Nominations for the 2015 Ten Young Outstanding Persons (TOYP) Awards Nominations opened on the 9th day of March, 2015 and since then it has been a very interesting, eventful and learning experience.Within the stipulated time, we received several nominations, nominations were screened and 30 finalists were collated. These 30 finalists were sent to a panel of distinguished judges (it is worthy of note that for the adjudication process to be conducted with the highest degree of impartiality, the judges will only be made known to each other as well as to the nominees at the completion of the whole process). The selection process was rigorous and intense as all nominees are outstanding young people.
The judges evaluated the finalists based on three (3) general criteria:-
How well the nominee exemplifies the JCI Values.
How the nominee’s achievements may have benefited his or her community,
nation or the world.
How the nominee’s achievements or leadership may have inspired others.
This was verified and confirmed by the 2015 JCIN TOYP official audit partners (KPMG, Nigeria). The judges sent their ranking directly to KPMG,Nigeria; KPMG then (based on the order of preference of the judges in line with their rankings), gave us a report listing the twenty (20) finalists. At a Press Parley on Sunday, June 21st 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel,Lagos where we had several media houses in attendance, the 2015 JCIN TOYP Team unveiled the 20 finalists for this year’s edition of The Outstanding Young Persons Awards.
Please find below a list of the 20 finalists:-
1. Adebola Williams
2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji
4. Chude Jideonwo
5. Steve Harris
6. Ibukun Onitiju
7. Patricia Uyi-Aivinhenyo
8. Uche Eze-Pedro (Bella Naija)
9. Cobhams Asuquo
10. Collins Ajereh (Don Jazzy)
11. Lolade Oresanwo
12. Atinuke Odjenima
13. Stephen Akintayo
14. Adebola Olomo
15. Unwana Udobang (Wana Wana of Inspiration FM)
16. Araba Steve Omogbolahan
17. Nathaniel Ovabor
18. Mukhtar Abdulkadir
19. Bright Okpocha (Basket Mouth)
20. Rotimi Olawale
The names, pictures, profile and other relevant details of all the nominees have been uploaded on the website.
WHAT IS NEXT?
Voting is billed to start on the 1st day of July, 2015 and run through to the 31st day of August, 2015 (61 days). From this point, it is only your votes that will determine the 10 honorees for this year.
HOW TO VOTE?
1. Online Voting at www.toyp.jci.ng
2. SMS Votes can be sent to 08133 940 940
Our official Audit partners have an eye on the whole voting process (online and SMS) and will select the ten (10) honorees that will in turn be honoured by JCIN as The 2015 Outstanding Young Persons (based on the votes cast by the populace).
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Visit the website (www.toyp.jci.ng), read up the profiles of the nominees and vote for the one (1) person that you think deserves to be one of the Outstanding Young Persons for 2015.
Send your votes via SMS to 08133 940 940. Just text the name of the nominee of your choice to 08133 940 940 (e.g. text ADETOLA JUYITAN to 08133 940 940).
Use the different social media platforms to advertise the Program (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.).
The Media & Publicity Team of the JCIN 2015 TOYP Programme are coming up with different marketing materials for this Programme; there will be radio jingles on different radio stations (this is on already); we will also be speaking on different radio and TV stations alike.
We crave your support as we announce JCIN to the world!
JCIN 2015 TOYP Chairperson
On behalf of the 2015 JCIN TOYP Team