Frank Edoho returns in style as host


Sensational female singer, songwriter and actress, Jennifer Eliogu, will tomorrow thrill the audience at The Sun Awards ceremony holding at the Expo Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event starts at 7 pm.

Eliogu, who gained popularity in Nigeria and beyond, for her roles in many great movies, delved into music in 2012 with a debut entitled “Ifunnaya,” which was nominated for Best R&B Video at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA), the same year.

Since then, Eliogu has been churning out popular hits, including Doh Shirt (2016), Olu Ebube (2020), Golibe (2021), Peace, Beautiful (2021), Olisa (2022), Onulu Ube Nwanne (2022), and Asa (2023) etc.

The delectable diva has made waves in Nollywood since 1997 when she made her entry with “House on Fire.”” She has featured in countless movies thereafter, like Behind the Plot, A Frenzy of Emotion, Risky Affairs, Sister’s Love, My Blood, Plane Crash, Faces of Beauty, Moment of Confession, Love and Pride, A Little White Lie and A Time to Heal.

Eliogu has a diploma from the University of Jos and a BSc from Lagos State University.

In a related development, iconic events host and filmmaker, Frank Edoho, will be the compere of The Sun Awards ceremony.

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Edoho of Who Wants to be a Millionaire fame returns to The Sun Awards with panache, ready to hold the audience spellbound with his arresting voice.

Ehodo studied Animal Science at the University of Calabar. He started broadcasting as a presenter at the Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation after graduation, where he anchored a breakfast television show for the Nigerian Television Authority, Channel 9, Calabar.

He joined Metro FM 97.6 in 1999, where he anchored radio shows for the radio station.

Edoho fame soared when he started the pipulat television show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Meanwhile, beautiful and smart models drapped in custom-made “adire” by Adire Oodua Textile Training Hub in Ile Ife will also thrill the audience at the event as they rock the red carpet and walkway.

Thirty-four Nigerians will receive various awards at The Sun Awards tomorrow. The are Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group; Mr. Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings; and Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman, Innoson Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Limited (Man of the Year); Governors Peter Mbah of Enugu State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State (Governor of the Year); Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Prof. Awa Kalu, and Rev. Uma Ukpai (Lifetime Achievement Award); HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife and HRM Ogiame Atuwatse III, Olu of Warri, (Most Impactful Royal Father).

Others are Amb. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, wife of the Kwara State governor and Founder, Ajike People Support Centre (First Lady of the Year); Chief Kenneth Ifekudu (Agbalanze), Chairman, Diamond Leeds Ltd and Chief Peter Oge Obih, Chairman, Sea Map Group of Companies, and Dr. Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, CEO of Richland Properties and Homes Limited, (Businessman of the Year); High Chief Christopher Ndubuisi, Chairman, Pinnatech Engineering Nigeria Limited; Dr. Oludare Akande, Chairman, Bellagio Airlines Limited and Dr. Jayne Onwumere, MD, Property World Africa Network (PWAN) Group (Investor of the Year); Dr. Uche Ogah, President, Masters Energy Group, Chief Celestine Ebubeogu, Chairman, Tiger Foods and Chief James Uzuh, Chairman, J_Jumac Industries Ltd (Industrialist of the Year); Chief Ikenna Okafor, Chairman, Kevs Global Leasing Ltd; Lady Adaora Umeoji, DMD, Zenith Bank Plc and Archbishop Dr. Emeka Agwu, President, Voice of Evangelism International Houston, Texas, USA (Humanitarian Service Icon); and Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), Chairman, Tantita Security Services (Courage in Leadership Award).

Other award winners are, Mr. Robert Azibaola, Founder; Zeetin Engineering Limited; Engr. Gbenga Komolafe, CEO, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission and Mr. Charles Odii, DG, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) (Public Service Award); Moruf Oseni, MD/CEO, Wema Bank and Mr. Femi Bakre, Managing Director, Parallex Bank (Banker of the Year); Lady Ngozi Ezeonu and Tobi Bakre (Nollywood Icon of the Year).