The Dav-Oz Motivational Icons Awards was established in 2017 as a way to specially recognize individuals who’d been instrumental to the growth of the House of Dav-Oz, either directly or indirectly. These awards were honourary and so no one had to be voted to win. This continued until the 4th year when it included the Voters’ Choice Categories, Dav-Oz Blog Writers Categories & The Bedrock Honourees. But no matter the changes made, the honourary Motivational Icons Categories remain the most important part of the awards
The Honourary recipients listed below were selected based on their contributions in one way or the other towards the advancement of the House of Dav-Oz brands or the society. These recipients will eventually be physically awarded at the Live Show, on the 3rd of December, 2022 at Xtastee Mini-Hall, ESBS Bus-Stop, Independence Layout, Enugu, Enugu State.
It is pertinent to note that these individuals had no idea that they were even considered for this category until they were announced through this post.
That being said, it’s with deep honour that I, in no particular order, present to you this Years Honourary Motivational Icons recipients.
1. EZE NWAKUBA
If you’re looking for a sound and accomplished gentleman with a bucketload of humility, grace & humour, Mr. Eze is your guy. What better way to start this year’s Honourary Icons List than with this gentleman?
Eze Nwakuba is a Chemical Engineering graduate of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He made notable impacts as one of the founding members & public speaking legends of the Michael Okpara University Debate Club (MOUDC). Through his co-leadership, MOUDC won numerous major national & international awards, not to mention those he has won himself even as an adjudicator.
It’s not an exaggeration to point out that with over 13 years of experience as a debater & debate champion, he has successfully earned his spot as one of the best (bestest, if that’s a word) debate coaches in Nigeria & possibly Africa. His accomplishments have helped him forge numerous international relationships with debaters worldwide, strengthening his global presence.
He is the brain behind Royal Rhetorics, an institution with the sole aim of rapidly increasing transformative critical thinking skills among young people everywhere. Through the Institution, Eze has hosted, co-hosted & organized multiple debate-centred platforms for young people across the country & beyond, Most notably was the 2020 Virtual Edition of the Pan African Universities Debating Championship (PAUDC) hosted alongside the prestigious Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
He’s currently the Chairperson of the Pan African Universities Debating Council.
But despite all these achievements, they’re not the principal reason Mr. Eze is being honoured this year, but his personality. If you ask everyone around him, he’s one of those people who you can tell your problem and he’ll be ready to listen and give you the soundest advice you’ll ever hear. He knows firsthand how to mix humor while trying to achieve a goal. He’s also very observant, an attribute that makes him the perfect coach. When you think he doesn’t notice you amongst his students, the moment you make the littlest improvement, you’d be shocked just how much he’s known about you on a personal note.
2. DIMEJI DANIEL:
Our next honourary recipient is the talented Gospel Singer and unashamed God-Lover, Dimeji Daniel. A stroll on his Facebook handle will prove those attributes. His voice is unique that you’d feel automatically drawn to him the moment he opens his mouth to sing.
If there ever were a DOMI Awards fan club, Mr. Dimeji would no doubt be taking the top spot. Since inception, he’s always been an ardent supporter, dropping words of encouragement and hearty cheers when needful. These comments have gone on to be energy boosters to make the awards better each year. He is one of those young men who wastes no time appreciating excellence in others. These attributes make him worthy of emulation and deserving of this year’s Honourary Motivational Icon Award.
Fortunately for us though, we’d get to witness his singing prowess first-hand as he’s slated to perform live at this year’s DOMI Awards Ceremony.
3. MIRABEL “EMIRA” EDJEMRE:
Next on the list of honourary recipients, this year is the queen of Spoken Words herself, Ms. Mirabel Edjemre. Gradually gaining her title as a literary legend, Ms. Emira continues to break ground with her art.
She’s a graduate of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike where she founded “Well of Wisdom”, an outfit that empowers society through motivational spoken words and public speaking tutorials. She has a way with words that gives her a unique ability to convey messages. Ms.Emira has performed on various stages with refined and known artists across the country. But, her voice doesn’t just sparkle in poetry, it glows in music. She has held so many gospel concerts and poetry classes for beginners with her brand, Well Of Wisdom.
She’s also been nominated various times & has won numerous awards for her craft. This year will make it her second time in a row as a DOMI Award Nominee for Best Performing Star of the Year.
4. HARRISON ABUCHI UDEH:
The next Honourary Motivational Icon recipient is none other than the exemplary gentleman, Engr. Harrison Abuchi Udeh. He’s a Civil Engineering Graduate of the Enugu State University of Science & Technology.
When it comes to humility, give Engr. Harrison the crown. He’s one of those people whose everything that pertains to him screams humility; his actions, his conversations, his relatability, you name it. He’s also one of the best practical Christians you’d ever meet; the least judgemental, the most social, he wastes no time in talking about Christ’s love for us whenever the opportunity presents itself. He’s one of the first people to congratulate you with the purest of hearts on any achievement you’ve made.
These attributes make Engr. Harrison is the best individual to work with. One can boldly say that his honesty radiates effortlessly. He is deserving of this award.
5. CHIDIEBERE FELIX OKORO:
The next on the list is the ever-cheerful Mr. Felix Okoro. He’s currently a Law Student at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. If there’s one thing to note about Mr. Felix, it’s his commitment & determination. When he makes up his mind on something, the world has to end for him not to do it, This he proved when he made it a goal to lose weight, and in eight months, he lost 60kgs and attained the body of one of those Abercrombie models you’d see on the internet.
His weight loss journey broke the internet back in 2020 and made him an inspiration not just to those who wanted to lose weight, but also to those who needed to believe that once the mind is set on something, it’s achievable. He’s currently a Fitness coach through his brand, Body by Fee-Liks.
6. CHUKWUEBUKA JERRY ONYEMAOBIM:
Our next honourary recipient is the multi-talented media personality, Mr. Chukwuebuka Jerry Onyemaobim. He’s a graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he made a lot of impact as a student.
He’s a Christian singer, an instrumentalist, a producer, a teacher, a cinematographer, a writer, and a director. His creativity is beyond ordinary. As a music specialist, Mr. Jerry has a way of getting you to love God through his amazing voice & skillful hands, making him the best music instructor. He multitasks beautifully even while playing the instrument so that the best sound is produced. Mr. Jerry is the brain behind the fast-rising media platform, BrownUp TV; a YouTube Channel where he makes quality video productions.
He has a global clientele, making him one of the most sought-after tech-preneur in the country. His personality is one, worthy of emulation. He’s the definition of humility & patience.
7. SHEDRACH SKY:
Our next honourary recipient is the personification of strength & determination, Mr. Shedrach Sky. He’s an actor, a writer, a fitness coach, and an entertainer. He is someone who has mastered how to make environmental situations work for him no matter how bad.
His awe-striking ability to speak eloquently has gained him numerous wins in competitions. If you want to market your goods, tell Mr. Shedrach to speak on your behalf and you’d be marveled at the result because of how convincing he can be. He is an excellent actor and acting coach who has starred in an impressive number of plays across the country and trained a lot of acting aspirants to excellence.
He’s the mastermind behind Fit Empire Enugu, a brand that specializes in body fitness & weight loss exercises. Testimonies have all attested to the effectiveness of his fitness plans.
8. CHRISTABEL UJU OKOROAFOR:
Next on the list is the ever-confident, beautiful & daring young lady, Ms. Christabel U. Okoroafor. Her confidence is one that truly shines, no matter the situation. She makes independence seem so classy.
Ms. Christabel is a digital content creator with over 8,000 followers on Facebook alone. This is no surprise given her extraordinary approach to storytelling & content development. She could relay an event in a manner that would make you impervious to what’s happening around you and focus solely on what you’re reading. She also describes herself as a Christian & a proud Igbo Woman
She’s the Project Coordinator of Miss Olamma Africa, the biggest Pan-Igbo beauty pageant in the world. With the contest, Ms. Christabel has redefined what it means to be beautiful. She’s also a very disciplined & principled lady who has no time for distraction whenever she’s on her duties. This proves her commitment to whatever she’s involved with.
9. PRINCE EZUBEBEM:
Our next Honourary Motivational Icon this year is one of the best young men on earth, Engr. Prince Ezubebem. He’s a Civil Engineering graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. He’s also a Worshipper, Relationship expert, Business Enthusiast, and Content/Copywriter.
Engr. Prince is a young man who walks into a room and everywhere lights up. You can call him an exceptional leader. He’ll genuinely ask about you and would patiently listen to you when you’re in a difficult situation. He is a motivator. He’s quick to forgive, easy to relate with, and calm when he teaches.
As a Gospel worshipper, Engr. Prince has a way of connecting you to God’s presence through his voice; a minister par excellence.
10. JENNIFER CHIDERA UDOH:
And finally, on the list, we have the multi-talented young lady herself, Ms. Jennifer Udoh. She’s a registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Nutrition Educator, Content Creator & Youtuber. She’s also a graduate of The University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Ms. Jennifer is quite notable for her helpful tips when it comes to nutrition & healthy living lifestyle. She’s been invited to speak on various platforms around the country as a nutrition expert. She has a fast-rising YouTube channel where she releases a lot of helpful videos based on her experiences.
Ms. Jennifer is one of the most cheerful individuals out there. She has a smile that’s contagious and electrifying. She’s so full of life and can make her environment the same.
There is a lot to say about these young icons but time won’t be enough. Every single one of them has rightfully earned their spot on this list. That’s why it’s no mistake they’re the DOMI Award Honourary Recipients this year to be officially awarded on the 3rd of December, 2022. The venue is the Xtastee Mini-Hall, ESBS Bus-Stop, Independence Layout, Enugu, Enugu State.
Hope to see you there