Publisher of award winning online lifestyle, finance, politics and society website, Omonaijablog.com, Gbenga Shaba, has won the 13th edition of the YOMAFA GLOBAL Awards as the Best Social Media Blogger for 2020/2021.
35 winners from all categories and cut across various sectors including entertainment, politics, journalism, business were presented their awards at the epoch making presentation of the YOMAFA award at Ikeja Lagos yesterday, 15th of August 2021 amidst pomp and pageantry.
The keenly contested award that was determined through seven weeks voting exercise, which simultaneously took place among several contenders throughout the globe, also witnessed the emergence of the music icons, King Wasiu Ayinde, Saheed Osupa and Davido as well as eminent Nigerian entertainment celebrities of Yoruba race at Ostra Hall, off Jobifele Way, Alausa, Ikeja Lagos for the Yoruba Movies Films and Awards (YOMAFA) presentation.
Anthony Joshua, like he does to his opponents on the ring, defeated the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Ṣeyi Makinde to win the Yoruba Personality of the year 2020/2021 while the popular philanthropist, Evang Esther Ajayi wins the female version of the award in the category by also defeating a national figure, Chief Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
King Saheed Osupa, the self acclaimed Mr Music, who is also one of the globally best Yoruba musicians was handled the staff of office as the Best Fuji Musician in the world as he, like other winners, defeated his arch-rival, Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma and other contenders such as Alhaji Sule Alao Malaika, Alhaji Sefiu Alao, Taye Adebisi Currency and other Fuji musicians.
King Wasiu Ayinde, through his album, entitled Ade Ori Okin, took home the award as the Best Single Track Singer with his track, Ade Ori Okin.
Other awardees in the music world include Late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and Sir Shina Peters as the joint winners of the Evergreen Album Award with their albums entitled Ijo Olomo and Ace respectively; Mega 99 as the World Best Juju Musician, Alhaji Saoty Arewa (World Best Islamic Musician); Adegboodu Twins (Best Gospel Singers); Alhaja Tawa Fowoṣere (Best Islamic singer in Diaspora); the UK based Esther George (JP, the Best Gospel In Diaspora) while Alhaji Basit Aponle Anobi wins the Best Music Album Award with his popular album, entitled Ori.
Handsome and talented actor, Abdulateef Adedimeji rules the Nollywood sector as the Best Actor for the year 2020/2021 while Bukunmi Adeshina wins the female version of same title.
The renowned Yoruba culture promoter, Ọlawale Ajao who is also the Oyo State Correspondent, Alaroye Newspapers rule the world in journalism as he wins the Most Outstanding Journalist of the year, while the duo of Adebowale Yussuf, Kola Bakare emerge winners as The Best Male and Female Radio Presenters respectively.
Iyabo Ojo beats Mercy Aigbe, Toyin Abraham, Others To Emerge World Most Relentless Influential Act; the United Kingdom based movie actress, Doyin Amodu wins the Best Movie Act in Diaspora, Toyin Abraham wins Best Comedy Movie with her Fate of Alakada while Alaratee and Folashade Gold respectively win Best Male and Female Promising Artistes Award.
The Best Movie Award goes to Alààyè by Segun Ogungbe, Don Richard wins Best Movie Producer Award while Esho Promotion emerges the winner of the World Best Entertainment Promoters Award.
Other awardees in various sectors include Banny Fastafosto (Brand New Male Star); Salewa Tobiloba (Brand New Female Star); Awon Aladun De (Best Tv Drama Series)
Andron Homes and Property (Most Outstanding and Reliable Real Estate Firm; Action Bitters (Best Herbal Drink); Wakaati Tv (Best Nollywood Cable Channel).