Y YEN Awards 2018 is an initiative of Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) and proudly supported by His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife who is also the Chief Host of the maiden and ground breaking award ceremony.
YEN Awards 2018 is an exceptional platform of Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) where Nigerian legends and heroes are to be recognized and celebrated for their outstanding and proven contributions to Nigeria’s socio-economic development. The awards recognize and celebrate all legends from diverse walks of life cutting across entrepreneurship, charity, governance, music and entertainment etc. The Awards seek to spur recipients for greater works and to also inspire and ignite excellence among other Nigerians.
The YEN Awards 2018 is slated for Friday, 27th April, 2018 at Sheraton Hotels Abuja by 6:00pm with prominent and eminent personalities across Nigeria to be in attendance.
The selection process for the YEN Awards 2018 is simply thorough and in-depth, wholly based on integrity and due process. The selection process normally involve the general public who are involve in the nomination process and YEN Award Committee, Independent Judges and YEN Board of Patrons comprise of men of integrity and proven track records.
The YEN Awards selection process is launched in the following phases:
Call for public national nomination is the key phase of the selection process of the YEN Award. At this point different personalities perceived to be exceptional were nominated for various categories of the YEN Awards by the general public before subsequent assessment by the YEN Award strategic team.
Proceeding from the National nomination, the top five (5) nominees with the highest number of nominations were picked and considered for subsequent assessment by the YEN Award Committee.
Proceeding from the top five (5) nominees for advance assessment, the best three (3) nominees were selected for the next phase of the award selection process.
During this stage, the YEN Award Committee assessed, evaluated and scored the top three (3) selected nominees in each of the category. All assessments and evaluations were conducted in line with nominee’s achievements, proven track record and commitment to excellence service delivery backing one year period.
At this stage the best nominee from the top three (3) nominees emerged as the winner in line with the advanced assessment, evaluation and scoring process.
The final stage of the YEN Award selection process was the endorsement of all winners of the YEN Award competitive categories for 2017 by the YEN Award Independent Judges and YEN Board of Patrons comprised of reputable and distinguished personalities. After the endorsement, winners are to be notified via letter or newspaper publication before the Award Ceremony in Abuja.