Celebration of the Bravery of the Nigerian Child at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018 [CLICK]

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Winners at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.

It was a celebration of the heroism and bravery of the Nigerian child at the 11th edition of the Indomie Independence Day Awards tagged #IIDA2018 held at the Federal Palace Hotel on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Present at the event were captains of industry, heads of corporate organisations, top dignitaries, celebrities, stakeholders and the friends and family of awardees.

Dignitaries at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.

The Indomie Independence Day Awards is an annual celebration put together by Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie, to acknowledge children who rose up to the challenges of life to become heroes not necessarily by the size of their physical strength, but by the strength of their hearts.

There are three different categories, which include the Intellectual Bravery, Social Bravery and Physical Bravery Awards. This year, a total of three brave children were awarded.

Dignitaries at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.
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The Physical Bravery Award acknowledges children 15 years and below who at great personal risk save lives by their actions thus preventing extensive damage to property or others. The Intellectual Bravery Award is given to children 15 years and younger with innate ability to and invent technology that are functional and useful despite physical, emotional, mental and financial limitation. The Social Bravery Award is given to children 15 years and younger who are able to identify a cause within the society, get the community involved and push it.

Elijah Ephraim Umanah, winner of the Intellectual Bravery Award at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.

This year’s Intellectual Bravery Award prize of N1,000,000 was awarded to Elijah Ephraim Umanah, a thirteen year old student for his development of a reading glasses with rear tochlight, a solar panel and USB ports to charge phones an invention he named Trispecs.

David Ayomide Pepple, winner of the Social Bravery Award at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.

David Ayomide Pepple, a nine year old boy that used recycling to raise money for the medical treatment of his brother who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy won the Social Bravery prize and was awarded the sum of N100,000. For his selfless act, Indomie announced that the brand will be sponsoring the medical of Ayodele’s brother. Mr. Hashish and Mr. Gerish of Quantum Packaging added an extra N500,000 for Ayomide’s brother’s medical treatment.

Victor Olayiwola, winner of the Social Bravery Award at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.

The highlight of the event was the story of Victor Olayiwola, a boy of 16 who suffered leg amputation trying to save his mother from accident at the age of nine. Olayiwola took home the prize for the sum of N1,000,000 for the Physical Bravery Award. Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, moved by his act of bravery added another one million naira while Mr. Hashish and Mr. Gerish of Quantum Packaging added an extra N500,000 for a total sum of N2,500,000.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Don Jazzy Gives N1 million To Brave Boy Who Lost His Leg While Saving His Mother From Certain Death [WATCH]

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji (middle), Founder of Rise Networks and Social Entrepreneur in Youth Development delivered the Keynote speech at the event.

Founder of Rise Networks and Social Entrepreneur in Youth and Education Development, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji delivered the Keynote speech at the event.

Event hosts Yemi Sodimu and Bisola Aiyeola

The Indomie Independence Day Awards was compered by actor and television personality, Yemi Sodimu who was ably assisted by singer and actress, Bisola Aiyeola. The event had in attendance a bevy of celebrities including Don Jazzy, Princess, Kenny Ogungbe, Sound Sultan, Odogwu, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, Agatha Amata, Lolo and a host of others.

Sound Sultan
Agatha Amata and Morayo Afolabi-Brown were judges at the event.
Kenny Ogungbe
Dignitaries at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.
Dignitaries at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.
Don Jazzy
Tope Ashiwaju, Public Relations and Events Manager, Dufil Prima Food Plc

 

Yemi Sodimu
Bisola Aiyeola
Dignitaries at the Indomie Independence Day Awards 2018.

 

The winners!
Children performing at the event

 

SEE ALSO: VIDEO: Don Jazzy Gives N1 million To Brave Boy Who Lost His Leg While Saving His Mother From Certain Death [WATCH]


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