at spotlighting the trailblazing talents in Rivers state,there by encouraging hardwork amongst the youths.   

 Publisher, PH Microscope Newspaper, Folarin Banigbe-Philips with wife on the red carpet
In his address, President/CEO of BORA, Mr. Lawson Khel, said “Excellence has a ripple effect; One drop can initiate a cascade of possibility, each concentric circle gaining in size and travelling further. Each year, our exceptional nominees create these ripple effects in others in their fields – making them to develop a sense of self, helping them to understand that work shouldn’t just be done, but done excellently.  At BORA, we believe that an individual that creates impact is one who teaches young people to take initiative, become remarkable artists, and to question the status quo.”   

In another development, a prominent elder statesman, Chief Dele Daniel-Kalio, said “In our society today, so many significant individual and collective activities take place each day. Although it is impossible to outline them all, but organizers of the Best of Rivers Awards have been able to identify many noteworthy moments.” He further expressed how incredibly proud he is with the significant and ongoing involvement of the organizers of BORA in recognizing excellence in Rivers State.   

The event - a first of its kind in BORA history, was an evening of 'money-can’t-buy' experiences, undivided attention was given to celebrating some of the most outstanding individuals and companies in Rivers state. Certificates of Nomination were presented to all the nominees.   

The event featured unforgettable performances from past BORA winner,  comedian K. O Baba and reggae icon Mr. Rawbest. There was also featured performances from Shimar (MTN Project Fame West Africa, Season 4 Contestant), and Dance Knight. Guests also had opportunities to enjoy some refreshments and talk with nominees after the formalities had taken place.   

Shimar entertains the guests

Ace Commedian K. O Baba thrills the crowd
The Pre-Award Event was star studded and the red carpet spoke for itself as most attendees knew better to check their fashion books. In attendance were esteemed entertainment and fashion industry guests, captains of industries and the next generation of leaders.
 BORA Director of Publicity, Daerego Ekine

BORA CEO and President, Lawson Khel presents Certificate of Nomination to Commedian Arinze Baba
BORA Director of Publicity, Daerego Ekine, presents a Certificate of Nomination to Best Online Media Nominee, Tha Ukwubenda

CEO Snazzy Labels, Mr. Stanley Ogbokwe and a guest

CEO Hart Style, Mr. Tonye Hart in a chat with Pendo Bello

BORA CEO  and President Lawson Khel, presents a Certificate of Nomination to Nigeria Info's OAP, Kofi Bartels

Contemporary Female Artist of the Year Nominee, Dizzbaby, recieving her Certificate of Nomination from BORA CEO and President, Lawson Khel


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