It was an event filled with fanfare and accolades when youths who have defied all obstacles and excelled in their chosen fields were recently honoured by the only youth celebrity magazine in Nigeria

The event which held at ibis Hotel in Ikeja,Lagos is the biggest and the most celebrated youth event in the country today as it's geared towards youth empowerment.

The annual event which celebrates exceptional youths who have broken the ceilings of limitations to excel in their various vocations is the. Brainchild of Adeduntan Ibrahim Yinka,a chartered public relations practitioner,youth coach who is also the CEO of elite image communications(a perception management company) based in Lagos .who berthed YAN.Com( 2008.

Speaking at the event,Dr.Joe Odumakin,the convener-women arise for change initiative-who was one of the seasoned guest speaker /motivator at the occasion while delivering a lecture titled"if you don't think,you will sink".urged guests at the well attended event to,strive to broaden their horizon by continually seeking knowledge to develop themselves especially now that the country is passing through economic recession.
He disclosed that the event which is in its 7th edition is dedicated to celebrating 50 young uncommon nigerian leaders who have distinguished themselves .

Rev.Muyiwa Maku another guest speaker at the award event said the occasion is an eye opener to the youth and it's a necessary event because there is a need to appreciate deserving youths in Nigeria .he concluded.

Our new young leaders....

28 year old hon.gbenga Abiola-most valuable young man of the year(politics/public service

Hon.abimbola oshikoya-Reliable/grassroot female political careerist of the year.

Academia and personal development
-ayodele Daniel dada-most valuable young man of the year in Africa (academic excellence category)

22 year old comfort ekaette Inyang -female youth ambassador /champion of academic excellence of the year(first class category)

Agbo Odey Hillary -youth ambassador /champion of academic excellence man of the year.(first class male category

Dr,hallowed Olaoluwa-the 26 year old

youngest lecturer /academician with a PHD in Africa

Dr.Joe odumakin-the standard bearer for integrity personality of the year