Amin Mousalli, Others For Ethnic Business Awards
Nigeria-based foreigner investors are set to be honored during the Ethnic Business Awards on the 14th of February, 2020. The event that is to hold at Oriental hotel Lagos is to appreciate Nigerian-based foreigners who are contributing to the nation’s economy in terms of investment and employment generation.
The Ethnic Business Awards is centered on recognizing and appreciating the outstanding contributions of foreign businesses, organizations, individuals and communities that have made remarkable inputs to the growth of the Nigerian economy.
According to the organizers, these foreigners who have invested in Nigeria would be honored in different categories such as Ethnic Man of The Year, Woman of The Year, Entrepreneur of The Year, CSR Brand, Beauty Brand, and Financial Institution and so on.
The nominees for the Ethnic Man of The Year are said to be revered international business tycoons. Some of the Nominees are Amin Mousalli of Cool/Wazobia FM, AllonNelken, (Mega Plaza), Benoy Berry (Contec Group), Robert Tung (Wempco), Mann Lababidi of Crown Flour Mills. The nominees for ethnic woman of the year are Diana Chan (GAC Motors), Kavita Chellaram (ArtHouse Contemporary) and Caterina Bortolussi of Kinabuti Fashions. Other prominent foreigners to be awarded are are Mofid Karameh (Mikano generating plants) while manufacturing companies like Skyrun, Haier Thermocool, LG, Mobile Telecommunications company, Huawei, Power Horse among others are also nominees.
Other categories are the Ethnic Financial Institutions like Stanbic IBTC, Standard Chartered and Citi Bank are being nominated. There are also other categories for foreigners making waves in the Nigerian showbiz industry such categories include Cross-Over Actors, Actress and Musician of The Year with Prominent African stars such as Juliet Ibrahim (Ghana), Princess Shyngle (Gambia), Cynthia Emade (Cameroun), Ela Mensah (Ghana), Okawa Shaznay among others as nominees.
According to a multinational professional services network, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in 2019, Nigeria for the second time in a row became Africa’s largest economy. This would have been impossible if not for these foreigners willing to invest in the economy.