President Goodluck Jonathan honours famous Nollywood film maker and actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde with the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) award. Here you can see more photos.
Ekeinde who firstly doubted about going to the event – eventually decided to do it after listening “to the voice of wisdom”. She explains her accepting the National Honours being awarded by the president. Omotola had said that she had mixed feelings. And now, she’s very appreciative.
The 2014 National Honours Awards ceremony held last Monday at the International Conference Center in Abuja ahead of Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary.
A total of 313 people in the fields of politics, security issues, sports, entertainment, business and the corporate world were awarded for their outstanding contributions to country.
Among them are one more Nollywood star Joke Silva; the 77-year-old designer of the national flag Taiwo Akinkunmi; an Abuja traffic warden Solomon Dauda; the Chief Steward of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, who served nine Presidents and Heads of State Onuh Isaac Michael and many more individuals.