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Seye Kehinde,the Publisher of Citypeople,Nigeria's Oldest soft -sell magazine, bagged the South West Advancement Award on Sunday, August 1st,2021 at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.

Dr. Seye Kehinde was celebrated as the Media Personality of the year,for having sustained his brand for 25 years.According to the organisers,he has been flying the flag of transparent, unbiased,neutral and undiluted news reportage in the last 25 years, since the establishment of the soft -sell,City People Magazine.

The event  started at exactly 5.49pm with the Nigeria National Anthem.
The MC,Dr Uche welcomed guests and dignitaries  to the  2nd edition of South West Advancement Award/Lecture Series 2021.
The MC said the Award was shortlisted among men and women that are making impact in the South West.

The Special Guest Of Honour was His Excellency Babajide Olusola Sanwo -Olu (Executive Governor Of Lagos State)

The Mother Of The Day was
Chief Mrs. Folashade Tinubu - Ojo (Iyaloja General)

Prof. Adeolu Akande (Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission NCC)

Dr. Abdul - Azeez Olajide Adeniran (Lead Visioner, Lagos4Lagos Movement)

Hon Shina Peller ( Honourable Member House Of Representatives)

Opening Prayer was by popular Nigeria Comedian, Seyi Law.

Music Interlude was by Artxellency Theatre Arts Company.

Opening Speech was by the Convener Amb. Desmond Femi Agboola. In his speech he welcomed and thanked everyone present including the Awardees.He congratulated  south west indigenes  doing well in their area of specialisation and prayed for more strength and blessings for them to carry on.

Meet the Awardees.
They are 
Hon. Shina Peller(Member House of Representatives),
His Excellency Gov. Babajide Sanwo -Olu (Executive Governor of Lagos State),
Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker Federal House of Representatives),
Surveyor General Taiwo Samuel Adeniran,Alhaji Adedayo Thomas(Executive Director/CEO National film and Video Censors) Board,Dr. Seye Kehinde (CEO/Publisher City People Magazine Dr. Seye Kehinde),
HRH. Dr. Becky Olubukola PhD(GMD/CEO Btan Group),
Congressman Bimbo Daramola(Former Member House of Representatives),
Mr Taiwo Afolabi (Chairman Sifax Group) ,Mrs Janet Faremi (CEO/MD Ambassador Stores), Mr Lanre Balogun (CEO McCoy Clothing), Aare Gbenga Eyiolawi(CEO Titan Farms),
Engr Tunde Faluyi ( CEO/ Founder Tunde God Foundation),Hon Dayo Israel (Member Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board) ,Nkechi Blessing Sunday (Nollywood Actress) ,Mr Sijibomi Ogundele (CEO Sujimoto Group) ,Ademola Ajibola(CEO,Maya Awards Africa) ,Dr Mrs Elizabeth Jack Rich (CEO/Founder Elin Group Limited) ,Mr Adaralegbe Akintayo (CEO, T Pumpy Concept), Hon.Mrs Fateema Ogunkola (Founder Fateema Ogunkola Foundation) ,Adewole Adebayo ( President KAFTAN Group of companies) ,Mr. Afolabi Oke (CEO Global Infoswift Consulting Limited), Mr. Isaac Fayose (Chairman View Point Signature Hotel),
Seyi Law ( Comedian), Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (MOB) (Chairman Southern Senators Forum/Senate Committee on Judiciary,Human Rights and Legal Matters), Kolawole Isiah (CEO Scoop Universal), Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi (Founder,Love of Christ Generation Church), HRM Tinuade Babalola Adejuyigbe ( The Adele 1 of Ibiropa Akoko,Ondo State) ,Engr Olufemi Akosile (Chairman King's Tourch Care Foundation), Mr Abioye Oke ( CEO Lifestyle Asset Hub) ,Mr Success Ogunkolade (CEO Succex Group) ,Sen . Biodun Olujimi (Senator Federal Republic of Nigeria), Hon. Princess Folashade Olabanji -Oba (Vice Chairman Ikorodu Local Government) ,Otunba Toyin Oyewusi (Chief Operating Officer (COO) (Galaxy Investment and Logic Sciences), Miss Florence Bodex Hungbo ( CEO,Bodex Media), Hon Olubunmi Tunji Ojo ( Chairman House Committee on NDDC) ,Mrs Omobolaji Omotade ( Founder Velvet Africa Foundation) ,Erelu Gbemisola Susan Alabi ( Founder,Sutton Royale Group), Mr. Segun Awolowo ( Executive Director/ CEO Nigeria Export Promotion Council) ,Temidayo L Kafaru ( Area Manager Island 1-2,Prestige & South - south Moet Hennessy Nigeria), Mrs Ajoke Gbeleyi Erogbogbo (Founder,Focused Girls Moral Regeneration Support Initiative).

There was a Goodwill Message  by the  National Cordinator of Abia League of Professionals,Mr Sunny Iroche.In his message,he talked about peace,how we should live as one,love one another." Nigeria is our home and we need to love, believe in Nigeria as Nigeria will be better again,"he explained.

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