Peace Achievers Award 2016 took place in Abulja. Popular actor Kenneth Okonkwo and actress Tonto Dikeh were awarded this year.
The 5th edition of the annual Peace Achievers Awards took place at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel, on September 24, 2016, in Abuja. The nominators were waiting for the award impassionately. The individuals and organizations in Africa, who have contributed immensely to the development of their various communities and career fields, were recognized for the award.
History of Award
Founded in 2012, by the Peace Ambassadors Agency, the award encourages organizations and leaders to continue to foster positive change, and sustainable development on the African continent, as well as in the Diaspora, by recognizing them with prestigious awards at night filled with fun and entertainment.
The nominees have been selected in the different categories, for their outstanding contribution and commitment to national growth, while maintaining a global mindset.
Veteran Nollywood stars Kenneth Okonkwo, and Tonto Dike has been
honored with the “Peace Achievers Awards 2016" by the Peace
Ambassador Agency (PAA), an organization that promotes national peace and integration.
Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo won the ”Actor of the year award” while his counterpart, Tonto Dike Churchill, got the ”Actress of the year award.” According to the project director of PAA, Mr. Kingsley Amafibe, the initiative recognizes the entertainment stars for their immense contributions to the growth of the film industry.
He also said that the recipients had been involved in philanthropy over the years that has promoted social peace and harmony. This goes in line with the objectives of the organization. Other winners of the Peace Achievers Awards include popular gospel artiste - Chris Morgan, Dennis Okwu, and Toju Foyeh.