Bukky Asehinde, Founder and CEO of Bellafricana was recently appointed Zero Oil Ambassador for Nigeria. The Special recognition and announcement were made at Bellafricana’s 3rd edition of The African Creative Exhibition and Awards, [ACE Awards], held on Friday, the 29th of October, 2021. The ACE Awards was created to laud the works of African creatives and celebrate their contributions to their respective industries/sectors.
The Executive Director of The Nigerian Export Promotion Council & President ECOWAS
TPO Network, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, announced Bukky Asehinde’s appointment as a Zero Oil Ambassador, putting her alongside other Zero Oil Ambassadors such as President Mohammadu Buhari, Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu and other prominent Nigerians.
Mr. Olusegun Awolowo also awarded the winners at the ACE Awards with the Export Expansion Facility Programme [EEFP] Grant.
Bellafricana took to their official website and Instagram page to celebrate the win:
“What is arguably the best part of the evening, was the surprise announcement from the Executive Director of NEPC & President ECOWAS TPO Network, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, who awarded the winners the Export Expansion Facility Programme [EEFP] Grant. An unexpected but wonderful gift, that got the room erupting in applause, shouts of joy and a few tears shed. He did not stop there. He then proceeded to call on stage the Founder of Bellafricana – Mrs. Bukky Asehinde, in what seemed to be commending all her efforts and this initiative, he then, right there, inducted her as the Zero Oil Ambassador for Nigeria. It was nothing short of a night filled with wonder.”
The event attracted a host of notable personalities, such as Mr. Olusegun Awolowo [Executive Director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) & President ECOWAS TPO Network], Mr. Tobi Asehinde [CEO/Founder Digital Marketing Skills Institute], Mrs. Yetunde Aina [CEO of Jadeas Trust], Mr. Lanre Basamta [Group Head, Mobile Financial Services, Interswitch Group], Mr. Lanre Adisa [CEO Noah’s Ark Communications].
Also in attendance were Prince Adeyemi Adefulu, Ms. Lerato Lekena-Okoro [Real Estate Advisor], Mr. Oluwaseyi Adegoke-Adeyemo (Vice-Chair, Events committee) of NigeriaBritain Association [NBA], Mrs. Eyiyemi Olivia [Compere, OAP & Dress maker], Mrs. Nnena Fakoya-Smith [Tourism Promoter & Visibility Coach] and all of our media and strategic sponsors.
The event was proudly sponsored by The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and Access Bank and W-Community, and supported by Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Digital Marketing Skill Institute (DMSI), Noah’s Ark, Inside Watch Africa, Cybertron Ads, Pride magazine, OWA Foundation, Jordan FM, Exquisite magazine, Pulse Ng, and Arise Television.