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The Chairman, TNKAY music Worldwide , Mrs Temitope Olabode has been honoured by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II with distinguished Young African Icon.
Olabode who is also the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Youth Ambassador and Royal African Young Leadership Award (RAYLF) got two International awards within 24 hours.
The TMW’s Label boss was awarded during the during royal African awards by royal African young leadership forum of his imperial majesty, Ooni of ife , arole oodua Olofin adimula held at oduduwa hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife, Osun state on Friday 28 May and Saturday 29 May 2021.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that out of the 100 awardee, Olabode was singled out for the awards due to her efforts as a young woman of high repute and hardworking goal-oriented individual, who placed great value on her integrity .
The first class royal father, Oba Ogunwusi who is also the founder of RAYLF described te awards as a celebration of achievement and dedication to duty.
Ogunwusi urged Yorubas to value their tradition and cultural heritage and to set up programmes that would engage youths and give them better hope.
According to the monarch, the future of the nation lies in the hands of the young ones, and I urge them to handle their lives with care, for this will speak for their future.
He urged them to stop complaining but should utilise any opportunity given to them to attain greatness in life.
The traditional ruler charged Nigerian leaders to prioritise youths’ future and create good ideas that would benefit them, saying this would pave the way for a better Nigeria.
He also stated that youths remained the pillars of tomorrow and once the foundation is weak, there is danger for the future.
The royal father pledged his support for the awardees, urging them to lead by example and be good mentors for the younger ones to emulate.
President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, assured a brighter future for youths across the country.
President Buhari said the present administration had tried its best to dish out different youth programmes by engaging them in one way or the other.
According to the President, the present administration has given chance for young ones to hold key political posts, contrary to past tenures.
Buhari noted that more than 50 per cent of youths would go for primary election in the upcoming local government chairmanship and councillorship elections in Lagos State.
He admonished them not to lose hope because government had set all materials in place to make life bearable for future generations.
Reacting, the music record label Chairman, who expressed her delight for the awards , promised to do more within her power to motivate the youths in Nigeria, West Africa, Africa and the world at large.